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Maybe we need a refresh on what marketing actually is

Is it advertising, word-of-mouth, placement, or something else? Because marketing may not be the same problem as the disruptive, socially and psychologically damaging advertising

Are exceptions warranted for orgs smaller than a certain number and isn’t a subsidiary of a much larger org?

In the old days, we put up posters or got a notice on one of the locally printed zines

Zines were entertaining and useful because of their focused scope

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mfw people distort the meaning of words up to the point these words are no use anymore...

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Infos about #Skyfall and #Spectre vulnerabilities are out: https://skyfallattack.com/ Show more

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Not good. o_0. mudge posted this on birdsite. #Intel

On stage today, during the Cyber-ITL talk at ShmooCon, Patrick dropped a little 0day that speculative execution executed data (ignoring non-execute markings).

That’s r-x... for those keeping track.

(rowhammer for the write anyone?)


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One of my most popular Twitter stories about my IT job, now on /r/TalesFromTechSupport:


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realistically, we should just stop calling any button meta.
some people think that super is meta, I'M LOOKING AT YOU KDE.

@Michcioperz told me about some nice guide to scuttlebutt protocol. github.com/ssbc/scuttlebutt-pr
I didn't quite know what scuttlebut is, but the guide seems nice, and they have some very nice cryptographic handshake. Gonna read the full whitepaper about the handshake when I have time

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Gosh, I wonder who made that decision.
Because obviously low level staffers are the ones who don’t really need their salaries. #latestagecapitalism

I'm wondering whether there's a corelation between liking metal music and using Gentoo or OpenBSD

I hate it when I fix some issue in an open-source project and then forget to submit a pull request, or even if I submit it, I forget about it and don't address the maintainer's comments. I guess it's because once it , there's no more incentive to spend time on it. Which is sad.

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Being an open-source maintainer is really hard. A lot of people tend to act very entitled towards you, as if you "owe" them your time or your attention.

It's totally illogical: you put something out there for free, and now because of that, folks feel like they deserve more of it! And yet this is often the prevailing mood in OSS communities.

At the same time, you may start to believe this logic yourself, leading to "open-source guilt." This often ends in burnout.

If you're running a GUI on a Xen VM and access it via VNC, this line saves the day:

usbdevice = "tablet"

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so @ek and I agreed:

if you're trying to start a cooperative/non-profit residential ISP in seattle, wobscale (AS64241) will offer you free transit if you can get a cross-connect to our rack in the westin building exchange.

inquiries: iliana@wobscale.website

If you want it to look exactly the same in every browser, make it a PDF.

@TrentWalton has a nice blog post about how web should be device-agnostic. trentwalton.com/2014/03/10/dev

The post even argues that website developers should keep in mind that some people have very slow internet connection. Right when I almost lost hope that there are good people among the professional web designers.

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Eg. lazily loading content as you scroll down (a.k.a. infinite scrolling) could be probably done in some declarative way, without requiring any site-specific client-side code.

And when you think about it, like 2/3 of web doesn't do anything useful in JS anyway, and could as well be done without it. Then there's, dunno, 1/4(?) of web that's one-page webapps that do everything in JS.

These should be done as native clients using native protocols (eg. IMAP + your-fav-mail-client instead of gmail website).

Then there's stuff in the middle that requires some relatively low amount of interactivity, and it'd be interesting to extend HTML to be able to do it w/o JS.