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seems like they do exist but they seem to be more aimed at diy or gardening for whatever reason. like it's all got orange or yellow colors and spring loaded covers so that sawdust doesn't get into them or whatever

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i feel like these should already exist but i have never seen one so i wonder if there's a law they would be breaking

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or make that squid thing that linus tips likes but with our plugs instead

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anyway while on the subject of power plugs can we solve the power brick juggling problem once and for all please

- standardize power brick sizes so that they all fit next to each other regardless of the angle of the sockets
- make power strips with like 8cm of margin between each socket
- sell me 10cm extension cords in bulk

photo of the offending plug and also reference on all the things i named

i also dont know why the cable looks like it has been in mud

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so like

1) this has a ground pin at the device end but not at the wall, which seems fucked up. why isn't it just a CEE 7/7 plug
2) if you really want to save on one pin why not just go for the flat plug that would fit in both sockets, or with the round one with the cutouts that also would fit in both
3) how did this cable get in my home?? i never could have plugged it in anywhere!

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this where i reveal that when ive been saying schuko i actually meant CEE 7/5, the french one with the big ground pin on the socket, usually the distinction doesn't matter because everything comes with a CEE 7/7 plug that fits in either socket

anyway for some reason the plug on this cable
- is schuko / CEE 7/5 / CEE 7/7 shaped
- has rails for the schuko ground pins but no contacts there
- does not have a hole for the 7/5 ground pin, which means i can't plug it into my sockets

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anyway it turns out i have one spare IEC cable but i cannot use it because it is a weird fucked up cable

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i take it back he put a cd into the cd player and then pressed play on the *tape* section

my immersion is RUINED

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This is an old project, but by some miracle it's still working and I woke up this morning wanting to celebrate the things I love more.

This Inkplate e-ink screen shows Conway's Game of Life, seeded from tarpits I have on the Internet. The tarpits are programs on my computer that superficially look like insecure Telnet and Remote Desktop services, but actually exist to respond super slowly and make bots scanning the Internet 'get stuck'.

When a bot connects to the tarpit, the data it sends gets squished into a 5x5 grid and 'stamped' onto a Game of Life board. Data from a bot at the IP address 1.1.x.x will get stamped on the top left corner, data from a bot at 254.254.x.x will get stamped on the bottom right corner.

Conway's Game of Life, a set of simple rules that govern whether cells should turn on or off, updates the display once per second. The result is that bot attacks end up appearing as distinct 'creatures', that get bigger and more angry looking over time (as their centre is updated with new data). After the attack finishes, the 'creature' eventually burns itself out.

Despite that description, it's a really chill piece of art that doesn't draw too much attention but I can happily watch for a long time.

Credit for the idea goes to @_mattata, I had been wanting to make a real-life version of XKCD #350 for years before seeing his Botnet Fishbowl project.

#projects #inkplate #esp32 #eink #infosec #tarpit

oh my god kevin perjurer slow down with the production values, you're making everyone else on youtube look bad

I put chemicals in the water to turn the frogs gay ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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whenever a conspiracy theorist blames a nonspecific "they" for something, that's me. I'm the nonspecific they

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