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@lattera I was just reading your October 2021 Home Infra Status post, when I found this sentence:

> If any system was compromised, an attacker could theoretically pivot to other systems via carefully crafted malicious syslog messages. Would anyone do this? I doubt it.

I can tell you from experience: yes, they would. I've dealt with a case where an internal network was compromised via carefully crafted syslog messages and a bit of social engineering.


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what's a technology that's generally derided by cool kids / treated as a terrible mistake / written off as legacy badness / loathed by the cult of Design, but which you actually think has been a tremendous boon in making useful stuff possible?

i'll go first: fixed-width text.

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It landed stealthily, earlier than expected, but it’s upon us: #Guix Home!

It allows you to declare and deploy your 🏠 “home environment”: config files, services, etc.

It’s very much subject to change but you can already give it a spin.

👍🏽 @abcdw, yoctocell, wigust, and everyone who’s helping!

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Many scientific articles are currently published in subscription journals and locked behind paywalls. This model impedes research and diverts public funding to parasitic publishers, while relying almost entirely on the unpaid work of researchers. nofreeviewnoreview.org/

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RT @Danacea@twitter.com

Once more for the cheap seats: legalise sex work. There will always be people selling, there will always be people buying.

Bring it out of the Hall of Shame.
Protect the workers.
Tax it.

And stuff this ridiculous, archaic morality.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Danacea/status/142

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So, just to remind you: that's Sci-Hub:


It's "illegal", don't use it to search for scientific information ;-)
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@deejoe @fribbledom

Education for profit is such a disgusting concept. Only our sick system could've come up with it.

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Oh and due to overwhelming demand I've set up a Liberapay account. If any of you wants to support my #Emacs, #Scheme or other hacks, the link is in my bio.

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Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Hanlon's Handgun: "Never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by systemic incentives promoting malice."

Need to pick the right weapon for the problem at hand.

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infosec meta 


I love how refreshingly honest this one is compared to other silicon vulnerabilities. Yes, they're cool, but they're also mostly irrelevant. If anything, this one highlights how awful the M1 design is.

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Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!



Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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pdfjs.enableScripting -> false


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Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.

The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.

Be cool if you signed it!


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RT @city_xen
May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.

116-123 (UK & Ireland)
1-800-273-8255 (US)

Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet.

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
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ICYMI: That grumpy BSD guy: RFC7505 Means Yes, Your Domain Can Refuse to Handle Mail. Please Leave Us a TXT If You Do. bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/02/rfc with thanks to @thorsheim for a flash reminder of that actually useful RFC

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Do you know anyone browsing web with unusual hardware and/or operating system? Out of the usual Windows/Linux/Android/iOS scope? Please point them here:


Explanation here: gopher://i-logout.cz/1/phlog/p

If you don't speak gopher: hracka.org/~logout/phlog/2021-

"Making of" screenshot attached.

(Boosting the post will help.)

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