Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets

Source: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/811068/

There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
savedotorg.org
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
#SaveDotOrg

To developers of FOSS:

Please do not use Creative Commons/CC licenses (other than CC0) for your code! Some CC licenses are incompatible with things people may do with your code, like package it for distributions, derive new works from it, or even sell it on discs at loss to schools. The GNU GPL, BSD, MIT, etc. licenses are much better for software.

CC licenses don't target software, meaning using one could cause serious legal trouble for you.

More info: creativecommons.org/faq/#can-i

Thanks to EFF's members, we just scored a major privacy win for you and your electronic devices at the U.S. border.

Please join us to support crucial legal work and public advocacy eff.org/AlasaadVictory

#xkcd #gammaTest Machine Learning Captcha - More likely: Click on all the pictures of people who appear disloyal to [name of company or government] - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2228/ #poweredByAwk

The ProtonMail iOS app is now open source! We have also published our iOS security model. Learn more about open source at ProtonMail and what else is planned: protonmail.com/blog/ios-open-s

REMINDER! If you own an original Xbox, you should check the hardware revision version ASAP! Any Xbox pre-v1.6 uses a cheap capacitor which after a decade will corrode and destroy the motherboard permanently.

I鈥檓 busting mine out rn (and softmodding it while I鈥檓 at it). I suggest you do as well, since it鈥檚 essentially a self destruct on vintage hardware.

https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/wiki/clock_capacitor

My most recent open source project: unshort.link/

Prevent short link services from tracking you and remove tracking parameters from the underlying urls.

You can 100% host it yourself and its #GPLv3

Hey if you think Mastodon 3.0.1 should not display unread notifications in the title bar by default, go here and give the issue your 馃憤 github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

if apps collected personal data to "improve their service", services would be good by now

Another federversal generation poll. Please boost.

I am from the /x/ generation:

#xkcd #gammaTest Cell Phone Functions - ... tazer ... fire extinguisher ... bird feeder ... toilet paper ... - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2212/ #poweredByAwk

Microsoft is trying to bring Edge browser to Linux and they've asked for user data on use-cases. there's a section at the end for extra requests / needs which is perfect for including: "NO TELEMETRY OR PRIVACY INVASION"

if we get hundreds putting this in their user survey they only expected a few devs to reply to maybe we can at least piss them off. so please, fill this out, even if with bullshit information, only to request no privacy invasions :)

forms.office.com/Pages/Respons

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

You may have three wishes.

- I wish that wish counts were represented as unsigned 64-bit integers.
- I wish that no underflow checks were performed on wish counts.
- I wish to have three fewer wishes.

Induction stoves are just wireless charging for your food

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