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Satoshi Nakamoto✅ @krypteia

Writing a bot to pipe RSS news feeds into Mastodon is one of the least useful things to do. And I wrote a book on RSS feeds. I like feeds. But, this place is best when it's all actual people tooting, with the occasional weird art bot. Get a feed reader if you want feeds

Amazing breakdown of #ShadowBrokers tool dump #DoublePulsar and #EternalBlue at shellcode / assembly level. Great detail on what those tools are doing and how. - Note #ZeroSum are the guys that made the metasploit scanner for MS17-010! zerosum0x0.blogspot.com/2017/0

Ok, new feature in my instance-coloring code: users from your 'local' instance get additional border on the right. Everyone else only has bottom/left.

Also fixed an issue where sometimes the "@" would not be included in the colored area. Lemme know if you still have issues anyone!

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so I've been catching some glimpses on the nerd-o-sphere about this new political quiz:

8values.github.io/

From the feedback I was seeing, apparently it's better than the venerable Political Compass (politicalcompass.org/), if only because it provides more granularity?

Well, aside from the fact that the political compass quiz results come in two axes and this one has *four*... I guess more is good?

‪Just discovered "trace.axd" - Type it after the domain on a system running IIS. Look for POSTs. Look at usernames & passwords. Web Apps are fun!

Now let's put some happy little clouds in here. You are only limited by your imagination.
Me: It would be nice if my friends joined Mastodon/GNU Social so I could finally leave Twitter
Also me: oh wait I haven't even told them about it yet
Me imagining telling my friends: "no thanks" "which instance do I use" "what does federation mean"
Me: oh yeah that's why I didn't tell them yet

Hi everyone! I made a translator bot that translates statuses it's mentioned in.

To use it, mention @translator (translator@toot.works) in your status, followed by the two-letter code for the language you want to translate to (e.g. "ja" for Japanese) (full list of possible codes here: christopher.su/projects/transl). It uses English if no language is given.

Give it a try and toot me your suggestions and comments!

@translator ja
#MastoDev #Mastodon #Bots #Languages

Looks like CVE-2017-0199 is being exploited in the wild, but Microsoft patch is NOT classified as "critical". MS Office users (especially in corporate environments) will want to make sure they're patched. via @SwiftOnSecurity

twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/st

How did I miss this? Talk "Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance" by Pinboard founder Maciej Cegłowski (ht @cynix ):

"Ideally, we can find a way to have decentralized social networks, just like we do in real life."

"Opting out of a site like Google would mean opting out of much of online life (...) [a consumer boycott] is not something we can mobilize a mass movement around."

idlewords.com/talks/build_a_be

@smarimc

use a low key alias that won't draw too much attention to yourself.

I feel like this is also speaking to 99.999999% of information security. twitter.com/michelmcbride/stat

Sorely needed legislation Show more

An Electron-based desktop app for Mastodon that lets you use multiple accounts github.com/rhysd/Mstdn

Dear fellow #Mastodon users. Please be patient with the people creating Mastodon and GNU Social.

Writing software takes time, and the teams working on these applications are very small.

Most of them are also wearing many hats. Some are students, others have full time non-Mastodon jobs. Some admin instances in addtion to writing code.

The Twitter kitchen probably has more people working in it than the entire #Fediverse. Please adjust your expectations accordingly! 😄

@fj you're never prompted to log in though, well at least not if you're already logged in.

Pro tip to get around it, copy paste URL of profile into the search field to find the person you want to follow.