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Free is a Lie (2014) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldhHkVjLe7A

And of course things got worse after 2014. Back then Twitter didn't even have an algorithmic timeline and Cambridge Analytica was just some startup.

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This is beyond absurd. Almost 15 years in development and #Akonadi still can't reliably deliver and filter mail. Don't just take my word for it, either:
bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sou

What the actual fsck!

There are two new #KDE e-mail clients being developed, Kube and Trojita:
trojita.flaska.net/
kube-project.com/

*Neither* uses Akonadi under the hood. Perhaps #KDE PIM team should finally take a hint.

/rant

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#crypto #RSA in potentially-big-but-very-much-unproven today, Claus-Peter Schnorr apparently published a pre-print of a paper from 2019 that has a clickbait-worthy (misspelled) abstract: "this destroyes the RSA cryptosystem"

eprint.iacr.org/2021/232

Now, given the misspelling and the rather weird timing, I'm calling dubious provenance, until Prof Schnorr makes a public statement. Which, given the bold claims, is pretty likely.

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Do You Write Code With Your Mouse? A book to use more of the keyboard, less of the mouse. - Matthieu Cneude themouseless.dev/

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Is JavaScript Bad? Well, Only If You Use It Wrong - Kev Quirk: kevq.uk/is-javascript-bad-well

Yeah while I think it was a mistake to add JavaScript to browsers, I do acknowledge it can be used for good or ill. I won't villify you just for using it.

Sometimes when I argue this topic, it goes down to the question "Does the good JS enables outweigh the bad?" I can't take the argument beyond that, though it's clear where I stand.

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Big +1! We just started using it for Snikket, and it's been amazingly frictionless for both developers and translators.

I expected translation of our new web dashboard to be weeks of work after launch. Actually we shipped with 6 languages already in the first release 😀

Of course many thanks go to our community members for that achievement, but Weblate made their collaboration possible ❤️

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Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.12 is now available. This version updates Desktop Firefox to 78.8.0esr and Android Firefox to 86.1.0 + updates NoScript to 11.2.2, Openssl to 1.1.1j, and Tor to 0.4.5.6. Full changelog:
blog.torproject.org/new-releas

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This github skyline thing is neat because you can spot when I moved to something better than github

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PSA: in less than an hour the #NASA #Perseverance rover will land on #Mars:
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

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Watch "MONARC contributions visualization (2021-02-18)" on YouTube
youtu.be/7DOlYIUnDSo

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