Hosaka Ono-Sendai Cyberspace 7. Gen 13 Maas-Neotek™ Biochip. Sendai standard dermatrode adapter. Sense/Net compatible Simstim.

This thing is glorious. And I need all of those stickers for my payphone.

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Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Near-Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump's Meme Machine

If this turd was a character on Law & Order it would be just more implausible, hack writing. How do people like this continue to exist?

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described "social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit" in support of the Republican nominee.

Luckey sold his virtual reality company Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. The 24-year-old told The Daily Beast that he had used the pseudonym "NimbleRichMan" on Reddit with a password given to him by the organization's founders.

(This does not sound like a robust password management regime to me.)

Nimble America says it's dedicated to proving that "shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real," according to the company's introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton's face alongside the words "Too Big to Jail."

"We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it's time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not," a representative for the group wrote in an introductory post on Reddit. [...]

"I've got plenty of money," Luckey added. "Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time." [...]

Luckey first met the alt-right provocateur in Los Angeles about a year and a half ago, before Yiannopoulos began working on a charity to send white men to college. The Daily Beast later reported that the scholarship fund had resulted in zero financial distribution of the donations that had been made directly to Yiannopoulos's bank account. [...]

Along with Luckey, Nimble America was founded by two moderators of Reddit's r/The_Donald, which helped popularize Trump-themed white supremacist and anti-Semitic memes along with 4Chan and 8Chan. A questionnaire to become a moderator at r/The_Donald posted in March had applicants answer the questions "Is there a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy?" and "Was 9/11 an inside job?"

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Gypsie Raleigh

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Canadian Mint employee accused of smuggling $180K of gold in rectum

Justice Peter Doody presiding!

Court was told Lawrence set off the metal detector at an exit from the "secure area" with more frequency than any other employee -- save those with metal medical implants. When that happened, the procedure was to do a manual search with a hand-held wand, a search that he always passed.

Investigators also found a container of vaseline in his locker and the trial was presented with the prospect that a puck could be concealed in an anal cavity and not be detected by the wand. In preparation for these proceedings, in fact, a security employee actually tested the idea, Barnes said. [...]

Barnes implied there were many ways Lawrence could have legitimately obtained the gold -- he could have bought the coins, for instance -- and said he made no efforts to be devious with the gold buyers or the bank. Further, Barnes said, the Mint isn't even sure a theft took place.

"In fact, I would submit the Mint doesn't even know if anything is missing."

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jwz mixtape 172

Please enjoy jwz mixtape 172.

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Seeking Facebook's iPhone app key

Dear Lazyweb, how do I get an OAuth token that impersonates Facebook's official app?

Why? Because I desire to post videos to my business's "page", and apparently "normal" apps can't do that. The official Facebook app has permissions that you apparently cannot give to yourself.

It used to be possible to impersonate the Facebook iPhone app when accessing it via the graph API by generating an OAuth token using that app's ID (6628568379) and secret (c1e620fa708a1d5696fb991c1bde5662).

After working for years, that token stopped working last week: now those sessions say "the user has changed the password", which is... a weird error. So I tried to regenerate it the way I had in the past, by loading this in a logged-in browser:

That ought to redirect to a URL with an access_token= on it, but now it says "does not look like a valid app ID."

So maybe the app ID of the current iPhone app is different? But "" suggests not.

And if I run the FB iPhone app through mitmproxy, I can't log in, so I can't sniff it. Maybe it's doing cert pinning. Who knows.

Any suggestions on how to re-crack this bastard?

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Important changelog entry

'PILE OF POO' (U+1F4A9) gains a thicker, more 3D appearance.

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Super Typhoon Katamari

Fuzhou certainly is full of things.

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