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People starting online petitions to convince banks to bring Google Pay and Apple Pay to this country is probably the saddest act of by corporate fanboys I've seen yet.

~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

students, emailing me: Dear Professor,

me, sitting naked in bed eating cookies out of a bag: lol

Has anyone ever created a tool that generates Wheres Wally/Waldo puzzles?

Was wondering why my timeline seemed barren for the past week. Turns out I didn't run the db migrations. :thounking:

I think I found a solution the microservices issue we had. :tinking:

Coworkers splitting two microservices into a three. The first two are inherently linked and interdependent. Neither of them can be decoupled in a clean manner, yet we are splitting it off into a third. The frontend needs data from all three, and queries for any data would be faster if we could join between different backends. However, we're not allowed to do that. The system works. :tinking:

When your friends are genuinely asking for ways to cope with the human condition, what do you tell them? I somehow end up sharing my nihilistic views. This leaves me feeling like i'm literally ruining their innocence, optimism and positive outlook on life. I'm unsure of whether or not that's constructive.

Historian Rutger Bregman berates billionaires at World Economic Forum over tax avoidance.

The only reason Apple touts user privacy is because user data isn’t their money maker, hardware is. That’s why they lobby against right to repair laws

Facebook had a literal best practice internally referred to as "friendly fraud", when children bought in game items without their parents' knowledge. Facebook encouraged the practice of deceptive UIs and refused refunds to parents.

This entire culture was a huge part of why I stopped working on Facebook games in 2010 (before that market crashed). My stomach hurt when I thought of the dozens of people paying $1000s/month on the fake zoo animals in our games.

Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.

This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.

Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.

Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin

People are apparently begging for Apple to bring Apple Pay to their country. What a world.

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