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Hacking

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The dump also contains a list of millions of prime factors, a 0-day Tamagotchi exploit, and a technique for getting gcc and bash to execute arbitrary code.
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Screwtape
47 days ago
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The CIA dump also includes a surprisingly comprehensive archive of Japanese-style Unicode faces (kaomoji): https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_17760284.html

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fxer
47 days ago
They have table flip, but not table calm??? OUTRAGEOUS!!!! ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)
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jsanders
46 days ago
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EhrMahGodddd!
Lacey, Washington
masseurG
46 days ago
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Hack
Cincinnati
rclatterbuck
47 days ago
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Do these vile perfidious wizards know no bounds?
chrisminett
47 days ago
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All for the alt text!
Milton Keynes, UK
alt_text_bot
47 days ago
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The dump also contains a list of millions of prime factors, a 0-day Tamagotchi exploit, and a technique for getting gcc and bash to execute arbitrary code.
chrisrosa
47 days ago
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hah. true. #vault7
San Francisco, CA

Video Content

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"So, like, sexy news videos?" "No, people have tried that--it's still just video content. We need to actually inform people THROUGH making out. I would call it 'Mouth Content,' but I think that's already the title of a Neil Cicierega album."
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Covarr
55 days ago
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I work at a newspaper. We learned quite quickly that a video about our local irrigation district won't bring in young people any more than a written story. Best way to engage them is with content that matters to them, such as high school sports.
Moses Lake, WA
olliejones
55 days ago
Hmmm. No irrigation, no farms. No farms, no food. No food, no young people get to be old people. PLEASE newspaper person, don't stop writing about that kind of arcane stuff that we all depend on, even if you think it bores part of your audience.(You can always tell them to watch the old movie Chinatown if they're not sure about why it makes a diffrerence.) Srlsy.
Covarr
55 days ago
Oh, we still report all that kinds of stuff. We just don't expect it to engage our 25 and younger audiences. A variety of content for different demographics is the key to our success.
sjk
49 days ago
Need better headlines. Maybe along the lines of "What they won't tell you about irrigation will amaze you!" or "This one weird trick will make enough food to feed the world" or "Top 8 weird things said at the irrigation district meeting."
Screwtape
55 days ago
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I heartily endorse any and all Neil Cicierega albums beginning with "Mouth".
Covarr
25 days ago
I'm just waiting for "Mouth Herpes"
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alt_text_bot
56 days ago
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"So, like, sexy news videos?" "No, people have tried that--it's still just video content. We need to actually inform people THROUGH making out. I would call it 'Mouth Content,' but I think that's already the title of a Neil Cicierega album."
reconbot
55 days ago
I already have a "You should probably take me out for dinner if you want to tell me news about the world" policy. It's mostly applied to the politics section.

Soda Sugar Comparisons

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The key is portion control, which is why I've switched to eating smaller cans of frosting instead of full bottles.
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Screwtape
82 days ago
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It's great to know how much sugar is in a 20oz bottle of soda, now I just need to figure out how many 20oz bottles of soda are in, say, a litre.
CaffieneKitty
82 days ago
Google says it's 0.591471 litres. *metric fistbump*
lukeburrage
82 days ago
I've often wondered why there isn't a XKCD METRIC feed, with all the jokes being in metric. You know, for the rest of the world.
2bithacker
82 days ago
For that matter, are we talking American or UK Cadbury Creme Eggs? The US ones (produced by Hershey) have 20g of sugar, the UK ones have 26g.
thebassman
82 days ago
For the rest of the world? The US is pretty much the ONLY country NOT on the metric system! LOL
sfrazer
81 days ago
The comic references this xkcd which pegs a cadbury egg at 20g of sugar: https://xkcd.com/1035/
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npiasecki
81 days ago
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Cadbury Creme Egg? African or European? *dies*
alt_text_bot
82 days ago
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The key is portion control, which is why I've switched to eating smaller cans of frosting instead of full bottles.
sjk
75 days ago
Same here. Instead of drinking an entire 20 oz bottle of cake frosting, I can drink several mini bottle of cake frosting per week. I don't always feel in the mood for having an entire week's ration of cake frosting in one sitting. Then again, a soda a day for six month vs 4 gallons of Skittles in one sitting? Challenge accepted!

https://twitter.com/i/moments/791746773643464704

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Screwtape
178 days ago
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TOO MANY TYPEWRITERS
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Household Tips

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To make your shoes feel more comfortable, smell better, and last longer, try taking them off before you shower.
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Screwtape
263 days ago
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A quick and easy way to make an address-book listing all your pals: just take an old phone directory and cross out the people you don't know!
Covarr
264 days ago
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Clothing costs starting to rack up? You can throw your old clothes in the washing machine, and within two hours it'll be ready to go again. No need to keep replacing it every time you wear it.
Moses Lake, WA
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tante
263 days ago
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Life hacks!
Oldenburg/Germany
Cthulhux
264 days ago
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Lower the risk of a fire: Turn off your oven after your meal is done.
Fledermausland
alt_text_bot
264 days ago
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To make your shoes feel more comfortable, smell better, and last longer, try taking them off before you shower.

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shotting this out to cl just to get it out there: ok, someone must have done this already, but, just in case ... something that would be hilarious would be a rugged* bike add-on that comes with a car-like electronic key fob, which has the requisite buttons to do the "beep beep" lock sound, an unlock sound, a panic sound, as if with a car.
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Screwtape
271 days ago
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It's true, that *would* be great.
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