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Thomas Ptacek @tqbf ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

Full of passionate intensity.

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Joined Twitter 10/12/07


I have not been keeping up with Kelby Ludwig’s blog-thing and it is good. I feel like that person who never realize… https://t.co/9KJ7BCimPKThis is an extremely good, straightforward writeup on the LLL basis reduction algorithm that I find myself reading… https://t.co/FhineAYDol @mjg59 @Viss He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He's breaking AirBnB's Terms of Service Bu… https://t.co/NQWG5AnOSv
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12/6
2019
I know this is old but this is, without a doubt, the funniest fucking thing. https://t.co/14a5ehvQqsIf you are telling Dem strategists that OK-05 (Trump+14, Romney+19) is 45% pro-impeach, I'm guessing they are going… https://t.co/oVFlnYMSuN
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekI have never felt like an older human being than after the 35 minutes it took me to permanently increase my Emacs default face one step.this real clip from the libertarian party debate is funnier than any joke you could write about libertarians https://t.co/cjWfJgPy28
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @Austen @patio11 @paulg Away had the CEO abusing employees over a period of years, mitigated briefly by hiring a CX… https://t.co/BYnmseKqmi @Austen @patio11 @paulg I take your point (&& from upthread) but really would be surprised if you could write the A… https://t.co/8kKCvqP9UZTime for another round of my favorite computer game of all time, “find the hidden iTunes modal”.More like this! https://t.co/Terw1YgyN3 @patio11 @paulg @Austen I assumed the context was the Verge story about Away mistreating its customer support staff… https://t.co/tYU0Ikh0wE @patio11 @paulg @Austen On the other hand: Away does seem like a train wreck of a company culture. @daveaitel Because we only care about kids we deem human.So that’s $400,000 per toilet per year to keep a single public toilet open another eight hours a night? Just spitba… https://t.co/RmowUyYNFx
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekLord, an SNL version of current Dem base politics. White Black Lives Matter guy disrupts event of Af-Am leaders sup… https://t.co/Tfi501KoEV
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12/5
2019
This is an outrageous article, IMO. It condemns a great @apple feature which thwarts thieves from stealing your dat… https://t.co/ZzmWcgxgA2
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekSo much for that OpenBSD tag line.I have nothing but good things to say about Luca and John and Doyen and what they’re doing with Electron particular… https://t.co/HELPv3yD0m🔒#AppSec is of utmost importance for any app being shipped to production! Join us at #CovalenceConf on January 24… https://t.co/9MfQ3nFmN9
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekIt’s amazing how many people who know better run around asserting that every European country has a system equivale… https://t.co/4NOPF9RIDv
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @satefan @psanford Locks up Aquamacs hard, constantly. @Pinboard No. The new theory is that they did impeachment but not ENOUGH impeachment, and should have relitigated M… https://t.co/2eQvp1khj1
12/4
2019
@Herodedalus $100 charity of your choice, versus I just save this tweet and print it out on a card for you when Biden declares victory. @Herodedalus He was an associate at McKinsey for just 3 years. I’d be surprised if they let him work on pricing for bottled water clients. @Herodedalus Because HE WASN’T. That’s not how McKinsey works. It’s like saying there’s a 1/25,000 chance he was involved. @Herodedalus $200 to your $50 to the charity of your/my choice that you’re wrong. @Herodedalus None of this matters, of course, because Mayor Pete won’t be the nominee. Biden will. Get ready to suck it up. @Herodedalus This is seriously like “discovering” someone worked for Google and then saying “we don’t know that the… https://t.co/LIkNzEZ5Kq @Herodedalus There is no mainstream bad thing in the world McKinsey isn’t 1-3 degrees away from. It’s one of the la… https://t.co/bVwe9C23BJI’m sort of an LSP skeptic and have it disabled for go-mode but hi-lock and lsp-ui are kind of a miracle for auditing Python code. @Herodedalus Yo do you know what McKinsey is? @Herodedalus LOL. Yeah, the shadowy McKinsey conspiracy.i think the hillary 16 and obama 08 campaigns convinced a lot of white liberal politics types that there was a natu… https://t.co/r6NMpPgrd8
