1Password: "We do not, at this point, know whether it will be necessary or useful to place extra monitoring on people working for 1Password who may be subject to Australian laws … these are discussions we have been forced to have." blog.1password.com/does-austra

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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

Of course, the main problem* with the deprecation of netstat et al is there is no way to inspect your AX.25 connections.
(*may not actually be a problem)

This software-defined mode of operation is exactly how the Linux AX.25 stack works, and distros continue to ship a utility whose job is to take the async serial port and plug it into the AX.25 subsystem. manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/c

"Why do we even need TNCs" - commentary from Phil Karn KA9Q in 1986. Soon after this article, he and Mike Chepponis gave packet radio its "SDR" moment—the KISS protocol turned TNCs into dumb HDLC transceivers where the PC on the async serial link can use whatever frame body it wants.
archive.org/details/GatewayVol

Is it legitimate to be annoyed at your neighbours for running 40 MHz WiFi on 2.4? Y/N

I’m reading the announcement about Nextcloud social and wondering just how much attack surface people want on a product whose core job is storing their super secret documents? To each their own risk profile I suppose.

Amateur radio sure got to call dibs on some things early on. The use of "KISS" (keep it simple, stupid) as a protocol name. The entire 44.0.0.0/8 block.

This album was worth getting in hard copy. IM went back to their roots with 15 years more experience. So good. mastodon.social/media/p73PReX0

The office I was in today had WiFi wandering between "okay" and "horrible". I found there were 2 APs next door. 2.4 GHz was okayish and 5 GHz was present but super marginal. Unfortunately the APs had band steering turned on - they were doing a bait and switch on my poor laptop to force it onto the 5 GHz. Useful for high density areas with good coverage but not here. Turned it off and the roaming worked great. 👍

Say what you will about the Microsoft browser lineage, IE11 got the most spiffy trailer thanks to their Singapore division youtube.com/watch?v=BHTUlF7NA2

I was getting gardening tips from the internet and only realised after I finished the thread that I was on Whirlpool. Is there any Australian problem that forum cannot solve?

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History only seems linear because it's written by the vectors

Today I had the fun of explaining to a native Russian that they have perfective and imperfective aspect verbs. They had no idea of course but found it extremely interesting.

Ugh, Facebook was scheming how to get Android users' call logs without showing a permission dialog. They really are awful. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-

Regrettably the smart washing machine will not be able to stream 8K netflix

I've got several $k worth of WiFi survey gear from work so I'd better fire up MS Paint and see how my unit stacks up hey

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"

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