This post is pretty hilarious: person in 2013 baffled by seeing a standard 1960s-1990s compact-cassette 'stop' icon in a 2008 movie, not sure what it could possibly mean.
<< Unlike the Play and Record buttons, which are shown meeting standard interface practices of today, the lineup has that odd orange button that is never shown being used. My best guess, based only on its inclusion with the other two buttons, is that it represents a pause function or stop >>
The NSA released the crypt32.dll ECC validation failure 0day to attempt to regain trust from the security community.
They refused to say how long they have known about it.
My theory is that, due to the power of this bug, they would have sat on this only until they detected an independent discovery, and then burned it. They would never burn such a thing if it were their only one, or if it were still believed to be entirely unknown by anyone else. It’s far too valuable an offensive tool.
“Whisper in her ear again. Call France” AT&T ad (from the October 27, 1986 edition of Sports Illustrated) https://advertisingpics.tumblr.com/post/190806186378/whisper-in-her-ear-again-call-france-att-ad
From Cointelegraph.com: Bitcoin Gold Blockchain Hit by 51% Attack Leading to $70K Double Spend https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-gold-blockchain-hit-by-51-attack-leading-to-70k-double-spend #BitcoinGold #DoubleSpend #51%Attack #Altcoin
looks like f-droid has some sense.
I am working on a project to name and shame developers of open source software who embed spyware in their releases. Of course we can fork, but I think it's wasteful, and if we can pressure people to stop violating the consent of their users, it will be more efficient. Who wants to help? Please contact me at email@example.com #privacy #spyware
common theme seems to be people implying that i am doing something wrong by posting my own thoughts on my own server. “get out of here”, indeed
A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released”
Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on instances.social, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.
“In this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]“
“These data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.“
“The spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”
it seems i have been living in a bubble; violent threats are not allowed on most mainstream social networks, and seeing it so often in the fediverse really bums me out.