@ben current models are:
"move fast and break things" (Facebook)
"it’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission" (Uber)
and a general sense of being the bestest, smartest people who know what's best so why even ask (Google).
What I'm saying is that the industry is has a toxic culture now days and that's what's driving its decision making across nearly all levels.
And as a person who hates the word "toxic", I don't use it lightly.
#np: S.P.O.C.K - all E.T.s aren't nice
Somehow, after a couple of years of fake news craze and general xenophobia, "face the fact / beware of an attack / all E.T.s aren't nice / they might be here any night / so get ready for a fight" just doesn't feel the same fun as in 1995...
Offener Brief des KVB-Vorstands an Bundesgesundheitsminister Jens Spahn zu den aktuellen Enthüllungen des CCC https://www.kvb.de/presse/statements/offener-brief-an-minister-jens-spahn/ Und die von der #gematik durchzuführende Datenschutzfolgeabschätzung liegt bis heute nicht vor
Holy shit. Someone named Isabel Fall took "I sexually identify as an attack helicopter" as a writing prompt and produced one of the most fabulous cyberpunk, post-human, trans-human mindfucks I've read in a long time. This is extremely my shit
On the topic of #Firefox: 72.0.1 (and ESR 68.4.1) have been released just now
CVE-2019-17026: "Incorrect alias information in IonMonkey JIT compiler for setting array elements could lead to a type confusion. We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw."
Ah, good, a new #Firefox feature that has documentation...
Disabling the Picture-in-Picture toggle (also known as annoying ugly blue video overlay button): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-picture-picture-firefox#w_disabling-the-picture-in-picture-toggle
(You can still enable PiP using the keyboard shortcut or the Shift-rightlick context menu of the video.)
Sometimes when my random playlist shuffles across Bat For Lashes - Sarah, I remember about this old video on Youtube and wish there was a slightly better version somewhere out there:
RIPE is going to start making BGP announcements for their new IPv6 allocation of 2a10::/12 to test where they'll have to expect problems from bogon filtering and such before they're going to start giving out assignments to LIRs:
@alexcleac not sure what the "there" is, and I am surely missing a bunch of context, but my answer (as a software developer, sysadmin, infosec person, and a user of technology in 2020) is: software engineering is still largely missing the "engineering" part.
By that I mean the ethos and the risk aversion, and the personal responsibility in case of catastrophic failure.
Because we are having way too many catastrophic failures in IT still. This needs to be fixed.
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