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Interesting fact of the day: The term "patching" software originates from the fact that you would literally patch holes in early hole punch input in order to fix an issue. Attached is a picture with such patches on it from the Harvard Mark I computer.

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Took my first Discrete Math “Quiz” today. We were allotted 130 minutes and it took me ~45. My pattern with mathematics is that this is either a really good sign (I understood everything), or a catastrophically bad sign (I think I understood everything, but in reality I understand nothing).

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I doubt a single one of the COVID conspiracy theory nutters out there could even answer this quiz, and this is just the basic level.

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Sounds awfully familiar. I bet I’ll make a lot of friends if I repost it…

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How Data Brokers Sell Access to the Backbone of the Internet

vice.com/en/article/jg84yy/dat

ISPs are quietly distributing "netflow" data that can, among other things, trace traffic through VPNs.

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In this case, I can only wonder at the naivety of some people....

I have never used #Apple products (as a matter of principle) and never will.

Nor have I ever believed in their tales that they care about the privacy of their users. If a person doesn't take care of their own privacy, no one else will.

Do you want to protest? Don't buy their products. Emm, I've just joined your protest...

#privacy #security

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/dont

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