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Eugene Crosser
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On top of Drachenberg on the New Year 2019 midnight
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Road signs are very important!
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Another amazing feat of German engineering: this bridge holds a navigable canal. The place is called Wasserstraßenkreuz Magdeburg.
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9/2/18
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More skies
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Berlin Skies
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7/15/18
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Das ist Deutschland
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Speculation: stackoverflow.com preparing for sellout?

There was an email from them a couple of weeks ago, announcing that they are closing OpenID authentication. In itself, that is nothing to worry about (albeit sad). But two details about the email makes me sit up and pay attention:

- It contains links to click to change account settings rather than instruction "Log in to your account, go to security section, ...", a no-no from security standpoint, and
- It has the feeling of urgency, "go and do it now", rather than the usual "in three months we will be retiring..."

It would seem that the message was written by business people, without getting engineers involved. (Perhaps the latter are still kept in the dark too?) So maybe third party OpenID authentication does not meet some legal requirement of the prospective buyer, or something along these lines. If it was the requirement of the current owner (e.g. for GDPR compliance or somesuch) they'd be able to explain why they are doing the change.

Who's the buyer is anyone's guess.

#stackoverflow #sellout #speculation
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Some old tech
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6/10/18
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Near Bad Belzig
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