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I'm taking a break from being on @HackerRadioShow@twitter.com to focus on my last semester at school and applying for jobs, though I'll still be helping out with production behind the scenes. If you have any leads for entry-level positions in infosec please let me know!

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3 to the Elves

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7 to the Dwarf lords

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9 to the race of Men

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But they were all of them, deceived. For another ring was made.

#lotr

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I think some folks can't distinguish between chaotic good and lawful neutral

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Fit bits are just Tamagotchis for adults but turns out you're the blob you're trying to keep alive.

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I imagine that some day, effectively everything will be created by autonomous machines. Humans will be the intended consumers of the machines' wares. In the machines' quest to know how well they did, they will enslave all of humanity as forced labor focus groups, who endlessly participate in A/B tests until they die of exhaustion.

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@ekaitz_zarraga @Shamar

The most harmful thing I see about a blockchain is it's energy consumption and need for expensive technology where some lower tech solution would be less harmful and better suited.

We need to reduce the amount of data centers in this world. Adding halls of hash cash playing machines does not help that.
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"SJWs are ruining Star Trek with their progressive agenda."

???

#StarTrek

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the skyscraper spire
the solace
filling up with snow

As I've grown older, I've really come to regret the lack of hedonism in my youth.

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when the boss tells us to deprioritize fixing tech debt "so we can ship more product features"

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So I realize I've been thinking of social networks as graph-based and set-based.

Graph-based means you follow other users and get a feed of their posts. (E.g. Facebook, Goople, birdsite, here).

Set-based means you are either in or out and if you're in, your feed is the same as everyone else who's in. (E.g. subreddits, mailing lists, USENET groups, web fora.)

I'm finding this to be a useful distinction.

Time Change (-) Show more

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In case you missed it, switching.social has a search page for public domain eBooks:

switching.social/public-domain

It uses a custom DuckDuckGo search for ebooks in Gutenberg, Adelaide University, Wikisource, Gutenberg Australia, Gutenberg Canada, Faded Page, Standard eBooks, Runeberg.org, Lonnrot.net and dbnl.org

If you know of any other sources of PD eBooks, especially non-English sources, let me know.

#eBooks #PublicDomain #Books #Literature #Libre

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Earth talk, negative Show more

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Now the President of the United States is putting his security, and maybe the security of the country, at the mercy of a bunch of crummy โ€œconsumer gradeโ€ telecom security protocols. Couldnโ€™t be a better illustration of the phenomenon.

twitter.com/matthew_d_green/st

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A few years ago a USG official asked a Microsoft rep why it mattered that consumer devices have strong encryption.

His reply: thereโ€™s no such thing as a โ€œconsumer deviceโ€. Our high-sensitivity customers (CEOs, politicians) use the same devices as everyone else.

twitter.com/matthew_d_green/st

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.