"Exploit the difference between unlimited 5% rewards and lower fees on gift cards and money orders" to get "$300,000 From Credit-Card Rewards"

There are heros, and then there are legends.


"How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%"


Turns out it's inefficiently parsing 10 MB of JSON every time you load the game

And scriptjunkie.us email is now entirely off Google. That was much easier and nicer than I expected. Took only a few minutes, got everything including DKIM and SPF and SSL certs set up, and verified MS and Google accept emails from it.

Mersenne Cards has reached "barely usable" status and allows two mutual untrusting parties to play card games without a trusted third party or any intermediate server.

#Firefox Introduces Total Cookie Protection


"Total Cookie Protection works by maintaining a separate 'cookie jar' for each website you visit. Any time a website, or third-party content embedded in a website, deposits a cookie in your browser, that cookie is confined to the cookie jar assigned to that website, such that it is not allowed to be shared with any other website... thereby eliminating the most pervasive cross-site tracking technique."

#InfoSec #Cybersecurity

The new OnionShare is out!

It adds a bunch of great features like tabs, anonymous chat that never logs anything, and better command line support.

Here's the blog post: micahflee.com/2021/02/onionsha

Download OnionShare 2.3 from: onionshare.org

Install it on a headless server:

`pip3 install --user onionshare-cli`

Read the amazing new docs that are translated to a bunch of languages: docs.onionshare.org/2.3/en/


$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject

There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.

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The first is mostly ad-supported. The story, mentioning other strains and potentially decreased testing rates due to winter storms (but not decreased transmission due to everything closed/people staying at home) is mostly just generalized sensational fear.

The second, while it is opinion, comes from a publication that is mostly subscriber supported, its tone is one of calm, and it has a specific, testable prediction, herd immunity threshold (R < 1) reached in April. I'm inclined to agree.

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So how long until Ethereum rolls its hash algorithm and then just tells everyone to use the current drivers? Or people hack the driver to remove the slowdown; it's just a software check. blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/02/

Reminded by @drwho of the story a friend used to tell back in the 90s about a contract he had with a couple local businesses, where he'd come in once a month, quietly clear malware off their computers, and then "professionally unkink" their data cables, because they didn't understand "the crap you download is secretly installing worse crap that slows everything down", but they did understand "the data is all 1s and 0s, and the 0s can go around the turns, but the 1s get stuck and pile up".

You remember day back to 2 months ago... in the depths of the Solarwinds breach that everybody has seemingly forgotten about?

When Joseph Menn said MS got popped, and the MS posse came for his neck?

yeah... about that...


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