Browsers should refuse to respect paste-disabling. This is not something that any user wants.

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We've released #PuTTY version 0.81. This is a SECURITY UPDATE, fixing a #vulnerability in ECDSA signing for #SSH.

If you've used a 521-bit ECDSA key (ecdsa-sha2-nistp521) with any previous version of PuTTY, consider it compromised! Generate a new key pair, and remove the old public key from authorized_keys files.

Other key types are not affected, even other sizes of ECDSA. In particular, Ed25519 is fine.

This vulnerability has id CVE-2024-31497. Full information is at

Quick advice to Americans doing their taxes at the last minute (as I do).

If you can't or won't pay the full amount owed by the tax deadline, just pay something.

Pay anything. Pay $1, pay $10, pay $100, and you'll go into the bucket of "underpayment" (which is common and relatively minor) versus "nonpayment" (which is serious, and gives them permission to garnish your wages.)

Best advice I ever got from a tax preparer.

Revolut does not have a UK banking licence.

If you are a victim of fraud you'll be SOL.

Best advice; close your account and move conventional bank elsewhere.

Please boost to make people in the UK aware.


#43 (10.04.2024)

I scored 867/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 7 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 65.5 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 1624 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 154 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 2843 km - 🗓️ 9 yrs - ⚡ 129 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 11 km - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 188 / 200

I urgently need local advice finding a doctor in central Strasbourg, France, on Monday, 2024-04-08. (If you do not know Strasbourg, could you forward this to anyone who might?)

I need a doctor to treat a severe hand infection. I’m not an EU citizen, but I’d be •very• happy to pay. (Je regrette aussi que mon français soit très limité, but at least I remember the subjunctive!)

This infection first manifested itself on my flight to Europe one week ago. “I must have been bitten by a United Airlines Death Spider,” I joked, but soon it became extraordinarily painful and quite debilitating. I was prescribed amoxicillin after I arrived; it’s reduced the spread of the infection but not its core, and I’ve spent most of the last week flat on my back in bed.

I’m on the Viking Rhine Getaway Cruise, a.k.a. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. We arrive tomorrow morning, Monday 2024-04-08, in Breisach, Germany, across the river from central Strasbourg, France. (Unfortunately, ich spreche kein Deutsch.) I need a doctor to treat me before the boat leaves later that day, and before I exhaust whatever stamina I can muster. I also need a pharmacy selling finger splints and slings. (The boat has nothing of the sort in its first-aid kit. There’s almost no internet connectivity either, but I’m hoping I can post this query… eventually….) Any suggestions on how best to find a doctor to see me? (I’ve already tried the more obvious things, thank you.)

Today, Bulgaria and Romania join the Schengen family.

We welcome the lifting of internal air and sea border checks.

This is a great success for the people of both countries.

It also benefits millions of EU citizens across Europe.

Making the Schengen area even stronger.

Shoutout to Judas for the long weekend!

furlong = an eighth of a mile

pint = a half of a quart
= a half of (a quarter gallon)
= an eighth of a gallon

furlongs per pint = (eighths of a mile) per (an eighth of a gallon)

cancelling out like terms we get

furlongs per pint = miles per gallon

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Sometimes marketing is all about waiting long enough for your audience to forget about the 80s and 90s.

I love how ALDI celebrates this brilliant new design that saves 40% of plastic by removing the plastic lid.

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