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Holy shit. The Bavarian Police conducted a raid at the und the CCC Augsburg and confiscated personal belongings without having a real proof.

Money quote: "The mere presence of an e-mail address at a large free provider on a website has caused law enforcement authorities to deduce that a German association [...] must be connected to this website somehow"

ccc.de/en/updates/2018/hausdur

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Re: Microsoft HyperClear: are we going to see branded attack mitigation websites next?

Picking up the embargo topic again, a quote from the Microsoft blog post: “...based on our observations of deploying this mitigation in Microsoft Azure, HyperClear has shown to have relatively negligible performance impact.”

If you were part of the embargo club (this time 7 months), you were able to come up with and deploy countermeasures more than half a year before the rest...

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Hey . When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

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Information about the new vulnerabilities are out. This time called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). You need OS and microcode patches.

intel.com/content/www/us/en/ar

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What I like about where Mastadon is right now is that the public timelines are bringing out some of the best of the internet I joined in 1993: the welcoming, rolling helpdesk of people who don’t judge the questions, but just do their best to get you up to speed. I missed that, and didn’t really realize it was gone.

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Don't forget, pkg_add -Dsnap will be needed for upgrading/install packages while the release process happens for 6.4. :flan_thumbs:

#OpenBSD

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Just finished an interview with Dirk Hohndel, maintainer of subsurface-divelog.org, about open source and diving. (And of course, Subsurface.) Now online at divelog.blue/dirk_hohndel.html. Enjoy! #subsurface #linux #diving #divelog.blue

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Remember how, in the mid 2000s, there was a trend in Western websites, to put the whole damn website in a SWF, and it was basically completely terrible?

Today's trend of putting your whole website in a JavaScript single page application is just the continuation of that trend.

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Once again, xkcd tries to explain what everybody's known for years and fails miserably.

Electronic voting is not a bad idea because we programmers are idiots. It's a bad idea because it cannot be proved to be secure, and election results are too important to simply be ‘trusted.’

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I was going to say it's that time of the year again but it's actually all the time, every year: The OpenBSD Foundation 2018 fundraising campaign is in full swing, and I would like to ask anyone who uses OpenBSD or byproducts such as OpenSSH (who doesn't these days) to chip in.

Better yet, get your boss to whip out that corporate card and contribute some significant sum.

Please go to openbsdfoundation.org/campaign and do the right thing.

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I'm running chromium 68 on #OpenBSD -current with all processes pledge(2)'d and unveil(2)'d, thanks to robert@ & beck@! :flan_set_fire:

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"Meine Heimat, das sind die Großstädte in diesem Land, aber hier scheint es keinen Platz mehr für mich zu geben."

sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de/abs

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OK I've decided. This Saturday at 2 PM EDT I'll be running a *free* "#OpenBSD ports: the basics" workshop on Twitch.tv.

Participation is encouraged. To participate, install OpenBSD -current on a machine and set up a ports tree according to openbsd.org/faq/ports/ports.ht

My Twitch username is NewAstroCity, so that's where I'll be broadcasting.

Yes, it will be recorded and posted on YouTube.

Feel free to boost.

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Upcoming Firefox release will start sending all your DNS requests to Cloudflare

blog.ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blo

Looks like this will override local resolvers and therefore break any LAN only domains (as well as sending data to a US company).

Details on how to change this in about:config here blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2018/

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Just watching Tron: Legacy. The more I watch it the better it gets

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The Digest, now on Mastodon @bsd.network
This is way overdue: I'm now posting Digest notes to bsd.network/@dragonflydigest, a BSD-specific Mastodon server. It's bothered me for a while that I'm autoposting Digest headlines to Twitter, which is useful for Twitter users but still supporting a walled garden.  Mastodon is a better implementation of a similar idea, and bsd.network nicely groups all sorts… ...
dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/02

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