10 years ago I started using ad blockers because I thought ads were annoying. Now I think that's the _least_ important reason to use them.

I think we should call them "browser firewalls." That more accurately describes their purpose.

How was your week? This Week in Matrix we're celebrating being included in Mozilla's shortlist of IM systems, looking forward to improved Slack bridging (1.0 incoming!) and MORE! Go read: matrix.org/blog/2019/09/13/thi

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

#Purism #Librem5 August 2019 Update puri.sm/posts/librem-5-august- final push before the imminent launch, polishing the most critical apps: calls, messages, web browser, shell and #GNOME Initial Setup, Contacts and Settings for mobile #linux #linuxphone #linuxmobile #security #privacy

With Hong Kong being such a hot topic, are FOSS licenses recognized or effective in Hong Kong or China? I wonder what the software landscape is like over there. It would be discouraging if your FOSS project got shutdown b/c someone copied it all and claimed your license was worthless. That said, there's probably the same sort of problems with FOSS here in the US.

Real hackers enable the evil bit on all their outgoing IPv4 packets! :linus: My RFC 3514 kernel module has gotten a lot of traffic recently. I wish I knew why...

github.com/alwilson/evil

My mind is being blown by what you can do with SAT/SMT solvers in Python. You can use them to solve sudoku puzzles in just a handful of lines! I'm starting to wonder what you can't do with them...

yurichev.com/writings/SAT_SMT_

If you don't know where the output is going, then you are the file. :ziltoid: :thonking:

watch -d cat /proc/interrupts
# This is one of my fav Linux commands to show people. Watch those interrupt counters climb up!
@climagic

:firefox: After seeing how CSS and JS can track your mouse movements I decided to compile myself. I commented out two lines to disable all CSS hover and HTML/JS onmouse(enter,leave) events. Pretty neat! Although I have no way to turn it back on for those sweet Wikipedia page previews... I hope I can figure out how to make it a per page option.

*Made possible by FOSS*

Interesting, looks like they are taking the principles of FOSS and applying them to hardware and design. Still, I think it's not exactly what I'm looking for. Is there an community like the FSF that allows hobbyists and EEs alike to share and freely license their schematics/designs? I don't have any extraordinary schems (mostly for guitar pedal circuits), but I think it would be incredibly cool to have a site and community that did just that.

fossi-foundation.org/

(edit: missed link)
If you use Firefox and open this link and see "apple.com", you should read the blog entry linked there and fix your firefox config: xn--80ak6aa92e.com/

The NSA now have source posted for their reverse engineering platform, Ghidra. Last I checked it was an empty repo. Seems to work well! I disassembled a small program I had laying around and it eye-opening to see in action. Time to poke at some other software I have...

github.com/NationalSecurityAge

What's on your mind?

has a release candidate with online multiplayer! Fosstodon peeps feel free to friend me on there at blunaxela@stk. :tux:
blog.supertuxkart.net/2019/04/

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