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Derp.

Although there's actually a case to be made that in a secure area, passwords on post-its are less bad than using a weak password that can be remembered, the flip side is that it actually has to be a secure area. And if you're letting the press in for a photo op, it's either not a secure area any more, or you need to sanitize anything that might be a problem.

But if anything, this is like finding a brown M&M backstage at a Van Halen concert - if they screwed this up, it's time to be checking what else is problematic.
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And if you thought the trapped methane was the only danger of melting permafrost.....

On a small island in the Beaufort Sea, brown muck slides down tall cliffs, oozes into mud pools, and slithers into the ocean. It’s summer, and the permafrost is thawing. As the sediment enters the sea, it clouds the coastal waters, releasing organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. But that’s not all.

“We find large amounts of mercury and other pollutants,” says geoscientist Hugues Lantuit. “Anything that is caught in the soils is going to enter the coastal ocean.”
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And in today's flamage regarding systemd and Lennart Poettering. Turns out my systemd problem was because Fedora Rawhide picked up an in-flight image of the systemd development tree, which bad luck was missing a commit applied later.

The commit message:

cryptsetup: small if check improvement (#7747)

It's a bit weird to test these strings after the fact instead of before. Let's make sure that we don't even attempt the string escaping if the
strings are NULL.

Sorry Lennart. You just revealed just how incredibly lacking in competence for designing and coding production-critical software.

That's not " a bit weird". IT'S A GODDAM BUG

Especially when you treat the resulting failure to process a null string as an error, when the null string is legitimately null for best-practices reasons.

(The backstory? This "small improvement" really ends up meaning "Don't boot-time brick a machine that has full disk encryption and no password saved on disk because the user intends to enter it at boot". The pointer to the password was null, it tried to apply escaping to it (for Cthulhu knows what reason), failed, and gave up, printing, of all things "Out of Memory".

Oh, and there was a previous patch that intentionally changed a bunch of perfectly legible and actionable syntax errors to the same cryptic 'Out of Memory'. This was apparently judged "an OK thing to do, because you can always use journald to look at the full error".

Place your guesses as to whether the system lives long enough to get a prompt that you can use journald....

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Cool time lapse video of the SpaceX launch!
By Jesse Watson. View full video here: https://vimeo.com/248591160
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The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decadeslong, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:

And the US government is making some shady requests too:

But none of that dilutes how disturbing and dangerous Facebook’s rationale for its deletion of his accounts is. A Facebook spokesperson told the New York Times that the company deleted these accounts not because Kadyrov is a mass murderer and tyrant, but that “Mr. Kadyrov’s accounts were deactivated because he had just been added to a United States sanctions list and that the company was legally obligated to act.”

As the Times notes, this rationale appears dubious or at least inconsistently applied: Others who are on the same sanctions list, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, remain active on both Facebook and Instagram. But just consider the incredibly menacing implications of Facebook’s claims.

I need a macro key that puts in "Surprise surprise surprise" in a Gomer Pyle voice.
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In case you missed it, three people returned to Earth from the International Space Station this morning at 3:37 a.m. EST. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos returned from 139 days in space, where they conducted science and research aboard the microgravity laboratory. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2jTM6jI
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It's finally here! #FreeNAS 11.1 RELEASE is now available for download. This version comes with new features and updates such as cloud integration, #OpenZFS improvements, preliminary #Docker support, and more. #OpenSource http://bit.ly/2zaZND7
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We belong to a species that can do this. Despite the continual evidence to the contrary.

Says "thebaconsandwichofregret":

"No guys you don’t understand.

The soil testing equipment on Curiosity makes a buzzing noise and the pitch of the noise changes depending on what part of an experiment Curiosity is performing, this is the way Curiosity sings to itself.

So some of the finest minds currently alive decided to take incredibly expensive important scientific equipment and mess with it until they worked out how to move in just the right way to sing Happy Birthday, then someone made a cake on Curiosity’s birthday and took it into Mission control so that a room full of brilliant scientists and engineers could throw a birthday party for a non-autonomous robot 225 million kilometres away and listen to it sing the first ever song sung on Mars*, which was Happy Birthday.

This isn’t a sad story, this a happy story about the ridiculousness of humans and the way we love things. We built a little robot and called it Curiosity and flung it into the star to go and explore places we can’t get to because it’s name is in our nature and then just because we could, we taught it how to sing.

That’s not sad, that’s awesome.
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If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which is now in interstellar space, successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use! http://go.nasa.gov/2BChavA
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