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Clever Coder Clogs Ohio Snitching Website
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Tom Swiss Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:34

As Ohio reopens shuttered businesses, not every business is operating safely. The state has declared that if workers don't put their lives on the line, they will lose unemployment benefits.

But a clever coder is poisoning the data well, with a script that generates fake names:

low-tech fixes: toothbrush saves ISS? Tom Swiss Wed, 09/05/2012 - 18:56

I always have a couple of old toothbrushes in my toolbox; they have the proverbial thousand-and-one uses. I've even used one to help de-gunk a stuck bolt -- but not in free-fall.

ABC News reports on how astronauts on the ISS freed a stuck bolt on a replacement electrical switching unit: Space Station Saved by a Toothbrush?

What to do if there is no hardware store in the neighborhood and the next supply ship is months away? Build it yourself -- so they attached a simple toothbrush to a metal pole and voila! They were able to clean out the bolt's socket today and finish the job. Shades of Apollo 13 -- when engineers threw parts on a table and brainstormed a solution, which saved the crew.

A noble hack.

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