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Vote of no confidence in Mozilla leadership

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«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.»

— Jaron Lanier

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I want to inspire a renewed tradition of deliberate, planned software engineering, where quality and reliability are paramount, and flashy eye candy is an afterthought.

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tfw you dont want to do anything but are desperately bored

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Springs, birthing streams and rivers. They're holy. The rivers, too. Forests, groves? Holy.
Fields blessed with bountiful harvest even once are holy. Loved locations, homes, hiding places: holy.
A devil dances on burning feet, seeking somewhere that's never been holy.
Nowhere.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Prediction: within 5 years Google will have successfully turned the web into a closed platform, with DRM and spyware being ubiquitous and efforts to circumvent them becoming ineffective

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Holy shit

medium.com/@behdadesfahbod/if-

The maintainer of harfbuzz got fucking black bagged by Iran and they're threatening his friends and family

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Reminder that you should write software which brings joy to people, not anger

Especially avoid writing software that forces people into writing MORE software just to get rid of yours, like popup or ad blockers

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Being based in Switzerland or wherever else is NOT a panacea when it comes to privacy.

They're still vulnerable to hacking attempts (which CAN be state sponsored and have lots of resources!), zero-day vulnerabilities, illegal warrants and soapenas from the host country, regieme changes, and the company being sold.

Frankly, with correct end-to-end encryption you should be comfortable with the service provider storing everything and personally handing over the data to the NSA, MI6, and the North Korean government without ever fearing your privacy being compromised.

If you want your data to be private, NEVER GIVE IT TO A THIRD-PARTY WITHOUT ENCRYPTING IT FIRST.

THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.

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Sigh. Imagine if you could get a technical manual for your kids...

If you haven't read this, here's what the US National Intelligence Council predicted in 2016. Pretty bleak and pretty much on-point so far. dni.gov/files/images/globalTre

"Time feels weird because we’re in a low-entropy experiential purgatory surrounded by a high-entropy black hole of social disorder unlike any in our lifetime." 

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Look, can we just cut it out with the constant attempts at SSH access across the entire IPv4 space? I'm trying to read my logs, and you aren't getting in.

"Of those 1.3 million packages, 1,700 depend directly on themselves, either perfectly circularly, or a different version of the same package. I have no explanation for that."

😆😂🤣😢🤯☠️

sambleckley.com/writing/npm.ht

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