Arthur Besse

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Cake day: Jan 17, 2022

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one more link, here is a USDA report from last year Honey Bees on the Move: From Pollination to Honey Production and Back about commercial pollination services, which that almonds-sustainability article cites for its statement “More than 68% of all commercial honey bee colonies in the United States are used to pollinate almond orchards”.


thanks for the thought-provoking post. here are a few links from the rabbit hole it sent me down:

(i am going to keep eating almonds, and actually now after reading that last link (despite suspecting it might be industry propaganda) I feel a bit less bad about the water usage than I did before.)


they could just ask AWS for the signal metadata, like the FBI presumably does 🤡


Data ordering attacks
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31514856


via https://old.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/uye42h/twitter_shareholder_sues_elon_musk_for_tanking/
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via https://old.reddit.com/r/agedlikemilk/comments/uy3yhg/10_years_later/
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do you think most brave users know or care what BAT is? i suspect not.


Dené–Yeniseian is a proposed language family consisting of the Yeniseian languages of central Siberia and the Na-Dené languages of northwestern North America.
TIL via this reddit post: "[The Tunitcha mountains of Arizona may be related to the word "Khan" (as in Genghis Khan)](https://old.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/uvfrs0/the_tunitcha_mountains_of_arizona_may_be_related/)"

Dené–Yeniseian is a proposed language family consisting of the Yeniseian languages of central Siberia and the Na-Dené languages of northwestern North America.
TIL via this reddit post: "[The Tunitcha mountains of Arizona may be related to the word "Khan" (as in Genghis Khan)](https://old.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/uvfrs0/the_tunitcha_mountains_of_arizona_may_be_related/)"

i just heard of mycroft for the first time today, and it looks like the company is actually doing well - but they probably should've written a more cheery-sounding title for this blog post!



also via HN i just found https://videomentions.com/search which does it for youtube channels.

I still haven’t found something that can search a private offline video+subs library, though.


it happens twice in TNG, in S03E23 (“Sarek”) and S05E08 (“Unification II”)



lmao i just tried to watch this… having the official version of this talk from “Monerotopia” (which includes a lengthy opener about their many sponsors) be a literal cam with numerous interludes to discuss their lack of audio quality is incredibly funny/embarrassing/appropriate.


glancing at their website and whitepaper:

  • they encrypt your “master key” using a password (via PBKDF2 with 200,000 rounds of sha512). this means they can do an offline brute force attack on your passphrase and will eventually be able to see all of your files.

  • because it is browser-based, you’re trusting it to continue delivering you legit javascript every time you use it. if the server is ever compromised, they don’t need to brute force passwords: attackers could see a user’s files the next time they login by just sending them some slightly different javascript and waiting for them to type in their password. (note that the whole purpose of encrypting your files before sending them is because you should assume the server will be compromised. if you trust that it won’t be, why would you bother with encryption?)

  • they use email addresses as account IDs, making it easy for attackers who have compromised the server to know who they might want to target

  • they are hosted at hetzner, a well-known cheap german web host not exactly known for their security

  • the offer “10GB free for life” which is obviously not sustainable. (to claim to offer such a thing makes them either liars or fools.)

this concludes my 2 minute review. tldr: i recommend against using this service.


they need separate spectrum allocation and regulatory approval from each country; i think they recently obtained it from Argentina so it probably really is “coming soon” there.

What is interesting to me about this map is the list of (by my count; map is here, correct me if i’m wrong) nine countries where it is not either “available”, “waitlist”, or “coming soon”: Cuba, Venezuela, Belarus, Russia, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, China, and DPRK.

Also interesting is SpaceX’s current apparent view of the Ukrainian-Russian border:

I wonder how much of this is up to SpaceX and how much is mandated by US sanctions. Is it really the case that they are prohibited from doing business with those nine but they are allowed to with every single other country in the world? Does the US State Department keep them updated about which parts of Ukraine are allowed currently?


Temporary rollback of recent Google log retirements
> *Note that this change will break an invariant of the Chrome CT state machine that Retired logs never transition to another state besides Rejected. Consumers of the log lists may wish to ensure that their tooling can handle this change.* # 😂


downloadable binaries are how the overwhelming majority of currently-running programs got distributed; it isn’t merely a convenience, it is the status quo. (and, I don’t think that should change - it would be a waste of time and energy for everyone to run source-based distributions and need to compile everything themselves. i just wish the binaries were reproducible so that we didn’t need to rely on build infrastructure remaining honest!)


to everyone who thinks this is real: YHBT. HTH. HAND.









update: via HN i just discovered videogrep which does it over a single video, at least: https://lav.io/notes/videogrep-tutorial/


there is one: https://lemmygrad.ml/c/baathism (albeit with only two 1y-old posts so far)



this is a month-old article. later the buyout was put “on hold”: https://lemmy.ml/post/280756

(it’s still within the realm of possibility that his offer was made in entirely bad faith and he never planned to complete it.)