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"If one product like #Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other than Chromium. That’s what happened when #Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before #Firefox was released. And it could happen again.

If you care about what’s happening with online life today, take another look at Firefox." blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/ #edge

Anyone have any experience in breaking rolling code key fobs?

Decided to clone my garage door clicker and aside from the obvious playback attack I'm not really sure how you'd go about extracting the secret from the hardware.

Captured a few radio packets, seems like a 4 btye code. Not game enough to open a 400 dollar fob with no clones on the market to see what chip is driving it. Any way to identify it?

So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.

The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.

I just saw this sign. These kids are great.

#auspol #protest #activism

Now that the heartbreak at the state of my homeland is getting old, it's starting to be dominated by humiliation at being in any way associated with the country, partcularly when I see this: boingboing.net/2018/11/27/miss Many people (most Americans) think the US is exceptional. It is, but probably not in any of the ways you'd want it to be if you aren't an asshole.

RT @lightweight@twitter.com: Huh, will watch this with interest... schnack.cool - it's a #FOSS replacement for Disqus. Might give it a go on my personal site before too long...

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lightweight/status

I've just published a Jupyter Notebook I used to present an introduction to the excellent Python attrs package at the November 2018 Christchurch Python meetup. github.com/chch-python-meetup/

This is just one of dozens of reasons I have to get to LCA2019 (which, as luck would have it, is happening just down the road from me, here in Christchurch, NZ in Jan 2019)... linux.conf.au/schedule/present

Anyone interested in a contract gig to develop something like iTerm for Windows? (or know someone who might be) The project would be open source from day one. Remote workers welcome. DM me.

#China allegedly stepping up their #BGP hijacking game since the 2015 #Obama #Xi agreement to stop #military #hacking operations. The traffic routing station located in the US being a major part of the plan by China Telecom #infosec #privacy #security
zdnet.com/article/china-has-be

RT @daringfireball@twitter.com: Google’s Night Sight Feature for Pixel Cameras Looks Astounding: daringfireball.net/linked/2018

This is great work from @charlie3@twitter.com!
opensource.com/education/14/11 We need to see a lot more of this, everywhere in the world. It will address the digital divide/literacy and lower the cost of education, and encourage local digital business.

@donkey Now if there only was a local Emacs gym... 😜

RT @Spacekatgal@twitter.com: Please RT if you are a man who has never been in a bar fight. twitter.com/johncardillo/statu

In Akira, the setting of both the manga and anime take place next year

Ah, Spring in #Melbourne! That beautiful time of year when leaving the house for more than a couple of hours requires you to carry sufficient clothing variations to cope with every possible weather condition that occurs on Earth.

influx-spout 2.1 is out! The headline new feature is the ability to generate downsampled streams of measurements for real-time archives. If you're a big user, check it out. menno.io/posts/influx-spout-v2