#Microsoft and its co-founder (pretending to do his for-profit ‘charity’ via the #GatesFoundation ) are trying to control the world; in the process they’ve moved to control even their most potent competitor, according to Gates himself, which is GNU/Linux http://techrights.org/2020/07/09/cult-mentality/

@nolan To this day, I'm not quite sure why a web site would need to know which fonts I have installed.

"Safari, for example, only reports the default system fonts through Safari, and will not use other, uncommon fonts, even if they're installed on the OS. Firefox provides a similar option."

...now I want to know which #Firefox option that is. Nothing seems obvious so far.

Reading into browser vendor debates about how to reduce fingerprinting, e.g. enumerating installed fonts: github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/is

There seems to be widespread disagreement about whether this is even possible. Tab Atkins from Google says: "[G]oing from 400 bits to 40 bits of identifying information achieves precisely nothing, since you only need 33 bits to uniquely identify every person on Earth."

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Finally got round to upgrading my 3T to 17.1 (Android 10) yesterday (was on 16/9). It actually feels smoother somehow, even if we can no longer rely on updates from OnePlus anymore for firmware blobs etc. It even has a locked bootloader (I relocked it) and passes Safetynet.

So happy with , but it made me think... From now on, I will refer to Android as Google Android. There used to be some degree of separation between the company and the project, but we are long past that stage. Google has stopped pretending Android is independent, so should we.

Google Android. That's what it is.

@cooper
I'm on fire for the #Pinephone but am tempted to purchase a Sony #Xperia and put #UbuntuTouch on it. It's supposed to be a pretty nice phone.

Decided to give another go but, I went for the one with built in as that seemed to be the solution for some of my previously mentioned woes (ref: coopermatt.com/phones-lineageo) .

All was fine and dandy until I rebooted, post flash. Now, I have a Motorola MotoG7 brick. I went through all the standard attempts to reboot the phone but, alas, 'tis toast. So, I ordered a replacement Motorola MotoG8. Not a head turner but, it's a little better than the G7 and has hefty battery life.

@burningkeyboard Much like alcohol, its hard to find studies about caffeine that are not sponsored by large consumer good companies, most of the independent research is actively suppressed for financial/political reasons.

@burningkeyboard
It was not a pleasant time, mood wise, I was an extremely angry human being. It's interesting how much money consumer goods companies put into advertising coffee and how coffee is pushed as an "everyday society norm" (Mostly an american point of view).

To get the most of of your caffeine intake, try to limit yourself to 1-2 coffees a WEEK a best. That includes any other caffeinated drinks / foods as well. No sodas, etc etc #coffee #caffeine

Caffeine is a powerful tool that should be used sparingly. The average american drinks a cup of coffee a day. This is terrible for you and diminishes not only effect of caffeine but causes you to become dependent on it. This dependency on caffeine reduces your overall energy and productive overtime as you become dependent on the caffeine to be effective. #coffee #caffeine

I wear glasses.
I hate wearing my mask when I go out.
I do it anyway.
If I can do it, so can you.

For context: Tarantino considers screenwriting like writing a novel (literature). It’s about the page, not the movie (as the final end result).

Source: youtu.be/8MGGMmXeS6I?t=233

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The journey is everything.

The journey makes the destination worthwhile.

You can only have a worthwhile destination after you’ve had a worthwhile journey.

A novelist trusts that.

Actors trust that. They trust (if they live the part and they are honest, and they don’t try to pre-determine too much) that the ultimate end result will be rewarding.

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