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is so freakin' awesome!

It now has the ability to either opt-in to redundancy when following other instances or even on a video to video basis, via mirroring, for true resilience of the network!

Let's make this network grow:)

today's hot take is that if your typing speed test doesn't let me backspace and fix mistakes, it's unrealistic

when i make a mistake, i often feel it before i consciously recognize that it's there, and i've already hit backspace and corrected it by the time i've noticed it

if i type dof instead of dog, i'll immediately hit backspace and type the g. but if your typing test doesn't let me backspace, i'm now out of sync from where i think i am and i'm probably going to make 3 or 4 more "errors" before i realize the issue, come to a complete stop, think about where i need to be, and start typing again. it sucks

So. Mozilla Foundation is letting go of 250 people. I find this ironic considering the fact that the Executive Chairwoman and CEO of the Mozilla Foundation Mitchell Baker have been paid a total of 9 203 837 USD between the years 2012 and 2018 while they're begging for donations, because they're "non-profit" and they "rely on donations".

EXPOSED! Microsoft Again second expose on US surveillance contracts 

Freedom Isn't Free 

It seems that for software to be free for everybody,
everybody has to pay for it,
because somebody needs to be payed to make the free software for everybody.

In other words:

Software can only be free for everybody if everybody pays for it.

What a surprise: my lovely new innovation in programming language design predates my birth.

You can grow a startup without following the "best marketing practices". We don't do:

Paid advertising
Pixels from Facebook and Google
Session recordings
A/B testing
Affiliate marketing
Fancy email sequences
Chat bots

This, so much this. I really think this is why languages like Python have taken off in the educational space. There is a community that makes accessible documentation that makes it easy for nontechnical people to dip their toes in. I feel like there are better languages for learning but their documentation is written for those with a large tech knowledge base. Then they wonder what they have to do to get people to use their language...I'm looking at you .

@RandomDamage @codesections True. I'll settle for a compiler written in something smaller than C11 that implements C11 – or really any step along that chain. Transpilers preferred, because those can be chained while remaining platform agnostic.

@alexbuzzbee I think I've read enough UEFI documentation to be able to write an XSFI implementation in UEFI. This would let people implement XSFI OSs without needing to worry about compatibility. Would it be useful, if I ever have time to write it?

(Also, there are no links to the XSFI spec on your website.)

Yesterday, I finally pushed my current source code implementing the Exposure Notification API to the @microg git repository.
This will allow using apps that use the Google/Apple framework for COVID-19 contact tracing on Android devices without the Google tracking it usually involves.

The current code is already functional, but still needs some improvements before it's ready for general public, but I am certain it's going to make it in the next @microg release.


They are "wrong" about c). GDPR compliance doesn't require an opt-out option. it requires
1. Opt-in for data collection (except for some exceptions)
2. Sufficient legal basis for data collection and processing

So contrary to what they think/imply, just offering an opt-out option from this specific data collection wouldn't make all this shit GDPR-compliant. It would still remain illegal.

Out of all the TLDs, which ones are thumbs up and which ones are thumbs down?

On the one hand, high-stakes testing is pedagogically bankrupt, but on the other hand, it sure produces numbers that universities can focus on increasing, and then trumpet when those numbers are higher than they used to be. I guess that's important?


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