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"Astonishingly, even after retraction the vast majority of citations are positive, and those positive citations continue for decades after retraction."
We complain about the truth not mattering when politicians speak, but peer reviewed social science apparently isn't much better.

I saw a few people share the crazy Sturgis rally COVID story. Turns out it's baloney in both epidemiology and economic impact.

The war Google wages on standard protocols is also annoying, making IMAP etc. ever more painful to auth to. They claim security. I'd debate them but ads don't show in Thunderbird & @halvarflake has a saying about explaining things to people whose jobs depend on not understanding.

I currently accept Gmail's security, privacy, performance, and advertising issues because it's free & low maintenance. But that'll likely end soon, the final straw being out of space. Drives are getting cheaper while my decade+ of data's value increases. It's not worth it.

Gmail went from 2GB of free storage in 2005 to ~7.5GB in 2009 (nearly 4x in 4 years)
then flat until 2012, when Google bumped 10GB, then in 2013, 15GB among all Google services (2x in 4 years)
Since then, no change. >7 years later no increases.

Someone "popular" on the security community on Twitter said to never host your own mail server...

Actually, do the opposite.

-Host your own mail server

-Host your own matrix homeserver

-Host your own mastodon instance

-Host your own DNS server if you can

Just do it securely and follow the good practices

Fight back on the centralization of the web.

if you post pictures of your accompishments, are those feat pics?

My car insurance app is oozing thinly-veiled suspicious warnings my direction demanding I verify it's "properly installed" because I haven't taken any trips lately.

Believe me, car insurance app, I'm still here.

Me, 2019: I don't care if you'll save me a few bucks, I'm not installing any creepy location tracking spyware on my phone!

Me, 2020: Here you go, you want to see where I am? Sure, guess what? Still at home!

Well if you can't run active content safely in App Guard for Office then what was the point? (aside from the rare 0day in core components) I can't imagine many of even the few who have E5 will enable it.

I secretly hope this will be adopted, because I can think of a few attacks I want to try.

I don't know how I missed this, but this is amazing!
NoVmp is a project devirtualizing VMProtect x64 3.0 - 3.5 (latest) into optimized VTIL and optionally recompiling back to x64

Oh, you poor website. Who hurt you? Who did this? Who poisoned your mind?

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