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12:16 PM
just saw a guy getting an Atari 800XL wrecked by acid battery leak, full of corrosion and rust, with chip legs falling off. He got it restored, booted and played a game on it later.
 
12:33 PM
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Q: Auth0 will soon be sponsoring InfoSec

RosieWe're excited to announce that Auth0 will be sponsoring InfoSec beginning September 14 through December. We wanted to give you a head's up and walk you through what it will look like. How and where will the sponsorship be displayed? The sponsorship will be shown in the top right header of the sit...

Just in case anybody hadn't seen that
 
12:43 PM
... like me...
ah, I have seem something about this before... and I don't care much.
SE have to make money, and Auth0 is a good partner... just don't accept money from xxxVPN please
 
1:19 PM
lol
there's a tom scott video...
@ThoriumBR Buncha sites have had sponsors in the past
Quantum computing, Serverfault...
 
I only spend time at security... sometimes I take a look at serverfault
 
I hear of these things via meta and various moddly spaces
 
 
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5:49 PM
@JourneymanGeek Patents...
 
6:11 PM
I wonder why they are sponsoring secse
Is it just for that logo on the top right?
ubuntu is sponsored by that canonical, and that makes sense, but auth0 sponsoring secse? We only have 102 posts that even mention auth0.
 
6:28 PM
it does not matter, as long as the sponsor pays
 
Well, if anyone was worried about the company dropping smaller sites to focus on SO, I suppose that if they keep getting sponsorships they won't do that any time soon
 
7:03 PM
I wasn't ever worried about smaller sites getting dropped altogether. Rather they just ignore the smaller sites and focus only on SO.
And the company already does that
@ThoriumBR I'm still curious...
 
7:47 PM
Does anybody have any interest in this?
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Q: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Nicolas ChabanovskyToday we changed the way we sort answers on Stack Overflow. We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (descending order by highest score), and the accepted answer's order in the list is based on its...

 
accepted answer should have more weight (say, +2), and be sorted like the others... so if the accepted answer is at 5 and there's another one at 8, that should be the top one. but if the accepted is 4 and the other is 6, the accepted could be on top.
I've seem non-working accepted answers with +4 and a working one with +20 on SE and that should not happen...
 
 
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10:09 PM
Fun Fact: Logitech believes that fJ\PFuD4KNvLnKFCTcK"ky3k.Q5oKfn/gh/xPzpe;R/UE:CS9.NsEZKt4VvewAZaRTFaqKtuFhq"9pytL,"u7S4'P37pp:_yK7je-KXL3LD2rcTsJow3UTnUWr5sV9/H is an "easy to guess" password
Instead of saying "Passwords have a maximum length of 64 characters", they say passwords above 64 characters are "too easy to guess"
 
10:38 PM
if (! validatePassword()) return "Password is too easy to guess";
 

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