A patent troll has used nearly 20-year-old patents to sue 13 companies. @Cloudflare is offering $100k in bounties to those who help find & publish prior art on these patents. https://blog.cloudflare.com/project-jengo-redux-cloudflares-prior-art-search-bounty-returns/
Sorry #redhat, that will have to wait: "I have read and agree to ..." Links to 7 pages of legal in a tiny font. I'll just stay with my current distribution for now.
When (rightly) criticizing #bitcoin energy consumption, please note that #blockchain does not use much more energi to calculate, than other forms of checksum calculation. Just like the one keeping your data safe on your harddrive, or in transit over the wire everyday.
Tagging your energi critical post with blochchain is like tagging a anti car post #wheels. Yes a car has wheels, but so does your bicycle.
Good to see an article like this from someone like the ABC, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/when-facebook-banned-news-australia-we-saw-role-it-plays/13175698.
“But in a country with so little civil society infrastructure, our heavy reliance on a corporation to provide such a fundamental public service is deeply problematic.
Facebook, Inc. doesn't care about your fundraiser or political protest.
It couldn't care less about your art exhibition.”
The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML
I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.
A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen
For quite some time I had the problem, that mail from me randomly had a bad #spam score. Turns out I had not setup #postfix to strip "Received" headers before sending, thereby leaking ip information from where I submitted my mail to my mailserver.
So when I was one location, the cdn ip of the crappy internet provider ended up in the mail header, killing my reputation.
WTH.. Something messed up after today's #lineageos update. Spell check langueue does not change when I change keyboard, really anoing!
Is that a setting somewhere?
"Elon Musk told his followers to ‘use Signal,’ leading to 1,100% surge in unrelated stock with similar name"
Seriously? This is actually funny, do these investors not have any clue on what they are pouring money into 😃😃
Demonstrations in #copenhagen and #aalborg. A group calling them self "Men in black" have called to demonstrations against Corona shutdowns 😳 Stupidity exists everywhere!
Ahh.. there it is! just struggled 15 minutes searching #Thunderbird for the "Add-on options". Turns out that the "Tools" menu hidden under the 3 bars in top right corner do not have the same menu items, as the old-school "Tools" menu that appears at top when pressing left-Alt
Now on to configuring #tbsync for #nextcloud
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