I go to open a bank account in a society where analog, hand written, public/public signature authentication is still a thing. The bank collects several signature samples upon opening the account with a multimillion dollar graphic analysis software they bought instead of investing into a fucking cryptographer. I go to write a check, and the software refuses my signature. The cashier turns the screen around and says: "Sir, your signature is incorrect, this is what I have on file."

Radiation leak on ISS fixed in less than 15 minutes with 3D-printed Van Allen wrench and vegetable-based pun.

The inevitable conclusion of silicon valley product videos: youtu.be/8qCSK-aGSBA?t=26 [is he being held hostage perhaps?]

Take a look at my XMPP server automation project aenigma:
the | state-of-the-art | secure-by-default | one-touch-deployed | XMPP server for everyone.
github.com/openspace42/aenigma

For a chain reaction of causes our domain os.vu had expired and we were only now finally able to get it back and working again. From now on we should be ready for ~100% availability in the future.

@algernon I've integrated your Mastodon Docker backup script into a fully fledged and standalone project called Incognitum [github.com/openspace42/incogni] which supports automated encrypted offsite [S3] backups. It's based on our synthia/dna bash+git framework and it's currently running on this very instance's server with great results! Any thoughts? Interested in writing the restore part collaboratively? Thanks for your work.

Now working on a complete Mastodon backup automation project based on synthia/dna on the shadow of our openspace project raptor. Should be ready in about a week. github.com/openspace42/incogni

"Power plants that burn wood chips emit one and a half times the amount of carbon as those using coal, and three times as much as those using natural gas."

[aka a short reminder for those who still think that burning wood is a good idea]

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

This instance is now finally working again with MD v2.5.0, S3 storage, working backups, and @os.vu usernames. All of the previous instance's data was lost due to a corrupt backup [tracking issues on GH]. Very sorry about that. You can find your old toots' text by searching google for "md.os.vu @username" [e.g. "md.os.vu @nz"], fetching the cached version, editing the URL to delete anything after "md.os.vu" [e.g. "webcache.googleusercontent.com"], and then pressing "text-only version". Let's do this!

[Jul 23, 2018, 10:57]

How is it that 30% of Icelanders have guns and only one person has ever been killed by one in their entire known history, and yet it's guns that kill people?

bbc.com/news/magazine-22288564

[Jun 24, 2018, 11:22]

"Enthusiasts can use this as a strategy to cast doubt on what we know today about National Socialism,"

- of course

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

[Jun 17, 2018, 14:51]

"BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WILL BE 'OBSOLETE', says analyst whose advice already is even before the article is out. Also, the solar system will shut down eventually, who knew?

And those wallet client hacks? Definitely says something about the security of the underlying "blockchain" doesn't it. Kind of like when your car has an engine problem it means that roads are no longer safe. *enlightening*

bitcoinist.com/73662-2/

[Jun 15, 2018, 10:07]

"India’s central bank admits it banned cryptocurrencies without ever researching them"

thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/0

[Jun 09, 2018, 07:06]

Al bar la cassiera mentre appoggia per la dodicesima volta la carta sul pos per un pagamento cless [dopo che le avevo già detto che andava solo col chip] "Ahh, ma quindi non funziona in waifai?"

[May 15, 2018, 11:18]

Mailpile is not vulnerable. I actually knew that before I even headed to their blog. The protocol is not the issue here, the fucky implementation is.

mailpile.is/blog/2018-05-14_PG

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