RT @skuebeck@twitter.com

I've always been fascinated by Rotary Engines. Now they solved the sealing and combustion chamber shape problems in a simple and elegant way:


๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/skuebeck/status/14

was just kicked out of an event with live music in Canada because "no dancing is allowed". LOL

@cjd @trickster WP:NOT does not explicitly say Wikipedia is not a cult, therefore it is possible Wikipedia is a cult

source code, C crimes 

#define ๐Ÿ‘‡ { #define ๐Ÿ‘† } #define ๐Ÿ‘‰ ( #define ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ) #define ๐Ÿ‘ ; #include <stdio.h> int main() ๐Ÿ‘‡ if ๐Ÿ‘‰ 5 > 1 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ‘‡ printf ๐Ÿ‘‰ "Hello!" ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘† else ๐Ÿ‘‡ printf ๐Ÿ‘‰ "Oh no!" ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘† ๐Ÿ‘†

The only conclusion to draw is that freedom is a very elaborate carrot, and that as long as people chase it, they're willing to let themselves be ruled for the promise of a time when they wouldn't be.

More schenanigans 

Ok yeah, we all know ''+2+2 === '22', but if we stick to just numbers then we're safe, right? lolno

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JS quiz:
What does `console.log(undefined)` do ?
Assuming console.log() is not overloaded.

No details (the CVE is a placeholder), but yesterday's node.js release contains a security fix for an exploit that can "change process behaviour" through a memory corruption in http2 session handling: nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerabili

Having node behind a reverse proxy or load balancer might or might not help :flan_shrug:

#infosec #mastoadmin

Remember the Ever Given? The ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal for 6 days in March 2021 finally reached its intended destination of Rotterdam, Netherlands โ€” 4 months later than planned

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/nowthisnews โ€” #bot]

What I do remember is the function signature was:

f(BigInteger, int, BigInteger) and for some reason, the middle value could not itself be a big integer.

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My next semester was Java, and this time I wrote an app which allowed "higher order math". I don't know the right term, but let me explain:

f(a, 1, b) = a + b
f(a, 2, b) = a * b
f(a, 3, b) = a ** b

I since lost the code and I don't remember how it worked.

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What I didn't know was:
1. These things exist
2. Doing math on powers of two is way easier.

My arithmetic app used Base-255, yes, 255, 0xff was "reserved for future use" ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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When I was 20, I had a C++ class and the teacher taught us:
1. How to concatenate strings
2. A character can be 256 possible values
3. Numbers in a computer are limited
So I wrote an arbitrary precision arithmetic app.

France issues moratorium on prion research after fatal brain disease strikes two lab workers

A 2019 death from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was linked to a lab accident; a similar case is now under investigation


we need an equivalent of the national park system for the internet

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