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dko

@dko@infosec.exchange

He/him.

Lapsed craftsperson
No spoons, only knives
Too-earnest chronic illness fuckup

Header image is a church sign that reads:
THOSE PREVENTING HISTORY
FROM BEING TAUGHT
INTEND TO REPEAT IT

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A smiling amorphous cartoon blob gleefully riding a bicycle.
It has swept back handlebars and the back tire is kicking up a modest cloud of dust.

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lzg , to Random stuff
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it would be really great if what ends up killing this AI hype cycle is that it’s unable to discern what is real and what is a shitpost

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@lzg dril kills openai, news at 11

tomorrow, how somethingawful sank chatgpt

dko , to Random stuff
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drove about an hour away to see a very weird and rare bike.

sadly, it absolutely did not fit me and no amount of tinkering and parts swapping would fix it.

gladly, like every other bike pervert i've ever met, the owner and i were talking about how intensely inequitable our current system of government is within 10 minutes of meeting.

this very nice person, 45 minutes of whose life i wasted to look at their very cool and very uncommon bike without buying it, happily chatted with me in the middle of the day, shared bikey histories, and gave me the benefit of their niche knowledge that i hadn't surfaced in 10 months of reading about this kind of bike.

it was a real, real bummer to find out this particular historically interesting bicycle would never fit me. it lifted me right back up to talk to someone who lives in a rural community, knows all their neighbors, is in middle age, intensely leftist, and absolutely swimming in bikes.

every time i meet someone cool, it reaffirms life a little bit.

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who up getting their post on

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  • adhdeanasl , to Random stuff
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    The wildest thing about the latest AI ridiculousness is that we all know someone who would actually put glue in pizza if it was in the recipe.

    dko ,
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    @noondlyt @adhdeanasl this is the one word affirmation i ran here to post

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    if micosoft buys valve, then half life 3 will actually come out. and suck

    dko ,
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    @eris Half Life 3 is going to have a lot of problems, but Half Life: New Vegas will be fantastic

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    What are some numbers in your field that anyone else in the field would identify without even thinking about it, but folk outside may have no idea. Just the numbers, no explanations. Yet.

    105 148 210 297 420 594 841 1189

    dko ,
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    @NanoRaptor once upon a time
    FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8

    munin , to Random stuff
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    So, headcanon: Colombo is -not actually a police officer- but instead has the magical power to make people -think- he's a police officer, but it's kinda flaky and takes a moment to kick in sometimes. And then he just uses genuine interest, compassion, and deduction to solve crimes that the police wouldn't.

    dko ,
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    @munin a decent person isekai'd into the body of a cop, a Kafka Manga

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    I def want to see Furiosa but I am also weirdly emotionally conflicted about seeing Furiosa because how do you, as George Miller, presume to do a prequel to hands-down the greatest film ever made that you, George Miller, also made, and if it is even possible to top Fury Road and you manage to do that, am I going to die in my theater seat because you have done some kind of transcendent thing that bends space/time?

    dko ,
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    @julieofthespirits @GrimmReality Babe: Pig in the City goes so hard

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    I hereby recant every previous criticism I've ever made of Amazon Bedrock, because this is amazing.

    AWS proudly presents: "POUNDED IN THE BUTT BY THE HANDSOME AWS MANAGED NAT GATEWAY"

    dko ,
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    @Quinnypig amazon [make your] bed rock

    nora , to Random stuff
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    it's very funny to me that alito got caught doing more flag antics the day after i ordered ribbon of 13 different pride flags

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  • Basmitharts , to Random stuff
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    Some content for y'all.

    dko ,
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    @Basmitharts i love these!

    it's on my list to one day own something with a bench front seat and a skirted-wheel caprice and one of these battlewagons would get two birds stoned at once.

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    unexpected win, my glasses are basically free with one weird trick:
    "you have to go to a place".

    turns out my otherwise extremely shitty health insurance has good vision coverage. except if you want mailorder. same glasses, same prescription, $350 by post or $30 if you go to a b&m optometrist.

