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I completely forgot to post to Mastodon that my game's demo date is September 2nd as part of SAGE!! So now I'm posting it!! There's gonna be lots to explore and tons of collectibles so I hope you check it out!!

Store page: store.steampowered.com/app/152

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long story about how i cheated at a recreational programming challenge (conclusion) 

It turns out that the tests that actually call my function are also run in the same environment as my tests are. I mean, they have to be, that's how they have access to my function. But the author of the challenge wanted to test submissions against the simplest possible answer, to prevent bugs. So the tests themselves are implemented with eval. That means that there still is a backup of eval present, but the way it's hidden is pretty devious. I'd never have gotten it without source access.

Remember when I said that __import__ was overridden, which fundamentally overrides how python handles imports at all? That wasn't just to ban some modules. They used it to smuggle things they needed into the test environment without giving access to the user. If you called __import__ with a specific string, instead of importing anything, it returned a pair of saved values. One of those values was the jackpot, the single function that trivializes the challenge.

My final submission:

def calc(expression):
# Thanks for the challenge, it was a blast
return __import__('extract.randomPassWord5752FFG2')[1](expression)

Surely, SURELY, you can see how much more fun this was than writing a function to solve math problems.

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"You have freed me," the genie said. "As a reward, I shall grant you an obligation."
"Thanks, that's- Don't you mean 'wish'?"
"Would you consider it as carefully, were I to call it a 'wish'?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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If there's drama going on, and you're not a direct participant, it's often better to observe quietly than to voice your take on it -- the resulting game of telephone can end up causing more harm overall.

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Everyone on this website went through a phase where you wrote &c. instead of etc. for a while after learning the origin of the ampersand as a ligature for 'et'

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fedi-birdsite discorse musing 

casual psa that twitter is actively designed to be harmful and full of dark patterns

don't use it

if you are only there for certain people then get in touch with them through other means

and if they can't connect with you through other means then they either need help or only cared about you number

twitter is purposefully designed to be an active ideological warzone

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Wanna post about the Patreon on here in case any of you guys like my game and wanna support it 👀 if you wanna get your name on the demo when it comes out this will be your last opportunity to do so
patreon.com/lumi

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A spaceship landed. A door dilated. An alien emerged, carrying a rectangular item.
They walked a little ways out, placed the item on the ground, then returned to the ship.
They observed the item.
Soon, a cat came and sat down on it.
The alien thumped the ship.
"Myth confirmed!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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sex toy manufacture and safety 

if you super want to use your 3d printer to make toys to stick inside yourself, print master models that you can then cast and duplicate in silicone. do not try to print a toy. don't do it. please.

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sex toy manufacture and safety 

made the mistake of looking at the diy toymaking section of qdot's discord and once again saw someone asking about how to make a 3d printed buttplug safe to put in their anus, who would then not be persuaded that under no circumstances is a 3d printed toy ever safe to put in your anus

if you are ever curious to know if a buttplug you have 3d printed is safe to put up your ass: it is not. no amount of coating it in rubber will mitigate the possibility of breakage.

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does anyone know of any deep dives into the differences between different kinds of networks?

like whats the distinct nuances over server-authoritative, host-peer authoritative, and peer to peer connections

also are there any deep dives into distinctions and nuances between single platform and federated networks

im mostly interested in the design and technical sides, but still intrigued by social effects

looking for research material

boosts okay

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Did a little doodle of the Finji weasel being a little rascal. What can I say, I have a soft spot for mustelids

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CW meta 

The notion that CW-ing a sensitive topic makes it less visible, and therefore important but controversial topics are exempt from the convention, is absolutely incorrect. People open the CWs they want to see, and avoid topics they wouldn't engage with anyway. The only reason for not CW-ing something you know will upset people is that you want others to share in your bad mood.

This isn't Facebook. This isn't Twitter. We're not here to air our mental dirty laundry.

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mh-, birdsite, alcohol 

I made the terrible mistake of looking at birdsite again and now the rage has subsided I'm feeling pretty miserable. Housemate just made me a raspberry mojito though so we'll see how I feel in 15 minutes

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anyways, I'm still just curious if I can get the chat to 500 people since it's really close now. in the chat we like otters and foxes, and it's a cool place to be I think
(this is the last time I'll post about the chatroom for a while lmao discord.gg/shieldcat )

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This and also (idk who needs to hear this, but) being able to do something well isn’t the only point of doing it

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