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Holy fuck, muscle memory just saved my ass.
At a train station wanting to do some work on my mini laptop which has disk encryption (LUKS I think). Realised that I forgot the password partly 😬
Few tries.... incorrect. FUCK.
*hey, let's try to let my hands do the work based on muscle memory!*
*starts typing the password (its insanely long) and presses enter*
*succesfully unlocked, booting...*
Facebook publicly announced that it won't build a backdoor into its services for the intelligence agencies as for the latest requests to weaken/remove the encryption.
I can only imagine the intelligence agencies going like this now:
NSA director: Alright, as expected they said no so they won't have more damage to their public image, lets go for plan A 2.0!
NSA employee: Aaaand that is?
NSA director: Serve them a FISA court order requiring them to do this shit anyways but also serve a gag order so they can't tell legally.
NSA employee: Ahh, fair enough, I'll get that rolling. By the way, how did we do this with WhatsApp's encryption again?
NSA director: Oh that one was simple. There's a backup function which nearly everyone uses on either Android/iOS which does plaintext backups to Google Drive/iCloud.
NSA employee: Oh, okay. How do we access that data again?
NSA director: PRISM/XKeyScore!
NSA employee: Right, but then still the issue of how we even collect the encrypted messages from Facebo...
NSA director: PRISM/XKeyScore as well, don't worry about that.
NSA employee: But, how'd we justify this....?
NSA director: We probably never have to as these programs operate outside of the public view but otherwise just call terrorism/pedophelia... BAM, done.
NSA employee: Gotya, let's put this into motion!18
*5 years ago*
So i failed an exam in Prog1 on university because I wrote the program in OOP instead of "just" programming it. My professor said that we didn't learn OOP yet and I didn't do what he asked for...15
12:30pm - I can't code any more, what does this function even do?
12:45pm - What's a function?
12:59pm - I still don't know what a function is
01:00pm - *Eats Lunch*
01:05pm - My code makes perfect sense5
* Intern comes back to the same company after a year *
[Senior developer] : What did you learn last year at school?
[Intern] : I can develop any Android app now
* Opens his phone and clicks on an app *
* Only one page with text : "Hello World" *
[Senior developer] * drops on the floor in an attempt to hide his laughter *2
Windows - what the fuck! I cannot understand why people WANT to use this - its' buggy, unstable and the user-experience leaves me with the same feeling as when i step on a dog turd barefoot.
I know Linux has been a hard road for many, even a few years back I would do an update and my day would be lost to fixing it. But it's literally made by people in their spare time! Ultra-corp Microsoft fuck it up all the time, with thousands of full time employees!
Gah. Come back steve jobs - I need a hug. (please wear your turtleneck)12
As 2019 is nearing it's end, I wanted to share these 7 Questions for Growth with you. Enjoy! :-)
If everything I’ve done up to now is just the beginning, what’s next?
What new habit would I like to create for myself over the next 70 days?
If I had 25 years to do something great, what would it be?
What are the ten achievements I’m proudest of over the past year? What could I do as a next step to build on each one of them?
What is no longer acceptable in my life?
What do I want to do more of in life? What do I want to do less of?
How far can I go?
(From "Laws of Lifetime Growth" by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura)2
"hey can someone help me assign 10 to a variable in rust"
"Well first of all little shithead that is not rust-like we dont do that in rust here is how godfather mozilla intended it first you create a register in your ram then you download these 9 packages that are not in std for some reason then you box your integer 78 times then you sacrifice a goat that the rust compiler doesnt give you random advice that doesnt work then you pee on your motherboard and commit 53 times to open source repos on github bitbucket and svn then you will maybe probably have 7 assigned to your variable"
"Oh wow rust sure is overly complicated"
A dude from our school got arrested for dealing/possessing drugs
The whole school reacted by making memes and airdropping them to each other, of course6
Went for interview .
Got positive outcome .
Asked basic details and documents for call letter .
Later put notice period .
All of a sudden they dont need me.
What the actual frig?10
Alright, so, let's say you're me. 16 years old, just started a summer job at a networking company. It's me and three others, and the people who hired us, quite frankly, aren't as prepared as they should be. So we get our first task at around 4, are told it's meant to last the week, and go home. Get back in the morning, find out someone did all the work overnight7
I just spent way way too long trying to get my Bootstrap navbar to not be a giant ugly grey block.
And somehow I've set my website to shrink on mobile devices, so all that fussing over a hamburger menu... bloody pointless.
Got this in my mail, so I placed a bid to deliver for $10 in 24 hours. Wish I could insert a smaller amount.2
This only took a couple of years to make.
a journey of @C0D4's life over the years on devRant.
Who knew taking a screen shot every now and again would pay off 🤗5
In my previous rant:
Last week I resigned, in the meantime they've completely reworked the git flow process and made PR's optional, among other stuff.
Today: "Architects" ask that we stop creating tags. We're replacing release tags with release branches.
I feel dirty only for imagining having to do a "git checkout -b "v1.2.3".
Good times :)4
The overreach by a single company near or close to near monopoly on the internet is beyond bone chilling.
To be precise, I am talking about Google extending its reach by forcing people to use AMP in the webpages.
I get insta furious when i see my favorite webpages using them and effectively my entire browsing activity on that page is happily recorded for clicks and ads.
To just bypass that i have to unnecessarily add more and more addons to lock them out of my browsing which in turn WEAKENS my entire browser.
And sincerely saying, this sort of outreach is becoming really annoying. Because plain JS and Cookie Blocking will not work. and slowly people are running out of options.
If posts about AMP are being made earlier, I apologize.3