Everything is a goddamn grift.
Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob
Seriously fuck this guy
"Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling"
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
Everything is a goddamn grift
It occurs to me that when I make my Apple ID password complex, the implied threat model I'm defending against, is somebody compromising Apple completely, and yet the thing they choose to do with their access in that apocalyptic scenario is find Apple's DB of hashed passwords and go at it brute force in order to compromise individual users' accounts. But don't worry, I'm safe, it will take them too long to brute force my account! Ha ha!
Interesting post about how very small a part "password complexity" plays in in defending people against account compromise in the real world... https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Azure-Active-Directory-Identity/Your-Pa-word-doesn-t-matter/ba-p/731984
WTF. One of the missing pieces I hate about PHP -- "$x = $y || $z" -- actually exists after all, it's just "$x = $y ?: $z".
I never see anybody using it in code. I didn't know it existed. Most discussion of it are just asides in discussions about the "ternary operator".
But it's been around for lots and lots of years -- since PHP v5.3.
Traduki pomemojn estas damne malfacile. Jen mia provo pri nur kvar versoj de Wallace Stevens.
Ili diris, “vi havas bluan gitaron.
vi ne ludas la estantaron.”
respondis li, “la estantaro
sxangxigxas sur la blua gitaro.”
("They said, 'You have a blue guitar.
You do not play things as they are.'
The man replied, 'things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.'")
The anonymous owner of a hateful, racist, transphobic, misogynistic, and generally toxic RPG blog is outed as David Guyll of Awful Good Games: https://twitter.com/frasersimons/status/1148314445753401344
I like jewels and skulls and swords and sorceries and dice
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