A severe privacy flaw named 'acropalypse' has also been found to affect the Windows Snipping Tool, allowing people to partially recover content that was edited out of an image.


political theory, of a sort 

because you're giving the politics-of-disgust people limitless turns at bat

whereas what you need is for regular people to develop a visceral hatred of being manipulated in this way, to actively *punish* anyone trying to infect them with their stupid conservative brain worms

imo american liberal culture mostly sublimates this hatred into useless forms, all smarm and reassurances but no wrath, no steel, no fire

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political theory, of a sort 

they're not here to tell one coherent narrative, they're just looking to bombard people with a variety of incendiary bullshit and hope that something — anything — will trigger a disgust reaction that will drive them to join the hate movement, or at least cede power to it

trying to create a counter-narrative that queer people or black people are harmless without diffusing the core idea that _suburban whites have the right to kill people who scare them_ is a losing game

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political theory, of a sort 

twitter discourse got me thinking—

modern right-wing movements are heavily into the "politics of disgust"

and one of the reasons they like that is that politics of disgust are actually pretty strong against respectability, assimilation, focus-group don't-rock-the-boat shit:

there's fundamentally this shotgun approach to it, e.g. just try 30 different ways to libel trans people and see if any ONE of them sticks in someone's brain

“We are about to sacrifice our civilization for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue to make enormous amounts of money. We are about to sacrifice the biosphere so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. But it is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.” Greta Thunberg

#Climate #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #environment #democracy #uk #scotland #usa #canada #australia #politics #nature #vegan #Birds #animals #science #gtto

"Exploiting aCropalypse: Recovering Truncated PNGs"

My writeup on exploiting CVE-2023-21036 (un-cropping Android screenshots!)


Oh, I don't have pronouns -- no proper nouns, either. You are not to refer to me in any way, shape, or form

Oh, man. This comic — from 1993 — could NOT be more relevant today. As usual, Bill Watterson hits it out of the park.

#Banks #Banking #Bailout #AntiCapitalism

facebook, medium, and cloudflare: we're going to join the fediverse!


I despise what phone use has done to my eyesight. I hope it's still fixable with an extended screen break soon.


All these years later, I just can’t get comfortable with a computer platform where you can write code for it, but the vendor gets to say whether or not people can run your code.

I thought that was wrong the day it was announced and still do.

The money says I’m in a minority. I’m comfortable with that.

The Web remains the only platform without a proprietor. Treasure it.

re: VC, at least as practiced since 2009:

"You would be hard-pressed to find another parasite that has so thoroughly wrecked the body and environment of its host, all while trying to convince the host that it is deserving of praise and further accommodation."


Carl sagan’s thought about books:
“When our genes could not store all the information necessary for survival, we slowly invented them. But then the time came, perhaps ten thousand years ago, when we needed to know more than could conveniently be contained in brains. So we learned to
stockpile enormous quantities of information outside our bodies. We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have
invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of that memory is called the library. A book is made from a tree. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
-Carl Sagan, Cosmos

#sagan #carlsagan

it seems that the FDIC has discovered that SVB, while illiquid, has sufficient assets to cover all liabilities, as predicted: fdic.gov/news/press-releases/2

either way, it shouldn't be legal to short a bank, and then organize a bank run on it, thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy

These CFOs dumped all their money into one bank despite not being insured, so they could get paid a higher rate of interest, and that risky behavior led directly to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. Effectively forcing large depositors to diversify is one of the protective functions of the FDIC. Making these depositors whole will destroy that function, strongly incentivizing businesses to make riskier banking decisions from now on.

We can't forgive student loans because students knew full well what they were getting into but yes, let's bail out banks because golly shucks gee whiz banking is just too difficult for the poor little bankers to wrap their heads around.

I can't even describe how obnoxiously predictable it has become that our federal government will not even bat an eyelid at bailing out a bunch of wealthy tech speculators for billions of ill-managed dollars while they leave the rest of us all to fucking languish in crushing student debt, constant enviromental degradation, and embarrassing, deadly private healthcare. There's no need for pretenses at this point. Just, "Fuck you."

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