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An introduction to RabbitMQ

An introduction to RabbitMQ

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2020-04-03 by Gabor Olah Why Rabbit? What is MQ? How can it improve our applications? Why would I want to learn more about it? — These are questions that I asked when I was first introduced to RabbitMQ. I’m Gabor, and I’m now a RabbitMQ engineer and consultant. In my time working with RabbitMQ, I’ve…
Stealing Secrets from Developers Using Websockets

Stealing Secrets from Developers Using Websockets

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This is a story of a convoluted, not-very-useful method for extracting codez from unwitting JavaScript developers working on top secret projects.A couple of articles have hit the sites recently about websites abusing websocket functionality to port-scan user’s computers’. For example: https://nullsweep.com/why-is-this-website-port-scanning-me/.The reason these techniques work is because browsers allow websockets from public origins to open…
Dolphins at popular spot miss tourists and keep leaving ‘gifts’ on shore

Dolphins at popular spot miss tourists and keep leaving ‘gifts’ on...

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Dolphins who frequent Australia’s Tin Can Bay, a popular tourist spot, have taken to bringing “gifts” ashore, apparently missing the visitors who would normally be lined up to feed them before the coronavirus pandemic.The pod of humpback dolphins has brought sponges, barnacle-covered bottles and fragments of coral to Queensland’s Barnacles Cafe & Dolphin Feeding in…
Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle HEIC images

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle...

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Nick Bryner, a high school senior in Los Angeles, had just completed his AP English Literature and Composition test last week. But when he snapped a photo of a written answer with his iPhone and attempted to upload it to the testing portal, it stopped responding. The website got stuck on the loading screen until…
Arduino Pinball Machine That Plays Itself

Arduino Pinball Machine That Plays Itself

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Introduction: Arduino Pinball Machine That Plays Itself!"A pinball machine that plays itself, doesn't that take all the fun out of it?" I hear you ask. Maybe if you're not into autonomous robots it might. Me, however, I'm very much all about building robots that can do cool stuff, and this one does some pretty cool…
Show HN: Blunt – A CSS Layout Framework for Minimalists

Show HN: Blunt – A CSS Layout Framework for Minimalists

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A CSS framework without all the fluff. Blunt doesn't have any opinions on how your applications should look. It only provides helper classes to make positioning and responsive design easier. There seem to be hundreds of these things out there. So why bother with another one? Well, I was sick of fighting with the other…
The FBI tracking your browsing history without a warrant might be the beginning

The FBI tracking your browsing history without a warrant might be...

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While much of the world is focussed on the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Senate recently voted to expand its surveillance powers. As part of a reauthorization of the Patriot Act, law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and CIA can continue to look through the browsing history of American citizens without the need for a…
Show HN: Python package to collect normalized news from almost any website

Show HN: Python package to collect normalized news from almost any...

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Programmatically collect normalized news from (almost) any website. Filter by topic, country, or language. Created by newscatcherapi.com but you do not need anything from us or from anyone else to get the software going, it just works out of the box. Demo Motivation While working on newscatcherapi - JSON API to query news articles, I…