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@rysiek @Jetengineweasel @seachaint @marxjohnson It's not the first time ElementaryOS devs do a gaffe. I remember not too long ago they called people cheaters if they wanted to download their OS for free.

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#2504 Fissile Raspberry Isotopes 

Grandma's shelf-stable blackberry pie meson recipe was a huge seller until her farm was shut down by a joint FDA/NRC investigation.

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I'm starting to miss the old 56kbit/s days. The internet these days is fast, but is broken most of the time.

I feel sorry for those that have never seen this.

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The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

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Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@[email protected]) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/ger 💉🇩🇪🚀

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Next time somebody complains about how HTTPS is "useless" or some such, send them this:
occrp.org/en/the-pegasus-proje

"""
A target’s web browsing can leave them open to attack without the need for them to click on a specifically-designed malicious link. This approach involves waiting for the target to visit a website that is not fully secured during their normal online activity. Once they click on a link to an unprotected site, NSO Group’s software can access the phone and trigger an infection.
"""

#InfoSec

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"Many eyes make bugs shallow" doesn't apply to security bugs. You need the *right* eyes auditing the code. Until then, backdoors like this can hide in plain sight. arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

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Crazy: @chbmeyer says he asked #Renault what kind of personal data his car collects & shares with the company. #GDPR

Here you go, dystopian shit:

- Charging history
- Temperature
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
- Geolocation

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But even in the US you'd have some measure of RISC.

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@lain
So umm, this happened...
(All I gave it was the comment and function definition)

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Does this tool exist (ideally as FOSS):

- you upload a series of slides / add content
- viewers access a web page
- as you advance the slides/content, the content on the webpage changes automatically

?

So you can present, without the bandwidth of video / screen sharing.

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The key to making good coffee is consistency. Perform the same steps in the same order the same way every time. Not for flavor, but so you can make coffee before you've had coffee.

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If you want to know why there is so much resentment towards Canonical and Ubuntu in the rest of the Linux world, this is a good example. happyassassin.net/posts/2016/0

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#Android 12 allows alternate app stores to update apps in the background without user interaction. Guess it is a good news for #fdroid and others

xda-developers.com/android-12-

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Weird - writing a Paypal scams article for a client (how to avoid them, not how to do them) and using Google docs because that’s what the client uses, when suddenly…

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Which is odd.

I’m guessing Google scans the documents for known spammy /scammy phrases?

Yet another reason I don’t use Google unless I have to…

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