Author Archives: David K.

Students defeat new ‘Barnacle’ parking clamp, skip fines and get free internet

As it turns out, to take off the Barnacle, all you need to do is run your vehicle’s windshield defroster for 15 minutes, and then use a credit card or similar thin piece of plastic to release the suction cup … Continue reading

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Something Refreshing for a Change

Can I just say how much I appreciate good software, for a change? Jenkins is cool stuff, even if it is built on Java. Also, it’s complicated to get a project building, but, then, getting a project deploying automatically is … Continue reading

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How 4 Chinese Hackers Allegedly Took Down Equifax | WIRED

While the operation had a certain degree of complexity, Equifax itself made their job much easier than it should have. It should have patched that initial Apache Struts vulnerability, for starters. And an FTC complaint from last summer also found … Continue reading

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Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Oscar Crowd for ‘Second Chance’: ‘I’ve Been Selfish, I’ve Been Cruel’

Joaquin Phoenix accepted his best actor award for “Joker” with a speech that touched on racism, animal rights and his own ability to change. “I’ve been a scoundrel in my life. I’ve been selfish, I’ve been cruel at times, hard … Continue reading

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Democratic Primary Election = The Bachelor

It occurs to me that the selection of the Democratic presidential nominee bears a striking resemblance to the reality TV show, The Bachelor. Both efforts are supposedly about choosing a winner by intangible, arbitrary, and constantly-moving standards, run by a … Continue reading

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n-gate.com. we can’t both be right.

Python dicts are now ordered February 07, 2020 (comments) A webshit has something to say about Python internals, but I couldn’t focus on the article, because the first comment on the blog post involves the text “it brings Python on … Continue reading

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Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays – CNN

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Wednesday that places a $100 per month cap on insulin co-pays, regardless of how much insulin a patient uses. Insurance companies will pay anything more than the $100 co-pay, according to … Continue reading

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Drug Company Set to Pay $15 Million to DOJ Over Doctor Bribery Scandal

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced today that the company expects to pay $15.4 million in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after allegations that Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which Mallinckrodt acquired in 2014, had bribed doctors and their staff to prescribe an incredibly … Continue reading

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DHH on Twitter: “Gig exploitation math is very simple.”

Seems like it’s only a matter of time before word gets around that this just doesn’t work long term. Especially in a time of record employment. Of course, if the government is calling “gig jobs” employment, then we might have … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 Menswear Still Slaps

Alessandro Michele turned up his blouse game and blasted Marilyn Manson on the Milan runway for his latest collection, a statement against toxic masculinity Source: Confirmed: Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 Menswear Still Slaps The movie, The Devil Wears Prada, made me … Continue reading

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