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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-09-20 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: USB Cables

Tag yourself, I'm "frayed."

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-09-20 00:00
Security: Public
Subject: um, actually, my mutant power is knowing that not all mutant powers manifest at puberty

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September 20th, 2017next

September 20th, 2017: This weekend I am at HAL CON in Halifax!! It's gonna be awesome. Will I see you there? The answer: HOPEFULLY YES

– Ryan

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Cesy
User: [personal profile] cesy
Date: 2017-09-20 09:33
Security: Public
Tags:politics
Subject: US politics

Hope not Hate is coming to the US, to counter the rise of international hate groups. American friends, you can sign up here.

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princessofgeeks
User: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Date: 2017-09-19 18:43
Security: Public
Mood:awake awake
Subject: 2017 Jack/Daniel SG-1 Ficathon

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Jewelfox
User: [personal profile] jewelfox
Date: 2017-09-19 13:12
Security: Public
Tags:aliaspseudonym, anxiety, calgary, canada, chozomind, manga, personal, recovery, stress
Subject: So, you may have been wondering ...

... where some of our entries have gone, why we haven't been posting or replying much, and why we've been acting strangely in general. ^^;

Relationship and mental health stuff )

I hope you're all doing okay out there! Insofar as is possible, anyway, omg.

Also Alias drew this new avi awhile back, but I hadn't updated my DW yet. Oops!

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madfilkentist posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] madfilkentist)
Date: 2017-09-19 13:38
Security: Public
Subject: Jordin Kare memorial filk at Boskone

Boskone 2018 will, instead of having a Featured Filker as it has for about 20 years, dedicate its filk program to the memory of Jordin Kare. Tentative plans include a concert of his works and themed song circles appropriate to him (space flight and parody, for example).

If anyone is interested in getting involved in this, I can get you in touch with Priscilla. She's especially hoping to get Featured Filkers from previous years.

(Edited, when I realized that "getting past" Featured Filkers could be misread. :)

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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit posting in Free speech and the politics thereof
User: [community profile] free_speech (posted by [personal profile] pauamma)
Date: 2017-09-19 19:15
Security: Public
Tags:links collection entry
Subject: Fortnightly links collection entry #17

It's time (past time, actually - sorry about that) for the next free speech links collection entry. If you have a link but no time or energy to write an entry around it, post it in a comment. Or if a comment sparks a thought, start or join the discussion.

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brainwane
User: [personal profile] brainwane
Date: 2017-09-19 11:46
Security: Public
Subject: A few pieces on governments, opacity, and algorithms

I posted on my other blog about supporting a new New York City Council bill that would require city agencies to publish source code used to make decisions.

On MetaFilter, I posted about a transparency case pending before a California appeals court; the EFF and ACLU have submitted amicus curiae briefs saying (to simplify) that the right to due process includes the right to inspect source code used to convict you. Evidently the creator of the closed-source DNA testing software doesn't think so. As is often the case on MetaFilter, there are very lucid explanations in the comments regarding complicated technical issues.

And I really like the photo I used to illustrate the potential for algorithmic bias.

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MM Writes
User: [personal profile] marahmarie
Date: 2017-09-19 04:18
Security: Public
Music:aaaarrrgghhh
Location:shaking
Mood:gives up on fucking computers
Tags:software: ccleaner
Subject: !Signalboost: CCleaner's been hacked

I'm uh, still reading about it, and even just as I was reading and trying to find out which version I have - without actually opening the program because holy crappola - Windows Defender displayed behind-the-scenes scan results saying it found an infection...in CCleaner. I'm not sure what to tell anyone as far as "what to do" because I don't know the answer to that.

*curses*

It's a backdoor called Backdoor:Win32/Floxif that's been in the wild since CCleaner v.5.33 released in August of 2017.

Signalbost: CCleaner has been hacked

Time to reinstall my OS, if the fucking backdoor hasn't already destroyed our ability to do so...

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-09-18 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: Obsolete Technology

And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-09-18 00:00
Security: Public
Subject: based on a true story, that i just made up, but aren't all stories true in their own way? the answe

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September 18th, 2017next

September 18th, 2017: LOOK WHAT ME AND MY NEW FRIENDS MADE, I GOT SLOPPY DRUNK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THIS:

– Ryan

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User: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Date: 2017-09-17 15:48
Security: Public
Tags:medical
Subject: Body horror: teeth edition; currently resolved (we think, but eventual More Medical)

Cut for those who Cannot Even. Mention of hand injuries also. )

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-09-17 08:11
Security: Public
Tags:signal boost
Subject: (no subject)

[personal profile] analise010 is doing a one-card draw, or more cards for the price of a coffee.

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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺
User: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Date: 2017-09-17 02:46
Security: Public
Subject: Long day!

Breakfast with partner and metamour Leopard Girl.

