Someday someone running for pubic office is going to have to explain away some scandalous thing they put or contributed to on GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket, etc...

Anyone know of anything that backs up the claim here that reCAPTCHA is just having you solve more puzzles to train the classifiers more? Rather than “you actually failed picking the images with busses”.

I wonder why GraphQL is an enterprise level feature for Contentful? Maybe it's likely to be abused with overly complex queries or priced to offset that compute requirement?

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Don't understand Fourier Transforms or why they're such a profound discovery? Posting this again because it's so cool:

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For every EULA you read completely, lose 1D6 SAN points and gain 1 point of Forbidden Lore.

If you merely glance at or skim the EULA, lose 1 SAN point and gain no Forbidden Lore.

If you close your eyes and click Accept without reading, roll 1D6. On a 2 or lower, lose 1 SAN point anyway (you peeked) and gain no Lore. Otherwise, breath a sigh of relief - you have escaped with your mind unscathed, for now - but add one point of Corporate Dark Karma, to be used when the GM chooses.

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Not only is this vuln interesting but the fact "... if you’ve ever installed the Zoom client and then uninstalled it, you still have a `localhost` web server on your machine that will happily re-install the Zoom client for you, without requiring any user interaction on your behalf besides visiting a webpage"

It'd be awful for many services but think about how great being able to visit metro.geo and have the zone be delegated to the metro servicing your area.

So this would be terrible but is a fun thought: what if you offered domain registration but answered NS records based on the client's geo? Per-region domain registrations would be fun.

FB’s chain will have support for validators and smart contracts.

"#315: Dance Like No One Is Watching, Encrypt Like Everyone Is" thanks AWS podcast, I'm stealing that title as my new life motto.

How do other orgs catalog all their Git repositories? We’re about to break 1K and are wondering if this is a solved problem already.

GitHub announces package registry. Npm, RubyGems, NuGet, Maven and Docker support at first.

The 2019 Verizon Enterprise Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) is available:

Mock up quick and user-test early.

:noidea: There's still a lot to explore on mastodon but so far so good!

Software engineering inspiration can come from anywhere, even utility markings on the sidewalk. (Gonna try this mastodon image upload)

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