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"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.

We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.

Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."

-- Gerald M. Weinberg

@fribbledom I think we missed any opportunity for that when 5v became the standard.


If I can't do anything to pull the person who wants to be a hero out of the environment that's sucking happiness out of them for the chance to pretend they can be that.... if there's no opportunity to put in that work. I just have to accept it.

And also never name drop who does it, because that's just pointing people in a bad direction.

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I'm not of the "Go back in time to Kill Hitler" camp.

You go back after the death has begun, maybe. Maybe you're saving lives. Maybe you're just leaving a lose thread and the names are different.

You go before the death began? He's a bigot, you're a murderer. There are plenty of bigots to murder today, and history'd see no difference if you murder them.

Nah, I'm of the "Give Hitler an art scholarship" camp. Get him out of the environment that let him become what he became. It's more work.

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Why does the bad guy monologue? To buy that hero time, I suppose, in the narrative.

Actually? Because they haven't been heard. Ignored, hunted, Ignored.

And if there's eminent dangers, sure. If there is no option to give, Shut them up.

If course, if there's no option because you're denying any other option exists, well. Not that great a hero.

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My twitter is being watched. But not well.

By people that seem very opposed to discussion. I mean, the one that even tried to contact me was "You've been reported to the FBI" and whether he did or didn't, not exactly a conversation starter, is it?

For tagging n/s/f/w. and one person assumes that means something other than n/s/f/w, and nobody else checks that assumption.

So I become the bad guy, and everything I say becomes ignorable bad guy monologue.

Because of course, they are the Hero.

Third Eye Drops

For when you're tired of trying to understand reality beyond your limited sphere

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Not a Nagin, doesn't usually sport 4 arms, but sometimes you want people thinking other things than just "Shapeshifter"

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well, getting closer to what i see in my head. maybe one day i'll nail this drawing.

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I pledge for every "doc"-folder being renamed to "tfm". We tell users to rtfm all the time, so how are they supposed to find tfm?

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...drat am I supposed to direct message such requests here

Or do I not see the other requests because accounts aren't public

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Want to use a Bluetooth keyboard + raspberry pi zero w instead of a Bluetooth keyboard + Bluetooth adapter dongle? Working on improving that option

(Maybe media keys soon?)

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If you're traveling to a different country that's not covered by your mobile data plan, check out the fantastic "Prepaid Data SIM Wiki". It covers pay-as-you-go options for a wide range of countries and gets constantly updated:


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A fun set of concept sketches made for Sudrien ( ) to help brainstorm ideas for an icon.

Art © EnterTheDwelling/CosmicSynthetics/CosmiSynth/The CS

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