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I just realised the pencil I'm using every day was manufactured in Czechoslovakia: it's at least 27 years old and still perfectly working! Amazing backward compatibility

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I found my new belief status:
— from Ancient Greek ἀποστασία (apostasía, “defection, revolt, keeping a distance”) — I just find life away from more enjoyable

probably just a snob way of being

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All session just got invalidated to switch to a new cookie session system: shorter cookie life, stronger signature algorithm (sha1 was replaced by sha256) and key rotation

From the user point of view, that means you will need to re-login next time you access the service, and then once in a while (every 6 months by default)

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C'est vrai ça, ils sont passés où, les cahiers de doléance ? Nous sommes nous assis dessus par mégarde ?

Comme quoi, il faut prendre "les procédures discursives" visant l'implication de la société civile avec de la démocratie réelle, ni les vessies pour des lanternes

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"Pourquoi mes livres sont en vente sur Amazon (et pourquoi je ne les retire pas)" Un article de @francois_ruffin qui mérite qu'on y jette un oeil ou deux. Ça traite de pureté, de cohérence, de réalisme.. très intéressant de voir comment il défend ce point.

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« Il n'y a pas d'invicible, il n'y a que des aveugles » Merci Claude Sicart !

Et merci Hyperliens, c'est vachement bien :p

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Fancy, finally an alternative to Let's encrypt!

It's always good to have alternatives around. ZeroSSL appears to be a European company that now provides free TLS certificates using the ACME protocol.

#TLS #SSL #CA #infosec #letsencrypt

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« Les Carreleurs Sincères, cette société secrète qui fait trembler les Francs-Maçons » 😂 cette phrase continue à me fait sourire depuis plusieurs jours chaque fois qu'elle me revient en tête 🤣

(source de l'image :

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disney, copyright 

I'm increasingly convinced that Disney is one of the companies that has done most harm in the world. Their harm is not economic or ecological, as in most cases, but cultural. Whenever Mickey Mouse would run out of copyright, they use their considerable power to make sure copyright terms are extended in the US – and because of US power, elsewhere in the world. This has robbed us a hundred years of culture that should be in public domain but instead is inaccessible and forgotten.

[ master/main aliases update]

alias gpom="git push origin master"


alias gpom="git push origin master 2> /dev/null || git push origin main"

so that if no `master` branch exists in the present repo, is retries with `main` instead

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After receiving EFF’s letter, GitHub has reversed course, and is committed to have technical experts review Section 1201-related accusations & allow code repository owners to dispute those accusations before taking down their code.

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git changing master to main by default 

The argument against the word "master" is based on the unproven assumption that the term is loaded with racist connotations, and the mandate for change is based on the fact that the possibility of the assumption's truth is nonzero and that the side-effects of the change are small.

If that were true, I would be on board with it. However, it's plainly clear that the impact of git upstream switching the default branch name to "main" is going to be huge. Many scripts with the "master" hard-coded are going to break, scripts written on the valid assumption that the name "master" was an intrinsic, unchanging property of git.

Every programmer who works with repositories before and after the change are going to constantly mis-remember which is which, and we'll have to guess at the default when working with new or unfamiliar repositories.

This event is going to establish a new epoch in git. We should take that seriously.

Which means we have to confront the fact that the assumption (that inherent racism is present in the word "master" and is causing harm to those who have suffered under racism) may not actually be true. The claims do not hold up well under scrutiny. And, as far as I can tell, the cause is championed disproportionately by white people.

The moralized nature of the question puts an external pressure on decision makers on the git project, which is normally not present for other patches. They have to consider, if they review these changes negatively, will it affect their personal reputation? Their careers? If there's even a slight chance of this, is it better not to argue the matter at all, and rubber-stamp the patches? I don't think this change is being developed under the right conditions.

On the left, we have a tendency to rubber-stamp social causes with a lesser degree of scrutiny. I think that this is a testament to how much we value empathy and solidarity, but I don't think it's a healthy way to approach our problems. Software breakage has a social cost, too.

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La photographe Hannah Nelson a été interpellée hier soir et a passé la nuit en GAV. Rassemblement de soutien devant le commissariat du 10ème à 15h.

#PPLSecuriteGlobale #libertedelapresse

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Vous êtes en France.
Nous sommes le 17 novembre 2020

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Did you see that the #EFF referenced the fellowship of the ring at the mines of #Moria in their #DMCA counter-notice?


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