Nothing screams "We have horribly vulnerable systems, we know it, and we decided to ship them anyway" than this argument right here:
"[Manufacturers] say those products too could be more vulnerable to intrusion if they’re required to provide independent repair shops and DIYers access to their wireless technology."

Making it more obscure is not going to stop dedicated attackers. It will only stop the honest people: hobbiest, independent repair shops, and the like

NIH virus research, quasi-political 

Holy crap! NIH just admitted that they funded research that "did indeed enhance a bat coronavirus to become potentially more infectious to humans... that was carried out in partnership with the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

NIH says they just found out, but the lab doing this research said: "These data were reported as soon as we were made aware, in our year four report in April 2018"

Had a great conversation about LoRA and LoRAWAN. Another successful 2600 meet up

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It's one hour until the local 2600 meet up. Can I put together something for show and tell before it begins? We shall see.

Moxie weighed in on web3. Considering he is openly against federation and decentralization, it's predictable that his conclusion is that people running their own servers

Still, he makes some excellent points about how the current implementation of web3 is not living up to its promises of being decentralized (with Metamask using APIs from and others doing the same)

I have seen a web UI in a browser, loaded via IPFS, to interact with a smart contract. It is possible, just not common

@stevelord I loved your Dork Web #35 post! It's refreshing to see people dig in and separate the baby from the bathwater. Thanks for being awesome.

On a related note, I saw a similar take on how the technology can be used in a non-bullshit way.

I am going to try to continue doing my best to lead by example: posting about my investigations of open source projects, gardening, contributing to open street maps and so forth.

It won't all be positive, but it will have an angle of "why on Earth does it work like this?" and "this doesn't work right, but here is how it could be improved".

If someone points out that what I want is weird and that's why it's not supported, I'll try to work towards a solution that works for everyone. ❤️

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This is the kind of thing I've come to expect from Twitter. And if people were trying to have a conversation, it'd be a lot different, but they don't want to hear what any dissenting views. They want to post their hate, have people agree with them, and will consider blocking anyone who disagrees.

They're not bad people. They're just caught up in being angry about the topic de jour. I try to avoid getting sucked into it, but it's hard because it'd be good if people would have a genuine dialog.

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I am sad to see my Mastodon feed suddenly get so polarized and see so many people posting about things they hate.

When I first joined, one of the things that stood out to me about the fediverse was that it was a bunch of people who were really excited and posting positive things about what they were doing. That's still here, but it is mixed in with such vitriol.

I'm probably going to unfollow some people who sometimes have interesting things to say because of the negativity that goes with it.

Seeing anti-semetic banter from someone trying to denounce cryptocurrency makes me sick

If people want to rant against something they dislike instead of building and promoting something better, that's up to them. Spouting hate and conspiracy theories because you think "all things I don't like are connected"... get the fuck out of here with that.

I'd think that the small web community would be really excited about data storage that doesn't rely on Google, Dropbox, et al.

It's run by individual volunteers and serves the basis for online marketplaces like OpenBazaar, which is effectively an open source version of ebay or etsy, but without the companies controlling everything.

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I'm curious to hear what the fediverse's take is on the interplanetary filesysytem.

It takes concepts from bittorrent and git to make a distributed file system.

I'm especially interested in hearing from anyone who criticizes decentralization projects while promoting federation. I would like to better understand why people take that stance.

Frosted mini wheats are basically just grass seed and sugar

If anyone does not understand why people don't want to go back to work, here's the video that made the call to [in]action:

My new year's resolution: more pull requests

The bleepingcomputer article was updated to include a response from LastPass. The company says that security alerts went out to users in error.

"As a result, we have adjusted our security alert systems and this issue has since been resolved."

They specifically refuted compromised accounts and credentials being "harvested by malware, rogue browser extensions or phishing campaigns."

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Accidental hacking 

And I've already been able to segfault the signet client. 🤣

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This CI job I wrote takes over 5 hours to run

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Mostly hackers, mostly in Urbana, IL, talking to each other & our friends on like-minded servers without giving our personal data to the marketing machine.