@leetaur This is such bad advice. "If you’re investing, take a big breath, calm down, and remember that a rocky day, week or month won’t impact your investments 20 years from now."

That's not how it works. What you lose today will never be recovered. And no, not all of us will "get through this." Many will die, lose their jobs, lose their retirement savings, etc. Right now, the smart move is to put your savings in cash and wait for the crisis to pass. Oh, and wash your hands regularly!

@ndegruchy It does not have traffic, but its accuracy and detail for walking, cycling, hiking, is far better than anything else, including Google. To use it to its full potential you should get the elevation maps, wikipedia articles, and other optional features. They are also available for offline use.

@mike I guess that's my beef with the author. He never explains why he ranks them the way he does other than user permissions. But legacy systems that are used the way they were originally intended are often more secure because their footprint is smaller and they have specialised uses. For instance, there are decades old mainframes that have never been breached or hacked. But they need to be replaced. Why?

systems - dream or nightmare? I recently read a news article about how the government is spending $175 million to completely upgrade its 60 year old computer system that handles pensions for millions of Canadians. The report says the system is "rusting" out and can no longer be supported. The thing is, it has worked all these years and it has never been hacked. I'll bet the new system will be breached in no time. Maybe they should hire some admins.

@unicornfarts It is a single user system. But I can't see how it could be hacked if it is used the way it was originally intended.

I recently read a blog where the author was ranking OS'es by how secure they are and he put at bottom in terms of security, then Windows 95, 98, XP, etc. Finally, he put some Linux or Unix distro at the top. But how can DOS be insecure since it has none of the common vectors of attack like JavaScript, Flash, cursor buffer, shockwave, etc.? I know that George Martin famously wrote GoT on an airgapped DOS computer, but what exactly are the risks of DOS?

I think i gonna have myselv a nice read over the next cople of weeks

@Matter @Twelve I was surprised where he wrote that he was idealistic when he blew the whistle, which suggests that he has become a bit more of a realist and may even regret what he did. I am sure there is some disillusion with how things have probably gotten even worse since then.

@cavaliertusky I used to feel the same way, but KDE works great on a high end workstation with lots of RAM, SSD, and decent video card. There are definitely better options for lower end systems, but I have been using KDE for awhile now and it has become my favorite environment.

@vordenken OsmAndMaps because it is far better than Google Maps and Apple Maps for exploring cities on foot.

@Matter @renton There are fast Chromebooks that retail for around $1K, with i5 processors, 4K screen, and 512GB SSD.

The WP story on the CIA's secret ownership of Swiss crypto company Crypto AG provides some insight on why they are nervous about Huawei. Not because Huawei will have backdoors, but rather than they won't be in control of them. The CIA/NSA has been using Cisco, Verizon, Facebook, and others to datamine possible sources and Huawei could make that more difficult.

@ademalsasa I was doing some system modifications and it showed up in my "recent" files list. I was surprised when they were screenshots of my emails, etc. They were in a hidden folder \AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_[randomstring]\LocalState\


Nice shoutout. It is possible to quickly supplant a dominant platform. Facebook did it with MySpace in the late 2000s and MySpace did it with AOL a few years earlier. Each had strong network effects that should have kept users from bolting to other platforms. Currently people are bolting to Instagram, but that is defeating since it is the same company, like AOL and Yahoo! But I doubt Mastadon will be the next wave.

Here is a direct link to the video:

@brown121407 More than half of small websites have some form of malware on them, mostly SEO poisoning. Then there's Facebook, which owns the other half. So, yeah, a cesspool.

@jordan31 I hated the first six episodes of the Expanse and then it became better and then you just have to binge watch the rest. Very addictive, if you can get past the first half of season 1.

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