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...and suddenly the Google requirement that you have strong 2FA enabled on your account to be able to push to their org on Github makes a lot more sense

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Interesting article by SF writer Greg Egan on this question: "If you looked through a wormhole, what would you see?"

#SFF #GregEgan #WormHole


We're well past the first wave of "I hacked ur b0x3n, s3nd b1tc01n or I post ur n00dz" spam, and it is interesting to note that the passwords they are claiming to have stolen with their malware have been mangled.

Recently, I've been getting an incomplete password substring. This suggests that the password list got corrupted somehow, or the spam scripts have developed a bug.

Have some pride! Automated testing is the gold standard, but these folks could at least run manual integration tests.

Thanks to my wonderful spouse, I now have to come to terms with the fact that the document editing software I am working on, in which I recently implemented a drawing feature, will very likely be used by teenage boys to draw dicks on each others' schoolwork.

Compared with automated mass surveillance and weapons platforms, this seems like a less problematic application of a software product. But a responsible engineer should consider all the ramifications of what they build, regardless.

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You probably wouldn’t appreciate someone tracking your every move in real life.

There’s no real reason to accept it online. tweeted by @Firefox

What profiterole, if it gains the dessert, only to lose the entree?

I love how every time I open up my old laptop with a 15" screen in 4:3 ratio, it feels like I have an ungodly huge amount of screen space. This is because I'm usually in front of newer, smaller, widescreen devices that I have to use for work.

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In the holy name of Cthulhu, stop doing video tutorials!

They are useless, do not allow you to go in depth on a subject, and, unless your production values are top notch (read professional sound and image crew) will probably be horrible and a pain to watch.

If you care about a technical subject, please take the time to *write* about it and publish it on the Internet.

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This echoes @mako’s thoughts:

‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’

— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻

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Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.

Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:

> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.

> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.

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For #libre projects, the time is right and the time is now: migrate to a libre #communications platform and ensure the #rights of your #community are respected

I went on a Scandroid binge at work a few months back. Anyone at SDF have similar suggestions?

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boost if you give goths permission to pose and take photos on your grave after you die

Finally got to the gym twice in a week this week. Between work and the baby, that's been a challenge.

Anyone else still hanging onto an old copy of insurance.ae256 in case Wikileaks really did have something explosive that they were sitting on until the eleventh hour?

Exploring the space of auth on the WWW for a personal project, and I am disappointed at how it still seems nontrivial to set up user/password logins for an arbitrary independent Web service. HTTPS with Basic auth is always an option, but anything more complicated or secure quickly spirals out of control. Looks like there are a couple of attractors in the space of popular solutions, which really boil down to "shell out to someone else and hope they don't go under/change their TOS on you."

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yknow how some mathy instances have MathJax? we need instances where you can paste source code snippets without the indentation getting buggered

Anyone here on have some background with the -1 that you can dust off? I'm trying to rehab a g1g1-era XO-1 for the daughter of a friend, and after trying to bulldoze my old custom Debian setup with the newest Sugar, I am left with a device that only boots into the OFW command prompt and seems to be missing some vital part of its boot-up chain. (The installation process *did* seem to set up a new root filesystem, though.)

@SDF Is the MetaArray in Bad Place right now?

For those who like a good, swift read which caters to contemporary concerns, this came up on my radar at work:

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