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*me, not knowing how to use gdb* ah i fucking hate gdb

*me, knowing how to use gdb* ah i fucking love gdb

*me, having forgotten how to use gdb again* ah i fucking hate gdb

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Oh... that's nice. (burns all USB cables)

ennh, I can't really get that worried when hacking might be the only thing left to save us from the AIs running the Cloud

<< Created by security researcher Mike Grover, who goes by the alias _MG_, the cable includes an integrated WiFi PCB that was created by the researcher. This WiFi chip allows an attacker to connect to the cable remotely to execute command on the computer or manipulate the mouse cursor. >>

I've got some stuff to donate and I think may be a better fit in this case than where I usually donate things to. But before I do so does anyone want to share a "wait, no, they're awful towards ...." stories? Thanks and boosts appreciated!

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Every book in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy has won a Hugo, yet again and again, I run into genre fans and book professionals who have never heard of it. This is a classic example of black women and their contributions being erased.

Also, if you love fantasy and/or apocalyptic stuff, you need to go read this series right now. It's ruin-your-life brilliant.

#books #reading

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Privilege Escalation in Ubuntu (CVE-2019-7304):

– there are multiple methods to obtain root
– affects Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS
– update snapd according to

#snapd #ubuntu #privilegeescalation #linux #root #dirtysock

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**Who is Elliott Abrams, US special envoy for Venezuela?**

"Abrams has a history of supporting interventionist policies in Latin America, including a role in the Iran-Contra affair"

#news #bot

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US citizens, if you don't use your public library, consider giving it another look this year. Show more

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CVE-2019-5736: runc container breakout (all versions) - the underlying container runtime underneath Docker, cri-o, containerd, Kubernetes, and so on

Patch your system ASAP.

#Linux #security #infosec #sysadmin

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"There is no trust in a world where anyone can invent their own definition for #OpenSource, and without trust there is no community, no collaboration, and no innovation." So true, way to many companies tries to trick you today by pretending, that Open Source just mean that you can see the source code. That's neither Open Source, nor #FreeSoftware, don't get fooled!

Does it count as if you're just re-wording part of someones to include some better stuff? I hope so, and that's the next thing on my TODO list.

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"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.


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My take on DoH is that it will end up being used in a user-hostile to prevent DNS-based ad/tracker blocking solutions like pihole. With DNS over 53/UDP, DNS based ad-blocking solutions are a trivial firewall rule that can be made even on consumer routers.

With DNS over TLS, it's only a matter of time until adtech vendors and other privacy-invading beacons are using DoH/DoT to prevent users from inspecting & blocking these beacons through certificate pinning + traffic obfuscation.

Alright, mostly done with for the day, not quite 500 words in an outline for the router project I've been talking about, and only a few TODO list items where I've said "do this the right way" and I instead didn't, yet.

Nice little thing about systemd? 'journalctl -fu some-unit' when you're trying to see what the fuck is wrong with some unit. Can BSD top that @mwlucas ? :)

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Collecting artwork along the lines of "Privacy/Crypto is not a crime!" for my upcoming court hearing this Monday 11th Feb. at Hendon Magistrates' Court, UK.

If anyone has anything or can point to something I can use under 'fair use' it would be super-massively appreciated!

(Background: five and a half years ago the UK National Crime/Clown Agency seized a bunch of my stuff and have since refused to return it or grant me copies or supervised access on the basis of encryption. This is not cool.)

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whatever you clever web kids are doing lately to break such esoteric browser features as "the arrow keys make the page go up and down" and "the Home and End keys work", i wish you would kindly reconsider.

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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.