Do you own a drill? A saw? A vise? Are you in the United States?
Some jerk has introduced a bill to make you a felon:
"So, there you have it. It is tinfoil-hattedness to raise these concerns. The one area in computer science where tinfoil-hattedness is of absolutely importance is cryptography; and the maintainer of the only Haskell entropy package dismisses these very valid concerns as tinfoil-hattedness."
Very good read, especially since I want to discuss crypto later!
Did you know that @Fitbit can track your sleeping patterns or even whether you are having unprotected sex? Wondering what @google could do with this data?
Sign the #NotOnOurWatch petition to the @EU_Commission to stop the merger!
FINALLY! Ramsey Orta, Who Filmed The Police Killing Of Eric Garner, Released From Prison
Orta was serving time for a gun possession charge that he said was set up by the police.
Anyone else finds the word "deeplinking" and the court battles around it completely bonkers insane?
I mean, this is linking. It's the whole point of the Web. Why do we even need a separate term for that.
@polarisfm Any free software guidelines that allow stock Firefox are wrong, even if they come from the FSF.
Firefox downloads, installs, and executes proprietary blobs from third-party servers with minimal user interaction.
@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.
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