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John D. Bell
occasional hacker, wannabe author
occasional hacker, wannabe author

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A fabulous day for +SpaceX - perfect launch exactly on time, stuck the landing of the first stage (first time on the alternate barge!), and all 10 Iridium satellites deployed according to the plan and on schedule.


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Sharing on my one timeline to "remember" it for later ....

Netgear delenda est!

Turn off your Netgear router now. The 90s called and want their vulns back: Many Netgear router models (R8000, R7000, R6400...) are vulnerable to "http://< router_IP >/cgi-bin/;COMMAND"

How to test your Netgear router (hat tip Ben Kurtz):
then connect to telnet on port 45

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This is how Trump won the nomination. Anyone talking about Trump meant that they weren’t talking about what Trump was talking about.

Given single party dominance in the House and Senate, who’s to say that Trump’s greatest contribution won’t be carefully timed outrage to pull all media attention to him while Congress does something truly odious?

Don't blink - you might get hit in the face with something awful....

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Stop crying wolf. God forbid, one day we might have somebody who doesn’t give speeches about how diversity makes this country great and how he wants to fight for minorities, who doesn’t pose holding a rainbow flag and state that he proudly supports transgender people, .... And we won’t be able to call that guy an “openly white supremacist Nazi homophobe”, because we already wasted all those terms this year.

A very interesting, necessarily painful read.

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A new blog post.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

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So we need you. You, who have voted for Trump on the issues and policies. We need you to stand up and be vocal about why you voted for Trump, and we especially need you to be vocal about not backing Trump’s racist, sexist, homophobic, or Islamophobic remarks. We need you to stand up and say that violence towards others is NOT okay, and it will not be tolerated. We need you to tell those bigots in no uncertain terms that you may share their candidate, but you do NOT share their hatred. (Emphasis added.)

Strengthen the body politic -

Exercise your plebiscite! 

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From James Ball, a former member of WikiLeaks -

Assange would not, in my view, ever knowingly be a willing tool of the Russian state: If Putin came and gave him a set of orders, they’d be ignored. But if an anonymous or pseudonymous group came offering anti-Clinton leaks, they’d have found a host happy not to ask too many awkward questions: He’s set up almost perfectly to post them and to push for them to have the biggest impact they can.

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