codes of conduct
someone said "there is no reason not to read it."
i disagree. there is no reason to read them (or laws for that matter.) why? because rule sheets only matter as much as the people who enforce them. and enforcers tend to selectively decide who rules apply to and can be very adept at mental masturbation to get out of even the most strictly written rules.
for instance the US constitution says "congress shall enact no law abridging freedom of speech or of the press." that's a pretty bulletproof sentence, but they've jerked themselves off that "well uh, bad speech doesn't count as speech and so that's why we can violate that sentence!"
written codes are just cover your ass measures from people who want to appear to have a diplomatic face, so they can shrug behind paper documents when their decisions are criticized. there is no point in reading one; you will not get unbanned because you argued a loophole in an admin's paperwork. just like reading a law does nothing but false security, because a judge can just decide to ignore it and even knowing the current "precedent" means very little since they can flip flop on that too.
Sysadmins: "It's secure because it's in a container"
My boss asked me for some work account's password once. "I don't know," I said, "I don't know any of my passwords. I use a password manager and passwords that exceed 32 characters if possible."
My boss thought that was silly. Today, breaking a SHA-256-encoded hash for a 12-character password takes less than an hour.
Services that limit password length give away hints about their shoddy password hashing practices. Do not trust them.
Off-premise chat for your business. Wonderful idea.
Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.
My data is not yours to own.
You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.
You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.
Then you took away our nation.
My data is not yours to own.
I don't call it Domino's. It's meowminos.
Watch, and you'll do the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jXdw3__ZlQ
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?
* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.
* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.
* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.
* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.
So, any discussion online of HOAs, someone mentions that theirs restricts the use of TV antennas. You should know, that's straight up illegal, and unenforceable.
In my family's case, we offered to take the antenna down in exchange for our mortgage paid off. Never head from the HOA again.
So here you have the full picture now: #PGP doesn't work and never will. Stop recommending it, stop organizing key signing parties, you aren't helping anybody doing that. Just put it to grave instead.
Hacker, comedian, RED Scout fan, gold Ekko one-trick. Watching them sorting debris.
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