In-reply-to » OpenAI's Latest Model Closes the 'Ignore All Previous Instructions' Loophole Kylie Robison reports via The Verge: Have you seen the memes online where someone tells a bot to "ignore all previous instructions" and proceeds to break it in the funniest ways possible? The way it works goes something like this: Imagine we at The Verge created an AI bot with explicit instructions to direct you to our excellent re ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net it’s amazing that anyone thinks that these so-called instructions in large language models are anything close to what you would consider instructions or even remotely intelligible.

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OpenAI’s Latest Model Closes the ‘Ignore All Previous Instructions’ Loophole
Kylie Robison reports via The Verge: Have you seen the memes online where someone tells a bot to “ignore all previous instructions” and proceeds to break it in the funniest ways possible? The way it works goes something like this: Imagine we at The Verge created an AI bot with explicit instructions to direct you to our excellent re … ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » Lessons from CrowdStrike’s Buggy Update: The Critical Importance of Robust Release Processes Community post by Andrés Vega, CNCF TAG Security Recent events involving CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software have underscored a critical lesson across the industry : the importance of having a robust, secure release process. This incident serves as a... ⌘ Read more

@cncf@feeds.twtxt.net Yes yes, but so what?! What’s like saying the importance of having unit tests…

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Lessons from CrowdStrike’s Buggy Update: The Critical Importance of Robust Release Processes
Community post by Andrés Vega, CNCF TAG Security Recent events involving CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software have underscored a critical lesson across the industry : the importance of having a robust, secure release process. This incident serves as a… ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a "blue screen of death" instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci yeah, according to this article, it stems from what appears to be a global monopoly in the so-called cyber security industry.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de The first time I tried matrix I didn’t like it either. I tried to join the public room and waited and waited and waited and waited for like 20+ minutes before I could even see anything in the room or even talk in the room! I just find the protocol to be so fucking overcomplicated for what it actually is meant to do.

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In-reply-to » I havnt seen any emails about the outage at work. I know i have the mac crowdstrike client though. My buddy that works at a hospital says they wernt affected.

@xuu@txt.sour.is what the fuck is Krack anywa? 🤣 sounds like a scam.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de isn’t this why management should never be in charge of fucking technical decisions?

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org out of interest what is the self description of crowd strike? What the fuck is it even?

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In-reply-to » @xuu I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think....

@xuu well, it does right but only with special LD flags?

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In-reply-to » @xuu I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think....

@prologic@twtxt.net Yeah that is probably what was happening. I wish that go build could embed the values that go install does.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

I havnt seen any emails about the outage at work. I know i have the mac crowdstrike client though. My buddy that works at a hospital says they wernt affected.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de This outage did affect me, though not much, via the university where my wife teaches and where I teach sometimes. They actually sent out an alert in their emergency alert system (the one they use to alert people of extreme weather events and bomb threats, mostly), telling people that all IT systems were down.

A friend of mine elsewhere pointed out that they pushed this change on a Friday, which of course no software developer with any experience would ever, ever, ever do. I have to assume there’s some toxic management at CrowdStrike, but who knows. Even more reasons to sympathize with the poor folks who are probably going to be working nights and weekends to clean up this mess.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@mckinley@twtxt.net Hmmmmm, yeah, sounds like jabber is not the right thing for us then.

@aelaraji@aelaraji.com To be honest, I don’t like Matrix that much myself. We don’t use any of the fancy crypto features and all that, no federation either. And clients like “FluffyChat” look and feel pretty much like any other chat client. It’s a rather simple setup. Problem is just that it’s not WhatsApp and people want WhatsApp, nothing else. 🫤 (Hence I have little hope that Signal would be a big success.)

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org

Anyone who reads the CrowdStrike self-description and then buys the product has really earned a major fault.

The nasty thing is: Sysadmins don’t decide this, do they? The management does. And they don’t have to clean up this bloody fucking mess.

All the fellow sysadmins who were hit by this have my sympathies. 😂

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @hoorydrotrult, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@prologic@twtxt.net One of these days I’ll turn off registrations

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Somewhere or another, I think in a William Byrd talk, I heard it suggested that the best ideas in computer science should fit on an index card (ah yes it’s this one: https://paperswelove.org/2017/video/will-byrd-most-beautiful-program/ ). He was referring to the basic principles of LISP/the lambda calculus, which have sometimes been called the Maxwell’s equations of computer programming (by Alan Kay). Simple, short, elegant, but very densely packed with meaning–generations of people have spent their whole careers unpacking what those simple rules can do.

Much of modern software feels like the polar opposite of that. Not only can you not write it on an index card, you never will be able to because people who write software don’t seem to aspire to try. I wish more people thought this way though!

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In-reply-to » Is sharing your smartphone PIN part of a healthy relationship? Smartphones contain some of our most intimate data, but are you willing to share it with your most intimate partner? A survey has revealed that 51 per cent of people are happy to give their PIN to their partner, but other forms of data sharing are less agreeable ⌘ Read more

@New_scientist@feeds.twtxt.net No.

