friends don't let friends write Python 2 code in 2017
Picking a new computer:
1998: "Everything's twice as fast as it was last year! So much choice! So many options!"
2018: "OK, so which of these fucking things is the least broken?"
I joined Mastodon earlier this week and my first impression is that it is quieter and more personal than Twitter, which I quite like.
A bit about me: I have been doing #webdev since childhood, and am currently working towards a BSc in Computing & IT to improve my theoretical knowledge. Long-term goal is to work in #infosec (with a focus on #appsec, probably).
I enjoy being outdoors when I am not staring at computer screen (hiking, kayaking, etc).
"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
– Terry Pratchett
Max #Schrems has been using #EU #privacy law to fight big US internet corps. He's setting up an NGO to use the new privacy law (#GDPR) to fight for privacy online. It's called #NOYB (None of your business). *But* they want to raise €250k by end of January.
Please consider donating money to them (if you can), or join as a member to provide regular income (if you can), which I did.
There's a lot wrong with privacy online, and EU privacy law can be a powerful weapon. This is a chance to use it. Many global US corps are gonna follow EU privacy law, so this benefits people globally.
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Hence the relation between the values of two commodities supplies us with the simplest expression of the value of a low hugable cat.
Here we are all panicking about speculative execution and VMware releases a vSphere vulnerability which is so lethal words escape me:
(via Davi Ottenheimer on the birdsite). Basically the PoC is getting a shell without password, adding SSH keys and getting access to *all* backups.
[and yes, VMs and clouds… a problem]