Today's tip - ':verbose set tw' will tell you what's messing with your textwidth setting.

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(CVE-2020-0601) - PoC

"CVE-2020-0601, or commonly referred to as CurveBall, is a vulnerability in which the signature of certificates using elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is not correctly verified...."

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"With onion services, women can share and access women’s health resources in countries where it is outlawed. Activists can organize with less fear of surveillance when there may be life or death consequences."

If you're switching your code to use pytest or unittest instead of the no longer maintained nosetest and you notice that not all of your tests are being gathered up the problem may be that you used foo_test instead of test_foo in a random assortment of your functions.

When this happens sed is your best friend:

sed -i "s/def \(.*\)_test/def test_\1/" ./tests/*py

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I will write a thread while reading's mastering ansible and will collect questions here

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I needed a simple SMTP to Maildir delivery for some service emails, I didn't want to go to the trouble of installing postfix so I wrote this -

Just don't use it for anything serious. Or as root. Or on anything but a firewalled LAN. Or at all :)

Microphones are vulnerable to laser attack -
Smarter Every Day demonstrates controlling devices via laser, even through a window.

And that's the LAST time I'm futzing around with fonts. vim airline finally looks good, thanks to Nerd Fonts and some custom settings in the .vimrc

Ha! Cliff Stoll (author of The Cuckoo's Egg) makes Klein Bottles -

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A federal judge ruled that the US government is entitled to any money Edward Snowden makes from his memoir and paid speeches because he disclosed classified information without approval, and didn't let NSA and CIA do "prepublication review"

Kudos to devs, just moved my setup from to a jail. Only real hitch I hit was solved by running the Resynchronize hooks task from the gitea admin panel.

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It's been a historic week in the fight against face surveillance:

Brookline, MA, San Diego, CA, and Seattle, WA each took steps to limit local use of face surveillance.

On Tuesday, Sea-Tac airport halted plans to implement face recognition:

Setting up my first jail. Good news is it seems to be working. Bad news is I spent a bunch of time futzing around with networking before trying -

Apparently it isn't auto-creating the bridge.

Also a bit surprised it starts the jail with the create command, before I've had a chance to mount the extra files and configure sshd.

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