And I thought the 2 minute ads on YouTube were bad. How is something that is 40+ minutes considered an ad? The video I'm watching is almost as long. How long before we get ads this long that we can't skip?

Been sitting at the dealership for 2 hours now just getting an oil change/tire rotation/transmission flush. Car maintenance is expensive but I don't want to invest the time to do this stuff myself...

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed | Ars Technica
arstechnica.com/information-te

Please send $20 in Bitcoin to this address for coffee... :ac_delight:

Stupid question time! Looking into LBRY since I've seen a few links to videos there posted here.

Would like to host/seed the videos I watch on my laptops/desktops from my linux server that is always on. Would I just need to set my blobs folder to point to a share on that server and run the desktop app on the server as well with 3333/4444 open to that server through my firewall?

What happens if I try to use the app on my laptop and that network share is not available? Anyone doing this?

Cleaned up an old whiskey barrel I found at my grandma's house. Looks good on the entryway table with the 1941 Philco AM radio that still works!

Had a coworker mistakenly delete a cloudformation stack that was still needed. Luckily it was in our dev account but still needed. Luckily we had snapshots of the OS and app volumes and I was able to rebuild fairly quickly.

Also made me notice we weren't getting snapshots of the uat instances and was able to remedy that.

Friendly reminder to check your backups, and even better, check your ability to restore. 😝

Love all the recommendations and traction this toot got. I decided on Bitwarden and am pleased thus far. Thanks again for everyone's insight.

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Just dropped @fosstodon a little love through paypal since I'm enjoying my time here. Is there normally a call for donations a couple times a year as money gets tight or is everybody doing the patreon thing or just good about remembering to help keep the lights on?

Anyway, thanks for being excellent everyone.

Gangster capitalism and the American theft of Chinese innovation – TechCrunch
techcrunch.com/2020/09/20/gang

"In the U.S. according to relatively recent data, 81% of electrical engineering grad students are international, 79% in computer science are..."

"It’s great to believe the fantasy that if only these international grad students would stay home, then “real” Americans would somehow take these slots."

Except they won't cause that's hard. It's definitely an interesting point/article.

Bitcoin Skeptic Turns Bitcoin Bull: Billion Dollar Company Buys 17K BTC in 74 Hours | News
news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-bull-

Always fascinating to see big names jump on the Bitcoin hype train.

Interested in sharing your digital security knowledge with others, but aren’t sure where to start? Before leading a training in your community, it’s important to figure out if you’re the right person for the job. sec.eff.org/articles/right-per

Windows Update Gets Serious: You Have The Weekend To Comply, Homeland Security Says
forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2

Glad I don't have to work on windows servers anymore. Hope nobody is working to late this weekend.

We've urged the court to factor TikTok users' First Amendment rights when it considers claims against Trump's Executive Order, in a brief primarily written by @ASULawFAC eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/trum

First: This isn't just a ban from using App Stores, but from using US networks entirely—and it's untenable. Code is itself speech. Banning Americans from using TikTok and WeChat would violate their own First Amendment rights.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/tikt

We oppose giving police officers access to any COVID-19 public health data, including the addresses of people who tested positive

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