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I've been waiting on a FOIA request from Jefferson Parish since March.

I didn't know covid made it impossible to query a database. Also, it sure as shit didn't take them 3 months to plant drugs on a dude

Has covid killed coworking spaces yet?

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I forced an AI to read the x86 reference manual alongside 1000 programs to produce a program on its own. This is the result.

$ ./a.out
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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the gargron community is dying, rt if you're a real eugenicist

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One wonders if Snowden regrets throwing away his life to warn ungrateful Americans about unconstitutional NSA wire-tapping.

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That's a good question!

The first big vuln with a name and logo was heartbleed. This made it easier to sell to news media, which in turn made patching easier to sell to executives.

The name and the logo make the vulnerability seem serious. Unfortunately, after the first one that does this, now managers won't authorize a maintenance window for any bug that doesn't.

So now every bug needs marketing.

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why do security vulnerabilities have names and logos

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"Edison Mail rolls back update after users reported they could see strangers' emails. The company says the issue was caused by a bug, not a security breach."

WELL, in that case there is no need to worry, I guess? 😂🤦

The "quantum" marketing hype machine is here.

An upcoming Samsung phone is reportedly using "entropy from a quantum source" as an RNG for certain cryptographic operations. And this makes it "the first phone with quantum technology"

hi, yes, hello, if this conversation continues for very much longer, I just might blow my fucking brains out

okay keybase aquired by company with heavy ties to china. I get it.

so what's wrong with them being a directory of public keys and proofs tying those keys to people's socials?

"if you're not a C developer familiar with our codebase, you have no right to complain" squad in full force this morning.

"hey guys, your flagship file manager, photo viewer, and the actual plasmashell have horrible memory leaks. maybe that's more important than imgur integration?"

techbros: your fault, fix it yourself

year of the linux desktop when?

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In the age of the plague, we have cover to operate with impunity, but none of them have the mental bandwidth to notice.

This set of inverse incentives lead to bad places.

I am just a little pissed off that B2 came out with an S3-compatible API literally a couple of days after I just said "fuck it" and started using a caching proxy for my mastodon instance

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