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1x1 of what #webdev's should not do, but even Steam does it: UA sniffing.

They block #Firefox. (actually only allow #Chrome/#Chromium) For no reason.

If you try to reproduce it, it works, because Firefox shipped with a crazy workaround and spoofs the #UA. See github.com/webcompat/web-bugs/.

Anyway, that this steps have to be taken tells how bad a #browser #monopoly is. #Steam is only one incident.
Look at about:compat to see more workarounds.

More details: social.wiuwiu.de/@rugk/1024128

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@amolith Thanks, redeemed it, looks fun :) I'll leave the other one for someone else

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@Are0h You're saying that it's easy to implement moderation features. I'm saying that if it's so easy, you should go do it. That would actually help vulnerable communities.

I've been taking a month off social media including masto due to wainting to focus on uni.
However I'm happy to announce the radio silence is over and just wanted to apologize to everyone that didn't get a reply from me until now

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Honestly if anyone's gonna solve the impossible programming problem of the century, it's not gonna be a silicon valley startup looking to optimise their subscription-based ingredient delivery service, it's gonna be the guy who makes dwarf fortress because one day he decided to try and implement something like randomly generated recessive genetic disorders in sheep

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Very cool feature by @fdroidorg
We all need more of this air gapped friendly functionally

Another day, another Linux foundation scandal.
At what point does the bad rep they give to the Linux project outweigh the good they do?

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I don't understand why GitLab is doing these things. Even on behalf of Sourcehut, there are subsets that I don't really try to compete with GitLab on. They have a place in this ecosystem and they're working to undermine it. They're making a void that I, even as a competitor, don't want to and am not prepared to fill. The community is going to suffer for their missteps.

I feel really bad for their employees. If I could help, I would, but Sourcehut isn't big enough to provide a fallback for them. To any GitLab employees who know something I can do to help, or just want to talk, I can lend a sympathetic and private ear at sir@cmpwn.com.

So yeah, check it out, say hello and if you like it donate or help develop it(especially the activitypub part :P)

Link to the site: saidit.net/

Oh and just wanted to mention to be clear, this or any other software promote I did so far wasn't sponsored, just me being excited about libre software

Just today I had a bit of Reddit nostalgia(I deleted my acc when I joined here) and accidentally stumbled upon

it's an open-source forum based on the old reddit source code with a few changes.

What sets it apart from other reddit clones is its stricter moderation meaning you won't find the type of people you can find on Vote, Gab or whatever the reddit Donald subb is really called.

Additionally, the developers are interested in implementing activitypub integration in the future

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With Firefox 70, Mozilla continues to make the default Tracking Protection settings more aggressive. I’m hopeful these changes will continue to make the surveillance networks operated by companies like Google and Facebook less effective.

I officially changed my default browser to tor after the new update. :tor: 😊 🎉

I mean I've been using it for quite some time now, but never as the default

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Fediverse tip: tagging someone halfway into a discussion with 5 other participants is generally not appreciated

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@protonmail reminder to all readers that ProtonMail is an open source gaslighter, apropriating the language of open source while at once pushing proprietary software, non-standard protocols, and vendor lock-in

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GitLab.com will host additional JavaScript snippets, some of which proprietary, and surveillance such as Pendo(pendo.io)... Another reason to not use the gitlab.com instance!
(source: just got an email from GitLab)

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Excellent article about how a team of YouTube developers intentionally conspired and successfully killed IE6 around the world: blog.chriszacharias.com/a-cons

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We're looking for a Shadow Simulation Developer to help us develop cutting-edge network simulation / emulation software. Should have expertise in parallel program design and development. #developer #job torproject.org/about/jobs/shad

I've been looking for a good reddit alternative for years and only today have I heard about Dread. I mean sure, being an onion site it's riddled with shady marketplace subreddits but hey at least there's no shady javascript.

Worst part is I accidentally saw it on a Instagram post screenshot I received, of all places

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