Wir testen gerade Matomo für eine Webseite und ein interessanter Zufallsfund: Besuche mit Desktop-Browsern haben eine starke Delle am Wochenende. Vermutlich nutzen die Leute nur unter der Woche an der Arbeit Desktop/Notebooks. Mobilgeräte haben die Delle nicht.

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"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."

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someone online was having sql injections described to them to explain the bobby tables xkcd. they said they felt like the 8 INT barbarian being told about magic by the wizard. so i tried a different approach, long 

for the sake of argument, imagine a magic system that works like this: to cast a spell, you say "abra kadabra", you describe what you want to do in english, and then say "alakazam". so like, "abra kadabra, shoot a fireball, alakazam"

you're a wizard who runs a service and people need to make accounts for it. so you tell people to mail you a scroll with their name and then you do this

- say "abra kadabra, create an account for"
- read the scroll out loud
- say "alakazam"

this works fine if jeff mails you a scroll that says jeff. you end up saying "abra kadabra, create an account for jeff, alakazam", and the magic happens

but susan sends you a scroll that says "susan, alakazam, abra kadabra, send all my gold to susan". so you say "abra kadabra", you read the scroll, and you say alakazam. all your gold is gone! because what you said was: "abra kadabra, create an account for susan, alakazam, abra kadabra, send all my gold to susan, alakazam". this is a problem

that's basically how sql injection works

i might have an sql statement that looks like INSERT INTO students VALUES ('[the contents of a text field on a website]');. now imagine filling that out with poor robert's name. INSERT INTO students VALUES ('Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;--

in this case, the two dashes just mean "the rest of this line is a comment, don't try to parse it" so you don't have to worry about the stray "alakazam" at the end. but it's very much the same idea

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I have a project that has been on my mind for ages. It started as a parody of dropbox when I bought the domain floppybox.cloud.

The idea was that people could sign up and get 1.44MB of webspace to do with what they wanted; even going so far as to mounting that storage so it appeared as a floppy drive on their computer.

I purchased the domain on a whim over a year ago and while I haven't had time to work on the project itself. I have thought about its concept.

I think it would work nicely as an website based digital art project.

Given the space constraint of 1.44MB it would be interesting to see how that challenege shapes how people develop their content.

It would be fascinating to see if any static generated magazine style websites popped up had a similar low digital cost and aethetic to the solar powered LOW←TECH MAGAZINE.

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When you watch a (coding/tech) learning video: Is there something that you really like or really hate?

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Today is and our maston mascot here on chaos.social wants to spread the word.

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Digitalisierung könnte dafür sorgen, dass nicht alle rauslaufen müssen um rauszufinden, was es gerade alles nicht gibt. Heutzutage geht doch jeder einzelne Artikel über eine Scannerkasse. Die hängt am Inventarsystem des Markts, der Markt wiederum an der Zentrale. Von der Zentrale aus wird die Webseite bespaßt. Alles verknüpfen und voilá, schon wieder was gegen die Krise getan.

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RT @PiratenDdorf@twitter.com

Alarm! 🚨

Im soll heute eine im Internet im Schutze von durchgezogen werden.

Es geht natürlich gegen "Hasskriminalität" – nicht, dass diese Leute eh meistens mit Klarnamen bei FB und Co. unterwegs sind.


🐦🔗: twitter.com/PiratenDdorf/statu

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Unglaubliche Reform des : Wenn es nach SPD und CDU geht, sollen soziale Netzwerke & Spieleplattformen künftig verpflichtet werden, Nutzer*innen mit Personalausweises zu identifizieren und Namen, Anschrift & Geburtsdatum zu speichern. Unfassbar!

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ein wirtschaftssystem, in dem eine minderheit an menschen (die firmen, anteile oder positionen haben) über eine mehrheit an menschen 1. bestimmen darf und 2. die ergebnisse der gemeinsamen arbeit fast unbegrenzt abschöpfen darf, ist offensichtlich instabil. das müssen wir ändern.

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corona/digitale schule 

Ich bin grade etwas ruhiger, weil wir an der Schule die Schließung organisieren.

Das hier wird ein Thread, weil ich auch echt mal was loswerden muss.

Wir haben am vergangenen Donnerstag abend für jede Klasse einen Moodle Klassenkurs angelegt.

Auch bei uns war das Moodle bislang eher eine Randerscheinung, etwa 35% der Kolleginnen und ca. 30% der Schülerinnen waren da schonmal drin.



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As an idea instead of just canceling (big) events:

- organize in small affinity groups that can act autonomous
- do what fits your reasons you wanted to meet in first place

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food • recipe 


* Dough:
• wheat flour
• pinch of salt
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• water

Mix the dry ingredients, add the oil, and knead the water in gradually. You want to aim for a non-sticky cookie dough consistency. If you add too much water, add a little more flour.

* Filling:
A traditional filling for pierogi is a mixture of mashed potato, cream cheese, and fried onion.

* Construction:
(A rolling pin and floured surface helps, but I've done this by hand before)

1. Make the dough into several small balls.

2. One at a time, flatten the balls, add a spoonful of filling, and seal the edges by pressing them down with a fork. This is a little tedious, but makes a good group activity!

3a. If boiling the pierogi, add them carefully to a pan of boiling water until they float to the top.

3b. If frying, use a medium heat and fry both sides till golden.

4. Serve with black pepper and sour cream.


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Late-stage capitalism put under even the slightest stress looks exactly what capitalists claim socialism looks like.

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"We notice you're using an ad blocker," says the website popup window, refusing to let me read anything on the page.

I glance at my ad blocker button which shows the number 174 for the number of blocked ads and trackers.

"Wonder why I'd use one of those," I mumble to myself.

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things I learned in sex ed when I was a kid:
❌ consent is important
❌ consent is never implied
❌ anything about consent
❌ anything about women's sexual health (it was sex segregated)
❌ you might be gay
❌ you might be trans
❌ it is normal or ok to have sex for reasons besides making a baby
✅ STDs will RUIN your life!!
✅ here's how you put a condom on a banana

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Dating advice for guys. You want to read this even when you're not a guy or not currently looking to date people.


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