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X-COM is pretty fun, but there's one thing that's always bugged me. When you sell the alien corpses, who are you selling them to?

Took and passed my ham exam tonight. I don't think I get my callsign for a few weeks, so enjoy not having to worry about me shitting up the 2-meter band while it lasts

So I've got about a semester worth of credits going into college

AP scores came in today and I got a 5 on the one I self-studied. Feels good

I also don't have a fan, but the towel trick works well enough that I can live without one

To anyone else who can't afford AC - on hot, restless nights, run some cold water over a towel and wring it until it isn't soaking wet, then use that as a blanket

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Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”



Poc||GTFO 0x18 is out!

Probably going to apply for a second job tomorrow morning since my current one isn't letting me work enough hours. Wish me luck

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Got the . I'll consider becoming a member this time around now that the student rates apply to me

Never thought I'd be excited about 30 KB/s down, but I think that's the most I'm going to get with 5 peers on I2P

I'm growing more fond of Gentoo by the day

Just noticed that portage appropriately sets the GECOS field of users it creates so that you know which users belong to which packages.

But I have backups so it's okay. Well, I hope. I think fsck gave me a decent idea of which files got fucked over, but I feel like it probably overwrote some important config file and it isn't going to bite me in the ass for another month

It must've been really bad though because fsck thought it would be a good idea to turn my prom pictures into directories

That was damn stressful. It was literally just one sector so I forced a remap with hdparm(8), ran an obligatory fsck(8), and now I'm not getting any more IO errors. I'm scared to do anything else, though.

I think I fucked something up, I've got a bad sector on this brand new drive after messing around with some new PCI hardware. Hopefully I can remap it without this problem getting worse?

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Colin Percival tweeted a short thread on the “Lazy FPU” vulnerability that was just disclosed (CVE-2018-3665).

Colin credits his learning about it to Theo de Raadt. Took him ~5 hours to come up with working exploit code.


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