Seanan McGuire event in Silverdale. We brought tribute, and were briefly Seanan's favorite. (Diet Dr Pepper and candy corn. Seanan is a being of predictable tastes.)

Mini muffin tin quest!

Partner made a note they should chat with our mutual friend in London about stuff. Hooray, viable communities.

Dinner for the extended polycule, with many dishes thanks to Trader Joe's. (Rice, orange chicken with extra zesty sauce but no carrots since we ran out, BBQ pork buns, pot stickers, spring rolls, and green beans. The rice and green beans weren't pre-packaged, and I do a little customization to the chicken by adding orange peel and scallions. The gyoza and bao steam over the rice, and the spring rolls could bake with the chicken. The green beans start frozen and get gently fried with seasonings. Usually it's butter and Montreal steak seasoning, but Stray Puppy Girl is very lactose intolerant, and Leopard Girl dislikes red pepper. So I went for sesame oil, garlic, onion, pepper, salt, ginger, a packet of soy sauce that needed using, and the excess teriyaki sauce from the other night. It turned out well. To my immense gratification, my partner really likes all the iterations of the green beans that I have made so far. Generally they disappear immediately.)

Club night. Without going into excessive detail, one of the groups near the people I was with were having a hilarious time, and kept setting each other off giggling. That prompted our group to giggle. The glee was infectious.

Everyone is spending the night. We hauled the camping pads out of the alleged guest room (it is currently not in a state for guests as my textiles have exploded all over it) and they're set up next to the futon in case it turns from cozy to crowded in the middle of the night. Things are well set up for breakfast, and there should be cheesecake at some point (thus the mini muffin tins).

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-09-16 16:46
Security: Public
Tags:fandom: star wars
Subject: prompt free to a good home

Force ghost Shmi Skywalker

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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit posting in Dreamwidth Open Source Development
User: [site community profile] dw_dev (posted by [personal profile] pauamma)
Date: 2017-09-16 19:45
Security: Public
Tags:questions
Subject: Question thread #56

It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.

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princessofgeeks
User: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Date: 2017-09-16 12:38
Security: Public
Mood:tired tired
Subject: unpopular fannish opinion

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-09-15 19:05
Security: Public
Tags:signal boost
Subject: signal boost

[personal profile] rootsofthestories is trading skills (writing, tarot, art, etc) for money.

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lady sporky rat of the ms holding and sporkington
User: [personal profile] sporky_rat
Date: 2017-09-15 12:21
Security: Public
Music:John Carpenter's Vampires
Mood:busy busy
Location:Rat te Kāinga
Tags:larping: river rats whoop to say hi, sca: a herald's work is never done, the idiot lantern: major general
Subject: i'm swamped

I'm teaching a Heraldry 101 class tomorrow at Kingdom A&S and I have exactly one thing typed for a hand out - my list of sources. Everything else is going to be a quick run down, showing off SENA and the Admin Handbook, and then questions! I like answering questions. I will make sure my phone is ready to go and maybe even my notebook computer since it's sometimes easier to see something on that screen that a phone screen.

I am a terrible lecturer. AND Adalyde put me up against Morin's Poison Garden class. HOW COULD SHE. I've offered a prize to whoever shows up to my class with Morin's handout.

I loaned out Seasons 2 and 3 of Game of Thrones to Jenna. She devoured Season 1, so I need to eventually pick up the physical copies of Seasons 4-7.

Dystopia Rising has been awesome lately, I've decided to create a Rover Sawbones (basically a combat medic) and I'm pretty sure I will not use a weapon the first couple of games. Mostly because I need the build for other stuff. Like Rescue and Scrounge and other stuff like that.

I forgot that there was a youngish James Woods in John Carpenter's Vampires. I like this movie a lot, no joke. Then again, I like James Woods. But the effects are really neat. Daniel Baldwin makes me groan a lot, though. I'm not a huge fan of him.

I have an awful lot of stuff to get ready for the month of October. It is full of stuff to do - first weekend in October is actually empty, then there's Coronation, Four Horsemen, Diamond Wars and GAHSS, DR:AR (debuting my Rover on my birthday weekend) and then my cousin Caitlin's wedding. Wow. Busy.

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it only hurts when i breathe posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] spikedluv)
Date: 2017-09-15 10:52
Security: Public
Tags:fandom_fest/ficathon/contest, fandom_tv
Subject: Team Zude Virtual S4 Comment!Fic/Art Fest


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We may not get more Jude | Zero | Zude in canon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get them in our fic/art/vids! This round of Team Zude Comment!Fic & Art Fest is for virtual season four-related prompts where Jude and Zero are both still on the show.

Leave a prompt in comments to this post at [community profile] team_zude. If you find a prompt that you like, go ahead and fill it!

The Fest will run for ~6 weeks, beginning today, Friday, September 15th, and running through midnight Tuesday, October 31st. See the post linked above for more information.

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