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Alan Orth
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GNU/Linux, death metal, and coffee!
GNU/Linux, death metal, and coffee!

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Lifetimes of cryptographic hash functions

Updated for the collisions found in SHA-1 this week. Academics have been shouting "move to SHA-256" for a few years now (just like MD5 before it), and now we have a real reason to do so. This is not a crypto-armageddon, but you need to stop using SHA-1 in new projects, and moving off it in old ones.

http://valerieaurora.org/hash.html

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Nice! Servo can now render my sweet blog properly. Servo is Mozilla's next-gen rendering engine written in Rust.

#webdev
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France’s Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon’s mufti

Good for her. Why should she have to wear it?

Don't Muslim proponents of the hijab always respond to Western criticism of it by saying that their women "choose" to wear it? Well what if they—or Marine Le Pen—choose not to wear it?

In reality most Muslim women live in conservative societies where there is realistically no choice about the matter—giving an example of an educated Muslim woman engineer living in London choosing to wear it is disingenuous to this.

I support religious freedom and the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on your head if that's what matters to you, but people should be allowed to make their own decisions about this. The idea that Le Pen's behavior was "inappropriate" is ridiculous.

#islam #hijab

Edit: the more I think about this the more it annoys me. Why is it her behavior that is disrespectful? He's the one forcing her to wear a scarf! What if she was the one dictating what he should or shouldn't wear?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/frances-le-pen-refuses-headscarf-to-meet-lebanons-mufti/2017/02/21/d1eda5ca-f812-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html

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The coat of arms of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic circa 1929. "Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic" is written (from top to bottom) in Tajik Latin, Tajik Arabic, and Russian Cyrillic.

Fascinating!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajik_alphabet
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If Famous Movies Were Made in Eastern Europe

http://9gag.com/gag/aEYzDVx

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RESOLUTION ADOPTED ON THE REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMlTEE ON THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION

Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem, set forth in part III of this plan, shall come into existence in Palestine two months after the evacuation of the armed forces of the mandatory Power

―29 November 1947, UN General Assembly Resolution 181(II).

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/181(II)

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You can sleep in these super minimalistic but awesome chalets at the Dead Sea in #Jordan. The views are breathtaking!

https://picturingjordan.com/2017/02/sleep-chalet-dead-sea/

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Serbian poster after they shot down an F-117 stealth aircraft. 1999, Yugoslav war. Fun fact though , they only got one F-117 , not three. But they score bonus points for being the only people ever to shoot one down though.

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I've always been a Darktable user, but Raw Therapee is another free, open-source RAW photo editing application that you should try.
RawTherapee 5.0 released with new tools, faster performance and bug fixes
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