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BSD vs. Linux flamewar trigger 

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If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/o

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Malicious Python libraries stealing OpenPGP and SSH keys:

zdnet.com/article/two-maliciou

– Look for python3-dateutil, and jeIlyfish.
– Both modules try to exfiltrate SSH/OpenPGP keys and send them to an IP address.
– This is the third time the PyPI team intervenes to remove typo-squatted malicious Python libraries from the official repository.

#python #malware #pypi #infosec #security #cybersecurity

How often do developers of operating systems such as the BSDs use linux drivers as a guide to how the hardware works, as opposed to the actual technical documentation? I've heard that sometimes Linux drivers are used as a reference, but I'm wondering how often this is done.

Does anyone have any tips for getting better at academic writing and writing in general?

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Listen to an audio book. There are lots of public domain ones here: librivox.org/

Anyone know of any good resources for learning intermediate-level Haskell? I know basic stuff like the syntax, functors, monads, but I want to learn more.

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:mastodon: A big welcome ❤️ to all the lovely people who have joined Mastodon to make a difference.

🇮🇳 #India, you rock.

Feel free to boost — to salute all new members.

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In The Economic Times today.

Mastodon Cashing in on Twitter's Failings

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Robert Reich:
More evidence of the soaring wealth inequality in America. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans nows own nearly as much wealth as the entire middle class, according to new Federal Reserve data. Others estimates put their share even higher. The wealthy and corporations have never had it so good, pocketing trillions from Trump's tax cuts and deregulation.

Folks, wealth inequality is even more dangerous than income inequality. Over time, wealth parked in investments will continue to grow even further – without wealthy folks lifting a finger. This concentration of wealth will soon resemble the kind of dynasties common to European aristocracies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It threatens to undermine our economy and democracy.

The Richest 1% Is Close To Amassing As Much Wealth As The Entire Middle Class | HuffPost
huffpost.com/entry/wealth-gap1

Spricht jemand hier Deutsch? Ich lerne Deutsch als Fremdsprache

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¿La mayoría de tus conversaciones son quejas o discusiones 👀?
Quizá tienes más en común con los murciélagos de lo que pensabas 🦇

#murcielago #quejas #bat #conversaciones

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Amazonia en llamas 😞
La selva brasileña, que ya se enfrentaba a un grave problema de deforestación, está pasando por una de las peores temporadas de incendios de su historia
#amazonia #brasil #incendio

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