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Apparently, setting `pointer-events: none` on an element prevents uBlock Origin's "Block this element" picker from being able to, well, pick it, and some websites have started to (ab)use this to make it harder for us to block their ads.

The workaround is of course to go into developer tools and manually allow pointer events on the ad, then block it via uBlock Origin.

today we went on a field trip to the vintagetek museum outside of portland! technology is wild, it’s crazy that anything works at all

"A Researcher Needed Three Hours to Identify Me From My DNA. My case highlights the threat to privacy from genetic databases."

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Non-comprehensive list of projects which use email-driven development:

- Linux & git (you knew this already)
- *BSD
- gcc, clang
- coreutils, busybox
- glibc, musl libc, newlib
- ffmpeg
- qemu, VirtualBox
- PostgreSQL, MariaDB
- Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and most other large Linux distros

'if you're a matrix.org user you should change your password now.'

It's running again, but:
'The hacker exploited a vulnerability in our production infrastructure'

matrix.org/blog/2019/04/11/sec

#infosec #matrix

Using special software... Linux... This makes me a potential criminal 🤣😂
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RT @0xUID@twitter.com
From #Assange Indictment:

"𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐱 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦"

"Linux, Special software" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
twitter.com/0xUID/status/11164

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Techie friends: if you haven’t started using Mosh (vs SSH) yet, you should. The short version is that it’s SSH over UDP, so it’s connectionless and you don’t get disconnected whenever your IP changes (like you walk into work and your phone jumps from LTE to Wi-Fi) or your laptop goes to sleep. It also has much better interactive latency, especially on slow mobile networks. “The user pressed ‘A’ and isn’t in Vim’s command mode. I’ll display a proposed ‘A’ then unless the server tells me not to.”

I mean the whole "sector convergence" bullshit (devops, fullstack devs, stuff like that) is mostly capitalism trying to squeeze more work and productivity from employees that previously did only one job and now do two. And of course, these employees end up having to learn a whole new domain of tech, and of course we end up with things not as well built as they could have been.

PSA: If you recently upgraded your install and are having problems with reporting mounting cycles during boot, enable the testing repository and upgrade the system , (then disable), it seems that a buggy version of lvm2 & device-mapper slipped into stable.

This is likely to affect you if you're using full-disk encryption.

Reminder: Lenin Moreno did not expel an Aussie but an Ecuadorian citizen who is a publisher. Illegal. He got his Aussie passport (at long last) months ago. Now we know why? #assange #wikileaks

The fact that many cable TV hosts in the U.S. make thousands of dollars from a single broadcast, putting them in the same class they're supposed to be reporting on, makes the likehood of any significant pushback from established media outlets that less likely.

The fact that one of their reporters could be next seems like a remote possibility to them, because many outlets have been working with the likes of CIA/NSA on stories so closely, they've even hired ex-staff at the agencies as reporters.

Sadly, my suspicion is that the public has been sufficiently primed to hate Assange now, so no major fuss will be made about it, nor will any mainstream journalists defend him, despite the horrible president any prosecution of Julian sets for journalists. Full-time journalism is an endangered career and so the few today that still manage to maintain that position have few incentives to rock the boar, ironically further eroding trust in journalism & pushing established outlets closer to the brink

After years of priming the public & demonizing Assange, he was today arrested, exactly as WikiLeaks warned about a few days ago. This was done with the full cooperation of the Ecuadorian government, whose new president has blamed Assange for leaking info that he's corrupt, (what a surprise).

He's used that excuse to oust him now, avoiding any discussion of the corruption itself.

The UK didn't even try to hide anything & flat out admitted that Assange was arrested on behalf of the US govt.

Julian Assange - UPDATE

News update from the London Metropolitan Police:

"Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities, at 10:53hrs after his arrival at a central London police station. This is an extradition warrant under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as possible."

#Assange #Wikileaks

• the auth server does not check passwords or otherwise manage users by itself — it just maintains auth handles for others (it's done this way to keep it small & secure). There is a separate password server that checks passwords, but doesn't handle auth. The `login` program, for example, checks the provided password with the password server and if it's correct, creates a new auth handle and gives it to the shell that it execs.

(8/8)

• this mechanism is not specific to I/O; similarly, the proc server maintains UIDs/GIDs for each process, and will only give out the priv host port and the device master port to processes that have UID 0

• I don't see why the new/reauthenticated port has to be sent through the auth server rather than passed directly to the client

• Linux maintains the real, effective, saved and filesystem UIDs for each process; Hurd supports an arbitrary number & doesn't differentiate between them

(7/8)

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).