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Q: Why does a web developer choose to learn Perl and PHP instead of Python or Ruby?

A: There is no $ in Python and Ruby code.

#court : also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses

- French: cour

- German: der Hof

- Italian: taglio

- Portuguese: corte

- Spanish: corte


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#node : the joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted

- French: nœud

- German: der Knoten

- Italian: nodo

- Portuguese: nodo

- Spanish: nodo


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"Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter."

-- Eric S. Raymond

Final deprecation of v2 onion services: Last year we announced that v2 onion services would be deprecated in late 2021. That day has finally come, and v2 onion services are no longer reachable in Tor Browser 11.0. Users will receive an “Invalid Onion Site Address” error instead.

Read the full changelog here:

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Today is Aaron Swartz birthday. Because of him, we have Creative Commons (development), Reddit (co-founder),, Open Library, DeadDrop, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Demand Progress (co-founder), ThoughtWorks, and Tor2web.

Fuck the metaverse. We have the Fediverse!

Dead serious #infosec career tip: learn to read NIST security publications. They're very clearly written and authoritative. "Can we use RSA-1028 here?" "Not according to NIS 800-57 Part 1." Like, that's an argument ender.

For another example: "How often do you rotate your passwords?" "Never unless compromised." "LOL, why?" "NIST 800-63B section says not to." Go ahead, explain why NIST is wrong.

@thegibson I need to assemble a torrent of all those NFTs.

"The hacker decoded the HTML source code" is going to go down along side "The internet isn't a truck" and "You type tracer t and it shows you the people on google"

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The most important parts of your computer are written in a non memory safe language.

An artist:

1. bought an Andy Warhol drawing for $20,000.
2. made 999 high-quality forgeries.
3. shuffled them.
4. sold each of the 1000 drawings for $250.

You might get the original $20,000 Warhol, but you’ll never know. This hurts my brain and I'm loving it!

It's a reasonable price for common art. No lottery. Nobody is ripped off. The artist profits hugely, yet gives away a unique item far below market value, but its receiver won't know.

It challenges our value system in very Warhol-way.

cooperatives *are* important, but they aren't competitive without strong community support and access to sufficient funding/capital. take a step back and think. you can't have these by wanting them. you gotta have a conversation about this within your culture and society. the people need to see the advantages. without that change in perspective, you'll be at a disadvantage relative to corporations in adjacent/overlapping markets.
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“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom—poets, visionaries—realists of a larger reality.” - Ursula LeGuin

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