He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Cake day: Oct 03, 2019


Non ten-exponent numbers is way more common than you think.

In India, you get the lakh (hundred thousand or 1,00,000), and the crore (ten million or 1,00,00,000), and so on.

In Chinese, you have one, ten, hundred, thousand. Then wan (ten thousand), ten wan (hundred thousand), hundred wan (million), thousand wan (ten million). Then, you don’t get wan wan (hundred million), you get a new word, yi, then ten yi, hundred yi, so on until you get another new word for yi yi, and so on. Basically, the system is that you can multiply any magnitude word by any magnitude word smaller than it, but once you get to what would have been the magnitude word multiplied by itself, it’s time for a new word. Actually a pretty cool system, coming from a Chinese speaker, but it means it takes me a minute to translate between Chinese and English numbers.

Apparently, there are actual humans with the name “Abcde” and “Nevaeh” (heaven backwards), or straight up “Heaven” and other random nouns.

Like, do you hate your kids?

I love how their entire argument is that they don’t trust the author of this extension. Meanwhile, it’s open source and the codebase is small. Also, Firefox tells you the permissions it uses, which in reality means the extension specifically requests those permissions and has access to nothing it doesn’t list, so unless you also don’t trust Firefox, what’s the problem?

Favourite part is when they want 10 years of experience coding in a 5 year old programming language or framework.

And no that’s not just a meme. This actually happens!

Quiet, before Elon Musk hears you!

It's bullshit that they're getting away with this. A settle out of court is as good as nothing as far as legal punishments are concerned.

Live, Laugh, Battlestar Galactica


Planning and giving a shit about the actual people.

Also, “get out of there” perfectly sums up our attitudes toward mental health. “You’re depressed? Just cheer up!” “You’re anxious? Just relax!”

Tons of nonprofits give extremely little of their donation revenue to the actual claimed cause while their execs get fat paychecks. For these non-nonprofits, tracking people is right up their alley.

You should nope out of any encounter with anything with glowing eyes, IMO.

Virgin capitalist intellectual “property” buyer vs…

I love William Osman’s stupid projects!

Not sure if Signal does this, but most websites will automatically look up the phone number registration, see that it’s from one of those companies, and reject it.

Probably referring to that it’s harder for scammers to create scam accounts because they need to verify the phone number is actually theirs before the account can send messages. IMO, still not worth requiring a phone number for the 90% of legitimate users.

How else are they going to track you?

No, seriously. Even if the messages are encrypted, the metadata including your account info and the account info of everyone you talk to are not. In a lot of these cases, they don’t have to have the actual contents of the messages to have a pretty clear picture of what you might be talking about!

With a phone number that’s almost certainly registered to your real identity, it makes it trivial to track what you as a person is doing even without breaking the encryption! An encrypted messenger that requires anything related to your real identity to get an account is security theatre.

For example: if you suddenly start messaging back and fourth with an account, and that account happens to have the same phone number as the one on the business card and website of an out of state abortion clinic worker, and your own phone number’s area code just so happens to fall in a state that banned abortions after Roe v Wade got trashed, it juuuust might imply a few things about you. They can’t definitively prove what the messages were, but if your state criminalizes any and all attempts to get an abortion anywhere, it’s probably enough to get a warrant against you.

Well, there are zip tie release tools that let you reuse or loosen them. I think zipties are the standard because they won’t release accidentally from being jostled.

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