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School surveillance technology is often implemented without any notification or input from parents. It's unclear where and how students are tracked, with little to no information given to parents on the depth of the privacy invasion. theguardian.com/education/2019

Hm. The WordPress change email process seems backwards. The old email gets a message saying 'if this is ok, ignore this email' and the new address gets the verification link to click.

Updated my game a bit today, now you can pass in rule strings like B3/S23 to control it. github.com/bcl/sdl2-life

I really like how easy it is to use vm-bhyve

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There is a high-level overview for this article as well now, if you only want the important stuff about these Kaspersky vulnerabilities without the technical details.

palant.de/2019/11/27/more-kasp

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Help stop the privatization of Public Interest Registry, the steward of the .org domain space. Please sign the letter of protest to
#AndrewSullivan, President and CEO of the US #InternetSociety, and spread the word:
savedotorg.org/

Managed to get installed w/GeForce 9500 and only a little pain (had to install a couple xf86-input- packages manually to get the keyboard and mouse to work.

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I'm trying out Fedora Silverblue in a VirtualBox VM (on an Ubuntu host). For some reason, after installing and creating a user, the keyboard doesn't work. Like when I reboot, I can't type my password to login. Anyone else have this problem?

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Some cool collaboration/sync/privacy research by Kleppmann et al at Ink & Switch: inkandswitch.com/local-first.h . Nextcloud should have got at least an honorable mention ( nextcloud.com/ ).

Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) sound cool.

Many interesting links in there, including the library of congress recommended formats: loc.gov/preservation/resources

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PROMPT_COMMAND="echo pipe statuses: \${PIPESTATUS[@]}" # In bash, this will show the return status of each command in the pipeline in the previous pipeline. So for instance 'ls | grep unmatchingexpression | wc -l' might return '0 1 0' showing that the grep didn't match.

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I recently wrote a blog post explaining how I set up Mullvad VPN in Qubes, using NetworkManager in the systrem tray, having it automatically connect, and using the Qubes firewall to prevent leaks. Check it out micahflee.com/2019/11/using-mu

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hey fedizens (and especially niusers)! i built something!

it's a tool that can open a mastodon export archive and show you all of your toots and favorites (if they're available). it's still not perfect and needs substantial improvements, but i decided to publish it now, as niusers were asking questions about how to view export.

purr.neocities.org

also i'll post updates at @meowViewer (report bugs there if you encounter them!). please boost! :boost_ok:

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Up until now, the government has had unfettered access to search travelers’ electronic devices when they enter the U.S.

Going forward, the judge said, searches must require reasonable suspicion—a much higher standard—that the devices contain contraband.
forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko

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"Wanna know what makes SeaGL special? We're FREE, we provide childcare, and we have a tea meetup called TeaGL! Learn more here and see you FRIDAY!!!"

seagl.org/news/2019/11/11/SeaG

#SeaGL #FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #Seattle #FreeSoftware #TeaGL

Playing around with and library from
github.com/veandco/go-sdl2

Rewrote a Conway's Game of Life using it --
github.com/bcl/sdl2-life

I like it much better than the Go Qt library I used previously which rotted to the point it wouldn't compile anymore.

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Had anyone good ideas for soldering projects with 24-40 parts ?
I want to do a soldering advents calendar ( 24 day countdown to Christmas).

Please feel free to RT

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