@rysiek Nah, 5G isn't an issue of improved technology or progress. It's just large telecom companies with government granted monopolies doing a bad job at providing network service.
5G is just a bad version of WiFi that you need to pay for.
Zoom acquired Keybase today.
Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.
Beware the Keybase formula:
1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded
@PINE64 If by bitcoin you mean BCH, then yes.
I'm disappointed that the state of open source video conferencing software is so bad. There are two apparently mature projects based on WebRTC. One thinks I'm going to allocate a new hardware server to it to run a version of Ubuntu so old that it no longer gets hardware support updates (and hence won't run on a new hardware server). The other one thinks that I'm going to have users install exactly Google Chrome to use it. Neither of those things is true.
@marksherman This video, titled "Git and Github for Poets" seems relevant to your interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCQHnlnPusY&feature=emb_title
Open source self-driving software is definitely something the world needed.
"But if I want Self-Criticism Virtue Points, criticizing the Grey Tribe is the only honest way to get them. And if I want Tolerance Points, my own personal cross to bear right now is tolerating the Blue Tribe."
Nicely done Scott, nicely done.
@fribbledom How else would you generate assembly code?
Why is it important to control your own computers?
One more reason: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/02/apple_hong_kong/
The world clearly needs more "smart" devices, as indicated by this factory reset procedure for GE light bulbs:
Buying home routers for OpenWRT is annoying. The used market especially can result in getting some weird stuff. I just spent like three days figuring out how Shaw had messed up the firmware on my newly acquired refurb Netgear WNDR3700.
Luckily, sometimes the world gets a VW Bus and a video camera into the right hands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByRKF1INOcU
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