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It could be it started out as a social satire ("faception", really?), but then someone send them an genuine inquiry about how many terrorists their system could catch for umptheen million dollars.

How many would resist the temptation to throw some code together, ship it, and pretend it's real? After all, who's going to argue with top-notch scientific facts like:

"Researchers previously knew that genetics played a large role in determining face shape, since identical twins share DNA."

Criminals and terrorist-sympathisers, that's who!

Or comments with minimal relevance, non-sequiturs, etc..

from wikipedia:

> The DejaVu fonts are modifications of the Bitstream Vera fonts designed for greater coverage of Unicode, as well as providing more styles.

  I don’t understand setting the bar so much
  higher for them than mechanical locks.
Based on the smart lock reviews I've seen on youtube channels that review locks, rejecting 98% of smart locks on the market doesn't require that you hold the smart locks to a higher standard than the mechanical locks.

Because the reviews I've seen indicate almost all smart locks fall a long way short of the security of equally priced mechanical locks.

Rather than just make you redundant on statutory terms - doing you on performance risks an industrial tribunal.

"Step 1: ... etc."

This sounds less like some sort of massively impossible barrier to overcome and more like a Project Euler problem, and one not all that far into the sequence, either.

One of the things you have to overcome if you want to think like a security person is that, yes, there are attackers that will put some effort into attacking you if you are a target of any consequence, certainly effort far exceeding what you just described. I've watched some people at the company I work for have to overcome that handicap myself. Yes, there are attackers that are not just script kiddies and actually, like, have skills and such.

Generally we expect people to downvote comments which are wrong, not the ones they disagree with - but who am I kidding?

Amazing read. Happy that he made it out. Loved the closing comment as well (I wonder why everyone of us can't live like this without going through a NDE, I myself am a guilty party):

>You know, sitting on the beach in Greece with friends I've heard people complaining that because we had a financial crisis they miss some of the comforts they used to have. I am like, "Come on! Enjoy your life and health. You are eating sardines and drinking Ouzo by the beach. We are free, we have good friends around and we laugh - this is what people are supposed to do."

>Don't concentrate only on work, stressful and bad things in your life. Concentrate instead on creating good moments and being around good people, because life is so beautiful.

Limit free trade. This isn't even restricted uncapitalist uncountrys [0]. With absolute free trade, you end up undermining the laws of every juristiction unless you have some authority who can set common rules.

This is great when we are undermining laws of nature, much more case dependent when we are undermining explicit policy decisions.

[0] And frankly, what country is entirely capitalistic in all of its industries.

There is reason to believe we may have already hit peak farmland or may in the near future: http://freakonomics.com/2012/12/21/why-peak-farmland-is-good... https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2015/05/26/peak-far...

No, let me give a specific example. Imagine you're interviewing a candidate and they're talking through how to design an analytics service. They begin talking about e.g. database architecture, and how this type of data is most appropriate for a star schema. They start talking about the tradeoffs of row versus column orientation. They mention they'll need to do indexing for performance and talk about the index space versus query speed tradeoff. They say they'll do joins on the x and y tables.

Basically, they volunteer technical challenges they're aware of while simultaneously telling you what the high level solution is. But then you put a terminal in front of them and ask them to set up Postgres in a star schema with some dummy data, and then to write a query joining the two tables they were talking about before. Despite Postgres being on their resume, they'll completely flounder and not even know they need semicolons to terminate commands. Their joins won't just be wildly inefficient, they'll be syntactically incorrect and refuse to run. They won't be able to create, insert, select, truncate, drop, etc.

Keep in mind this example is just meant to be illustrative. Thinking through how to fix the scenario might not generalize to all the ways this can manifest.

This is pretty understandable. Great work!

systemd updates breaking my system. udev 240-4 is broken. Would be nice if a real developer could fix it. We had amateurs all over it for years.

Checking it out now, looks very clean. Self-hosting is not really requirement for us.

Laptops usually have it good (after you disable the automatic setting, why do people insist on automatic brightness at any kind of device?).

I wish desktops had even a passing thought about display brightness, ditto for TV manufacturers.

If you're interetsed in this type of stuff. Here's a pretty good Youtube video on the subject of SD card data recovery (soldering with a breakout pcb).


