as a follow up post, here's a list of alternatives to adobe software. source attached.
As part our commitment to open source, today we are announcing the release of GopenPGP, an open source golang encryption library. This library powers all our apps and has been audited for security by @sec_consult. https://protonmail.com/blog/openpgp-golang/
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...
"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...
Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.
They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."
Also Article 13 itself is contradictory: it depends on filters existing which are 100% effective, because it calls for blocking piracy while respecting fair use (such as parody).
Machines will probably never be able to tell fair use from piracy, and the scale of social networks is too huge to check content manually.
I don't think Article 13 is enforceable unless they abandon either the piracy or the fair use portions, but if they do that it calls the whole law into question.
WhatsApp cofounder tells students to delete Facebook https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/whatsapp-brian-acton-delete-facebook-stanford-lecture
~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~
New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).
This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:
(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)
@diodelass I don't even mind electron, but I hate that it's mostly as a crutch to lazy development. It's brought the worst of the web to the desktop at massive expense to the end user, under the banner of "developer UX".
No matter what webdevs in SV keep pushing, no, RAM isn't cheap. No one in my house has more than 4GB in their laptops.
La Fée diverse déploie ses ailes
Il n’est pas si fréquent que l’équipe Framalang traduise un article depuis la langue italienne, mais la récapitulation bien documentée de Cagizero était une bonne occasion de faire le point sur l’expansion de la Fediverse, un phénomène dont nous nous réjouissons et que nous souhaitons voir gagner plus d’amplitude encore, tant mieux si l’article
Important APT security update - please read the instructions to upgrade APT safely https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.
"Debian is back in the Mastodon/GNU Social fediverse, follow fosstodon.org/@debian" by Laura Arjona Reina https://larjona.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/debian-is-back-in-the-mastodon-gnu-social-fediverse-follow-fosstodon-org-debian/
French IT student, indie game fan, FOSS enthusiast and linux user.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.