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32 ans après l'attentat antisémite de la rue des Rosiers (6 morts le 9 août 1982), Yves Bonnet, ancien chef de la DST, avoue un accord secret avec le groupe terroriste Abou Nidal.

Attentat de la rue des Rosiers: le pacte secret passé avec les terroristes
leparisien.fr/faits-divers/att

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Oracle shipped nine security fixes to curl yesterday: linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2 - fixes we announced in **2016**. We've announced several more problems after that for the version they ship...

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RT @aleffert@twitter.com

It’s VERY IMPORTANT that we start calling the Year 2038 bug, where 32-bit Unix time overflows, The Epochalypse. Plz spread.

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1. # apt install tesseract-ocr

2. $ tesseract input.jpg | <image file fomat> outputfile

3. cat outputfile.txt

You have now extractet text from any image into a .txt-file.

The .txt-extension is added by tesseract.

Yes, it IS that easy.

Convert a pdf-file with convert input.pdf output.tiff and feed the .tiff-file to tesseract then.

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Yaaaaayyyy, FINALLY: In #Firefox 66, "the Block Autoplay feature will stop the audio and video from automatically playing"

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Turns out I've been eating pineapples wrong my entire life!

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Firefox To Add Tor Browser Anti-Fingerprinting Technique Called Letterboxing
bit.ly/2TFjsWU

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Send a signal to the European Commission that there are people who care about freedom on radio devices. There is something you can do: Raise your voice today! blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free … twitter.com/chaosupdates/statu

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⚠️ Heads-up: the #EU is considering ways to regulate software that runs on radio-enabled devices due concerns about interferences.
Some of their solutions could significantly harm #postmarketOS, but also related project such as #UBports, #LineageOS and #Replicant (among others).

The initiative is now seeking feedback, don't hesitate to send them yours! It seems that Non-eu citizens can contribute as well. There's not much time left, so act quickly!

blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free

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The EU is starting a full on war on general purpose computing. A proposed law will make it impossible to install custom software on WiFi routers, smartphones and embedded devices!

This is insane. The hearing ends today. Please give your feedback: blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free

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!!! Packt is having a $5 ebooks sale if you want to skill up on any of many tech things: packtpub.com/

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In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:

Each neighborhood:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.

You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.

IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.

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Disabling Pocket in Firefox should not require going to about:config and clicking past a warning that would scare off non-technical users.

#mozilla #firefox

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10 years later people actually think that it was who nobly entered the browser wars to fight dominance.

lobste.rs/s/2jyxva/ex_edge_dev

As if didn't exist for the 10 years before that, keeping the very notion of multi-browser alive and gaining share from <1% to ~30%. was a late-comer.

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which isn't to say that new technology doesn't alter displace creative labor, because it obviously does that (and has for thousands of years). but there's a reason that it takes twenty minutes for the credits of a pixar movie to scroll past, and I think it's at least partially because the availability of automated tools opens up larger possibility spaces for sophisticated and interesting creative choices

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Reminder to take your meds if you haven't! Take care of yourselves.

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