Here's the point where it is all wired up.


We are currently considering DokuWiki but heard the search is pretty slow.

You can't remotely pick a lock, but you can remotely hack a smart lock, and you also know when its owners are gone.

No lock is totally secure, but at least a dumb lock requires physical presence to defeat.

In case anyone thinks Arch is being crazy here and ignored the PEP (and doesn't read the PEP), note the change here was written in 2011 and approved in 2012 based on Arch's experience moving to python 3 by default in 2010.

I’m a fan of Inconsolata, and it’s my daily driver in terminals and editor. Thank you.

I'm not sure I understand your reply. Are you replying to me as if I said that determined attackers cannot trace back HTTPS traffic to individual APT packages? Because I said no such thing.

I just made the distinction between casual eavesdroppers and determined attackers. Those determined attackers exist and are quite capable, I'm sure.

You might also want to look into your use of the word 'glib' here. I find it an uncharitable interpretation of my post to call it 'glib' or 'glib handwaving', to be honest.

Rather tell you how many developers i think you need before you should switch to microservices i will instead tell you about my team and why we use microservices.

I am currently leading a team of 7 (including myself) and we currently operate a Monolith Rails application with several small to medium microservices.

Our philosophy is essentially, is what we need part of the core functionality of our application, and does it rely on other core functionality. If so then it goes in the monolith. But if it is independent of the other core features then we build it as a standalone service.

We started moving to microservices ~2 years ago when our team was only 2 (me and 1 other). It was much more difficult to maintain at the time, but the flexibility in being able to rewrite certain things when necessary was greatly beneficial. Things like automating our build and great documentation for how things interconnect has alleviated alot of the trouble we had running our microservices.

Generally yes, there tends to be an ulterior motive behind the statement of tangentially related facts on discussions of news stories.

But in any case, thanks to your information I've concluded that it's the Soviets who are responsible for the crimes of the Taliban.

That's exactly what paying for services is meant to avoid.

When services are made free, people have to wait longer, paying with their time instead of with money.

People who don't want to wait and are not given the choice of paying for faster service end up having to buy cars instead, making traffic worse for everyone.

In the thread it's stated that it's probably for a few thousand apartments if I'm not mistaken - not a single building/landlord. (Bit unsure about the exact categorization here, if the landlord is just outsourcing building management.)

If you are snarkily trying to imply that humans have stopped evolving, the genetic evidence points in the utterly opposite direction. Here's a pop science take on the matter but you can dig "human rapid evolution" into Google and read plenty of takes on the matter from many different papers: https://www.wired.com/2007/12/humans-evolving/

if you work in IT chances are you’re going to the office a bit after peak hours and coming back home late.

13 is a mess indeed but 4 is also bad , 7 has a lot of trouble, 12 has crack addicts on the dock menacing passengers, etc..

i’m also born and raised in Paris, and lived there for 40 years, but once you take the subway in other crowded cities ( honk kong, tokyo, shanghai, sf , london, etc) you realize having a subway that smells urine and shit , has technical issues every single days, and simply can’t handle the population flow at all, isn’t « normal ».

We can live with it, the whole society has adapted to it, but i wouldn’t call the situation «fine».

Doesn't really make sense from the seller side. There isn't more profit in driving down price and demand for perfect looking produce. It would just smooth out the pricing and eliminate the premium for fancy looking produce

Our family has been loving No Name's "Naturally Imperfect" line recently. [0]

And from the looks of it's growth in Ontario grocery stores, the program is doing quite well.

[0] https://www.noname.ca/en_CA/naturally-imperfect

These aren't necessarily the same thing. When I was looking for a rental house about 6 months ago, essentially all of the homes I visited were set up with a "smart lockbox".

You had to set up an account with a 3rd party service who required a picture of a photo id and a small fee ($5 for 30 days access, IIRC). The rental listings would ultimately link to the 3rd party service where you could schedule a visit to the house, then get a temporary code to access the key when you arrived. All of the homes still used traditional physical locks.

I'm not a fan of "smart" devices, but think this was actually a great service as long as the home is unoccupied. As a tenant I was able to easily visit a dozen different homes in one day without having to spend hours on the phone scheduling visits with property managers.


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