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Zoom's encryption has some major flaws, is "not suited for secrets", and Zoom has servers in China generating meeting encryption keys for users in other countries, Citizen Lab researchers discover theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zo (by me)

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anyone want a copy of Undertale or World of Goo? I have a spare Steam key for each that came in this week's Humble Bundle

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Lots of folks are maintaining a thin shell of calm over a warm gooey center of freaking the hell out. It's coming out in weird, tangential ways. Folks getting mad over irrelevancies and minutiae.

Empty your lungs. Breathe in. Be patient with your friends. We need each other.

@mwlucas Got an email confirming my order, hopefully they haven't lost it :)

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Today's episode of 'I knew that but...' is the find tool. Full of a plethora of options and obnoxious behavior. Including not following symlinks, even on the cmdline.

Which means my photo backup tool (github.com/bcl/copy2s3) stopped working when I moved the giant piles of photos elsewhere and symlinked to them. In January :/

The fix is simple, add `-H` to the cmdline so it will follow the one on the cmdline, but not in any of the directories it enters below that.

@jerry I note a lack of windows. Not sure I'd have managed to last this long as a remote worker without my view.

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As the COVID-19 outbreak forces most companies to collaborate remotely, more people are turning to tools like Zoom. If you’re using Zoom, you may want to be aware of these concerning privacy practices. protonmail.com/blog/zoom-priva

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Tor 0.4.2.7, the third stable release in the 0.4.2.x series, backports numerous fixes from later releases, including a fix for TROVE-2020-002, a major denial-of-service vulnerability that affected all released Tor instances since 0.2.1.5-alpha. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

Added a gallery to my static blog. Works pretty well, and is simple enough that I was able to fix a few issues I ran into.

brianlane.com/post/gallery-tes

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Also a few weeks ago I started "The Missing Semester of Your CS Education," a free course published by MIT. It's meant to teach "proficiency with [computer science] tools" and I've learned some new things about the shell. 100% recommend. It includes videos and text missing.csail.mit.edu/

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Chelsea Manning has been released, but she was fined $1,000 for each day she refused to testify.

Those fines now total approximately $256,000, and she's been ordered to pay them.

Help her out: gofundme.com/f/help-chelsea-pa

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With all the talk of hand washing and avoiding face touching, this is a great illustration of how easily something like a cold can spread, thanks to an old Mythbusters episode.
youtube.com/watch?v=3wPKBpk7wU

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Folding@Home, COVID-19 

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