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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » Today, 02:48

I've to admit ... I like moving bars :lol:

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Post by BoBo » 27 Jul 2020, 09:53

You've finished the best script ever ever ever?
And you're in the mood to party all night long??!!!

Here's your downer ... :shh: :shifty: :lolno: :o :think:

TV drama goes viral: the German-Danish series that foresaw Covid-19
Sløborn, that was filmed last year, airs on German TV as world fights coronavirus
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/tv-drama-goes-viral-the-german-danish-series-that-foresaw-covid-19

https://sjme.de/v/slborn-deutscher-tobis-trailer_de.mp4

Download? PM.

Oh, btw - once a very stable genius has announced "America First!" ... things are obviously changing: Click.

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Post by joedf » 24 Jul 2020, 18:27

oh boy :|

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Post by jballi » 24 Jul 2020, 17:07

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Post by garry » 22 Jul 2020, 06:22

@SKAN thank you for the link
https://password.kaspersky.com/

maybe don't use english , example the same word in khmer

Language english =
Your password will be bruteforced with an average home computer in approximately... :
-- 5 hours
Your password is easily crackable.
Password is common or a word
Your password doesn’t appear in a database of leaked passwords.

-------------------------------
same digits and word in Khmer :

Language khmer =
Your password will be bruteforced with an average home computer in approximately... :
-- 3261 Centuries
Your password is hack-resistant.
Your password does not appear in any databases of leaked passwords
==============================================================

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 22 Jul 2020, 02:29

World's 100 worst passwords
https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/12/14/ranked-the-worlds-100-worst-passwords/#38d29d9a69b4
-------------------------------------------------------------

Michael Moore presents : Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs 01:40:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE

a documentary that dares to say what no one else will —
that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road —
selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by SKAN » 21 Jul 2020, 14:55

garry wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 13:54
The world’s safest password :
https://www.the-postillon.com/2017/03/mb2r5ohf-0t.html#more
"Concerned Internet users are advised to change all account passwords to Mb2.r5oHf-0t as soon as possible."
Ha ha! :D

Thanks garry. I did like the link https://password.kaspersky.com/ though.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 21 Jul 2020, 14:32

Just barely 60 bits of entropy...

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Post by garry » 21 Jul 2020, 13:54

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Post by BoBo » 11 Jul 2020, 02:44

Let's talk about the politically correct Locusts: https://www.bbc.com/news/resources/idt-79cb45e7-42ce-4c06-8912-bd07d2c909be
I've saved one in our garden before mowing knee-deep grass. Looks this species will survive while we make ourselves extinct within the next 50+ years ...

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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by tidbit » 09 Jul 2020, 13:39

I approve this message.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gregster » 09 Jul 2020, 12:13

Sure, there are still workplaces where master/slave is very acceptable. Support your local dominatrix :) !

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 09 Jul 2020, 09:42

Disclaimer: not saying I am for or against, as I don't believe I want to discuss politics here. :? :? :?
but in terms of black or white, lightness and darkness, I think historically... it is religious in nature, as it possibly relates as to whether or not there is "a lack of [God's] light." ?

Perhaps blocklist and rightlist are a homonymic-ish compromise, albeit perhaps inappropriate. :?

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by nnnik » 09 Jul 2020, 09:23

For the love of god you can't tell me that saying allowlist instead of whitelist limits your ability to express yourself or criticize twitter.
If anything saying allowlist is expanding your options and freedom since it is removed from the racist- undertones white and blacklist contains.

I don't actually think you want to defend those racist undertones either.
Do you just not want to change? When such a change as it is presented here happens suddenly it can seem a bit scary.
But it will still take a long time until the natural process of it changing happens. So don't be afraid of that.

