Links for August 2016
First post with the new link collection feature of staticsite!
- Heavy Metal and Natural Language Processing [archived]
Natural language processing and Metal lyrics, including the formula for the "metalness" of a word and a list of the most and least metal words.
- Confirming all use of an SSH agent [archived]
«For a long time I’ve wanted an ssh-agent setup that would ask me before every use, so I could slightly more comfortably forward authentication over SSH without worrying that my session might get hijacked somewhere at the remote end (I often find myself wanting to pull authenticated git repos on remote hosts). I’m at DebConf this week, which is an ideal time to dig further into these things, so I did so today. As is often the case it turns out this is already possible, if you know how.»
- Why We Don’t Report It [archived]
«“Why don’t you report it?” It’s up there on every list I’ve seen of things you shouldn’t say to sexual assault survivors, yet I keep hearing it…»
- Voltron, an extensible debugger UI toolkit written in Python
Multi-panel display built from various gdb outputs.
- Notmuch, offlineimap and Sieve setup [archived]
Nice description of a notmuch+offlineimap+sieve setup, for when I feel like rethinking my email setup.
- Wikipedia:Unusual articles
An endless source of weird and wonderful.
- ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions [archived]
«The results provide a dataset to question whether transmission with an undetectable viral load is actually possible. They should help normalise HIV and challenge stigma and discrimination.»
- TV pickup
Someone once in the UK told me that it was a big enough problem that so many people turn on their electric kettles during the endtitles of Eastenders, that there's an employee in a hydro plant that needs to watch it to ramp up the power at the right time. I've finally found a wikipedia page about it.
- Amazon isn't saying if Echo has been wiretapped [archived]
"We may never know if the feds have hijacked Amazon Echo. … In case you didn't know, Echo is an always-on device, which, when activated, can return search queries, as well as read audiobooks and report sports, traffic, and weather. It can even control smart home devices."