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Q: How many bits of entropy is acceptable?

Linux: > 2000, historically encouraged applications to gather as much entropy as possible, even if it was unneeded and degrades performance.

*BSD: >= 256, Just enough to initialize the kernel CSPRNG.

Tor: was 128, onion v3 moved to 256.

Wi-Fi: 128-bit. WPA3 would support GCM mode with 256-bit.

Bluetooth: 8 bits.

@codesections We use LastPass and share common folders across accounts.

@fribbledom you've saved me about five minutes a day. Thanks!

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There is a vulnerability in the Plasma desktop that KDE developers are currently working to patch. The details are here.

For the moment avoid downloading .desktop or .directory files and extracting archives from untrusted sources.

Also, if you discover a similar vulnerability, it is best to send an email before making it public. This will give us time to patch it and keep users safe before the bad guys try to exploit it.

@hax Step 2: Don't visit anyone that has an Alexa device.
Step 3: Don't invite people over with Alexa enabled devices.

@grainloom At the very least you will be writing last modified timestamps.

@alexbuzzbee Implement B and then A. Run them both in parallel and log anytime A gives a different result than B. Once differences stop being detected turn B off.

@mntmn When I need something quick I find myself grabbing for

I don’t know if I would say I enjoy it (PHP 😢) and it’s probably not the best, but LAMP stacks are still everywhere and it “just works”.

@cosullivan I've been using it for the past few months. Overall I'm happy with it. I'm curious to see how their ad model works out.

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@waltercool The text says “used” but it wants your handle. I’m not sure what that means if you delete that account and the handle isn’t yours anymore...

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@bb010g @ctrlaltdog Tree Style Tab is the biggest thing I miss after switching to Brave.

Both projects have a lot of dirty laundry. Firefox is the last remaining browser engine not controlled by Google and Brave is focused on protecting user privacy.

I was on Firefox for a long time until I got fed up with them not agressively protecting privacy and decided to switch. But that was hard because that put me on Google's engine. @Wingy The clicking sound is the head trying to find a specific track on the drive. It could be that the drive was able to relocate the damaged data and that is why you don't hear the clicking anymore.

Often times, though, these symptoms come just before the drive gives up forever.

It's always important to backup your data, it's now double important for you. If this were my computer I'd also be safe and migrate to an SSD as those can withstand most drops. @ctrlaltdog They have said that this won't affect then as they have implemented ad and tracker blocking directly in the browser and not as an extension. They also claim this is why they are faster and use less power.
Whichever you pick, the good news is they work together really well and you can engage in the same communities. I've enjoyed looking at the pictures! Even if the computer is running now, I recommend backing up you data, if it’s not already, and looking into replacing the drive.

@ctrlaltdog I know you didn’t ask but I recently switched from Firefox to Brave. They seem to put the privacy of users even higher than Firefox.

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