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I see a lot of articles say things like "They now run this service in the cloud—which brings its own set of security challenges." I wish they would equivalently write "They run their IT in their own data centres—which brings its own set of security challenges."

DIY infrastructure? Oh that's obviously secure. Professionally-run commercial clouds? Whoa, they're risky.

The physical affects the virtual affects the physical. Performance artist creates virtual traffic jams by pulling a wagon full of second-hand phones all using Google maps app.

Why do people go around insulting everyone? Everyone who uses the cloud "blindly trust the cloud providers"? Nobody is doing due diligence? Nobody has a long list of security risks they track and controls and mitigations, huh? And they want to "disprove the assumption that cloud infrastructures are secure". Because the existence of one bug means what? It's "insecure"? The research is legit, but the preamble is garbage from an out-of-touch techie.

I just had the song “Memories” from “Maroon 5” come up on my play list. Listen to it for about 10 seconds. I can’t believe a modern band can get away with that.

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Tech security reminder: your typewriter ribbon is a keystroke logger.

YouTube’s copyright bots have filed a claim against a video I did in 2017. It asserts that I am infringing on a video copyrighted in 2020. Not really sure how that is possible and why they don’t, instead, think that the newer person is infringing on ME. Pain in the ass. I hate YouTube.

I passed my AWS Architect Pro today. By far the hardest professional cert I've done. To be fair, I haven't done the certs I would consider similar (e.g., CCIE), so I don't have much basis for comparison. But it's no joke.

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Is it really better that FB has three incompatible msging apps they now have to wrangle into one new proprietary protocol? In the 20 year fight to own the market, all we have to show for it are mountains of abandoned proprietary code, dead networks, wasted efforts.

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@xerz something isn’t quite right. Not sure I can follow you.

Strange event on my house WiFi. A new station joins (associations goes up by 1. Someone opened a macbook air's lid) then all WiFi traffic goes to 0 (sev1 ticket: "daaaaad! The WiFi is broken!") Not sure what the deal is. OpenWRT is usually pretty robust, but this is not the first time I've seen this behaviour, but it's the first time I've captured it in the graph and gotten some data.

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What's hot: Online, publicly-accessible, scanned-in library archives.

What's not: Pinhole viewers which wad a really shitty UI/UX between the reader and the actual fucking text.

IA's BookReader is actually one of the best reading software available, online or off. Just fucking _use_ it already.

No, I don't want to be looking at your shitty webpage when I'm trying to read a document I WANT TO READ THE FUCKING DOCUMENT.

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#introductions for #TwitterExodusScotland

Hi, I'm The_Gibson. Digital Warlord of, an instance in the Fediverse that focuses on infosec and hacking... and community building. We are a bunch of technomancers adrift in the fediverse working to restore the timeline to the future we were promised at the dawn of the public internet.

Hack The Planet!

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OK #TwitterExodusScotland - waiting in #TwitterExodusCymru and/or #TwitterExodusWales ....

Please check out - you can move your account there if you haven't found it already!

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Looking for recommendations on good instances that currently have open registration.

Boosts requested on this one.

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Replugging this here for visibility:

Some projects i worked on in the last year, that you might find interesting:

Koios - a universal database-free file tagger

Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method

Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language

SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client

Boosts would be deeply appreciated as more users = less bugs.

Anybody I know want to host a box on the internet basically free? I work with an “internet co-op” where we have a ghetto server room, 100M internet connection. A couple of /24s and basically freedom to do an awful lot of whatever you want. It’s totally DIY, though. We just provide power, connectivity, cooling, and pretty minimal security. It’s old school internet. The way it was back in the day. Location is in Fairfax, VA, near DC. PM me if you’re interested.

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