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There's also a unicode-handling bug in the URL request library, and we're storing the passwords unsalted ... so if we salt them with emoji, we can close three issues at once!
Title text: There's also a unicode-handling bug in the URL request library, and we're storing the passwords unsalted ... so if we salt them with emoji, we can close three issues at once!

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(Cueball sits in front of his computer.)

Cueball: Can you take a look at the bug I just opened?

Off-panel: Uh oh.

Off-panel: Is this a normal bug, or one of those horrifying ones that prove your whole project is broken beyond repair and should be burned to the ground?

Cueball: It's a normal one this time, I promise.

Off-panel: OK, what's the bug?

Cueball: The server crashes if a user's password is a resolvable URL.

Off-panel: I'll get the lighter fluid.


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