I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.
It sniffs your User-Agent.
If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA
IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA
IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
@alexbuzzbee They know the year of the Linux desktop is soon(tm) so they must stop it at all costs
@alexbuzzbee how very strange. perhaps they ran one test, didn't like the result, and decided to just block 'the experience' altogether?
@alexbuzzbee let's keep in mind that this is the company that currently maintains Linux's printing subsystem
@Shamar So that's why printing on Linux is just as good as MacOS. I never knew they were the same one, but I noticed that Mac/Linux support of printers is significantly less broken than on Windows.
@Shamar (Also I noticed the sarcasm, point stands.)
@alexbuzzbee They're just trying to promote Wayland?
@_emacsomancer I mean, it's a faint possibility.
@alexbuzzbee This sounds like an anti-competition lawsuit waiting to happen tbh.
Then again, with the FTC & FCC under the control of corporate CEOs atm, it probably wouldn't go anywhere even though it's as illegal as Microsoft's anti-competition practices that they were punished for in the 1990s & early 2000s.
I've seen it happen with the GDPR. The EU would get blazingly-fast sites while everyone here in the USA still has to deal with 90% of the bandwidth getting eaten up by trackers.
Sorry, but this is bureaucratic nonsense. The EU bureaucrats made this, in an effort to pretend "they care", but in reality to legislate every aspect of our lives (soon, they will make up laws for farting).
. . .
Very annoying, time consuming, and useless too. Who needs #cookies to track you these days?
And in any case, all major browsers have more user friendly ways to block cookies.
@syntaktis @rick_777 @alexbuzzbee Nope. Try again. I didn't just mean cookies. I was mainly referring to all the tracking *scripts* that these corporate jerks use. *That's* where the biggest speedup comes from.
I witnessed it myself by loading a beta version of a site that didn't have any of the tracker scripts back when they were still trying to figure out how to navigate the GDPR.
@syntaktis @rick_777 @alexbuzzbee And blocking these things isn't the same as not even having them in the first place. Users should have the choice to opt IN to this shit, not out, and the option should be given in a clear & concise manner.
Currently, most sites only give that little popup modal at the bottom and give zero ways to decline. Some go further and block the entire site until you accept their trackers.
So like I said, try again.
...and every time we visit a website we will come in a legal agreement with the publishers of this site.
That's ❗ exactly ❗the bureaucratic nonsense I'm talking about.
"Oh, please talk to my lawyer...", "I'll have to ask my accountant..."
People like these shit, because it makes them feel important.
But they mean nothing!
What will you do? Sue them? Who's making more money?
Your accountant, your lawyer, or you?
How can you afford an accountant and a lawyer, then?
. . .
These are all piles of horseshit, that we have to navigate through, every day.
@alexbuzzbee It may be for security purposes, since X11 lets any app sneak into each other
@alexbuzzbee (that said lmao)
@alexbuzzbee Apple is the new Microsoft.
@alexbuzzbee linux users suck nigger dick
@alexbuzzbee what on earth are you doing in that god forsaken site anyway
@alextee My family uses Apple stuff and they've got a shared calendar in iCloud. I needed an app password for Thunderbird so I could get at it. Only way to generate one is to use that site.
@alexbuzzbee Maybe they balance the load based on UA (for UA-specific content) and one of the servers failed?
@alvarezp It’s also been suggested that an IPS is reacting badly to attacks with an X11; Linux UA.
That being said, I wonder how broad this "linux prevention" goes -- I've been using the wonderful, third-party site "playapplemusic.com" to use Apple Music on the web (since Apple doesn't provide a web interface, or even let you download the Apple Music app on ChromeOS), and it went down about a week ago, too.
@alexbuzzbee maybe we should politely ask Apple about this? Assume it was a quick fix for something that's no longer needed and they forgot about it? I guess screaming at them in caps won't do any good...
@alexbuzzbee that’s odd, bc we have an iPad here at home and I have logged into iCloud from my laptop just last week to download photos with no problem (apart from that despicable service, which only allows you to download **one photo at a time**)... Or maybe this is a very recent thing.
@areppo iCloud works fine. It’s specifically appleid.apple.com.
@alexbuzzbee oh, ok
@alexbuzzbee Even if that were remotely okay to do, which it obviously isn't, that's... not what a 502 means!
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