In other words, to disagree well you must first understand well. You have to read deeply, listen carefully, watch closely. You need to grant your adversary moral respect; give him the intellectual benefit of doubt; have sympathy for his motives and participate empathically with his line of reasoning. And you need to allow for the possibility that you might yet be persuaded of what he has to say.
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A month ago people from the hacker space noted that the German BSI did an audit on various crypto libraries, but didn't publish results. I requested a private copy and received it a week ago. Today I've finally read the 177 pages.
Apparently they're looking for a library providing a safe and maintainable implementation of TLS and such. Botan won over LibreSSL and NSS. Despite Botan lacking more primitives, its code was considered far easier to bring up to speed, unlike the alternatives...
good 🍍 morning
I turned my big "Computers should be more user centric" thread in to a blog post: http://ajroach42.com/observations-on-modern-computing-the-last-10-years-were-a-misstep/
@ckeen so I'm about a week late but here's a few links I've stumbled on that were interesting:
A BBS style gophersite:
This is a chan-board on Gopher. Pretty terrible for the obvious chan-reasons, but funny to see on Gopher of all places:
So what are your alternatives to amazon? While everyone is mad at google et al. They do know what you are shopping for, what you watch and what you read...
Smells like rain...
Started reading Data + Algorithms = Programs by Niklas Wirth and it kinda respikes my interest in pascal again.
Also on the software development discourse nothing has changed since the 70ies it seems. All the arguments then are still valid.
What you have published is published. All this talk of 'control' just makes the impression that data can be taken offline. That's not the case in general in a federation. Deletion is hard. Proof of deletion impossible in general.
"What makes Scuttlebutt unique is the simple idea that users should own and control all of their data."
The last part is most misleading. I have seen it applied to the #fediverse as well. Yes you can extract a copy of your data out of the system. But is that 'control'? In scuttlebutt as well as in AP systems once the data leaves your system (a copy!), it is out there. There is no mechanism to delete it. You might tell your server to delete a post but will all servers?
I wonder how long it takes to come up with these:
"In this bleak age when search engine algorithms dredge up
shoddily-assembled HOWTOs and pass them off as authorative
documents, providing for the next generation of sysadmins
is one of the most vital tasks that we face as profession."
-- @mwlucas 'Ed Mastery'