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@jtk@infosec.exchange
2024-04-21 22:29:32

On this day in 2017, the world said goodbye to Neil Long. Many people seeing this probably won't have any idea who this is. He wanted no special mention or remembrance upon his passing, but I'm going to keep ignoring his wishes, because he was a friend, colleague, and a person who deserves to be remembered.
When I met him he was doing #infosec at Oxford University. He was involved in early various botnet and DDoS mitigation activities and maintained darknet services plus a howto page for many years. He was on the board of FIRST.org and was one of the founders of Team Cymru.
One of my fondest memories of him was the way he completely dismantled some poor fellow who posed some challenge or question in a very rude manner. The best part of Neil's retort, was not what he said, but how he said it. In that finely honed, proper, and understated British way, Neil ultimately dismissed him and moved on. I don't think the recipient fully understood he had been completely flattened until hours later.

@arXiv_astrophHE_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-04-26 06:59:54

Swift X-Ray and UV Observations of six Gaia Binaries supposedly containing a Neutron Star
B. Sbarufatti, F. Coti Zelati, A. Marino, S. Mereghetti, N. Rea, A. Treves
arxiv.org/abs/2404.16170

@arXiv_astrophEP_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-04-26 07:12:38

Two-Dimensional Eclipse Mapping of the Hot Jupiter WASP-43b with JWST MIRI/LRS
Mark Hammond, Taylor J. Bell, Ryan C. Challener, Neil T. Lewis, Megan Weiner Mansfield, Isaac Malsky, Emily Rauscher, Jacob L. Bean, Ludmila Carone, Jo\~ao M. Mendon\c{c}a, Lucas Teinturier, Xianyu Tan, Nicolas Crouzet, Laura Kreidberg, Giuseppe Morello, Vivien Parmentier, Jasmina Blecic, Jean-Michel D\'esert, Christiane Helling, Pierre-Olivier Lagage, Karan Molaverdikhani, Matthew C. Nixon, Benjamin V. …