@syndikalista I agree that we need systemic changes. The main function of individual action is showing support for systemic changes.
But many people misinterpret “100 corporations cause 71% of emissions” as meaning "corporations cause 71% and we only 29%." That is not what the number says. The other corporations are responsible for 29%. It mostly shows the destructive concentration of corporate power.
We are also responsible for 100%. The richest 10% of us of much more than 10% of emissions.
This will sound a bit aggro, but the fact that large parts of the security community are resistant to understanding that KASLR IS NOT DESIGNED AND NEVER WAS DESIGNED AS A MITIGATION AGAINST LOCALS, SO YOU GET ZERO POINTS FOR BREAKING KASLR LOCALLY is super frustrating to me. People running victory laps and high-fiving each other for having ducked under the bar in a pole vault contest.
You can never get a man to understand something if his salary depends on not understanding it.
The level of stockholm syndrome among techies is fascinating:
"Google charges a few dollars for every 1,000 times the map is accessed by users. On the afternoon of the first day after the web site went live, Wu received a bill for $2,000. The next day, the total jumped to $26,000."
"Google also helped out by waiving Maps charges in the interest of fighting Covid-19."
If only there was some other, free, map. If only...
Skycircl.es is a project of John Wiseman, a furloughed Disney Imagineer who became obsessed with mysterious overhead aircraft and decided to monitor them, discovering (among other things) a massive, covert FBI aerial surveillance program.
The project uses a cheap software-defined radio and a low-cost antenna to intercept transponder signals from overhead aircraft and plot their movements on maps in realtime, also storing longitudinal flight data.
For all #OpenBSD, #FreeBSD, #NetBSD developers: a fascinating blog post by Warner Losh (of TUHS fame¹) who has been working hard to reconstruct the original 2.11BSD² which turned up a bug in patch which is 35 years old! It is an extreme edge case which was mis-handled and caused a reverse patch to fail:
¹ The Unix Heritage Society - https://www.tuhs.org/
² all the 2.11BSD copies around have patches installed, the idea was to reconstruct the original sans patches.
Goodbye beloved, I barely knew you.
So I can't tweet this, but ... increasingly when I am in meetings that relate to security products and the security industry, I feel a bit alienated.
It is strange when one is considered a "security expert" and then needs to hide that one thinks that 90% of security spend and a lot of the research is bunk and those resources should better be deployed elsewhere.
Hey ladies and first timers :) If you are unsure about your research or how / what to submit to @hack_lu this year, my DMs are open waiting for you! This is going to be awesome and I want you being part of it too! For the Big heart ppl, if you want to be a mentor, poke over DM! https://twitter.com/hack_lu/status/1267060380871860226?s=21
More emergencies, Internet Archive
The Internet Archive had been experimenting with a digital lending library, and when covid severely limited public libraries, the IA started allowing unlimited checkouts (which essentially mean they allowed piracy of their book scans)
This was probably a huge mistake, but now four of the biggest publishers are suing the IA
Losing this means archive.org goes down
Long Beach replacing the vulture capitalist app-based food delivery services with a locally owned and operated bike delivery service that doesn’t wreck the local restaurant profits
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