Systems in production — Medium
And if your platform is not focusing on production tooling first, it is not fit for production and it won’t be before the tooling is added. Most popular platforms of today are utterly failing in this regard, and it is a good way to analyze a piece of system for its production readiness.
5 days ago
Are Gender-Neutral Pronouns Actually Doomed? - Pacific Standard
Some linguists say English, flexible as it is, isn't built for gender-neutral pronouns. Others say there's a good chance "they" could take flight, given the right visibility and support.
nonbinary  pronouns 
25 days ago
Hot Potato – Windows Privilege Escalation
By @breenmachine Privilege Escalation on Windows 7,8,10, Server 2008, Server 2012 ... and a new network attack How it works Hot Potato (aka: Potato) takes advantage of known issues in Windows to gain local privilege escalation in default configurations, namely NTLM relay (specifically HTTP->SMB relay) and NBNS spoofing. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it's because a…
infosec  windows 
25 days ago
My Experience With the Great Firewall of China - Zorinaq
I learned through this experience that the GFW is unmistakably able to exploit side-channel leaks in TLS, such as packet sizes in order to detect the "TLS within TLS" characteristic of secure web proxies. This really surprised me. I had no idea the GFW had reached this level of sophistication.
gfw  china  censorship 
27 days ago
On Jill Soloway, Caitlyn Jenner, and the trans representation the media wants
Trans women of color are facing a global epidemic of violence, with the most murders ever recorded in the US in 2015. This is the context in which Jenner says she is “pretty comfortable with the issues here in the United States,” most of which she will never have to face. It is how she is able to decry that “nearly 25% of the women in high-end sex business are reportedly trans women” as a sign of oppression, as she did when she came out. She is far removed from the reality of stagger...
trans  caitlynjenner 
7 weeks ago
Running Windows under FreeBSD's bhyve.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Windows Operating System Family.
freebsd  windows  virtualization 
7 weeks ago
VAX/VMS Great Security Hole
I also came across few of my old files that somehow survived, and one of them made me smile. It was a patch for TTDRIVER to enable Cyrillic keyboard handling. When trying to patch TTDRIVER, I ran into a bug in PATCH utility itself that was triggered when trying to patch an image composed of only a single section. So I had to patch the PATCH.EXE first to fix that bug, and then to use patched version of PATCH.EXE to patch TTDRIVER.
vms  vax  ussr 
7 weeks ago
The Top 10 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers in the Market - The Wire Realm
What is the best MIDI keyboard controller? Which to buy? We review, compare and contrast the top 10 best budget friendly MIDI keyboard controllers available
music  midi 
8 weeks ago
Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL setup on OpenBSD 5.6 - Vultr.com
Deploy high performance SSD VPS on the worldwide Vultr network in 60 seconds. Sign up for free and start hosting virtual servers today!
openbsd  php  nginx 
10 weeks ago
Typotheque: Harir - Reducing Noise in Arabic Script by Bahman Eslami
Our daily lives are full of noise, but when we immerse ourselves in reading, it seems to disappear. But what if the shapes of the words we read also contain perceptible noise? Does it disrupt the reading process, or do we learn to filter it out?
arabic  persian  fonts  text 
11 weeks ago
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