People who moan about "No real action is organized on your secure tools, foss nerds"
Wait for the moment where govt will start politely asking to start throwing sticks into your wheels form likes of Twitter and Facebook and we'll see from there.
I'm talking from actual experience where our social networks claimed to protect our rights and activism was enthusiastically organized on vk and ok.
Now both resources strangely delete groups, disclose chat contents and etc.
Oh, LGTM.com was bought by Microsoft without me noticing.
Seems like the big tool sale is coming with Microsoft either buying all sorts of development tools or draining the tools money influx by providing a tool with same or similar functionality for free.
"Get all the free candy kids, I'm just a nice uncle Microsoft."
So a work colleague sent out an invite over Google Calendar to a videoconference hosted on our company Jitsi server yesterday, and because Google is "smart" they decided to add prominent links to *its own service* to the invite...as in more prominent than the actual link to our Jitsi server that we were using. It did so without asking permission or prior warning.
After the customer sat in an empty Google meeting for 10 minutes we phoned directly to direct him to the proper meeting...
Residents of the small #Arctic town of #Khatanga have never experienced anything like it: their home is changing at a gallop as #Siberia dries out.
Khatanga – population around 3,500 – is well north of the #ArcticCircle, with usual daytime temp. at this time of year hovering round a chilly 0°C.
On 22 May the temp. in the town reached 25°C – more than DOUBLE the record to date.
Hamburg planning to become "“a model in digital sovereignty” by migrating to open source: https://news.softpedia.com/news/another-german-city-wants-to-replace-microsoft-with-open-source-software-530156.shtml
"A New RegExp Engine in SpiderMonkey" by Iain Ireland
Interesting post. I knew Firefox used the same regex engine as Chrome, but it's neat to see the details.
Blender 2.83 LTS - Features Showcase https://video.blender.org/videos/watch/97b04642-4d8a-449c-b7bc-c01f927ced00
I hate GNOME calling Videos to video player and Files to filesystem browser and all that because their real binary name is not that and I don't know which program should I code from the terminal.
At least I'm a clever guy and use `xdg-open` but... this is not good.
Also, time saver:
(everyone I know blocks trackers and ads too, that's what I meant with living in a bubble)
When I do get advertisements (and of course I rarely get them thanks to uBlock origin), they are for completely random stuff that isn't remotely interesting to me.
I just had an absurd experience that made me realize just how much in a bubble I'm living.
We're having an online language class (I'm learning Hebrew) and the teacher sent us a youtube link with a hebrew song. One of the other participants was unmuted. When she clicked on the link, we all heard (via her microphone) the video playing. But first, a commercial for baby formula. She was sitting in front of the camera with her baby on her lap. Apparently, such is life when you don't block trackers.
I wrote about two new user focused features in the latest Tor Browser update from @torproject https://kushaldas.in/posts/onion-location-and-onion-names-in-tor-browser-9-5.html #privacy #security
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