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Holy cow, there already exists at least one public Onion service expressly for telnetting into, and it's an official Wikipedia mirror meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Telnet

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High risk for those into sexy POWER9 motherboards Show more

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Hacking Team Hacker Phineas Fisher Has Gotten Away With It

Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have no idea who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team, and a judge ruled the investigation should be shut down.
motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

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You gotta love the chutzpah of chemists in the 1920s going 'hmm, we need a completely safe and non-toxic gas for fridges because ammonia is killing people... I know, how about mashing up those two greatest hits of chemical safety, Chlorine and Fluorine! Cos see, two super-poisons will fight each other and PROBABLY not release deadly toxic bone-eating hydrofluoric acid gas into your kitchen. Probably.'

and then much later: 'whoops, but they do eat the literal sky'

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_M.

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waiter, this Skinner Box is full of Necker Cubes

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Today in the adventures of 'no one but me reads my documentation', there are random lines of bad church latin invoking the protection of the machine spirit in our disaster recovery plan.
Example:

"Omnissiah defensionem calculandum apparatus. Chao superare potest. Custodiat te nostrae tergum consilium."

Circuits preserve us.

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50 words for snow?

Mathematicians who do analysis have 50 words for almost.

(And here I thought Probably Appriximately Correct and Littlewood's defs of Nearly and Almost were bad... I had no idea.)

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Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

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Cis people are candlestick makers demanding that those newfangled electric genders be outlawed.

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RT @alexandraerin@twitter.com: LRT: It's important to understand that people calling the Proud Boys "brownshirts" aren't being hyperbolic but making an actual historical parallel. The Proud Boys commit violence, the right blames the left for this, thus "necessitating" the readiness for future violence.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alexandraerin/stat

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Most modern search engines will not even /consider/ the possibility that I want what I asked for. Surely I misspoke. Surely those characters can't belong that that order, those words in the grammar, those ideas in that query. Wouldn't I like a nice cup of tea?

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I'm going to keep reiterating this because the "power to the people" / "collective domination is good" tendency of the Left keeps creeping back:

Democracy is evil. Our goal is to kill power, not collectivize it.

c4ss.org/content/49202

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Does your chat protocol have first-class clients that include all features and run natively on desktop systems instead of just web browsers, mobile phones or Electron?

No?

Then your chat protocol is as good at being a chat protocol as the average bowl of pudding.

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The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.

I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!

Check this out: tech.firstlook.media/keylist-r

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I would like to remind everyone that #systemd has been predicted insanely accurately aeons ago by H. P. #Lovecraft in Mountains of Madness.

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