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    They don't want you to know this, but the Phalanx CIWS are free. You can just take them. I have 532 Phalanx CIWSs at home.

    dko ,
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    @aoife when someone asks me to defend my points in bad faith, this is the point defense i think of

    jordan , to Random stuff
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    Oh shit, the cat just dragged in a copy of the Stephen King's: The Langoliers TV miniseries

    dko ,
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    @jordan Oooh, I should rewatch both that and The Stand.

    dko ,
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    @jordan Makes me think of Jericho, another surprisingly decent and very watchable show with similar themes.

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    decided to take the afternoon off. went to the gardens and oni

    dko ,
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    @nora all dumplings are a superfood
    i will not be taking questions at this time

    Gorebitchev , to Random stuff
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    What do white people eat? Celery?

    dko ,
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    @Gorebitchev i feel like the two word answer is hot dish

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    @plutonian @Gorebitchev
    ASMR [dinner style] SQWLOP SLORP

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    @plutonian @Gorebitchev there are some depraved and wonderful eastern european salads, including ones with herring and pickles and cold cuts, and on and on. but this is really, really out there. like, i don't even understand it structurally.

    i kind of really want to make this now. does, umm, does anything special happen when all this stuff is together? or is it just like a range of different varieties of the same texture with slightly differing toothiness?

    cause i can't tell if it's a weird brilliant idea i could never have thought of or something an auntie made out of the only food in the house 150 years ago and now it's one family's traditional dish.

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    @plutonian @Gorebitchev
    okay WHEW
    because if it was mysteriously good i would have to reconsider a lot of what i think i know about food and cooking.

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    dko , to Random stuff
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    i will never stop laughing at bro science dipshits being deathly afraid of soy
    while every single thing they feared was being done to them by the billion dollar industries emitting PFAS and microplastics

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    graphite , to Random stuff

    does anyone else just have that one chill friend who logs on once every couple of daus and just likes your obscure posts that no one else interacted with

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    @graphite
    like crate digging, but for posts
    love these folks :ablobcatheartsqueeze:

    munin , to Random stuff
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    Hey so,

    This windows recall thing?

    Enables domestic abuse.

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    @munin that's the thing that really terrifies me. not that it will eventually become impossible to disable, but the fact that it being baked in to the OS means an attacker or abuser can just re-enable it. probably with a single PS command.

    it's making a keylogger and half the functionality of a RAT with full history into a LOLbin. and it won't be flagged or disabled by any security tools.

    the productivity measurement tools MS has already been marketing for years were bad enough, how long until recall becomes a part of the legal hold workflow? how long until your boss watches every single thing you do because let's be honest, plenty of shitty bosses are just petty cops deep down. what about the creepy sysadmin with a crush on someone, who then harvests their email password with recall? how much damage could someone do with those credentials?

    the possibility for abuse is so intensely, wildly outsized with any actual utility that anyone can imagine, you would have to be completely out of touch with even basic human decency to think this is a good idea.

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    :boost_requested: I am looking for a support native pollinators/biodiversity/etc sticker and maybe shirt that actually has entirely US native wildlife (even better, eastern side better yet southeast region). Everything on Etsy has a honeybee on it and Im tired of looking. And just a monarch or main bit being a monarch is too tropey. Help! Boost away!

    dko ,
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    @sunguramy you might find something you like with Joey Santore's merch, who seems like a hell of a good bean besides

    https://www.bonfire.com/store/crime-pays-but-botany-doesnt/

    futurebird , to Random stuff
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    E-bikes are very cool and I'm glad they are getting popular.

    However.

    There is a big difference between a crash at 12mph and one at 20mph.

    Your ebike can give you injuries normally only found in motorcycle accidents. And there isn't enough advice on what constitutes sufficient maintenance for ebikes.

    If you don't get balding tires fixed on a regular bike you could fall off and bruise or break a leg.

    At ebike speeds that same fall will shatter your leg in dozens of pieces.

