Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
Since doing FOSS full time, I've naturally made much faster progress on all of my projects than before, which means news comes out much more frequently. To the point where it's starting to annoy people, which devalues all of the progress as a whole, and which I thought might happen.
Not sure what to do about it. Maybe I should just start publishing projects under pen names.
developers having powerful development hardware is actively harmful to usable software existing
there is literally an order of magnitude of power difference between the machines many developers use to create their software and the machines that their users will have - and that's assuming the users have brand new (but average) hardware
today's developers write software pretending that there will always be infinite resources, because the computers we have *let* them do that without consequences
@opal "object capabilities". It doesn't really have much to do with "objects" in that it doesn't require object oriented programming, and originally they were just called "capabilities", but "capabilities" got overloaded as a term (eg, what the Linux kernel calls capabilities are nothing like object capabilities). ocap is shorthand, refers to a specific paradigm: your security model isn't who you are, but what references you hold onto.
Backdoor discovered in Ruby "strong password" library, takes your "strong passwords" and uploads them into a pastebin https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/07/09/backdoor-discovered-in-ruby-strong_password-library/
Hi, do you believe me when I say we need ocap security yet
i switched to "KISS launcher" (fr.neamar.kiss) from F-Droid and it's actually lovely, I'm surprised
"...dogs’ faces are structured for complex expression in a way that wolves’ aren’t, thanks to a special pair of muscles framing their eyes. these muscles are responsible for that “adopt me” look that dogs can pull by raising their inner eyebrows. it’s the first biological evidence scientists have found that domesticated dogs might have evolved a specialized ability used expressly to communicate better with humans."
I once cleaned the lens in a DVD-RW drive, and wanted to test if it ever works again without the cover (with just the magnet to hold the disk).
Right after connecting, while performing it's tests, it turned the laser on, and my hand was in front of it.
Feels like being punched with needle. Glad it wasn't my (or anyone else's) eye. Take care.
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migrating home config dotfiles to migrate to nixos
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