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In-reply-to » Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a "blue screen of death" instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

@New_scientist@feeds.twtxt.net It’s insane that a single botched software update can have worldwide impact. We’ve messed up badly.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net @movq@www.uninformativ.de Haha, didn’t affect me or my direct workmates either. But our scrummie logged off with BSOD and another workmate also told me to have already experienced three with successful reboots, though. Another branch was completely offline and I heard rumors about factories being shut down, too.

Anyone who reads the CrowdStrike self-description and then buys the product has really earned a major fault.

This is exactly what’s going to happen, movq. Zero lessons learned. No consequences. Maybe just a bit more snake oil on top.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah didn’t affect us either

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net Everything’s on fire. We’re going to be complaining for a couple of days, then we’ll continue as usual, repeating the same mistakes. Nothing to see, carry on. 🫤🥴

(I’m just glad it didn’t affect us at work.)

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Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage
An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a “blue screen of death” instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net So this is this “Crowdstrike Outage” my wife told me about a few mins ago hmmm 🧐 wtf is going on here? 😅

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Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights
Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. “We’re inve … ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » @prologic @bender It’s a twtxt feed that anyone can post to via Gopher: gopher://g.nixers.net/1/%7eanon/

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I think the fact we can see posts from it in here (twtxt.net) is odd. It means someone (withing this Yarn pod?) follows it, no?

I asked @prologic@twtxt.net and got no answer, but I wonder if there is admin-only tool built-in on Yarn, that allows the admin to search which user(s) follow a certain feed (for moderation purposes, or otherwise).

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Group chat is still pretty rough around the edges, especially if you want encryption. I don’t use it with my friends. If you need group chat, it’s probably better to use something else.

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah, I don’t get it either. Some “security” scanner at work also complains about “dead” libraries all the time, just because the most recent commit is a few years or even just months old. What a giant joke.

This mindset might come from today’s kids who can build stuff only with gazillions of dependencies. And plenty of these suck, are full of bugs, vulnerabilities and bad code in general. So they have to be patched constantly. If one is always surrounded by that, it just feels normal. One might even come to the conclusion that it simply has to naturally be that way. And then, the incorrect deduction is that the project is abandoned, once there are no new commits in a week. It maybe doesn’t occur to these people that it is actually possible to work out differently.

To be fair, there is also a lot of unfinished and truly dead code out there. So that assures their theory even further, once they stumble across one of those projects.

And the same doesn’t only happen to private projects. All enterprise software systems also pull in so much stuff, that there is always something to update.

The lack of proper planning, just building and delivering buggy banana software in cycles and the mindset of shipping fast and often and doing things agile in general does not do this any favor. It just feels like today’s sofware is never ever finished. And if it finally reaches such a point, it must be dead.

I know of some otherwise reeeeaaaaally great software developers who also think that way. I don’t understand why they disagree with us here. :-?

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In-reply-to » I just heard AC/DC play live in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt for the first time in my life!

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Why would that be surprising? :-) They definitely fit my style of music. Well, I don’t wanna know how much a ticket is. And the Wasen is also a terrible location. :-D

The overcrowded train was run by GoAhead, the S-Bahn by DB. They’re interchangeably bad.

Over fifty kilometers is a very long bike ride. That at least doubles my commute to more than six hours in total. No, thanks. ;-)

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org

Then there comes in feature creep.

This is driving me nuts. Everybody thinks that “development has to be kept alive!” When people see a project without commits in the last 2 years, they think it’s dead and not worth using. Bah, why? Software can be “done”. If no bugs are known, then there’s no need to change anything.

All these ideas are old. I’ve heard about much of this from meillo some 15 years ago and he didn’t come up with it, either.

It’s all super unpopular. Why? Many of my projects see a burst of commits in the beginning and then mostly just maintenance – and that’s great. It saves me from so much trouble and work. For example, my X11 wallpaper setter was written in 2017, I’m using it daily all the time, it just works, boom, done.

A project isn’t dead if it doesn’t see commits anymore – it’s dead if nobody maintains it anymore.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@mckinley@twtxt.net Last time I tried jabber was probably 10 years ago. How’s group chat these days? Is it comparable to “modern” chat systems, does it feel the same?

I guess it’s irrelevant which platform I’m going to propose as an alternative to WhatsApp. It’s the same old problem: Almost all their contacts are on WhatsApp, so that’s what they want to use, end of story.

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In-reply-to » I just heard AC/DC play live in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt for the first time in my life!

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org You had me in the first half, I thought you were going to their concert. 😅 That would have surprised me.

I had some pleasant experiences with public transportation lately, but that wasn’t Deutsche Bahn.

Would a bike or an ebike be an alternative for you? 🤔

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Is sharing your smartphone PIN part of a healthy relationship?
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