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A CRISPR baby but the only change is that there is an SQL injection attack coded in to the genome so that if it is ever sequenced, it drops all the tables in the company database

If you ever hear someone argue socialism only works in "homogeneous societies/populations," just know that they swallowed the nazi propaganda.

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.



Private Internet Access (PIA VPN) is getting bought by Kape and the new owners have a shady past and have been known to sell user data.


Just a friendly reminder:

We are closer to the Y2038 bug than the Y2K bug.

you've been assigned to the worst circle of hell

correctly getting a list of filenames with spaces in them from one process and iterating over them in bash

@nolan I think this is an important point. People may not be aware how often their TVs and speakers are sending data to companies.

My top blocked domain on my pi-hole right now is to Sonos. How would I know that if I wasn't a) savvy enough to set up a pi-hole and b) privacy conscious enough to bother.

Whereas anyone running an ad blocker in their browser can see how much stuff is getting blocked.

i have been forcibly reminded the voyager plates basically constitute a mixtape, unsolicited nudes, and directions to where we live

I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.)

love how we're inching closer and closer to antivax psychos being bio terrorists

TIL the Windows XP wallpaper is literally on fire and it's a perfect metaphor for the tech industry right now and also very disconcerting

You couldn't make Toy Story in the future, because nobody will remember playing with generic astronaut or generic cowboy toys. blank slates that you could make original characters out of. Every cowboy toy at the store now is a Woody, every spaceman is a Buzz Lightyear. Even Mr. Potato Head has been re-branded as a Toy Story toy. The world depicted in the movie is unrealistic because it doesn't have Disney branding all over everything, ironically. Disney devoured that world and replaced it.

we don't need a "please don't use this for evil" code license. we need a diverse professional organization with a code of ethics that reviews free+open software so we can properly collectively own that software, advise its dev/use, and apply consequential pressure upon misuse.

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