Completely agreed with this article: https://mjtsai.com/blog/2019/07/31/the-alert-hammer/
It's surprising to me that none of the major application sandboxes generate an "audit log" that shows exactly which protected operations (full filesystem access, camera, location, etc) were used, and exactly when. Not just timestamps but also parameters, open windows, etc.
You could even imagine third-party services aggregating this log across users and time to detect anomalies and deviations.
It's exciting to see major IRC networks actually implementing new IRCv3 features! https://freenode.net/news/seven-118
Loving @mastonaut so far, but... is it really necessary to have this prompt every time the app is started up, in the case where the user only has one account?
@jamie @brandon I think in the ideal system, the criteria for federation doesn't stop at just "is the other instance literally criminal in their lack of moderation". It should aim at maintaining a cohesion of theme, values, interests, etc.
Just like how everyone back in the phpBB days quickly realized that it wasn't a good idea for *every* forum to have boards for *every* topic. Specialize, and who cares if your post count would've been higher if all your forums were combined instead.
Needing to have multiple accounts across multiple instances shouldn't be regarded as a downside the way it is now. We should change the model so that identity is fragmented by design - high follower counts be damned.
Is the @funkwhale GitLab instance down right now, or has it moved somewhere else? (cc @eliotberriot)
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*This* is how you write changelogs and release notes: https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.1-released/
If you read only one kernel patch note this year, make it this one: https://git.archlinux.org/linux.git/commit/?h=v5.1.2-arch1&id=4f4925c6b51d2c8b3b60524e04ec7177f40b0bb4
Has anyone tried out (and ideally even benchmarked) the new Intel microcode 3.20190514 update, that mitigates #MDS et al? (Details at https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2019/msg00092.html)
Is it as drastic as Apple's mitigation that disables SMT? That's way more of a performance penalty than I'm willing to pay for a purely theoretical vulnerability.
@ParadeGrotesque you can't make Microsoft go away. They're the most valuable company in the world. So your choices are to encourage them and appreciate their open source efforts, or to continue to disparage them. Which of these options encourages the engineers at Microsoft to keep pushing for open source? Reard them for the good they've done so they keep doing it. They can't un-open the things they've open sourced. They've made permanent and meaningful contributions to open source and I'm thankful to them for it.
Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.
Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:
> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
"I’ve worked on every Republican presidential transition team for the past 10 years" – ... sooo, just Trump's, then?
Into FOSS and abstracts like Go, Hex, Chess and Shogi.
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