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  • That's great!

    What kind of options, besides support do you think there are for things that cannot be hosted like command-line tools, libraries, frameworks, etc. ?

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    Understand the Next Phase of Web Development - Steve Sanderson - NDC London 2024
  • From Microsoft? Oh no... is this a blazor sales pitch?

    Edit: not really. Of course he had to use it, but it wasn't too prominent. Didn't finish the video but server-side rendering seems to be the "future". I dunno... that doesn't give me a warm tingly feeling.

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    South Korean military set to ban iPhones over ‘security’ concerns
  • Why the quotes? It's closed source = it's a security concern. What I hope is that they do make or contribute to an opensource secure phone project. Would be great if it were a linux phone.

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    open letter to the NixOS foundation
  • Lol, I'm a contributor nix related projects (and formerly nixos) with rejected doc related PRs. I tried to help and it wasn't wanted 🤷

    So sorry for having an opinion on the perfect state of nix/nixos documentation. I must not be seeing its perfection.

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    PSA: If you're going to write software for piracy, put it on I2P!
  • If they don't honor DMCA, what stops them from suing you? And if they got that far, wouldn't you rather want a DMCA?

    Probably staying on the clear web is good for discoverability, but that's a two edged sword, because if you piss them off enough, a DMCA would be the best outcome.

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    I'm giving up — on open source - Blog
  • This is why I completely support Redis and Elastic for their business source licenses, maintainers who :

    • provided paid compiled binaries
    • refuse pull requests or don't have public issue boards
    • respond to demands with "PRs welcome"
    • have PR and issue templates with promoting their services
    • demand payment from companies
    • purposefully use GPLv3 or other infectious licenses to make companies uncomfortable using it in closed source

    and so on and so forth.

    The OSI definition of opensource ain't gonna pay my bills.

    Lobby your company to donate to opensource projects they use. Lobby for them to attribute an opensource budget. If you have money, set aside a budget yourself to donate to opensource projects. If you don't have money, but can code, have time, and the will, contribute to opensource. If you are non-technical and don't have money but use opensource, just promote it.

    Whatever you are, be part of the solution and help opensource become a meaningful option to make a living.

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    PSA: If you're going to write software for piracy, put it on I2P!
  • https://geti2p.net still exists.

    I2P is still slow, but that's because there aren't many nodes. It is faster than a few years ago though. I can get download speeds of 100 KB/s or more. It's like TOR in the early days with mostly private nodes and few hosted nodes. It's easy to get a VPS and host and I2P node for a fiver a month or less.

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    PSA: If you're going to write software for piracy, put it on I2P!
  • Radicle can still suffer under a DMCA if it's on the clear web. They just have to take down the node(s) hosting the repos, same as github, gitlab, et al. However if radicle works on I2P, that would be... rad 🤑

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  • movie-web was just taken down with all its repos, Yuzu was taken down, then suyu forked it on gitlab and was taken down, countless clones of nintendo games, platform emulators, and a bunch of other things are taken down because they are hosted on the clear web.

    If you're a dev and planning to write software for piracy, host it on I2P!

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    What Programming Languages Do You Wish Were More Popular?
  • I just wish it finally had "efficient inheritance".

    We want some way to have code sharing which is more efficient than traits (in terms of time and space) and more flexible than enums. Our primary use case is the Servo DOM, but we would like this to be more general purpose too. Our constraints are:

    • cheap field access from internal methods;
    • cheap dynamic dispatch of methods;
    • cheap downcasting;
    • thin pointers;
    • sharing of fields and methods between definitions;
    • safe, i.e., doesn’t require a bunch of transmutes or other unsafe code to be usable.

    But that discussions seems to have died down and nobody's working on it.

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  • So, I watched The Higgs Field, explained - Don Lincoln and there it explains that particles are massless and it is only through their interaction with the Higg's field that they gain mass. However, how are they "moving" through the Higg's field? Is it through a movement in the 3rd dimension or a dimension above?

    And related, does the movement through the Higg's field generate gravitons that affect particles they interact with by "pulling" them in the opposite direction of which they were traveling?

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    The wikipedia articles are terribly written (for math loves or people who just need to refresh their knowledge).

    What is a "sum" of types? What is a product of types? Is it possible to Cat x Dog or Cat + Dog? What does that even mean?

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    accelerationeconomy.com Microsoft Cybersecurity Disaster Triggers Customer Doubt, Competitor Opportunity

    A federal watchdog group's dareport exposes major flaws in Microsoft's cloud cybersecurity, demanding urgent action from CEO Satya Nadella to address widespread shortcomings and restore customer trust amidst escalating cyber threats.

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    linuxunplugged.com Glide like a Goose, Honk like a Moose

    We test the Linux-first, all-AMD Sirius 16 laptop, discuss the new Hyprland release, and share a few stories from our recent trip.

    > We test the Linux-first, all-AMD Sirius 16 laptop, discuss the new Hyprland release, and share a few stories from our recent trip.

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    Picture of Skinner from "The Simpsons" with the linux logo on his face and the word "Pathetic" in the bottom center of the picture.

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    techhq.com Kylin Linux to replace WIndows in China - news

    Homegrown OS Kylin Linux is gaining prominence in China as the final 20% of Windows used by Chinese government is retired.

    Does anybody know how that's going? It's been 2 years.

