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Randal L. Schwartz
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Apparently there is now caselaw that if had been in place during my criminal case would have dismissed my case. This makes me very sad. I spent a lot of money, and now have a permanent stigma from that.
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Part of me is shouting huzzah!
Part of me is shouting what the F took so long?
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Amazing clothing detects flash photos and obscures you. Way cool.
The concept struck designer Saif Siddiqui when he took a photo of friends and a nearby bike’s reflector obscured everyone’s face
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Just when very low light cameras start to become standard... (^_^)
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Google fonts gets redefined (h/t to CSS Tricks).
Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography
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How about we make it readable for visually challenged folks first?
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Oakland is setting a new high in lows. #oakland   #police   #trafficking  
Once the child turns 18, Oakland cops—as well as cops from neighboring departments and at least one federal officer—pay her for sex, and traffic her. The victim sometimes waits for one of the officers to get off work, and they have sex in that back of his car. In the Oakland PD parking lot.
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The author has something against naming names and providing links? Depressing story.
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This will never replace GeoGuessr. Many many hours lost on that, especially when you end up in the cyrillosphere near Lenin Square, or in the oz outback.
Where in the World is a new Street View quiz from SuperBreak. In this fun little game you are shown a succession of Google Maps Street View images of famous locations around the world. All you have to do is choose the correct location from three different answers.
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...or somewhere in Thailand.
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«At the MIT Instrumentation Lab where Hamilton worked, she and her colleagues were inventing core ideas in computer programming as they wrote the code for the world’s first portable computer. She became an expert in systems programming and won important technical arguments. “When I first got into it, nobody knew what it was that we were doing. It was like the Wild West. There was no course in it. They didn’t teach it,” Hamilton says.»

Truly amazing story.
#software   #womenintech    #apollo   #skylab  
Instead of just supporting her husband’s career, Margaret Hamilton invented the modern concept of software.
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Vulnerability I helped discover in Perl in 2001 gets mimics in other languages 15 years later. Those who do not read and understand the body of security literature are doomed to repeat it. #httpoxy   #mitm  
httpoxy is a vulnerability due to be disclosed in July 2016, affecting web applications.
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Nearly everyone.

PHP's most commonly used SAPI when deployed with Apache or NGINX uses FastCGI, and falls back to CGI if the web server doesn't support fcgi. (I'm lumping Apache's Mod_PHP in with fcgi because it translates the HTTP headers into the $SERVER superglobal hashmapped to the HTTP[x] elements, just like the CGI standard.)

Both Python and Go also have similar implementations, and do indeed use CGI even though the vast majority of developers don't realize that this is what they're using.
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Nice coincidence.... one of my two guests for next week's FLOSS Weekly also happened to be at Texas Linux Fest this weekend, so I got to chat for a bit.
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Create microservices and get paid in cryptocurrency! Gotta listen to today's FLOSS Weekly (394, Lisk). Buried lead... it's right near the end of the interview.
 
Today's FLOSS Weekly (394, Lisk) has a buried lead: be sure to listen to the entire interview for a method of setting up what could be the easiest way to create microservices and get paid cryptocurrency for providing the service! Yes! Whole new revenue possibilities!
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Excellent suggestion +Randal L. Schwartz​ for recommending the visit to Multnomah Falls and the surrounding area. It was worth the trip and for sure the walk up to the top.

Once again thank you for the suggestion, visit, and book signing.

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We stopped there on the way from Portland to Hood. We enjoyed it so much we spent more time than we had planned. Well worth the stop. Make sure you have enough space on your SD card. 
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For the CICOpaths:
«There are many adherents to the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) theory that constantly bleat about “It all comes down to the First Law of Thermodynamics”. The First Law of Thermodynamics refers to a law of physics where energy cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system and is ALWAYS true.

However, in the complex world of human physiology, it is true but completely irrelevant. What the CICO people think it means is that if you reduce calories in, you will lose weight. Of course, it means nothing of the sort.»

#lchf   #health   #ketogenic  
There are many adherents to the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) theory that constantly bleat about “It all comes down to the First Law of Thermodynamics”. The First Law of Thermodynamics refers to a law of physics where energy cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system and is ALWAYS true. However, in the...
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    Computers, 1976 - 1978
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Open source technologist, author, and podcaster
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Just another Perl/Smalltalk hacker,
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Literally "Wrote the Book" on Perl. Many of them, in fact. Some argue that the interactive web wouldn't have existed as early had it not been for Perl's deployment, and from there we get e-commerce and www on the side of a bus. Thus, I claim at least some responsibility for this whole web thing.
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Open source technologist, author, and podcaster
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Explaining complex things simply. Making things go faster. Being a good first lieutenant.
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  • FLOSS Weekly
    Host, 2007 - present
  • Stonehenge
    Consultant, 1985 - present
  • Sequent
    Writer, 1983 - 1985
  • Servio Logic Development
    Sysadmin, 1983 - 1983
  • Tektronix
    Software Engineering Manager, 1978 - 1983
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Aloha, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Colton, Oregon - Gladstone, Oregon
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