Saturday, February 05

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Daily News Stuff 5 February 2022

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  • Question and Answer time is back!  Drop your questions in the comments today and I'll attempt to answer them tomorrow.  I did just get woken up in the middle of the night by work emergencies two days in a row so the answers might not be entirely coherent, but I will answer nonetheless.


  • The Freedom Convoy has upended Canadian politics, launched similar protests in other countries, and raised $10 million on GoFundMe so...



    That's not entirely accurate - they're not stealing the money and giving it to other charities of their own choosing, they're stealing the money and giving it to charities selected by the Freedom Convoy organisers from a shortlist created by GoFundMe.

    You may wonder how this is legal, and the answer is it may not be.



    There's a new fundraiser up and running at GiveSendGo that has received $336,000 $390,000* in the last few hours.  And that's despite the fact that their site was down for half that time.

    * They got the site back up and have pulled in $54,000 while I was writing this post.  CSS is busted as I write this though.**
    ** $432,000 and the CSS is fixed.


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1 Enforce social distancing in Virtual Reality.
Enforce mask-wearing in Virtual Reality.
Require (virtual)  vaccinations in Virtual Reality.
Require virtual condom use whilst virtually snogging in Virtual Reality.
Enforce virtual DUI checkpoints to detect virtual drunks virtually driving in Virtual Reality.
Virtual currency.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, February 06 2022 03:19 AM (obo9H)

2 Fox Business now reports GoFundMe has backed down on the "giving the funds to 'charities'" and is going to refund everything.
GoFundMe backtracks on redistributing money for Canadian truckers, under threat of fraud investigation | Fox Business

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, February 06 2022 10:19 AM (Z0GF0)

3 Q#1: There is a lot of talk recently (It really seems to have spiked in the last three years) regarding security vulnerabilities. Are things just getting worse as overworked coders try to upgrade old code, are there new malicious actors exploiting these vulnerabilities, are the vulnerabilities simply a product of the increasing complexity of the internet, or are people just noticing them now?
Q#2: What DID Pipkin Pippa do that got her a standing invitation to go on Rekita Law

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sunday, February 06 2022 11:27 AM (5iiQK)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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