every day russian "federation" exists is a bad day
STOP DOING VENDORING
libraries were not supposed to be bundled with apps
years of software packaging yet no real world use found for 2000 different copies of log4j on the same computer
wanted to automatically include libraries anyway? we had that already, it was called dependency resolution
“hello i would like to port chromium’s webp buffer overflow fix to discord”
they have played us for absolute fools
Learning about cpu architecture
Today's fun rabbit hole: there's a mechanical watch feature called a "hack". Why is it called that?
The hack (aka a "hacking seconds watch") is a feature where the seconds hand of the watch stops advancing when you click over to the time-setting function. IOW, as you adjust the hour/minute, the seconds hand is frozen in place until you finish the time adjustment.
Who would have thought the #chatcontrol proposal is being pushed for by the AI industry? Great investigative piece into the lobbying effort to break encryption and to roll out unprecedented surveillance of private communications in the name of protecting children. https://balkaninsight.com/2023/09/25/who-benefits-inside-the-eus-fight-over-scanning-for-child-sex-content/
STOP SAVING DAYLIGHT
* CLOCKS WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CHANGED TWICE A YEAR
* YEARS OF 'SAVING' yet NO NET GAIN OF DAYLIGHT
* Sunset keeps getting earlier by a few minutes per day, which is sad but we can adjust to it, but then BAM we are all supposed to change the clocks so that it's suddenly A FULL HOUR EARLIER and it's PITCH DARK AFTER WORK what the hell.
"Hello I would like my saved daylight back please"
They have played us for absolute fools.
"do you really want to hurt me" -- boy george
"ouch my back really hurts me" -- middle aged man george
v:dw is by far the most useful acronym I've run across recently, much more relevant than tl;dr.
video: didn't watch.
THREAD: This is harrowing. Saudi Arabia wanted the names of 6000 anonymous Arab Spring dissidents from Twitter. At first, MBS tried to get their names using EDRs - requests under emergency circumstances. When that proved cumbersome, KSA basically bought Twitter.
▪️They did so by threatening to pull twitter out of their market (biggest in the Middle East) and by offering to invest in heavily in Twitter. They also positioned two spies inside Twitter who helped funnel the personal information on dissidents out of Twitter to KSA
▪️In 2011, they invested $300M. In 2022, MBS bought that investment for $1.5B, worth $1.9B later that year, making KSA (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) the biggest shareholder of Twitter behind Elon Musk.
▪️The two KSA spies inside Twitter INFORMED Twitter that the personally identifying information they were gathering was for the Saudi Government. One received money and gifts from the KSA in exchange for the user data including $300K and a nice job after he fled the US.