Still I don't see how removing the words "Master/Slave" could make a workplace more inclusive.
People have to have and use a lot of freedom in shaping their own private lifes to make this specific term a concern.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 09 Jul 2020, 02:41

a movie review / Sully , Hudson river ... nobody was talking about the geese .....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX8Lm4t_zJI
"A group of geese entered the U.S. without passports and launched a suicide attack on a civilian aircraft and you're trying to make heroes out of them ? "

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gregster » 05 Jul 2020, 22:06

guest3456 wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 18:29
i wasnt commenting on the twitter platform directly.. that list was from their engineering team, probably for their internal docs and codebase. certainly they aren't going to censor their users who tweet on their platform (yet?)

i was commenting more on the culture war, that they've fallen prey to, with the orwell reference as the likely end game if this nonsense isn't curbed
Every social media platform already applies its own terms of services on a daily basis, but currently these terms are applied unevenly. If your utterances are deemed "newsworthy", you get a pass.
If you look at how Twitter's engineering team came to these new policies, you can see that their process was started months ago by Black employees, and just was accelerated by recent events. I don't see how you could curb that, if they have the support of Twitter's leadership and key advertizers - except by cutting freedoms of speech - politically. So everyone should be careful what they wish for.
After all, cancel culture is really nothing that is limited to the so-called woke people. I am old enough to remember (conservative) people blowing up their Keurigs or burning their sneakers, or even people throwing hissy fits at the supermarket over wearing a mask, meant to protect the freedom and health of others.

To quote Rev. Peter Marshall, former US Senate chaplain:
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

In this case here, my point was mainly that using quotes from fictional sources - completely ripped from historical, political, literary and personal context - feels like fanning the conflict even more. It doesn't prove anything and feels at best random and wildly exaggerated, if not taken straight from the online culture warrior's meme repository.

PS: That said, I personally wouldn't like to see this culture war extended to these forums. Of course, it can be discussed, like seen here, but aren't there already enough (too many) online and offline battlefields?

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by boiler » 05 Jul 2020, 19:13

I see Twitter Engineering’s announcement as a reflection of cultural language shifts that have been occurring for decades (centuries, actually) and is recently accelerating due to the Black Lives Matter movement getting much more focus for obvious reasons. Although many denounce the effect “political correctness” has had on the language, I think most people cringe when they look back at some terminology that was commonly used decades ago. Certainly in the US, our language has changed as civil rights advances have been made.

It may be a little jarring to see new terms starting to replace old ones, but it’s happening organically, even if it’s being driven by those that some may think are too sensitive or reactionary. It’s still occurring as a result of changing societal norms, not imposed by a ruling class. The society depicted in 1984 (which I read some time before 1984) would have rejoiced at having some ability to choose the terms they use. If Twitter were to adopt policies that were considered too out of step, it’s the general population that would cry foul (as guest3456 and certainly others are doing), not the government. That’s a good thing. The same goes for those that are applauding the announcement. Yes, it’s a cultural war of sorts, and open debate is a positive. Unfortunately lately, people are getting so dug in that they won’t listen to anyone that doesn’t reinforce their own views. Hopefully that’s a temporary phenomenon of getting used to the advent of social media and greater access to non-traditional media outlets.

Having said that, I do think we have to be careful of the “cancel culture” posing too harsh of penalties on individuals for what might be seen as transgressions in the changing landscape, especially when looking back at things said or done years ago. Everything needs to be taken into the context of the times. And as things change, we should realize that not everyone changes at the same speed, and current actions should be judged with that in mind. Expecting everyone to have the same degree of “wokeness” can be dangerous.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by guest3456 » 05 Jul 2020, 18:29

i wasnt commenting on the twitter platform directly.. that list was from their engineering team, probably for their internal docs and codebase. certainly they aren't going to censor their users who tweet on their platform (yet?)

i was commenting more on the culture war, that they've fallen prey to, with the orwell reference as the likely end game if this nonsense isn't curbed

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gregster » 05 Jul 2020, 15:32

To put these two quotes in relation feels like a stretch, especially if you happen to quote George Orwell :D - a few comments (just in case this comparison was meant seriously ;) ).

I wasn't aware that Twitter is a government - but they seem to start to resist a tiniest bit to a powerful government that tries to make its own use of language into the centre of a culture war.
I mean, the company's decision is literary the opposite of (what many people imagine) socialism would look like. After all, it's a free market choice, if Twitter wants to change its own usage of language.

Re Orwell's positions:
Spoiler

Whatever you think of Twitter's exact plans (or Orwell's views), I don't buy that it will limit free speech, or be the end of free thought.
(Python already dropped the master/slave terminology in 2018 - and still, we lived. ;) )

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