Firefox 0 day in the wild

Emergency Bulletin: Firefox 0 day in the wild. What to do.
We’re publishing this as an emergency bulletin for our customers and the larger web community. A few hours ago a zero day vulnerability emerged in the Tor browser bundle and the Firefox web browser. Currently it exploits Windows systems with a high success rate and affects Firefox versions 41 to 50 and the current version of the Tor Browser Bundle which contains Firefox 45 ESR. … — Wordfence (2016-Nov-30)

⚠️ tl;dnr – switch browsers to Chrome, Safari or a non-firefox based browser that is secure until the Firefox dev team can release an update.

UPDATE (2016-Dec-01) : fixed in Firefox 50.0.2 Release

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The Sword and Laser – 2016 Book list (Part II)


The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres. — About S&L []

The following is the list of books read by The Sword and Laser book club during the second half of 2016. This page is designed as is a quick reference page so that I can quickly jump between the forum pages and Goodreads listings.

S&L-Patreon Tom and Veronica are both independent creators, and finding regular advertisements for the show is difficult (since we’re so niché). We want to continue be able to devote tons more time into developing and growing the show, since we know there are many readers out there looking for like-minded folks.
If you love what we’re doing and want to be a big part of S&L’s future, consider becoming a Patron!

[ Previously – The Sword and Laser – 2016 Book list (Part I), The Sword and Laser – 2015 Book list (Part II) ]

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Worldwide Companion Run (2016)

run Event: Worldwide Companion Run (2016)
Date: Monday the 28th November 2016, 4AM!
Location: Virtual
Distances: 5km
Organised by: Ash Walker
Simple concept…….with heartwarming global results🙂
A Worldwide Companion 5k run (or walk).
Choose a scenic local 5k route, grab some friends or do it alone, and run 5k exactly 5pm Greenwich Mean Time on the 27th of November 2016. Take video and/or still pictures while running and upload onto this facebook page. Then watch as others from across the planet share their running experiences.
Participate in something GLOBAL! (and FREE, did we mention it was free?) And healthy!

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Afterglow Trail Run 2016 (21km)

Date: Saturday the 26th November 2016
Location: Torquay
Distances: 12km / 21km
Organised by: Tour de Trails
The Surf Coast in Victoria is set to glow, glitter and glam it up with an announcement that the Black Diamond Afterglow Night Trail Run will return on Saturday 26th November, 2016, attracting up to 700 runners attired in their disco ball best.
Sporting everything from bad-taste tight-and-bright leotards (that’s just the blokes) to glow-in-the-dark costumes, runners will shine their night lights on the Surf Coast Walk, choosing to run either a 21km or a 12km route, both finishing in Torquay.
Last year the event proved such a hit with serious and fun runners alike, that it doubled competitor numbers from its inaugural outing, breaking down the perceptions of trail running as a hardcore, mountain-staged pursuit, and re-casting it as a fluorescent family outing.


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This weeks links (2016-11-28)


In brief:

* Fears Melbourne’s ‘sacred botanical site’ could shrink, taking a slice of history with it (2016-Nov-29) [The Age]
One of Melbourne’s oldest gardens, laid out when the colony of Victoria was just two years young, is under threat from building works which could swallow up about 10 per cent of the remaining grounds.

* Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy (2016-nov-30) [Guardian]
PC was a useful invention for the Republican right because it helped the movement to drive a wedge between working-class people and the Democrats who claimed to speak for them. “Political correctness” became a term used to drum into the public imagination the idea that there was a deep divide between the “ordinary people” and the “liberal elite”, who sought to control the speech and thoughts of regular folk. Opposition to political correctness also became a way to rebrand racism in ways that were politically acceptable in the post-civil-rights era.

* Bad Dungeon Masters (2016-Nov-) [Nerdivore]
It has been my experience that the older and more experienced a DM is, they are often better at doing the job of DMing. DMs are like wine, they either get better with age or they go sour and should be dumped down the drain. Some people in my humble opinion should not be DMing because they are so piss poor at it, while others should quite possibly be paid to DM professionally because they know what they are doing and have so much experience at doing it properly.
In contrast younger DMs often resort to Player Bribery via stats/equipment/starting level, are more likely to pull shenanigans, and have various hallmarks of poor DMs such as Disappearing Acts, etc.




* Crazy Tauro Pass Cycling Descent in 360*!

* What does ‘riding dangerously’ mean for cyclists? (2016-Nov-28) [Executive Style]

Some reading/listening:


Something from Bandcamp:
Afterglow by Resolution 88

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I like this movement to turn Black Friday into #OptOutside

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**Summer Challenge – 1/12/16 – 28/2/17**

goodreads The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the **Summer Challenge – 1/12/16 – 28/2/17**;

This seasonal challenge is set in two parts – A and B
Read either A or B for your EASY challenge
Read A and B for your HARD challenge


#1. State your challenge level then list (and LINK) all the books you plan to read for the challenge. Make sure to put the cover pic up when using the “colour” categories
#2. Upon completion of a book, rate it and update your progress.
#3. Don’t forget our minimum of 125 pages – full guidelines HERE
#4. At least TWO Aussie authors are required – but challenge yourself to read as many as you can🙂

I’m going with the Easy challenge as I have been struggling to get through the challenges recently, I’ll be using Part B.
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