Against the outrage economy: a proposal

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Internet content (be it a news article, a song, a thirty-second clip, etc) is mostly paid for by advertising. While subscription models do indeed exist and there is a gradation to them1, they are still a minority. Terms like surveillance capitalism should surprise absolutely no one at this point …

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Good password practices

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The other day, I posted this on a subreddit I frequent and I thought I might as well publish it here. The context is some CRA accounts (the Canadian tax agency) being breached using password stuffing. Password reuse is a bad thing; site A gets breached and then someone has …

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How to connect to Cassandra from R

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I've been working quite a lot with Cassandra lately and for some analysis I have to do I've been trying to find the way to connect to it using R. My searches have pointed me to articles such as this one that work for older versions of Cassandra. However, when …

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