    BE CAREFUL

    dko ,
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    @futurebird i used to teach MSF courses and did a lot of reading around two-wheeled safety for both my own survival and my students'.

    the HURT and MAIDS reports have a lot of useful real-world information from meticulous reconstructions of thousands of accidents.

    among the findings is that the median pre-crash speed was 29.8mph, the median crash speed 21.5mph.

    yes there's more momentum with a motorcycle compared to a bicycle because of higher weight, however, there is also a far, far more developed and normalized safety culture. one that has been steadily improving with new generations of riders. riding boots and gauntlets, armored jackets, and full face helmets are a common sight on many riders. almost no one rides without gloves.

    even the fact that full-face helmets on bicycle riders are really only common in competitive riding and bmx/mtb, even though more than 50% of impacts happen below the browline - completely unprotected by half helmets.

    automotive supremacy is a plague. poor street design is murdering people and dissuading active mobility. bikes are an amazing answer to many, many problems - and fun besides.

    the ebike boom really feels like a repeat of the 70s malaise era of mopeds and small motorcycles and scooters. many are shockingly poorly designed & built and they are very irresponsibly sold with images and dreams of happy-go-lucky people in shorts and sundresses and flipflops casually riding to the grocery store. in a better world with better road design, i would have less problem with this. In many, many places in the world, it's wildly dangerous to not, at the very least, strongly encourage people to wear durable, fully enclosed shoes, VT-rated MIPS helmets, and gloves.

    but the idea of "ride in whatever you want, don't worry, it's just a bike!" makes it much easier to sell these things to well-meaning and excited people just looking for a good way to get around.

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    Harvey Pekar did a graphic adaptation of Studs' Working and i suspect it goes hard in the paint

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  • mudboot , to Random stuff
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    I call papa johns "not worth it."
    I call dominos "im never in the area and its not worth it."
    And pizza hut is "those still exist? And theyre open? Uh no thanks."
    And everything local is "its fucking closed."

    dko ,
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    @gobborg @mudboot other than the obvious $5 classic, the thin crust old world pepperoni fucks and the detroit style is surprisingly decent.

    dko , (edited ) to Random stuff
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    to say i'm back on my bullshit presumes i ever stopped

    dko , to Random stuff
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    turn-based fans! Hard West 2 is a supernatural western Xcom / Into the Breach and was a lot of fun. i've not heard anyone really talk about it. the story and especially the writing are absolute trash. the mechanics and core gameplay loop are excellent.

    it does a lot of interesting and fresh things, which was a pleasant surprise as someone who has played thousands of hours of every Xcom and HOMM and Fallouts.

    the character abilities and bravado mechanic and art design and playing card system all make it one of my favorites since Xcom2. it's nowhere near as deep and I probably won't be replaying it every few years, but it's a very solid 20-50 hours of tactical fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXVFFxVdaTo

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    @passenger not amazing, i gotta say. there are multiple playable characters that aren't handled as well as they could be, but there's relatively little apologia and the mysticism aspects make sense thematically because every other person also has supernatural abilities.

    the best melee character is tropey and has a septum piercing and whoops and ululates when attacking.

    the rest of the writing is at best lackluster and often just wildly poor, and i'm not sure if that makes it better or worse - all the characters are simplistic and cookie cutter, so there's at least consistency.

    most of what you do is liberating settlements, battling highwaymen, and freeing the downtrodden, and they do outright talk about the literal evil visited upon the land by basically every white person, so it's kind of a mixed bag.

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    @fiadh same, same! i replay xcom and/or terror from the deep probably twice a year. open xcom has been such a boon to the scene.

    the newer ones were a lot of fun, too. especially when you can find little edgecases or get yourself in a position to do something really silly.

    https://infosec.exchange/@dko/111740721257624875

    https://infosec.exchange/@dko/111741119681520841

    https://infosec.exchange/@dko/111339490951128496

    hacks4pancakes , to Random stuff
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    Converse has custom pride shoes and D&D shoes at the same time and they’re smart enough you can’t get both on the same shoes. 😢

    dko ,
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    @hacks4pancakes can you get both and wear one of each?

