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btw I'm gonna say it and be the only one to say it because saying this in Unix land is heresy it seems:





a lot

and I mean

a lot

Microsoft invoking 1984, in an article that concludes 1984 is totally fine, as long as there's a piece of paper forbidding the press of that follow-person-around-town button.

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#bsd #openbsd #freebsd #netbsd

> Ian Levy, GCHQ’s Technical Director, recently posted on the Lawfare blog what GCHQ wants tech companies to do. Buried in a post full of justifications [...], Levy explained that GCHQ wants secure messaging services, like WhatsApp, Signal, Wire, and iMessage, to create deceitful user interfaces that hide who private messages are being sent to.

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Never thought about this before, but the #Firefox "Reader View" is a decent way to bypass some adblock detectors.

A sudden realization that you were in a desperate need of a better computer. #DOSGaming

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Most censorship techniques adopted by ISPs around the world are subtle, so it can be hard to distinguish intentional government censorship from transient network failures or other issues.

Transparency is essential.

OONI's dataset is probably the largest publicly-available resource on internet censorship to date:

Finally going to merge Python3 support into the master branch of Joinmarket today :)

There should be a new release shortly that includes that, and coincurve (which will just make the secp256k1 binding a bit more reliable in terms of install, it's better maintained), and a few other fixes.

I'm also noting (being a relatively active user) that coinjoins are significantly more reliable after the random_under_max choosing algo introduced in 0.4. Yg bot seems to average about 20 txs/day (low fees).

FOSS is free as in toilet

Excellent statement, absolutely true

btw the only reason tumblr is removing porn is because apple blocked their app for nsfw content. if you were still on the fence about whether or not walled gardens have a negative effect on free speech

--to troubleshooting your problem.

"the docs suck! nothing works!" will usually not motivate anyone to spend time for your sake.

"I am trying to get <X> to do <Y> but it is freezing up|throwing <ERROR>; I tried <APPROACH1-3> but no luck. Any ideas?", however, often will.

Wow the FOSDEM room lineup looks pretty great this year:

Decentralized Internet and Privacy?
Microkernels and Component-based OS?
Minimalistic Languages?
CAD and Open Hardware?

That's my kind of jam right there

Most modern search engines will not even /consider/ the possibility that I want what I asked for. Surely I misspoke. Surely those characters can't belong that that order, those words in the grammar, those ideas in that query. Wouldn't I like a nice cup of tea?

although there are some instructions to get values into registers, and some to make jumps, that leaves no way

- to do a system call directly—needs 0x73 and 0x00
- to write a 'ecall' instruction on the stack to jump to

approaches that might work, are:

- if an existing offset of an ecall instruction is known it can jump there!
- in a similar way, if it knows the offset of a memory write+ret, it could use that

this goes into ROP territory, this means that it can never be self-contained :)

did anyone have a go yet at alphanumeric shellcode for ?

it doesn't look very promising (no memory store instructions !):

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