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The sad sad state of e-mail encryption

PGP/MIME is 18 years old and we still haven't got it right. 😒
(and S/MIME is 17 years old and isn't any better)
#email #crypto #PGP #SMIME #MUA #security #bugs

«There is a weird belief amongst policy makers that hacking an encryption system's key management system is fundamentally different than hacking the system's encryption algorithm. The difference is only technical; the effect is the same. Both are ways of weakening encryption.» #security #crypto #policy #backdoor #escrow

Creality Ender 3

…so, after a couple of years of trying to leave the idea aside, I finally bought a 3D printer.
I'm really amazing how good is a cheap printer (€217) nowadays, and how easy it was to set it up.
In the first concave prints I had lots of stringing, which I solved as suggested by CHEP.
So, yes, now I own a 118dB whistle and I don't even know why. :P
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You can follow my experiments in this Google Photos album: #3dprint #Creality #Ender3
Tartarosso Mastodon (AP)
how do you make the step files? Do you simply download them? Or do you know some basics of cad or cad like programs?
I do know some CAD basics, but this was just found in the huge repository that is Thingiverse.
(I try and put the links in the photos' description)
Maybe some slight mods, e.g. in the case of this fidget I flipped some pieces upside down to avoid needing support beams. Also for some (yet unknown) reasons one of the two bigger gears failed to print, so I duplicated the other one and mirrored it. Opensource Slic3r-PE allows this stuff easily.
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Hearing passwords

Turns out a mobile phone’s microphones can be used as a side-channel attack to “read” your PIN (or stuff).
Could a gaming app steal your bank PIN?

We need to choose either #security or #surveillance.
Fuck surveillance.

Quoting a recent post from Bruce Schneier:
Either everyone gets to spy, or no one gets to spy. And I believe we must choose security over surveillance, and implement a defense-dominant strategy.


3×3RPGs

Please reshare and reply:
#3x3RPGs
#GplusRPG

3 most recent RPGs:
Polaris
Kagematsu
Dogs in the Vineyard

3 favorite RPGs, ever:
Monsterhearts
• Kagematsu
• Dogs in the Vineyard

3 most want-to-play RPGs:
• Monsterhearts
Shock: social schience fiction
Bliss Stage

…and this is but one of the reasons I dislike DRM

Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries. Just another reminder that DRM is hostile towards users.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

T.I.E. by theam Thumos

It's been a long time since I binge-read a #webcomic … and it's time to do it again, this time with my friends' noteworthy «T.I.E. — is the love on Mars?». =)
https://tapas.io/series/tie

Electronic vote fail (in Switzerland)

As predicted by xkcd (and, well, most security professionals), critical flaws were indeed found: Bruce Schneier's article, mostly citing Cory Doctorow's.

Windows' windows position

Do you hate when Windows® happily decides the position of your windows isn't so important and scrambles them all around (e.g. after a resolution change, launching a full screen game, or attaching an extra monitor)?

Now you can use this, a public domain software I found on GitHub and improved to fix Win10 support some time ago.

Windows 10 + ISO 8601

The more you know: using «English - Sweden» regional settings I can get all the dates in Windows 10 exactly like I want. #iso8601

I hope I can change my profile photo soon enough. :/
https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues/6914
You can try posting to !Friendica Support and see if someone can help there :)
Yay! I found and fixed the bug.
Nice to *see* you, finally xD

Surreal Numbers

A video with Don Knuth himself, about my favorite book of him, seeing this video (and reading the actual book) highly suggested if you love #math (or would want to), as Surreal Numbers (invented by Conway) are one of the most neat and elegant construction than I ever knew.
#numbers #science
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