Parler (Cambridge Analytica money) was hacked and they were a) using PHP and b) storing everybody's SSN in plaintext. on birdsite.

it's kind of ____ that ironic is not the word for things made of iron.

The writing was on the wall. Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) fired by tweet for speaking truth, leaving a hole in homeland security.

In France, Christians used to be forbidden to own the "source code" of the bibles (ie translations).

"We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old and the New Testament;"

I think actually qanon isn't a noun/thing, but a verb/process. E.g. "some griefers joined and started qanoning the forum".

Anyone in the FediBrain know of a protocol (or app) which (ab)uses mail as a transport protocol? So you could send messages to an address but a higher level protocol could decode into something beyond mail.

Rapture - the name of my friend's future garbage collection algorithm

`tput rmam` (removes auto-margin in terminal) is a nice solution for taming those massive single-line min.js files while grepping.

Sadly, tmux doesn't support automatic margins.

Am I missing something about or does the browser consider every IPFS-hosted website the same domain for cookies?

Programming language written in ancient/classical Chinese which transpiles to JavaScript/Python/Ruby (has vim plugins) ide.wy-lang.org/

Got Cloudflare'd trying to visit my state's website for overseas voters. Because Cloudflare detected my IP as overseas.

Thought experiment: Suppose it's destined that China becomes the global hegemonic superpower & also develops an all-knowing panopticon which can retroactively distinguish persons (not Chinese) who helped her rise and those who actively sought to hinder it. The former received rewards, the latter were executed. Now we all know how China will act one day. What's the right thing for us to do today?

There are better ways to learn about things like medicine, finance than through direct experience. Learn from other people's stupid miscalculations.

This is a story about installing Linux on a hard drive. But not the trivial way you're imagining. It involves connecting to serial ports on the drive's controller. And ends with a rootkit that wiping and reinstalling the OS won't fix.

spritesmods.com/?art=hddhack&p

Is there a good reason for a developer to run Fedora unless they work in a Redhat shop?

Discreet Log Contracts (DLC) are a L2 (like Lightning) protocol to make financial bets on future oracle outcomes, w/o the oracle seeing the bettors. Future primitive. Demo: youtube.com/watch?v=zy1sL2ndcD

I used to use a web service for creating invoices but they sold out and shut down. But there must be some simple, even CLI, templated invoice PDF generator? YAML/Markdown -> PDF

"I have been running a full IBM System/370 Mainframe on a $20 Raspberry Pi Zero for ~5 months."

Here it is running DOGECICS, a banking app for transferring dogecoin written in Cobol.

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