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: The Pogues - thousands are sailing

Same story, over and over and over again.

youtube.com/watch?v=swQNNjXzts

Thousands are sailing
Across the Western Ocean
Where the hand of opportunity
Draws tickets in a lottery
Where ever we go, we celebrate
The land that makes us refugees

the #casio NX-6000 (or planet) is a #PDA from the late 90th. Unusable, but it really had a great 4 color LCD-Screen and some neat ideas (like Images as todo)

@KAOS @alsternerd @galaxis according to logos.fandom.com/wiki/Faber-Ca the > A.W. Faber "Castell"< Logo/Name has been used between 1922 and 1932.

@galaxis@mastodon.infra.de likely between 1900 and 1947, else it would be properly branded as "faber-castell" instead of "a.w. faber" with a mention of castell

...no idea when those were produced. There's no visible indication. The packaging with a paper wrap on the one end and twine on the other looks very old-fashioned. The lead core is rectangular instead of round. No later than the 1960s I'd guess?

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Keith Packard: Reviving Very Old X Code keithp.com/blogs/kgames/
> so getting this old source code running should be easy, right? It's just a bunch of C code designed in the 80s and 90s to work on VAXen and their kin. How hard could it be?
> Fortunately (?), X11 hasn't changed since these applications were written

"Fortunately (?)" :blobcatgiggle: #retrocomputing

Ugh. The webConfigurator default certificate on this pfSense was running out. It has a validity of 2000 days by default, which means this thing has been running for a good 5 years by now?

The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
aiweirdness.com/interview-with

@3rz Hattest Du eigentlich osmocom.org/projects/octoi/wik mitbekommen?

Ich wär' ja grundsätzlich an so einem icE1usb interessiert, das wäre mal eine Option um einen von den ISDN-Dialinservern zeitweise wieder online zu bekommen... Aber ne Telefonanlage, um aus E1 ein paar BRIs zu machen, habe ich andererseits keine (bräuchte andererseits auch nen zweiten icE1usb, es sei denn man hätte noch was für channelized E1 und könnte Teile des Bündels auf weitere E1-Downlinks verteilen).

Does anyone know of a way to scroll in a message in K-9 Mail with a bluetooth keyboard?

The one I use has a small touchpad with a scroll area on the right side. This usually works in Android apps (and even, for example, in the message list in K-9), but has no effect when a mail has been opened.
Cursor keys just jump between header elements and links in the mail.
Using the current version from F-Droid (6.000).

I had no idea there was a Black Film Archive online. But there is, and it is much useful.

Check it out.

blackfilmarchive.com/

Falls ihr euch fragt warum das auf ccc.de nur so kurz steht: Es gibt Menschen, denen „ich bin der Erste der es auf Twitter schreibt“ wichtiger ist als sinnvolle Informationen an alle rauszugeben.

Diese Leute nehmen dann alle *internen* Informationen und schreiben diese ins Internet, *bevor* die offizielle Ankündigung fertig ist.

Das macht dann ganz vielen anderen UNGLAUBLICH viel Mehrarbeit.

Da kommt noch mehr, bitte habt etwas Geduld.

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As expected, MMIO data can also be extracted via side channels because it can end up in CPU buffers. From there it can be pulled into the architectural state via cache side channel etc. CPUs newer than Haswell seem to be affected. The Linux commit contains documentation.

CVE-2022-21166 CVE-2022-21125 CVE-2022-21123

git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/k

TechPost: Flatpak and browsers 

@alcinnz You might want to provision namespace-based isolation for your browsers. But that could throw a wrench into Flatpak-based distribution.

When distributing browsers through Flatpak, things get a bit…weird. Nesting sandboxes in Flatpak doesn’t really work, since Flatpak forbids access to user namespaces.

For Chromium, they worked around this by patching Chromium zygote process (the process that provisions sandboxes) to call a Flatpak supervisor to create additional sandboxes. This is called the “spawn strategy”. Chromium uses a two-layer sandbox: layer-2 is a syscall allow-list and layer-1 is everything else. The only problem is that Flatpak’s layer-1 sandboxes are more permissive than Chromium’s native layer-1 sandboxes, so the Chromium Flatpak has weaker sandboxing.

Firefox’s sandboxing isn’t entirely dependent on user namespaces, but it is weakened a bit without them; there’s no “spawn strategy” implemented at the moment. More info is on Bugzilla.

Now, whether this matters is something I can’t decide for you. My personal opinion is that Flatpak serves as a tool to package, deliver, and sandbox native applications; Web browsers are tools that deliver and sandbox Web applications. Distributing a browser through Flatpak is like distributing Flatpak itself through Flatpak. Web browsers are an alternative to Flatpak; they have their own sandboxing and updating mechanisms.

#POSSE note from https://seirdy.one/notes/2022/06/12/flatpak-and-web-browsers/

New bookmark: Why the internet needs crawl neutrality

As the maintainer of a long list of crawling search engines, this seems like a really important issue to me. Perhaps I should add info about crawlers and user agent strings to that list. “The web is hostile to upstart search engine crawlers, and most websites only allow Google’s crawler.”

I'm currently researching feminist hacker groups around the world for an episode for the podcast of the german hacker group @haecksenC. First research has proven a little difficult, so maybe you people on mastodon could help me out: Do you know feminist hacker groups in non german speaking countries? Do you know someone who does? please boost! :boost_ok:

Sometimes I think that the Thunderbird team is the one group at Mozilla (ok, MZLA Technologies Corporation) who still believes in their product - even though, as we all know, Email is dead.

Insofar, the plan of rebranding K9 Mail does sound like a good move.

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