Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬
This Machine Identification Code https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑
The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing https://github.com/dfd-tud/deda ✊
Storyteller: "The Brujah anarch looms over you, casually spinning a tire iron in his hand. He flicks back his hair and bares his fangs. What do you do?"
Evanescence: "BID MY BLOOD TO RUN BEFORE I COME UNDONE!"
Storyteller: ((tosses die)) "You have failed your rouse check and gain one hunger. The Beast claws up your spine until you feel it in your throat, growling."
Evanesence: "I'VE BEEN LIVING A LIE! THERE'S NOTHING INSIDE!"
Storyteller: "Indeed. Strength + Brawl, please."
Hi, #signsandcodes! We had a short-ish outage today when our AWS instance got high and wandered off. I was able to restart it sooner than usual because we have service alarms now! :)
@epilanthanomai You've got a powerful knowledge of music. I presume you've heard "New York, New York" by MCL before?
Hi, #signsandcodes! We apologize for the outage that appeared to last through most of last night. Our AWS hosted machine became unreachable, but a reboot seems to have brought it back up.
Hello there, I'm REZ.
I'm a demoscener since 1993, actually member of a group named RAZOR 1911 as coder.
I'm still living in the 80's, that's probably why I love so much big pixels and lowfi musics!
One of my latest work was a software 3D engine running on the lovely PICO-8 fantasy console:
> We have computed the very first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1. In a nutshell, this means a complete and practical break of the SHA-1 hash function, with dangerous practical implications if you are still using this hash function. To put it in another way: all attacks that are practical on MD5 are now also practical on SHA-1. Check our paper here for more details.
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