You'd think as a UNIX sysadmin in my 40s, nothing would ever surprise me anymore.

Amazingly not.

Das sieht ja nach einem schnuckeligen kleinen Heim-Routerchen aus: 2x 1GBit, bißchen USB, passiv gekühlt, fertig: NanoPi R4S

"Guten Tag, ich wollte nur Bescheid sagen, Ihre Haustüre schließt nicht richtig, da kann jeder reingehen."

"Was fällt Ihnen eigentlich ein, das ist Einbruch, Hausfriedensbruch, Diebstahl! Ich zeig sie an!!1"

So please, don't give me this "the war about the word is lost" bullshit. It's not. We just keep surrendering and undermining our own position.

So, stop using the word "hacker" to mean "cybercriminal". Stop using the word "hack" to mean "breach" or "compromise".

There are better words.

Like "cybercriminal", "breach", "compromise".

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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„Wir sind die einzigen, die für sie sprechen können,…, wenn sie an ihren schlimmsten Tagen zu uns kommen und es selber nicht mehr machen können. Dementsprechend fühlen wir uns verantwortlich sie zu schützen. Ja, auch vor unserem Arbeitgeber….“ 😢

🇬🇧78 conservative MEPs want to scrap the call for a ban on #biometricMassSurveillance in the EU!

Could someone please run their photos against public mugshots so we can explain to them the unreliability of #facialrecognition?

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Huh. Someone is working on a new (closed-source) web browser engine, Flow?

(via an entry on @tedu 's inks collection)

the delicious irony: creators of industrial language models are now worried about no longer being able to use the web as their "commons" (i.e. other people's labor that they appropriate and commercialize) because their own outputs are "polluting" it (via

Now that I have a Palm on the way I have a request. What are the best Palm OS resources and download sites these days? If you've got any tips please send 'em my way.

According to browser stats, only nerds or people who have forgotten about their browser are using Firefox today - that’’s how I’d interpret the numbers.

And yet, the decision makers now come up with "let’s put advertisements right in the Awesome Bar / URL entry place”.

This will make Nerds angry. And the likelihood of any non-Firefox-user to say "whoa, that’s cool stuff, now I switch to Firefox" is … nonexistent.

What kind of plan is this?

Holy Sh** #Microsoft has installed the simplest backdoor in your #Linux VMs without you knowing about it.

Microsoft Azure silently install management agents on your Linux VMs without an auto update mechanism, so you have to update manually but you don't know they exist because you didn't install them? 🤔

Simply remove the auth header and you are root. Remotely on all machines.🤯

Anyone in Toronto interested in a 1984 Mac 512K? Free, as-is. Pickup only, East York. It's just light enough to carry on transit.

I kinda need to know whether to hang onto it or Got Junk it by tomorrow, and I'll only be around till the 1st to give it away.

Boosts OK.

Parcel services and air freight are way too cheap for mail order businesses by now, it seems.
Maybe ten years ago, everyone (except Amazon) tried to separate an order into a minimum number of shipments. Today, it's completely useless to try to order a bunch of stuff from the same company in one go, as it will be exploded into an unholy number of parcels anyway, at the same costs. - “The VEGAS LOOP: Just As Stupid As You Think” -- yes, let’s have another drive line underground, instead of a working metro system. Because it’s car based it has to be good!!1

Man installiert "json-table", und findet kein Kommando das mit "json" beginnt. Klar, heißt ja "jt".

Das Binary "dhcpd" ist ja gut erklärlich, ab das init-Script liegt dann in *isc-*dhcp…

Man müßte das mal frisch anfangen, und das ggfs. hierarchisch machen. Unter "samba." findet man alle Kommandos, die vom Paket Samba installiert wurden. Also auch "testparm".

(wo ist mein flammfester Anzug?)


Name spaces in UNIX sind ein wilder Haufen. Es haben ja durchaus manche Pakete oder Befehle konsistente Paket & Kommandonamen, aber dann kommt da `testparm` daher. Wer das so genannt hat, lebte auch in einer sehr übersichtlichen IT-Welt. Als ob aus dem Kommandonamen einhergeht, wofür es grob da sei.


Person A: there's two hard problems in computer science, naming things, cache invalidation and off-by-one errors
Person B: and scope creep!

A feature being inaccessible (for example, button not labeled for VoiceOver) is a P1 bug. There’s no gray are here. You wouldn’t ship without the icon being there would you? Because this is essentially the same thing, just via a different interface. #accessibility

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