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Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:57 PM »
For anyone interested, the SpiderOak One unlimited account (which they said would never happen again) is back for a week. Of course it costs $30/year more than last time, so I guess it's not technically the same offer.

https://spideroak.com/aug18unlimited/

If you consider this, please keep in mind that unlimited space means lots of space subject to certain restrictions, see here.

(Disclaimer: I am using an unlimited account from last time they had this offer, and am quite happy with it.)

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Didn't know they had started selling their office suite on a subscription basis. I hope they keep the option of buying a standalone version.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: This is an entry for NANY 2019 - SCrypt
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:55 AM »
f0dder's comments may be a bit direct, but try to take them as constructive criticism.

Writing your own encryption is a great project, but when you make it available for other people to use, it becomes important to be clear about the level of security. This is because a false sense of security is worse than no security. Imagine a person who downloads your program, encrypts all his banking information using it and sends them over email.

Cryptography is hard, and even seasoned programmers sometimes fall for Schneier's Law. That is why it takes years of public scrutiny and analysis for any algorithm to be widely accepted.

And even if you use algorithms generally accepted to be secure, there are details surrounding their use and combination that can compromise the security (like using an insecure source of randomness, storing plain password hashes, or using a block cipher in ECB mode).

Please note again that I am not saying you shouldn't continue working on your project -- I think it is great you wrote this and chose to make it available for NANY! Just make sure potential users are aware of it if you came up with your own encryption algorithm, and know whether the goal is to keep their family members or professional cryptographers from being able to read the file.

On a side note, there is a key derivation algorithm called scrypt.

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Sometimes I've simply had my phone in my pocket while out taking pictures, and then went to Google location history (think it's called timeline now), which automatically tracks your movements, and exported the data and imported it into Lightroom.

I haven't done that for about a year or two though, so I don't know if this is still possible.

It is, I mentioned it above, but it's not as accurate as something that logs GPS co-ordinates, (program or device).

Oh sorry, I totally missed that!

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Sometimes I've simply had my phone in my pocket while out taking pictures, and then went to Google location history (think it's called timeline now), which automatically tracks your movements, and exported the data and imported it into Lightroom.

I haven't done that for about a year or two though, so I don't know if this is still possible.

Good idea about taking a picture of your clock!

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Just read an article about why GitHub is worth that kind of money to Microsoft here:

https://www.bloomber...-billion-undo-button

I agree that this seems like a smart move from Microsoft, assuming they do not manage to screw it up, in which case they might have an even harder time winning back developers.

I don't personally see any reason to move projects around at the moment, but if I had private repositories on GitHub with the source for something that might compete with something Microsoft does, who knows.

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Information is now available at https://efail.de/

From a cursory glance, it seems the problem is in how some programs (email clients) handle image links embedded in html messages.

Basically, an attacker who has gotten hold of a message encrypted for you can send you an email with that encrypted message as part of a link to an image, and the email client will decrypt the encrypted part and then attempt to retrieve the image, effectively sending the plaintext to the attacker as part of the url.

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Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder 2018 Fundraiser
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:55 AM »
Wow, passed 7,500 with one week to go :-*.

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The specific instruction used here (MOV EDI, EDI) reminded me of a bug I had almost ten years ago with it being used in 64-bit code - for anyone interested I wrote a blog post about it.

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My optimizer program ran for 5+ hours in its search for the best assignment of prizes to maximize happiness

I think that is a testament to how hard mouser tries to make everybody happy :-*. Thanks to DonationCoder and the people who made all this happen :Thmbsup:.

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Ironically, I believe the only thing I have installed from the Windows store is Ubuntu for WSL.

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Great job :Thmbsup:.

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I think the problem is not so much the risk for the average user to get hit by this on his home computer (outside of browsers), but that half the web runs on AWS/Azure/Whatever, so the average user could get hit by extension when the servers running the websites they use potentially leak passwords and personal data.

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Updated Atom and VS Code themes out, and a more recent screenshot in the original post.

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Thanks  :-*.

I made a minor update to the VS Code version, adding colors for the overview ruler (bar next to scrollbar), peek view (when you right-click a symbol and peek), and the git markers in the gutter.

Fiddling with the Atom version atm, but the docs are a bit less clear on what you can do.

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I've made a simple homepage for the theme with some instruction on how to use it:

https://jibsen.githu...o/solarized-minimal/

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I tried making a version of Solarized Minimal for Atom as well, it should be available from the internal package manager :Thmbsup:.

https://atom.io/them...-minimal-dark-syntax
https://atom.io/them...minimal-light-syntax

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Interesting mix of ideas. It looks a bit like a cross between markdown and reStructuredText.

This is somewhat unrelated to this project in particular, but I was checkout it out on GitHub, and I hope you do not mind, but I would like to suggest considering putting a summary of each commit in the first line of your git commit messages. It makes it easier to quickly see what has changed, both on GitHub, but also if you do "git log" from the command line.

https://chris.beams.io/posts/git-commit/
http://tbaggery.com/...commit-messages.html

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solarized_yin_yang.png

Solarized is a popular color theme available in many text editors. The palette contains only 16 colors, which are used both in a dark (pleasant at night) and light (easy to read in bright daylight) version. The magic is that the accent colors are chosen so they appear the same in both versions.

solmin-sample.png

I have been using it for over five years now, and a while back I created my own version for Sublime Text. You might wonder why add another version of a theme that is already present by default? Mostly because I feel many versions of Solarized are too complex -- they try to assign colors to everything in every language. So I set out to try to make a minimal version, one that attempts to assign styles primarily to the root groups described in the TextMate documentation (which is where the file format for color themes used in many editors comes from).

The last year I have been using VS Code as my primary text editor, so I created a version of Solarized Minimal for my own use. Now that new year is ominously close (and I haven't finished a NANY project :-[), I cleaned up and packaged the theme.

For now, only the colors of the editing window are changed, while the surrounding areas (tabs, info line, dialogs) are kept in the default UI colors. I've been debating with myself if it looks better to also change them (like the default Solarized theme does), but I feel it becomes a little too much.

You can install it from within VS Code by going to the extension tab and searching for Solarized Minimal. Then select either version using File->Preferences->Color Theme.

Website: https://jibsen.githu...o/solarized-minimal/

On GitHub: https://github.com/j...de-solarized-minimal
On VS Code Marketplace: https://marketplace....me-solarized-minimal
Atom.io: https://atom.io/users/jibsen

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Vegas Pro Edit 14 $20 on Humble
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:15 AM »
I used Vegas 11 to edit family videos some years ago (back then it was owned by Sony). For my needs it was overkill, but it was a pleasure to use.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:25 AM »
TechSmith 25% off (link)

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:51 AM »
  - that the software will stop working if the all access is not renewed

I couldn't find any direct answer to this either, but I liked this bit from their blog post announcing the all access subscription:

"I'm worried what will happen to my stuff if I stop subscribing."

You can cancel your subscription anytime, and you won't lose the documents you created. You'll still be able to open your files in a boxed copy of any of our programs or other applicable programs.

Nice to know your text files will continue to work :P.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:43 AM »
$80 once, giving lifetime keys for their entire catalogue! That should be a fine offer.

Please note, that is $80 per year.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:16 AM »
SitePoint has 50% off for the next ~4 hours (link)

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017
« on: November 25, 2017, 01:59 AM »
No Starch Press 50% off ebooks (twitter, promo code: FRIDAY50)

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