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Why do I feel so strongly positive aabout this action? Data breaches or modification have huge externalities, and insecure-by-default deployments are a huge part of the problem:

One of the first publicly known examples of a Meow attack is an Elasticsearch database belonging to a VPN provider that claimed not to keep any logs.

arstechnica.com/information-te

Other targets include #MongoDB #Cassandra #CouchDB #Redis #Hadoop #Jenkins, and unsecured network-attached storage devices (NAS).

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Smells Like Teen Spirit Cover In Classical Latin (75 BC to 3rd Century AD) Bardcore youtube.com/watch?v=PbEKIW3pUU

polish politics, right-wing government, domestic abuse, (-) 

Polish right-wing government wants to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on violence against women:
theguardian.com/world/2020/jul

This comes at a time of lockdowns causing dramatic increase of domestic abuse cases and limiting options survivors have for seeking help, and two weeks after the right-wing incumbent president got narrowly re-elected, solidifying government's control in #Poland.

Revolting.

IPv4 packet walks into a bar, bartender says “you look exhausted”.

iwlwifi: probe of 0000:23:00.0 failed with error -110

which lead me to this:

bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.c

"The problem for me only happens when powering off windows, then power on and boot into linux. A reboot from windows clears the problem, and after it's working it doesn't happen again unless powering off windows. Rebooting linux, powering off linux etc does not help if the problem has occured, and does not cause it."

Apparently disabling Fast Boot in Windows should resolve it. Sighhhhhhh

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I was reading A History of Clojure and noticed the diagrams for "introduction and retention of code" comparing Clojure and Scala, made using Hercules. What an interesting way to think about stability. "… Clojure was to be extremely conservative about breaking changes. I wanted Clojure to be a stable tool for professionals… "
dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/338
github.com/src-d/hercules#over

The actor who played Garak in DS9 was Andrew Robinson. When he got the acting role, he wrote 200 pages of Garak's backstory. His use of this as a guide for his acting is probably a big reason why Garak's character has so much depth.

Most of that backstory was officially canonised by the head Trek writers. Robinson used it to write a novel, A Stitch in Time, in which Garak writes an autobiographical letter to Julian Bashir.

#dekryptize is a #publicdomain decryption animation for the #terminal.

dekryptize is a simple program that displays an animation of the computer "decrypting" a given file before displaying its contents in a very hacker movie-esque way. dekryptize supports decryption of standard input or regular files.

Website 🔗️: github.com/mjosaarinen/dekrypt

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

"$PROJECT is built on an old native burial ground. Wherever you dig, you find buried bodies…"

"catholic" originally meant "universal" so i'm petitioning to change the name to CATHOLIC SERIAL BUS

youtube-dl is one of my favorite pieces of community-maintained open-source software. Despite the name, now works on many sites – youtube, vimeo, even Twitter. You do "youtube-dl URL" and it figures out how to get you a local, offline copy of the video. youtube-dl.org/

You might be an Internet Ancient if you: 

• remember Netscape Navigator

• ever used any modem with a bandwidth of 28,8 or lower

• had an Early Adopter account on Livejournal

• witnessed the rise and fall of PhPBB

• witnessed the rise and fall of Napster

• used the web before Google existed

• ever used a dialup BBS site

• remember Gopher

• ever downloaded music as .mod files

• remember when about 90% of the web was made up of personal sites which were "under construction" and had pictures of people's cats on them

• remember when Yahoo was literally just a big list of websites

• know IRC commands

• have heard anyone unironically use the phrase "information superhighway"

• can recognise different bandwidth modems by what bleepy handshake sound they make

• have ever received one of those chain e-mails where you have to scroll through about a kilometre of forwarded headers only to find a "hilarious" vaguely lewd image and/or a banal list like this one

Today is Sweetmorn, the 55th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3186 #ddate

I love how I can play 30+ year old Amiga .mod files on my handheld computer like it's nothing. 🎶

WEBSITE: Please consider allowing ads on our page. We promise we don't run annoying flash ads or stuff like that.

ME: Ok, random seemingly independent website, I'll trust you.

WEBSITE: *autoplaying video!*

WEBSITE: OMG WE NEED YOUR CONSENT FOR COOKES

WEBSITE: Hey, you want to allow browser notifications!

WEBSITE: Here's like, 8 identical ads for some weird cartoony sex game

WEBSITE: Subscribe to our newsletter??? 😉

ME: 😒😒😒

That feeling when someone posts a youtube link and it ends in "gXcQ"

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.