When a companys unsubscribe link is in the "you've clicked this link before" colour

A script for checking the hardening options in the Linux config git.io/fhXlo

If you're a computer programmer and you've heard of the Dat protocol but looked at the docs and still scratched your head (I was there myself a few months back), there's a new guide that explains in very clear, very detailed language what Dat is and how it works.

Just to be clear, I do not recommend it for non-programmers as that is not the intended audience but I *highly* recommend it for programmers:

datprotocol.github.io/how-dat-

It appears there’s no way to do nested virtualisation on macOS?

No support in QEMU (hvf or haxm), and VirtualBox only does it on AMD. Rumor has it VMWare Fusion can do it, but not sure about spending that kind of money on a personal project.

WOW!

Someone put together this whole huge #Zelda-inspired tabletop #RPG with a really nice, formatted 278-page core rulebook plus supplemental books! I don't know if I'd ever get enough friends together to actually play it, but man, it looks amazing! It's a shame they can't make money off it because of the IP...

reclaimthewild.net/

#free #ttrpg

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

@ExpiredPopsicle I mean, open-source aww yeeaah, but even by non-open standards this is a dickmove unheard of.

@alcinnz @teleclimber @Denderix That wouldn’t necessarily exclude timing attacks or caches, I think?

CPU caches, branch prediction, Spectre, Meltdown and the like are all magic to me. What I took from the whole ordeal is that some of the optimisations made were (or turned out to be) bad decisions.

@moritzheiber He shutdown the US government, which shutdown NIST, who shutdown their security vulnerability database, which shutdown my CI.

This page on VM side channel attack mitigations is scary: github.com/firecracker-microvm

Using the Linux KVM API seems easy enough, but we have all this hidden danger now.

The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technol

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @bobstechsite)

Can you donate bandwidth and CPU time to help archive.org get around the #tumblr blocks?

Please go to tracker.archiveteam.org/tumblr to find out how to install an archive.org warrior so we can get as much backed up as possible!

We've only got hours left and we still only have a few dozen boxes running, we need as many people as we can get on this!

Fuck Google 

Fuck Google 

Fuck Google 

I’ve never owned any playstation, and there’s a bunch of games I always felt I missed out on. But now there’s Katamari Damacy on Switch, and I’m a little bit in love I think. 😄

@djsumdog @noelle Hah! Any kind of nickname seems to work well, though. I complete first names with famous surnames. For example, a Sandra something something might become Sandra Bullock. 😎

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