From the FullDisclosure mailing list:

The Samsung SmartTV has the following attributes:

1. It turns on WifiDirect by default on device poweron.
2. It maintains a blacklist/whitelist
3. ...by MAC address
4. ....and whitelisted devices have administrative access with no further credentialing.

So...anyone capable of sniffing traffic can forge the authorized MAC and do whatever to the device.

This is -stupid-

not joking here. serious post. if it becomes impossible to block ads at some point i'll just end up browsing the web like stallman does, furiously tapping the hook switch on a 1950s bell telephone to approximate V.32 9.6 kbps frequency/phase shift keying, with the telephone's audio output connected to one of those seismogram plotters. this will give me a paper copy that i can annotate & peruse at my leisure (ie write in the data in pencil, mark the start of packets with a highlighter)

mom: hey son I joined this new Mastodon thing
me: oh shit mom, I coulda helped you find a server, which one did you choose?
mom: well I liked the privacy policy on satanic.bikerladi.es but then communist.blaze.party had the shortest ping latency so

Prediction: Mastodon will likely outlast Twitter.

Historically, decentralized, open-source platforms and protocols with any adoption run forever, even if they rarely reach the popularity or cultural relevance of centralized platforms.

It seems likely to me that when Twitter eventually shuts down, people will still be running Mastodon instances.

Did you know Diaspora has 328 active nodes and 17k users? Hell, there are 3,652 active FidoNet nodes, and that started in 1984!

So... am I wrong?

Programming guides that put asterisks next to bad practices they are showing kill me. Don't put the bad practice in your example then! Just by it being there you are spreading it.

One last thing I like then I'll shut up tooting about the toot-tool: I threw in $3/mo to maly.io because I like having a stable server and people seem cool around here.

And if at some point I don't like what's going on, I can take my experience (and my money) elsewhere. Can't do that in the other places.

I watch the games delayed a few hours, literally they gave up a 3 run home r as I typed terrible.

Excited for White Sox Opening Day baseball today. Not sure why, we are terrible, especially at baseball

I read these guides to remote pair programming and they don't have anything helpful or new.

I verified myself by adding a '✅‭' to my username. And its just as valid or useful as twitter verficiation

I just cancelled my spotify subscription. I had to click cancel subscription like 4 times. I hate that behavior. Be easy to sub, be easy to stop.

Oh, nice; looks like the cool people are showing up here.

mastodon.social/media/d4d9hYkS

great proof that anonymous, pseudonymous and "anonymous == bad" are... not well understood by even the cyber security media. lol

Watching Justified again. I love that show. They write hillbilly white trash so well. Them being my people, I appreciate them being captured so accurately.

Doing some domain modeling on a fairly nasty project today. I really enjoy this type of work. Problem solving and stretching to understand models of the real world and how to make a system to proxy for them.

Doing some domain modeling on a fairly nasty project today. I really enjoy this type of work. Problem solving and stretching to understand models of the real world and how to make a system to proxy for them.

When Voldemort hugs Malfoy at the end the last Harry Potter, that's me in every public hug situation. Which one am I though?

This place/idea seems really cool. This idea of a twitter protocol was discussed at a meetup I went too a few years ago and everybody was really into it. I'm glad somebody went ham on it.

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!