userbinator 7 days ago

You could probably embed a video stream the same way --- as the name implies, streaming formats are specifically designed so that it's not necessary to find the "start" or "end" of the stream, but instead sync markers with a distinctive pattern are present at regular intervals so readers can just look for those and begin decoding.

  • rolph 6 days ago

    im fondly recalling multipart uuencoded emails, and canned chat responses of uuencoded materials.

lgats 7 days ago

i was in a FaceTime call when i opened this in Chrome on iOS.

The speakerphone became max volume and the volume slider became unresponsive.

i had to open up another media player and play music to get the volume slider to work again

  • drusepth 7 days ago

    My Chrome also locked up for a good 10 seconds while trying to render the in-browser PDF reader on desktop. Never seen something like that before.

  • jgalt212 6 days ago

    I guess the other side got a good idea of the level of importance you had assigned the ongoing FaceTime call.

    • samatman 6 days ago

      That's a pretty uncharitable thing to say!

      FaceTime is routinely used to just hang out with your family or buds, your presumption that doing other stuff is automatically rude just doesn't hold up.

      • JadeNB 6 days ago

        jgalt212 didn't say that it was rude, only that doing other things during a call shows the level of importance one assigns to the call. There's not necessarily anything rude about assigning a call low importance.

        • samatman 6 days ago

          That sort of observation isn't neutral, merely couched so.

          The amount of attention given to a FaceTime call is not a measure of importance, thus the observation is unsupported.

          • JasonFruit 6 days ago

            Is it rude that you suggested that FaceTime calls are so unimportant it's expected you'll be distracting yourself with other activities while they're going on? If not, why not?

jgalt212 6 days ago

> 250e3f7d581acff115537ba38e89ad31 is a handy random 128-bit integer that will appear in every issue of Lab 6 and can be used to search for copies.

I really like this idea for uniquely identifying emails. Our shop had been messing with something similar, but had trouble bridge the gap between the lay people and the technical minded people.

  • leephillips 6 days ago

    Doesn’t the MessageID work?

    • jgalt212 6 days ago

      Can you search on that via a Gmail or Outlook client? I did not think you could, and we were looking for shorter strings. e.g. 10 character Base58 string gets you approx 10^17 uniques.

bawolff 7 days ago

I feel like poc||gtfo already has done the pdf polygot thing to perfection...

  • jl6 7 days ago

    It’s true that Simpsons Did It Already, but one difference is that the PoC||GTFO files are essentially exploits of PDF readers, whereas these files are valid PDFs that comply with the spec.

    • HWR_14 6 days ago

      If that's true, I don't even consider a Simpsons Did It. Polyglot files exploiting common tools are far less interesting ones than those that are actually within spec. Especially if the spec wasn't designed as polyglot spec.

    • sp332 6 days ago

      PoC||GTFO files render correctly in all major PDF readers, so if it isn't following the letter of the spec, it's at least adhering to a common interpretation of it.

  • Ansil849 7 days ago

    I don't think it's a bad thing at all to have another similar zine.

    For example, I miss the days when it wasn't just 2600, but we also had Blacklisted 411, THUD, etc.

jl6 7 days ago

It’s been ~18 months and nobody’s made much progress on the CTF hidden in the first issue as far as I can tell!

95 7 days ago

this is so cool