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Pure functional HTTP APIs in Scala is only 2 readers away from 700. 😊

Thank you all so much! 🙏♥️

leanpub.com/pfhais

#pfhais #scala #fp #http4s #fs2

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Prominent Rust personality posts, on Birdsite, a comment about speed improvements just rewriting Python code in Rust.

Prominent Python personality jumps in and says that this is the expected work on Python: Improve Python code and if you still need performance, you can rewrite in something that Python links with.

This is how two communities should work.

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Flashback Privacy Demo/Example:

Self removing 3 lines of base64 encoding hidden inside a random download grabs your current mac address and sends it remotely to deanonymize you on Tor/VPN/proxy ("calling home" by piping netcat).

It then auto removes itself (evidence of it ever happening) after.

A careful reminder to check what you download: something like this could deanonymize you.

#Tor #Privacy #Anonymous #MACaddress #wipri #spoofing #Infosec #cybersecurity

youtu.be/rvVHk6y8nag

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Want to join me in the Community Data Science Collective? It's PhD admission season and my research collective (@comdatasci) is doing a group Q&A about PhD admissions this Friday (November 5th). We've got room in the session so please sign up to join us! blog.communitydata.science/joi

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I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to rss.friend.camp - it requires OAuth 2.0 authorization for someone to create a new AP account for an RSS feed.

I used to run this service "in the open" but was overwhelmed by spammers. Now the admin of a Mastodon (or Pleroma or any federated server that is an OAuth 2 provider) can provide this converter as a service solely to members of their instance.

github.com/dariusk/rss-to-acti

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#theWorkshop

Tonight's stream is a WebGPU Wednesday. (No hashtag yet, I'm not that committed to the idea.)

Ever heard of WebGPU? No? That's fair. It's still a work in progress. It's a WebGL successor that resembles more modern APIs.

Now that my project from my last stream is in better shape, I'm converting it to learn what modern graphics APIs are like. I hope it'll be fun to watch!

twitch.tv/rezmason Wednesdays at 6:30 Pacific!

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We'll be on the air tonight at 19:00 EDT. Listen live on 99.5 FM in New York or at wbai.org/playernew.html

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@thenewoil yes. really. No, it really wasn't.

You wouldn't say "state locksmiths" in the context of a break-in to an activist's home. You'd say "state agents", "spies", or some such -- and rightfully so, as the fact that they happened to be locksmiths was kind of incidental. And it doesn't make sense to slander all locksmiths just because some of them *happen to be* state-sponsored spies.

So, yes, "state hackers" paints all hackers with that brush. And as a hacker, I find that uncool and unexellent.

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fun fact, people apparently fucking hated shopping carts when they were first invented

because they reminded women of baby carriages, and insulted men's ability to act all tough carrying shit on their own

the dude who invented them had to straight-up hire fucking models to push shopping carts around his stores just to clue people in on their usefulness lmao

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping

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i mean this extremely metaphorically, do not literally do this

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TONIGHT @ 8pm EST, join for as he explores , a purported censorship-resistant ecosystem built on . Is it malicious? Lets find out via hardening a !

Watch , , , , @peertube & @torproject: linktr.ee/defcon201

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Today is the first Global Encryption Day!

🔒 Encryption makes life safer. Without it, our banking details, personal conversations, medical history, and everything in between is on display.

Now is the time to #MakeTheSwitch to encrypted services (like Tor!)

blog.torproject.org/first-glob

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Good to know there's going to be a patch available to fix an audio bug... in my gaming chair?

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#ArchLinuxARM for @PINE64 #PinePhone / #PineTab (2021/10/22) has released.

Release Notes + Downloads: github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/

#sxmo is now available as an option, check it out if you haven't!

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