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Favorite breach excuses: They didn't really hack us, they only hacked...

I'm getting put together and don't really need anything but Esther and Samuel could use some help getting put together too, and they would appreciate even a little bit if you're looking to help.

Anybody here good with Legos? You just snap it back together, right?

Don't ever say "the part of your arm that doesn't bend." It's always "the part of your arm that's not supposed to bend"

bootlicking chuds: oh yeah? well what are you gonna do the next time you get robbed? just not call the police?

police clearance rates:
murder: 50%
assault: 47%
burglary: 14%
theft: 15%
vehicle theft: 12%

I don't know how else you guys could have been keeping up with all the Office exploits recently but I do what I can to help.

So here's a tampermonkey/greasemonkey script that will watch for whenever anyone posts a tweet about an OLE exploit and automatically play the "OLE OLE OLE OLE" song.

Beyond the good ol' LaunchAgents: 40 minutes 10 macOS persistence techniques
by Csaba Fitzl

Are elected candidates more or less likely to make malicious/corrupt decisions than random people? Does power disproportionately attract corruption? And/or does the election process select them since corrupting entities (campaign finance?) can influence? Politicians are...

He further notes that this is why the townspeople can self-righteously consider themselves more compassionate and forgiving than he is. Actual forgiveness, the kind the priest needs to cultivate to forgive evildoers, is really really hard. The fake forgiveness the townspeople use to forgive the people they like is really easy, so they get to boast not only of their forgiving nature, but of how much nicer they are than those mean old priests who find forgiveness difficult and want penance along with it.

The yield of this work just made it into the Rust language and in the .NET runtime at the same time. ^


🦀📢 New blog post!

✨ Converting Integers to Floats Using Hyperfocus ✨

Making u128 to f64 conversion much faster through some manual bit twiddling. 🧮

Chili's chicken and waffles is 2590 Calories. I think that's a new record for them. It's also delicious.

Making expiration a mandatory part of x509 was a mistake. Root certs should never expire either. You will need a signed software update to replace them, but if they expire you won't be able to. You can stage and test updates. Expiration OTOH is immediate irrevocable global death.

"But if a villain got the key sometime in the past decade and looted us for 5 years and if nobody noticed, then they'd only get 5 years worth of data instead of 6 before the systems are retired next year."
That justifies a time bomb that will destroy the country's payment system?

Someone just was advertising a job posting that both does not list a salary range and requires you to submit your salary expectations to apply. I've never seen this before.

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