Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

Everything is terrible. Here's a football match last weekend that was ruined after the AI cameraman kept mistaking the linesman's bald head for a football.

— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 29, 2020

being reminded that the specification for how power management works on PCs was so nightmarishly complex that back in the day every major operating system set a time horizon in the future for when they started trusting that firmware implementations would work

— wet tunes 4: the wet cassette (@vogon) October 29, 2020

This is wild: Juniper had a back door in its gear—placed at the request of the NSA—compromised by a hostile foreign government.

NSA informed @RonWyden they wrote a "lessons learned" report after the episode, but now says it cannot locate that document.

— Dustin *Get Your Flu Shot* Volz (@dnvolz) October 28, 2020

So that company-with-XSS-in-the-name story has a fantastic conclusion

— Jonty Wareing (@jonty) October 27, 2020


— Katelyn Gadd (@antumbral) October 22, 2020

Opening discord on my phone to quickly check messages involved:
- enter password
- click here if you’re not a robot
- SIX rounds of click the traffic lights
- switch to authy app
- appease authy with my backup password
- copy auth code and switch back to discord

— badidea 💫 (@0xabad1dea) October 22, 2020

The most interesting thing I've seen in the last 24 hours...

Cars have become rolling CPUs ... and it has just begun.

— Russell Gold (@russellgold) October 20, 2020

"vulnerability gets triggered by a malicious PNG used within a font."...🤯

— Aaron Grattafiori (@dyn___) October 21, 2020

It was due to a computer glitch the NYPD didn’t bother fixing and they got a cheesecake as an apology. You truly can’t even make this shit up.

— Your Friendly Butch Anarchist (@butchanarchy) October 19, 2020

"Words like ‘bone’, ‘pubic’, and ‘stream’ are frankly ridiculous to ban in a field where we regularly find pubic bones in streams."

This is my favorite story ever about the perils of automated content moderation.

— Casey Fiesler, PhD, JD, geekD (@cfiesler) October 19, 2020

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