Things of Your Day


#1010


#1011

Curl developer wins tech award for curl. Nice!

https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2017/10/16/polhemspriset-2017/


#1012

I know I’ve been out of touch with the UK news for the last few days, but, uh, England, are you alright?


#1013

What event would call for throttling a badger?


#1014

It’s UKIP, so god only knows, practically anything I assume.


#1015

I <3 this thread:


#1016

#1018

At a guess…

UKIP are a right wing isolationist party and they recently chose a Lion as their mascot animal. To which any sensible comedian would say “Why not choose a native British animal?” and then trying to think of something stereotypically British they’d follow with “Like a badger!”.

Then UKIP would be all serious and say “But a lion is big and strong! I could throttle a Badger!”

Oh my god. That’s got to be it!

Edit: Oh no I’m wrong, he just said it out the blue. Wow!


#1019

Update to Coldguy’s post above:


#1020

This was both exactly what I expected, and exactly what I wanted. 2017: the first time giant robots with humans in them punched each other


#1021

The second fight looked rather staged I thought. Could have been just the editing of the tape though.


#1022

Found this image of my grandparents during their wedding while spelunking through old back up drives, I had completely forgotten that I had this picture in the first place. It’s a beautiful reminder of who they were at the beginning of their 60+ years of marriage.


#1023

Reaction of the lady in the back is me.


#1024

Mate I don’t even know anymore.


#1025

This is very techy but it’s approachable.


#1026

“This is weird, this exposes some things, you wouldn’t usually do this.”

If I can figure out how to execute php with privileges on your system I can basically execute arbitrary code, and with this there’s a firewall, windows pop ups, and a password between someone and that, but it’s technically conceivable. And really a particular processor/motherboards raid configuration utility is not where I’d first think there was a vulnerability like that.

Yeah, that’s kinda bad. Not like trivial everyone is vulnerable bad, but I think absolutely no software should be setting up a webserver on someone’s local machine that isn’t intending to be a webserver. That’s just not what you do.


#1027

This seemed appropriate for the FRCF


#1028

This made the rounds on the old forum back in the day. Still amazing though.


#1029

I would put this in the Lego thread, but this is less of a Lego build and more of a piece of art:


#1030

I thought it seemed familiar.