Saw this yesterday and boosted it again this morning. It's spot on about the kinds of trade offs and project methods that get employed in developing a web application -- and how those processes, born from "agile" are not the right solution for all software engineering endevours. Particularly things like the Iowa Caucus where you won't get the chance to roll back and try again if things go haywire.
The business side sees a need for churning out new features fast. User stories focus our attention on the UX, and draw attention away from the model -- product management types don't have the time to devote to working out a rich model that they can't see and touch. Back-end positions get advertised as Full Stack where the stack is ankle deep. Web developer's understanding of modeling business logic ends at making a bunch of tables and letting the ORM build you a bunch of objects. These objects enforce no rules, encapsulate no knowledge of the domain.
It makes some twisted sense as a trade off, as Bitlog outlines. The feature might get canned next sprint, so why put hundreds of developer hours into building anything more complex than what amounts to a prototype? If the prototype survives and the business ever has the opportunity to grow large enough to care about the model they can do a rewrite then (if).
But it can be frustrating.
Amazon Ring is reinventing the surveillance state - ProtonVPN Blog
Earlier tonight, I posted a link to a site that is scoring mastodon sites based on their threat score. Using things like violence, socialism, and polygamy as data points to score instances.
I removed the link, because they are a known entity that we can use for Projekt:ONI.
Let me take a moment to describe Projekt:ONI.
We are working on a detection and response system to detect listeners on the fediverse. It is in it’s very early stages... but essentially we will be compiling statistics in order to find targets that are likely surveillance operations, and then alerting the fediverse.
Think of it as an AI/ML system to keep snoops out of our shit.
Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.
The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what. http://justine-haupt.com/rotarycellphone/
Crypto AG sold rigged machines to more than 100 nations, including Iran, India, Egypt, Italy...
"It was the intelligence coup of the century."
This proves #Snowden was right.
ICANN Allows .COM Price Increases, Gets More Money
The Public Comment period is open through February 14, 2020. Submit your own personalized comment using ICANN’s form at https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-3-2020-01-03-en/mail_form
Remember all those Flash games that used to be all over the internet? And those Flash animations?
Since Flash is going the way of the Dodo someone took the effort to archive them, in a stand-alone app that you can use the play them! If you choose the version that includes all the content (38,000 games and 2,400 animations) you will download a whopping 288GB!
Windows only sadly.
Reversing (and Recreating) Cryptographic Secrets Found in .NET Assemblies Using Python
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