emma

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emma wrote

github engineer standing in a sea of rubble, formerly san francisco. every major city wiped off the face of the earth.

"we didn't think the 'break prod' achievement would incentivise that kind of action," he mutters.

the dozen or so survivors disperse. one uncovers a crate full of juicero juice packets, with an expiration date of november 2017. it is a joyous occasion for everyone.

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emma wrote

i have successfully cracked it now. honestly it didn't even look like a real pgp message to me, like there's clearly two different base64-encoded sections, and a blank line that's necessary for some reason. but i guess i'm just used to other pem-based formats.

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emma wrote

don't think anyone's gonna be cracking this one

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emma wrote

i just hate to see a project fall apart when it's this near completion

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emma wrote

i feel bad for JiaT75. three years of meticulous work maintaining xz, giving feedback on pull requests, discussing on mailing lists, volunteering documentation updates, and in the end, all they gained access to were the servers of some nutters who run debian unstable.

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emma wrote

if only there were a better zelda on the nes

oh wait, there is. it's called Zelda Ⅱ: The Adventure of Link®, and has been unfairly maligned by babies for nearly 40 years

"i will progress in this dungeon by bombing this wall that looks like all the other walls. let me go around bombing every mountainside. this game is a masterpiece." <-- actual beliefs held by actual zelda 1 fans

zelda 2 otoh doesn't rely on obscure item placements or sequences of events to progress, and just has way better combat. idk how zelda 1 got to be the favourite

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emma wrote

scary stuff. could happen to any one of us.

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emma wrote

thank you for clearing things up

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emma wrote (edited )

after the outcry in the wake of the invasion of ukraine, and the deafening silence on palestine, i've come to the conclusion that the vast majority of the tech community simply don't see palestinians as human.

which is to say (without knowing who the cryptographer in question is), it's quite possible his homepage does reflect his current stance

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emma wrote (edited )

woah. are you threateningme with one of your two violences?

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emma wrote

not this weekend, not next weekend, but soon™ there will be

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emma wrote

this is like that star trek episode where they use the holodeck to figure out what happens if you go warp 10, then it turns out actually doing that turns you into a lizard

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emma wrote

i'm very self-conscious of answering this, because it feels like i'm on the edge of doing the thing i'm criticising.

so i'll be vague instead: you can substitute 'on here' and 'other bigger website' for ones that rhyme with 'gastrodon' and 'mritter', respectively. i'm dependent on using gastrodon's explore tab to find interesting accounts to follow, but thanks to people screenshotting all the bad things from mritter, i get to see all the bad things from there on gastrodon instead, interspersed with self-satisfied wanking about how gastrodon isn't full of the things it's full of screenshots of.