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Not a good morning for cybersecurity... KRACK attack affects WPA2, the protocol that runs basically every encrypted WiFi network.

The ROCA attack identifies a massive number of RSA 1024 and 2048 bit keys (including, I'm told, potentially all of those created by a YubiKey 4) are factorable.

"All that you do that accords not with my will is trespass," so saith the world.

i have thoughts

i don't share them

cause listening is hard

talking is easy

@bthall Off the top of my head, if you want to release #data for #public use I would recommend to:

- Describe well its format and contents, using open standards and structured vocabularies (ontologies) as much as possible.

- Be very careful about #privacy. As a rule of thumb, data that allows others to pinpoint an individual is personnal data. Think that in the future, there will be more computing power to de-anonymize the data.

- Engage with others to manage updates collectivly.

So if I use WiFi now, people who *aren't* Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook will know all my financial details and every secret moment of my life

So I'm running a website that includes Google web fonts. How do I get rid of Google without giving up on beautiful fonts (not necessarily the same ones)? I really have no clue how browsers do fonts...

If you know any trans, intersex, genderqueer, or otherwise full-of-genders folks who have been affected by the California wine country fires, please direct them to the Trans Disaster Relief Fund - found here:

I shall continue to hope that I won't need to turn to them myself.

"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold."

"If the Founding Fathers had their way, almost all works from the 20th century would be public domain by now (14-year copyright term, renewable once if you took extra actions)."

Oh, hey, here's some good news - there's a new law in CA that:

1. employers cannot ask prospective employees their prior salary information
2. employers must, upon asking, provide a salary range for the job in question

This is very good for employees, as they now have better information to work with.

US politics was designed to protect state and regional interests from suppression by other states and regions. That in itself is a good thing. However, it was not designed to resist corporate* influence, nor to function under the level of centralization we have today.
* Most non-profit, labor, and advocacy groups are also corporations. Because of this, they have a similar, though less potent, corrosive effect as Exxon Mobil.

I got Jarule on the other line to help me make sense of the test results I'm about to receive

Inb4 an idiot onrush: this is not to suggest that the rightness or wrongness of afflicting someone else rests upon the consideration of whether one may derive greater benefits by way of afflicting them. It is to suggest that even with a lame code of morals such as that, the afflicting of one's spouse fails the test.

Those who afflict their spouses are like those who light candles during the day. Some comfort may be found in doing so, but how much more would be had when it is dark or cold?

Feeling smug because I don't use Docker.

While in class I got really anxious, so I left class. I thought that leaving would help, but I felt terrible outside too. Now I'm just waiting for class to end (30 minutes left) so that I can fetch my stuff.

I think I didn't sleep well and my anxiety has been gradually increasing effect throughout the day. 😞

The world says, albeit implicitly, "Do not speak to me of your Jesus; speak to me of his disciples. Have me be them and I will be your friend, but have me be Jesus, and I am your enemy."

Your friends are those who hear what you do not say.