    Adam_Cadmon1 , to Random stuff
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    700K. Wrap your mind around that.
    700K people dead and its gotten a fraction of the coverage that the Trump Trial, the Israeli Genocide and the War in Ukraine have gotten.

    dko ,
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    @Adam_Cadmon1 Timnit Gebru has been doing a lot to raise awareness of this and I highly, highly recommend following her for this and other reasons. I believe there are also links to aid efforts as well.

    https://dair-community.social/@timnitGebru

    Pawpower , to Random stuff
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    Dear mastodon brain trust, I have started collecting crystals. Many of them feel the same or are carved into similar shapes. I am searching for a box with small compartments that I can put each crystal in with a card that has a few key words on it. This will help me keep things organized, and find things more quickly. I am not sure if there is a name for such a box, the closest I can think of is a tackle-box! I'm wondering if anyone has ideas about exactly the term to use when I search?

    dko ,
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    @Pawpower "small parts organizer" maybe? i have a gang of the stanley ones for screws, bolts, nuts, router bits, etc. if you need more than one, they even snap together!

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    3.1 - great
    95 - shit
    98 - great
    Billenium - shit
    XP - great
    Vista - shit
    7 - great
    8 - shit
    10 - great
    11 - shit

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    i have «thoughts» about how the comic is going. it's still a place of comfort and [every so often] joy, having read it every day for at least fifteen years.

    dko , to Random stuff
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    yeah hey if you're considering bariatric surgery please reconsider it and read about omeprazole side effects and honestly just ask me questions here or pvt

    dko OP ,
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    @fiadh you know the funny thing? i've had GERD for like 20 years and with diet and avoiding specific foods, it was actually pretty manageable.

    post surgery, i had an incredible few months where i had ZERO symptoms. i could have a tomato, or hot sauce, whatever i wanted - and it was fine!

    then, despite my misgivings, i took the course of antibiotics the gastroenterologist mandated to get rid of h. pylori.

    since then, it's basically been omeprazole or nothing, and i think you're already familiar with my complaints about it. such as the fact that it causes muscle pain and high blood pressure and pretty much a never ending UTI.

    i'm working on finding something else, the project of the week has been trying to get away from it and transition to cimetidine, but H2 agonists just don't work as well.

    it's the difference between throwing a bullet and shooting it. i've tried them all and none of them work as well, though i've found some immediate solace with the extremely vintage bismuth.

    i wish i had an easy answer for you, sadly there just doesn't seem to be one.

    unless - and i always hope for this - there's a thing i've missed in my research and someone tells me about it.

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    @fiadh 🫂🫂🫂 in a similar situation and desperately trying to avoid kidney stones because of both family history and calcium antacids :blobcatgooglyshrug:

    if you can find it, Khao Soy can be amazing! i wish i had access to hatch chiles year-round. i love a salsa verde with them in.

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    dko ,
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    @ChemicalTribe @notjustbikes they did so because of protectionist legislation and tariffs. in particular the chicken tax.

    manufacturing in the US/Canada/Mexico once NAFTA went into effect allowed them to skirt the ~20-30% tariff on specific kinds of vehicles, in particular trucks.

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    working very hard to benignly social engineer someone on craigslist to ship this to me (after paying a fair price)

    tell me this is not a beautiful clown baby

    dko OP ,
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    @0x00string this person can't be arsed to find a box to ship it to me, so the deal fell through. they had it listed for $150 for a month and a half, then got a tuneup, fixed the grips, and relisted it for $350.

    https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/denver-orbea-katu/7747569595.html

    dko OP ,
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    @0x00string it's a very solvable problem, they just don't want to deal with it, seems like. i would just call the ten closest wallyworlds or targets and find someone happy to part with a box for a cup of coffee or a kind word, but i'm built different :blobcatgooglyshrug:

    anyway, if you're anywhere close, i hope you get it and have some small-wheeled fun. i'm sure the price is flexible and at $300 you'll basically always be able to sell it for that much or more.

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    @0x00string out of all the possibilities for "it followed me home!", a bicycle is in the top five harmless options :blobcatgiggle:

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    stealing memes is a fake idea in the first place





    P.S. if you repost and write good alt text, the meme is yours forever

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