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekWe recently released a WYSIWYG editor to help you format messages in Slack. To the users who preferred the text mar… https://t.co/K8iGAFb03i
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekMy team at Apple is seeking full stack engineers in SCV to build out high-availability security services, using Pyt… https://t.co/32xF7X6wMS
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @encthenet Also, are you “lol”’ing as if to suggest nobody’s thought of authority servers? I don’t think you have t… https://t.co/MbcfxWIpZe @encthenet If that elaborate attack is something you’re really worried about, why not just extend DoH from caches t… https://t.co/JiAT742aGY @benj_fry You can bootstrap any kind of record authentication from an authenticated secure transport without needin… https://t.co/NmCR7qhmke @encthenet The DNSSEC people _hate_ DoH. Just _loathe_ it. It’s a much bigger debate than DNSSEC; DNSSEC people hav… https://t.co/pnWZ87Zn87 @benj_fry If you’re not using TLS, DNSSEC isn’t enough anyways! All it’s telling you is what IP to connect to; the… https://t.co/TijjqkBUd3 @encthenet https://t.co/C9HHEQlCOc @sleevi_ @tqbf Presumably, malört is how you killed the squirrel in the first place
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @danyork @__pvg_ Protocol authentication, which you need anyways, also tells you that you connected to the right endpoint.The year is 2038. Society has broken down, climate change has ravaged the Earth and all life, and computers and net… https://t.co/FeIpILXqc4
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @geoffbelknap Not anymore, apparently.TLS: Super useful. Strong passwords: Indispensable. Firewall rules: Gotta have them. Security patches: Better than… https://t.co/6LZNYYf9nN`tis the season.... https://t.co/WBvlrojnZ1
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12/3
2019
@Herodedalus @ejptacek All I’m saying is that’s what she calls you. @ejptacek You did this just to get the Sherriff of Reddit to jump on me, didn’t you.Our HALucinator paper in @USENIXSecurity is finally accepted. It shows how you fuzz firmware for embedded devices.… https://t.co/RMkxNCu5rj
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekYour periodic reminder not to turn DNSSEC on; it will eventually break your (whatever), and won’t buy you anything.… https://t.co/5CNLPc5DWKRemember, Cory Booker said his comfort food is vegetables, and it’s supposed to be some sort of mystery why Biden is winning this thing.
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12/2
2019
Amazing how quickly the University can move when it involves paying out $2,500,000.00 in donor money to build a Kla… https://t.co/scpgHRSpxW
Retweeted by Thomas PtacekSome gems on the latest HN threat about Yarvin and Urbit, including the most succinct description yet of wtf Urbit… https://t.co/uF06pV6HEg @Slovydal I have family members who are chefs I consider you a muffin
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12/1
2019
Sir, this is a Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse. https://t.co/CV7TpFPrxR
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @sigkate No. I am all for raising taxes on the wealthy, almost for its own sake, but if we want to pay for universa… https://t.co/AmemKJ1Adb @srockets @GNAnd3rson I believe it would be cheaper and fairer to fix the problems with Pell Grants than to pay for… https://t.co/TsObhTq3lv @srockets @GNAnd3rson Does it? I keep talking to people who took Pell Grants; I haven’t talked to someone who grew… https://t.co/kezqOtGvBy @matthewsimon This is crazymaking. “Public” colleges include flagships like UM, UIUC, UW, Berkeley. Expensive, high… https://t.co/qU0KdkFw0E @nycplayer If your argument is that we need a more nuanced version of means testing, I’m all ears, as long as I’m n… https://t.co/b0XLDAq7rR @jvluso @moh_kohn Wait, what’s the motte and the bailey here? I’m enthusiastically in favor of expanding pell, and… https://t.co/7iRqTybfdY @mme_hardy The overwhelming majority of college students submit FAFSA already. @airzae No mainstream candidate is proposing the tax policy that would offset tuition from those people’s taxes. Th… https://t.co/H6yR3HkdMfhttps://t.co/vmkWJfPKWy https://t.co/rqlGQ6lX8X @nycplayer @GNAnd3rson A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR Are you parodying your position deliberately? @airzae You want to convince me that taxes from schoolteachers and auto workers should fund tuition at flagship sta… https://t.co/T3VapxdbpcI saw this from several accounts and had to pull up https://t.co/AUjF4oN1BO to make sure it wasn't fake. It's real.… https://t.co/y8hXLGlvoP
Retweeted by Thomas Ptacek @nycplayer “Try” to build. That’s funny. The system you’re referring to is called “university education”. @nycplayer He said, sheepishly. @airzae Hate to break this to you, but the means-testing candidate is absolutely slaughtering the free college candidate right now. @jvluso @moh_kohn The page you sent me to was really super fuzzy, but this has a spreadsheet in it, and the spreads… https://t.co/3GDPs5Cq9c @jvluso @moh_kohn https://t.co/NcrjYcgF34 @Herodedalus Really, you need to stop doing this. It’s not your thing. You have other things. @nycplayer @GNAnd3rson Paying full freight for flagship state schools rather than a small fraction of it FEEDS the student loan system? @airzae Probably start with anyone who needs health insurance and has a preexisting condition, such as “being a wom… https://t.co/I2A5VTATi7 @nycplayer Also: the only one stigmatizing Pell Grant recipients on my TL right now is (looks around) you. Maybe reconsider. @nycplayer You’re naive if you think that’s the outcome of free tuition, or that zeroing out tuition would ease com… https://t.co/AaU16Ji8ro @karanvasudeva Because every dollar you spend sending the children of doctors and lawyers to UIUC is a dollar you d… https://t.co/ZfCIb3yea8 @karanvasudeva Because reducing price increases demand, and demand for flagship university slots is tilted strongly… https://t.co/vZhS6Mv8ZO @jvluso @moh_kohn Dude if I end up voting for the mayor of a city whose population fits in the Hollywood Bowl Amphi… https://t.co/WS9FSbTcGx @airzae Since you’re the one arguing against a policy success we actually won, I’d say I’m not the one clutching the pearls here. @Herodedalus I’m tired of the upper middle class bribing the middle middle class to screw over the working class an… https://t.co/RMnK5arVu3 @GNAnd3rson We already do this means testing for college assistance. All I’m proposing is to increase its payout. @airzae I don’t know, probably because helping people is good even if it doesn’t pass a purity test? @Herodedalus If that’s the best argument you have for this policy, I feel like you’re conceding. I’m fine with lett… https://t.co/x9NAFgrLyM @karanvasudeva I mean, the most obvious point in favor of my argument is that it is clearly, obviously, demonstrably what is happening. @karanvasudeva Why is your argument so much less specific than mine? I can give you a long list of reasons why my n… https://t.co/3KKW3zNxkr @jvluso @moh_kohn I would but I’m afraid that if I actually read Warren’s tuition plan I’ll lose my nerve and vote… https://t.co/WmjU3ZqZdW @Herodedalus Yes! The problem of helping people who actually need help, and not helping the people whose boots are on their necks! @MisterJayEm @noahpryor oh you’re in it now @airzae The ACA is a singularly bad example of how incremental policy improvements are easily reversed by the opposition. @airzae My dude, the ACA substantially curbed the rate of increase in health insurance rates, which is what it was… https://t.co/xCXGkdMMEL @Herodedalus You get that the premise of my argument is that we should expand Pell, right? @Herodedalus @MisterJayEm @noahpryor I’m here to hand you your ass in economic policy debates and eat handfuls of r… https://t.co/Hj2Ultxm0b @MisterJayEm @noahpryor I only take things from my brother as gratuitous snark. You’re safe! @Herodedalus There is nothing upthread of this about Pell Grants. @MisterJayEm @noahpryor What’s the best example you have of means tested programs that didn’t fare well? @MisterJayEm @noahpryor Medicaid is another example; it’s means tested and has expanded.
11/30
2019

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