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You know how docker containers get a random name assigned when you don't specify one yourself? Names are randomly generated and look like "inspiring_pike" or "competent_darwin".

Turns out there's a special check in the code that prevents it from ever generating the name "boring_wozniak" 😄

I thought it is related to it being exFAT formatted but I measured it unmounted with dd using a large enough block size.

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I’m not sure what I am doing wrong but a USB3.1 thumb drive (128GB) I bought recently performs great on Windows and Mac (reads exceeding the advertised 300MB/s) but poorly on my Linux box (reads of at best 90MB/s).

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This is amazing:

1. a developer of a bunch of popular #npm packages publishes new, intentionally broken versions of them as he doesn't want to support for-profit companies with his free work;
2. NPM *reverts* the packages to older versions against developer's wishes;
3. GitHub *blocks* the developer for acting "irresponsibly".

That story again: developer blocked by #Microsoft #GitHub for making changes to his own code.

This is why #AGPL and @forgefriends are so important!

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#2565 Latency 

Each SCAPDFATIAT point increases the chance that the process will involve the phrase 'by the next business day.'

Something that fascinates me is that my XKCD bot has over 2000 followers, yet its posts have zero to single digit interactions. Makes me question if it’s even worth it. 🤔

On that note, what client do you recommend for ? I heard good things about , but it seems like you definitely need to pay to use it. Which is fine but if there is something free that’s good enough for the casual person like me, I’m all ears 😉

It has been a while that was on here and now I am back on . So, what client can you guys recommend? 😁

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lmfao, a Cellebrite kit fell off the back of a truck and Signal found a bunch of vulnerabilities:

> In completely unrelated news, upcoming versions of Signal will be periodically fetching files to place in app storage. These files are never used for anything inside Signal and never interact with Signal software or data, but they look nice, and aesthetics are important in software.
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I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

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#2432 Manage Your Preferences 

Manage cookies related to essential site functions, such as keeping Atrius and his sons imprisoned within the page.

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Just to reiterate in relation to Gab getting hacked, I’m not aware of any vulnerabilities in Mastodon at the moment and based on what I have seen in their code modifications the vulnerabilities they have are the ones they themselves introduced (along with never porting security patches from us)

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You don’t trust us❓ You don’t have to❗

You can use Threema without disclosing any personal information whatsoever. + Our apps are open source.

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#2429 Exposure Models 

"Cumulative number of coronavirus spreadsheets created over time" is a spreadsheet I am coming dangerously close to creating.

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”TikTok is introducing Americans to a question that Europeans have struggled with for 20 years: a lot of your citizens might use an Internet platform created somewhere that doesn’t know or care about your laws or cultural attitudes and won’t turn up to a committee hearing.”

#privacy #TikTok #tech

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