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trash cat's law of cryptocurrency: it is impossible to run a scam so obvious that cryptocurrency fans will not fall for it.

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hi, i'm trash cat, and as of just now, i'm the host of a podcast about privacy.

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Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in some newer Android devices which could allow internet-to-baseband remote code execution. (Someone can hack your phone if they know your phone number.)

What to Do

If you have a newer Google Pixel phone, you should update it.

If there's not a security update for your Pixel yet (6, 6 Pro, 6a) or you have a newer Samsung phone, you should disable Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE.

Which Devices?

Google compiled a list of likely affected products:

  • Samsung Galaxy phones including those in the S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21, A13, A12, and A04 series
  • Vivo phones including those in the S16, S15, S6, X70, X60, and X30 series
  • Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Any wearables that use the Exynos W920 chipset
  • Any vehicles that use the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset

These are the affected chips:

  • Exynos Modem 5123
  • Exynos Modem 5300
  • Exynos 980
  • Exynos 1080
  • Exynos Auto T5123


twitter is a dumpster fire, and we all know this. but i want to make sure everyone understands the implications of twitter's new "promotion of alternative social platforms policy" (found here)

it is now forbidden to link to or list your handle on other social media sites (notably facebook, instagram, and mastodon), as well as link aggregation sites that tell people where to find you (i.e., might link to those sites).

twitter users are not allowed to tell people where else to find them online (possibly with some exceptions that just haven't reached the deny-list yet)

twitter users are becoming hostages who can't leave because they can't tell people where else to find them.

(guy who doesn't know that groundhogs and hedgehogs are different animals) so if Sonic sees Shadow, we get 6 more weeks of winter?

recommend me podcasts :boosts_ok_gay:​ 


i like to listen to podcasts, but for some reason i have trouble finding podcasts i like.

i'm mostly looking for computery podcasts (especially about foss, privacy, etc. and in particular, shows aimed for people, not companies) and mostly podcasts that involve a discussion between multiple participants. (i have a lot of trouble listening to just one person talking.)

it also doesn't have to be computery! if there's a podcast you just think is really great, i'd love to check it out. i really liked mission to zyxx, but i haven't gotten into anything else in that style yet.

do you do a podcast? do you like a podcast (or a few)? please let me know!

kid doing their science project on comparing different types of dog food: teacher, you're never gonna guess what happened

trash cat's law of cryptocurrency: it is impossible to run a scam so obvious that cryptocurrency fans will not fall for it.

you're trapped on a deserted island and you can have one thing with you. what do you choose?

your phone, obviously. just turn on airplane mode and fly out of there.

hi, i'm trash cat, and as of just now, i'm the host of a podcast about privacy.

bruce schneier is extremely quotable, but somehow no one ever brings up my favorite quote from him:

I've never sent or received a GIF in my life.

Bruce Schneier, Secrets & Lies, pg. 246


oh, you mean "do/i do/do in"?

copypasta meme, matrix 

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Megolm, is in fact, Megolm/Olm, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Megolm plus Olm. Megolm is not a deniable double-ratchet encryption protocol unto itself, but rather another crypto component of a fully functioning deniable encryption system made useful by the Olm deniability, forward secrecy and self-healing properties comprising a full off-the-record encryption protocol as defined by OTR.

cryptography story problems are like "alice wants to have a private conversation with bob."

math story problems are like "your cousin throckmorton has 80 watermelons."

usa passport gender psa 

starting next week (monday, april 11th) you can apply for a united states passport with an X gender marker! you can self-report gender and do not need to provide any documentation to "prove" your gender.

winamp slogan creator: "this is a normal thing people say, right?"

asking for recommendations: subtitle creation software :boost_ok: 

i want to add subtitles/closed captions to a video. i already have a long-form transcript of what's said in the video. is there an easy way to convert that transcript to a video subtitle format? either way, what do y'all recommend as a subtitle editing program for linux?

any help is appreciated!

people talk about all the boring things with matrix. bridges? e2ee? federation? foss? who cares about that stuff? what really matters is that in element if you start a message with /rainbow it makes it gay

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