* Posts by dwodmots

5 posts • joined 23 Aug 2019

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked


They'll never guess this one.

Incorrect horse battery staple.

Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing


Was the stab at RMS really necessary?

I feel like the article would be better without making fun of an autistic mans lack of emotional finesse.

It's possible to reverse-engineer AI chatbots to spout nonsense, smut or sensitive information


Tay was nothing.

4chan also taught a Japanese chatbot (called Premiere) how to speak English within a day.

Mozilla says Firefox won't defang ad blockers – unlike a certain ad-giant browser


Re: Ad blocker

I can't surf the web without an ad blocker anymore. The amount of thinking required to figure out which one of the seven "Download" buttons is the real one is just not worth it.

Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bounty


But you're already admin!

If you have the ability to write to the steam installatio directory (owned by TrustedInstaller), then you alraedy have administrator rights.

If you aren't admin and want to boot into another OS to write your files there, you could also just blank the password of the Administrator account.


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