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Election Day

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Today, I plead with you: go vote as much as you can. Not for Republicans.

Go vote. Go fucking vote right now.

 

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Only the penitent coder will pass

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Downloading
CblackFeed42
45 days ago
This! So much this! Why should downloading a tool be like dodging bullets in the Matrix?
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I'm a Car

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I'm the proud parent of an honor student, and the person driving me is proud, too!
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My other car is also a car.
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50 days ago
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I'm the proud parent of an honor student, and the person driving me is proud, too!
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I'm the proud parent of an honor student, and the person driving me is proud, too!

Banksy booby-trapped a painting so it self-destructed after Sotheby's sold it for £953,829

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Banksy's iconic "Girl With Red Balloon" street art went under the hammer at Sotheby's in a custom frame of the artist's own design; moments after it sold for £953,829, a booby-trap kicked in, drawing the canvas into a series of shredder blades built into the frame, rendering it down to a pile of forlorn strips of shredded cloth.

The art speculation market has run white-hot for a decade and more, as inequality floods of dark money has sought highly liquid, tax-invisible assets. As a result, the world's most important art treasures sit in climate controlled containers in "freeports," changing hands without ever moving, seen by no one.

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” said Alex Branczik, the auction house’s head of contemporary art, Europe, immediately after the sale. “He is arguably the greatest British street artist, and tonight we saw a little piece of Banksy genius,” he said, adding that he was “not in on the ruse”, although it is not clear whether other members of staff were. Some commented on the unusually thick frame, which could have easily concealed a shredding mechanism.

After a man dressed in black sporting sunglasses and a hat was seen scuffling with security guards near the entrance to Sotheby’s shortly after the incident, speculation mounted that the elusive artist had himself pressed the button that destroyed the work. According to the provenance, Girl with a Balloon was acquired directly from the artist in 2006.

Sotheby’s 'Banksy-ed' as painting 'self-destructs' live at auction [Anny Shaw/The Art Newspaper]

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Sandboxing Cycle

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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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DaftDoki
94 days ago
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Life
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JayM
96 days ago
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Oh, this is perfect. Must pay some royalties for this for the next microsegmentation conversation. So spot on.
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tante
96 days ago
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XKCD's sandboxing circle not only applies to tech.
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Covarr
96 days ago
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You don't have to sanitize your inputs if your application runs in a sandbox that prevents inputs.
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alt_text_at_your_service
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?

Chicago police data reveals how dirty cops spread corruption like a disease

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In 2009, after a successful public records lawsuit, the Invisible Institute received data on complaints against Chicago Police Department officers since 1988 -- the complaints often list multiple officers, and by tracing the social graph of dirty cops over time, The Intercept's Rob Arthur was able to show how corruption spread like a contagion, from senior officers to junior ones, teaching bad practices ranging from brutality to falsifying evidence to torture to racism to plotting to murder whistleblowing cops. (more…)

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Bad apples, how do they work?
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