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2020-02-27 22:00:15
Thesis: abolish cop shit in the classroom.

For the purposes of this post, I define “cop shit” as “any pedagogical technique or technology that presumes an adversarial relationship between students and teachers.” Here are some examples...

A coworker just bragged his code drained 70% of his battery in under 10 minutes
That's easy. But did it do anything useful with that energy?
It showed a list!
And updated that list!
And was our brand new product!
He is now asking for dev machines to be larger "because we're writing so many great features!"

He wants more RAM on dev machines than in most of our production cluster

(Which, to be fair, is only 32GB on each laptop)

I need a --trust-me flag for terraform that runs even if there's an error in the checksums

Uh, so, ummmm
My recent mental journey was basically "Wait - why is terraform using md5 for tags?!"
"Oh, because s3 is"

Let's pretend I was editting s3 and dynamoDB manually to make terraform work -this is good and right - correct?
Sorry. Im sorry. Im trying to remove it.
I mean, the things I said were almost as bad

2020-02-28 18:36:45
Anyone who whines, or even jokes about how hard it is to exit vi/vim is not allowed to ever tell anyone to RTFM, or to just Google it.

Under Canadian law this is child pornography
2020-02-28 00:23:14
Canadian oilfield firm X-Site Energy Services gave its employees stickers depicting teenager Greta Thunberg naked and being sexually penetrated from behind with a man's hands pulling her braided hair. All with the company logo slapped below.…
From the article:
UPDATE - Feb. 28, 2020: RCMP have investigated the image, and determined it is not considered child pornography. “According to our experts, the image does not meet the criteria for it to constitute a criminal offence,” an officer from the Red Deer detachment told HuffPost.
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Oh, yeah, I saw - I am hoping that someone has a conversation with the RCMP that their prosecurial discretion gets overridden, but I doubt it
I'm surprised they made such a public judgment call without leaving a judge decide or something.
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In any case, what the law says is less relevant than whether it is enforced. I'm not holding my breath on this one.
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Well, that's just it - that's why it wont happen. But yeah - they can be overruled, and I hope they will be

Recommendation for starting your Friday

Don't have a driver rear end your wife and child!
Ya know @Hypolite Petovan this is what the dislike button is for ;)
I can't see it anymore!
(We added a user switch to hide it on dev)
(I know, I am just being a jerk because of how much that conversation blew up)
(I enjoyed the joke, but not everyone would since the stable version doesn't have the user switch)
Thanks! It pretty much has to!

2020-02-28 14:05:09
@MrBrianHinton @TatianaTMac And so many, when they do put in comments, use bad ones.

Bad comment:
// This is a task flow

Good comment:
// Protractor is broken and will resume tests during reporting after any selenium call
// Wait on this promise chain between tests to force the correct behavior

2020-02-27 23:20:10
Dear devs,

Please add more examples to your documentation.

Having one basic example that uses`foo` and `bar` does very little for my understanding.

Add examples of varying levels of difficulty that cross-pollinate use cases.

Very frustrated deseloper

anyone know if I can get the coronavirus on linux? or am I safe

2020-02-27 23:18:12
Straight up: if your reaction to something getting released is “Great, when is the next thing?” or similar, what you think of as enthusiasm/encouragement is almost certainly not.

Please take time to absorb and appreciate what people worked hard on — and tell them about THAT.

Bold faced lie to the group on what was said even though they heard what the DM said

Me, finally talking to a doctor:
Doctor: "When did you last have a regular checkup"
Me: "Uhhhhh"
"Oh! I had a physical in 2006"
Doctor: "14 years ago ago?!"

While I can get people wanting different tools for microblogging, macroblogging, video sharing, and so on. But I am not sure why people want them all on different apps but also all on activitypub?

Why not more protocols that are specialised, or single tools that do it all

2020-02-21 09:24:39
Bug Bounty experiences (Living Tweet) :
You can outsource your bug bounty program to a provider, but if your internal teams do not track security defects you can't properly inform the researcher or the public. A Bug bounty is not a tool you can purchase.

Thread: x/n+1

No - YOU'RE writing shell forloops to do terraform state import because AWS is terrible

Gmail's antispam gives them free Antitrust too

2020-02-27 13:24:23
I make over 90k and i want folks to have dental coverage because when I wasn't making over 90k i didn't have dental coverage.

While a tax cut is nice, i think its nicer for people to have healthy dentition.

2020-02-26 19:21:43
If your marketing team paid royalties to reprint a debunked story and then used it as their lead for the booth at one of the biggest conferences of the year, fire your marketing team...


2020-02-26 00:52:37
@0xMatt @ajcaruso Clicking on untrusted links is also a fully supported security boundary. It is totally acceptable to click on any link, and nobody is expected to determine if it's a "trusted link" (I have no idea what that means) first.

People and their trying to win a free #Gryphcon badge! Just use my lifehack of running more games than you play every year

2020-02-27 00:22:54
It is merely the *best* quintet.

It has MANY gaps, including but not limited to:
* Fixer
* Shooter
* Forger
* Driver
* Weasel
* Gangster

The virtue of such lists are not that they are comprehensive, they are *opinionated*

2020-02-26 23:01:28
@mattcolville This is great, Matt, but have you considered the following process:

1. Write up some D&D thing
2. Just publish it without any testing or proofing or anything at all
3. Endure years of complaints

After reading the comments of the acting FSF president, I can conclude that the "S" in FSF stands for sexism.

2016-10-04 09:32:10
Also, if you can’t deploy your automated, resilient, self-scaling infrastructure because GitHub is down, you may have missed a step.

Terraform was documented by a half asleep gibbon
It's the only explaination

check out my new noise album:
cat /bin/* | aplay --channels=2 --rate=22050

me: y'all stop using X service it talks straight-up to the cops

y'all: eh i'm careful about what i say and don't really care

me: i would like to talk about real shit and do care.


for real: recognize your choice in tech scopes who will be willing to talk to you and what they say. So many people use Discord, use Amazon, and yes, "it's easy and I don't care" is a valid reason for yourself, but do you not care enough to consider other people's cares?

Imagine thinking that sending all of your DNS lookups to CloudFlare was an improvement to privacy

I find pre-scripted chatbots making obvious puns more annoying than anything else

It's trying to seem personable, when in reality it's just a script

AWS's WebUI intentionally makes it impossible to read the inbound rules for a given instance - right?

There's no configuration where clicking "inbound rules" has your mouse in a place where the popup isn't mostly off the screen - right?

if you get back together with your ex, they are your ex-ex, and in you have sex, it's ex-ex sex, and if you cast a curse during the encounter, it's an ex-ex sex hex, and if it's a curse on the body parts that attach the head to the body, it's an ex-ex sex necks hex, and if it's also a curse on the chest muscles, it's an ex-ex sex necks/pecs hex, and if the curse is on someone who has the same first name as the former secretary of state, it's an ex-ex sex necks/pecs rex hex

2020-02-25 21:44:12

If you work in infosec.

I can't express this enough.


How the hell you expect to receive credit for your work, team, organization or improve processes if you don't take good notes or records?

Petition to change Chromium's User-Agent header to Google-Agent

2020-02-25 23:10:15

People are more important than code. Period.