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I'm slowly following people I would normally follow here over at one of my alts.

@PinkCathodeCat (cybre.space)

@PinkCathodeCat (cathoderay.tube)

@PinkCathodeCat (thequietplace.social)

I probably won't use this much as it's gotten a bit big and unwieldy. feel free to follow me on all or one, depending on your preferences.

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@dpreacher@mastodon.rocks perhaps someday this unascended plebeian will join the ranks of the mighty.

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I like lambdas because they look pretty. That is all.

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eischmann.wordpress.com/2018/0 what did gnome get wrong that emacs had been doing right for 20-odd years already in 2008? Nobody ever said "we have to remove elisp, it makes emacs crash too much"

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one more thing:

the next time you feel weak and powerless but you have time and internet on your hands

steal a book

go to libgen.io and type in the words for a skill you wish you had to survive

download that shit into your brain as best you can

start there

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I thought those 12 years of piano lessons were a waste until I discovered #emacs.

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So yes. Cryptocurrency and ledger people are kind of crazy. Believe me I feel that. But you know what’s really crazy? Betting the stock price of a major firm *and* the global shipping network on the idea that a few servers won’t get shredded by a determined attacker.

twitter.com/matthew_d_green/st

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Mastodon is not a good place to share private data. It's a distributed set of SQL databases. There's no real oversight or accountability. There's not really even an attempt to secure anything. There's no encryption, even for DMs. It's all stored in plaintext in Postgres (and often elsewhere, like Elasticsearch and Amazon S3).

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According to something I read last night, four countries re-activated shortwave radio broadcasts in the past six months.

We're constantly told it's in decline, that the internet is the way forward for international broadcasting, but perhaps increased levels of world tension have concentrated a few minds.

Websites can be blocked, local radio relays in foreign capitals can be turned off (eg the BBC in Hong Kong recently) but shortwave crosses borders.

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good morning

please CW your doom and gloom

rattling folks doesn't make them more able to act, it just rattles them

thank you

hey masto local, stop making me want to go back to madrid.

spain haunts me. I'd need to learn more Spanish if I ever were to go again

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A message from our Tech Team:

Many of #InfoSec folk here on #Fediverse have boosted and favourited our toot about Security Analyst position we have open -- thank you!

And yet we have not received a lot of applications so far.

Don't be shy. Don't let the Impostor Syndrome get to you. You don't need a diploma or dozens of certificates to apply. You won't be wasting our time.

We're hackers like you. We need you.
occrp.org/en/occrp-jobs/securi

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If we use Chinese computers connecting to American cloud servers and then put Russian antivirus on them, all the military grade malware's gonna balance out, right?

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*Taps 🎤 * if you're designing for college students, many may not have their own laptops. Those that do may not have _nice_ laptops/computers. Test. Your. Stuff. In. Computer. Labs. Test on free library computers. What looks great on your BEAUTIFUL designer/developer Mac may look like shit on these.

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#Torrent usage spikes upward as #streaming services like #Netflix become more prominent. The idea that each service had begun offering exclusive #movies and shows means multiple subscriptions are required to get the content you want. #piracy
motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

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so i spent today writing a piece laying out how to write terminal apps without ncurses (and, more importantly, how to write the library that will kill ncurses for good)

this is the result of years of experience delving into dark corners of ANSI specifications, terminfo files, and hoary manpages. this is knowledge that i’ve never seen collected in one place before. please use it, i beg you.

ʞ.cc/essays/term

and now discord has issues while I was trying to help somebody.

I don't want to be an elitist fuck but the popularity of is problematic because it was never designed to be easy. one step away from gentoo is not always going to play nice.

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The thing i'm the most excited about with the OpenBSD 6.4 release?

Audio Recording is now disabled by default, and can be enabled with the new kern.audio.record sysctl variable.

YOU GET ME 🤗 YOU GET ME SO MUCH. ❤️

ok for real, this may not be crazy revolutionary to anyone, but c'mon. with everything turning into a tap, it feels -excellent- that this is now a secure default.

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