error of the day:

The true and false result expressions must have consistent types. The given expressions are object and object, respectively.

Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon
theguardian.com/world/2021/jul

“Human rights activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak.”

#privacy #security #infosec #surveillance #pegasus #NSO #iphone #android #smartphones

This was a real scummy thing for Nintendo to do (even though they have done worse in the past). Nintendo Switch users need to read this.

If you were living software living on the Internet, where would you call your home? Your turf? Your hood? Your town?

I'm thinking it would probably be one of those high-efficiency data centers that take advantage of as much natural cooling and renewal energy as possible. I mean, I'd want to travel, but I need an anchor to come back to.

Pretty sure I'm going to order a replacement electric starter and what's called a bendix for my KTM. I can still ride because I have kick-start, but I really want the E-start to work again!

Runs Arch Linux, with KDE - and that package with customizations is called SteamOS 3.0! Very exciting.

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Is "I use Arch btw" appropriate for someone running ? Either I'm overvaluing the experience of running the gauntlet and installing Arch the hard way, or some are undervaluing it. What do you think?

I think I'm going to replace Manjaro on a couple of systems at home with EndeavorOS so they can partake in my Arch updates cache server.

My coffee today tastes almost... beautiful. ☕

My buddies and I are nearing the end of Gloomhaven. We’ve been playing it for so long, it will feel like something is missing once we complete it.

Oh hello... native matrix: URI support in @firefox@twitter.com 90!!!

We know it’s been a while, but Dendrite 0.4.0 has finally been released! 💪 New state storage, improved appservice/bridging support, better CPU/memory utilisation and a whole list of fixes made and bugs squashed. Read the blog post for more details: matrix.org/blog/2021/07/12/den

Rust seems like the clearest way out of our bind. It's a high-level language & more expressive than C. It has innovative features that let the language enforce safety properties at compile-time. That's a huge win for us in programming time and for users in security & reliability.

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I used a millimeter in the dirt bike to figure out that I had a fuse that didn’t work. Replaced those and the starter turned over! Easy fix? Wait. It only turned over a few times and then stopped. Went back to a single click when hitting the starter button. UGH!!! I want to give up. Something must be shorting that circuit if it’s popping the fuse I guess

My motorcycle helmet is at the stage where it leaves little black vinyl flakes on my face ☹️

I finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes today. It was fascinating, engrossing, entertaining, and even a bit nerve-wracking. What an ingenious make-up of the character who would one day become President of Panem!

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