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  1. Comment on The Dirty Pipe Vulnerability in ~comp

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    Everyone always thinks it's a kernel bug, it's a gcc/clang bug, etc. so it's fun to hear about when it actually was.

    This is the story of CVE-2022-0847, a vulnerability in the Linux kernel since 5.8 which allows overwriting data in arbitrary read-only files. This leads to privilege escalation because unprivileged processes can inject code into root processes.

    Everyone always thinks it's a kernel bug, it's a gcc/clang bug, etc. so it's fun to hear about when it actually was.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on An0m: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app in ~news

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    The point here is that the FBI ran the app...

    The point here is that the FBI ran the app...

    devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats

    1 vote
  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    They seem to be working alright. Are there major downsides? Also, from my minimal understanding of PUSH, it didn't seem like it was going to be a live-data thing, but rather a preemptive-loading...

    They seem to be working alright. Are there major downsides?

    Also, from my minimal understanding of PUSH, it didn't seem like it was going to be a live-data thing, but rather a preemptive-loading thing.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What movie (or series) really speaks to you, but which most people don't seem to "get" in ~movies

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    Yes! Interstellar is fantastic! Like you said, not a perfect film; there are parts of the story that take away from the gritty reality of it, for the worse (IMO) but between the parts of the story...

    Yes! Interstellar is fantastic! Like you said, not a perfect film; there are parts of the story that take away from the gritty reality of it, for the worse (IMO) but between the parts of the story you described and the cinematography, it's way up there on my favorite movies, and is my go-to number one.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Really specific formatting bug? Putting 2 "larger than" (quote trigger) characters separated by a paragraph break in a codeblock will add an extra "larger than" character between them. in ~tildes

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    Personally, I use blank lines between blockquotes all the time (even when they're from the same source; in that case I use them to indicate that I'm only selecting pieces of the document). I don't...

    Personally, I use blank lines between blockquotes all the time (even when they're from the same source; in that case I use them to indicate that I'm only selecting pieces of the document). I don't see why this preprocessing step is necessary, especially since users can edit their formatting after posting if they got something wrong. But there's something to be said for intuitiveness of course.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Reddit announces "Predictions" - Allowing users to bet on the outcomes of polls with Coins (purchased with real money), where moderators are responsible for choosing which option wins in ~tech

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    It's almost like Imgur was a perfectly fine way to do things that Reddit did a good job of integrating with...

    It's almost like Imgur was a perfectly fine way to do things that Reddit did a good job of integrating with...

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Smart watch recommendations? in ~tech

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    I've been using the Galaxy Watch for a while, it's really nice. Not sure what kinds of functionality are unique to Samsung phones like mine, but I don't think it's much.

    I've been using the Galaxy Watch for a while, it's really nice. Not sure what kinds of functionality are unique to Samsung phones like mine, but I don't think it's much.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on C++20 approved, C++23 meetings and schedule update in ~tech

  9. Comment on I need a new phone. Can anyone recommend me a replacement? in ~tech

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    I'm liking my Galaxy Note 10. The 10 Plus is objectively better value per dollar, but I just didn't want to bump up my budget. Looks like the Note 10 is still in the 500-euro range in the EU though.

    I'm liking my Galaxy Note 10. The 10 Plus is objectively better value per dollar, but I just didn't want to bump up my budget. Looks like the Note 10 is still in the 500-euro range in the EU though.

  10. Comment on Self-hosters and home-lab enthusiasts ... anyone here have experience running their own Matrix? in ~comp

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    I've been using spantaleev/matrix-docker-ansible-deploy very successfully for a while now. Very well maintained, I highly recommend it.

    I've been using spantaleev/matrix-docker-ansible-deploy very successfully for a while now. Very well maintained, I highly recommend it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Are there any good tools for "one-off" file encryption? in ~comp

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    I've enjoyed GPG4Win and the Kleopatra utility that I believe is bundled with it. It's literally drag-and-drop and is glossy enough for me. GPG4Win: https://www.gpg4win.org/ Kleopatra:...

    I've enjoyed GPG4Win and the Kleopatra utility that I believe is bundled with it. It's literally drag-and-drop and is glossy enough for me.

    GPG4Win: https://www.gpg4win.org/
    Kleopatra: https://www.openpgp.org/software/kleopatra/

    EDIT: Obviously GPG4Win is for Windows but Kleopatra has a Linux version, and that's the important part.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 discussion thread in ~tv

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    I'm prepared to withhold judgment of this episode until we see the next. I'm hoping there's some twist. But if there isn't I'm going to be super disappointed.

    I'm prepared to withhold judgment of this episode until we see the next. I'm hoping there's some twist. But if there isn't I'm going to be super disappointed.

  13. Comment on Any hams around? in ~hobbies

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    Found this thread by searching, so I know this is a bit old, but hamstudy.org! I swear by it. Used it to pass my Technician and General in one sitting, though many people have done all three.

    Found this thread by searching, so I know this is a bit old, but hamstudy.org! I swear by it. Used it to pass my Technician and General in one sitting, though many people have done all three.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Any hams around? in ~hobbies

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    Just found this thread by searching. Man, I'm jealous of your repeater scene! I'm at college in central Illinois, and as you can probably imagine, despite it being a very large campus, the...

    Just found this thread by searching. Man, I'm jealous of your repeater scene! I'm at college in central Illinois, and as you can probably imagine, despite it being a very large campus, the repeaters are 90% older gentlemen from the surrounding rural areas. I can see one of the antennas from my bedroom window as I type this, but it's almost totally dead. I've had one unplanned contact on it, and it's been in my scan list every evening for weeks.

    I'm hoping I can convince my two ham friends on campus to form a miniature midnight net with me, and maybe we can find some other younger people to join us. That said, I've dipped my toes in a few conversations on the repeaters with the older folk around here.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    College student in the American midwest here. Haven't heard anyone mention bubble colors in the last few years. Just my input.

    College student in the American midwest here. Haven't heard anyone mention bubble colors in the last few years. Just my input.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Telegram now allows every Telegram user to delete any message in a private conversation from both sides in ~tech

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    Also keep in mind this only applies to "Private" chats, not all chats.

    Also keep in mind this only applies to "Private" chats, not all chats.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Special counsel Mueller has submitted a report to the attorney general, signaling the end of his Russia investigation in ~news

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    That's definitely true, though I think that many people who dislike Trump are going to be crossing their fingers for impeachment. Realistically, what do you think the chances are that this report...

    That's definitely true, though I think that many people who dislike Trump are going to be crossing their fingers for impeachment. Realistically, what do you think the chances are that this report pushes Trump closer to impeachment?

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Is a password manager essential? in ~tech

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    Definitely! I even self-host Bitwarden so I get sync capability without giving control of my passwords to some company.

    Definitely! I even self-host Bitwarden so I get sync capability without giving control of my passwords to some company.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    Wow! Honestly I've never heard anyone have such issues with Logitech hardware. I mean, the software is usually 5/10 at best, but every piece of hardware I've bought from them has been solid. Sorry...

    Wow! Honestly I've never heard anyone have such issues with Logitech hardware. I mean, the software is usually 5/10 at best, but every piece of hardware I've bought from them has been solid. Sorry to hear it wasn't the same for you. What brands do you usually stick with for peripherals?

    5 votes