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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."


You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comme


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richard stallman blocking a bridge 

what if you wanted to cross the bridge but richard stallman asked you to answer his three questions or you will fall to your doom

quebec politics 

what about this: a loi 21 but for christians

the christmas music has already begun. it's everywhere. in november. how did this happen? does it actually spread faster than covid?

maybe when i'm subjected to nasheed every time i'm in a public space for over a month, i'll start caring about hijabs on the bus.

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I like my gender like I like my art gallery installation: with people shaking their head while muttering 'I just don't get it these days' as they leave

Stop checking for NULL pointers! 

when passing a pointer to a C function, there is only one semantically-correct value for that pointer, as opposed to 264-1 invalid values. NULL may or may not be one of these invalid values. Let the MMU and operating system handle it.


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I've had so much on my plate as of late that I haven't had a whole lot of opportunities to be wholesome OR talk about stuff or my own projects.

So here's a wholesome little tidbit for your evening:

If you're ever feeling lost, discouraged, or just plain tired of the world and all the (admittedly) stupid stuff in it... reach out to somebody else and try to make their day just a bit better.

I'm always surprised by how fulfilling it is to shed a little light on someone else's cloud

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It's possible to interpret the right to life as absolute, but considering the founders of the UN had just executed a boatload of Nazis just 2 years before it was written, it was the norm at the time, and many of the other human rights enumerated can be deprived due to properly prosecuted crimes, it's pretty clear that was the intention when the document was written.

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So yeah Gitea is a pretty amazing piece of software. All you need is a machine to run it on and you can take posession of any source code you have on any public servers and it'll get mirrored down automatically going forward. If you care about your creations that's good insurance to have no matter what your feelings on cloud hosted versus self hosted. #bettersafe


<@BadAtom> I don't even get the concept of The Apprentice
<@BadAtom> it's a job interview
<@BadAtom> who the fuck wants to watch a job interview

completed my move from mastodon.social to fosstodon.org! :fosstodon:

sorry for any inconvenience, and with thanks to @Canageek


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