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    4 pane comic of dolan on the left and spooderman on the right

    pane 1 (dolan): cum join opensurce cummunity! pane 2 (spooderman): shure! how joyn? pane 3 (dolan): Here discord! (with discord logo) pane 4 (spooderman with tears in eyes): y u do dis?

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    Do you keep access logs? How long do you keep them?

    I imagine that if you ever got a request, you'd understandably just give in and hand out the data. Have you thought of a canary?

    Thanks for all your work!

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    Inspired by a discussion I had elsewhere and the article "Women in Games swaps male and female voices to highlight harassment in gaming", how about we start a voice modulation challenge where you have to play at least one online game with a voice modulator to sound like a girl?

    I'm curious what the experiences would be like.

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    fosstodon.org Thorsten Leemhuis (acct. 1/4) (@kernellogger@fosstodon.org)

    @mupuf It's complicated. 🥴 But Linus recently indicated that it's maybe time to move on from email. We'll see. Maybe the DRM developers should talk more about their solution and how it works really well for them, then maybe other kernel subsystems might follow suit. I mean, even git is kinda

    This would be a great development for new contributors!

    There was a discussion on LWN.net about it

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    tilvids.com Why Google is the default search engine: Department of Justice Antitrust Case Explained

    The biggest antitrust lawsuit in American history is against Google (and Samsung). In this video we're going to look at if Google has been paying to be your default search engine on iPhones, iPads and other Apple (and Samsung) devices. What this means for us, search online and what we can do about i

    cross-posted from: https://tilvids.com/videos/watch/3561dd01-d179-4db2-9166-b2c1c74cd915

    > The biggest antitrust lawsuit in American history is against Google (and Samsung). In this video we're going to look at if Google has been paying to be your default search engine on iPhones, iPads and other Apple (and Samsung) devices. What this means for us, search online and what we can do about it. > > Subscribe - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HAW8tgFA_xEmeUupuRwiA?sub_confirmation=1 > > Chapters - > > 📺 0:00 - Intro - Department of Justice 2023 antitrust lawsuit against Google and Alphabet. > 📺 0:37 - Part 1 - Microsoft and the browser wars (Internet Explorer) > 📺 1:49 - Part 2 - Why does being your default search engine matter? > 📺 3:04 - Part 3 - The value of being the default. > 📺 5:01 - Part 4 - What if Google are found guilty? > 📺 6:01 - Part 5 - Should we switch from Google search / Android phones? > > OTHER VIDEOS - > > Facebook - > > 👉 The Evil Business Model of WhatsApp - https://youtu.be/YumfmeBYPhQ > 👉 How Facebook uses your period data to sell you stuff - https://youtu.be/WazCiuVKlbY > 👉 Facebook Shadow Profiles explained - https://youtu.be/sR8M8hZxuPo > 👉 Every toxic thing Facebook did in 2021 - https://youtu.be/aRWB81qrzts > 👉 Can Facebook be forced to delete the algorithm? Yes, here's why. https://youtu.be/fHZftxVdeGM > > Amazon - > > 👉 Amazon Go's toxic longterm plan - https://youtu.be/YQCpHVWxUrE > 👉 Every toxic thing Facebook did in 2021 - https://youtu.be/ha4_2GS2_HA > > Twitter - > > 👉 Why is Twitter so toxic - https://youtu.be/lT7e_P8rfuk > > Everything else - > > 👉 Why Tinder ruined your dating life - https://youtu.be/pNR2We-Srro > 👉 The Rise of Dark Patterns - https://youtu.be/cjMbtDcHL7k > 👉 All the privacy issues in Clubhouse app - https://youtu.be/HfZJZl22mg0 > 👉 8 counter-arguments to common privacy misconceptions - https://youtu.be/7RcjYdn3I5U > 👉 You're wrong about the value of NFTs - https://youtu.be/zfPYMRbSne4 > 👉 How social media has changed how we talk - https://youtu.be/gZ-nW2kRkuY > 👉 Here's why you don't read the terms of service - https://youtu.be/zni2DiCQ7rU > > ———————————— > > 💬 let's chat about data / privacy / the internet on Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/TheInternetExplorers > 💬 I've also got a Discord - https://discord.gg/rGcht3SJyV > ✍️ Follow on Twitter http://Twitter.com/Thismademecool > 📧 Join the mailing list - https://bit.ly/30eHZ7I > ✨ Join the internet explorers on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/SimonCaine > 🎧 My podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937 > > ———————————— > > All elements were created by me, comedian Simon Caine. > > ———————————— > > #antitrust #departmentofjustice #google > > ———————————— > > My gear (affiliate links) > > Camera - https://amzn.to/2YezaZl > Lens - https://amzn.to/2Y1yjuQ > Ring light/stand - https://amzn.to/3gTKhiI > Software - https://amzn.to/2Y449Hr > Graphic Tablet - https://amzn.to/3gOXGbX > Green screen - https://amzn.to/3ePYD1H > Phone - https://amzn.to/323MtPF > > ———————————— > > This is the best for the algorithm... no need to read it (I've been told it's important / helpful) > > Simon Caine is an English award-winning comedian, writer, author, podcaster and human based in Edinburgh Scotland. He makes a video a week, released every Sunday. > > Over the last decade, he's performed all over the world, from London to NYC to Australia. His most recent show "every room becomes a panic room when you overthink enough" got 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe where he sold out the run. > > Previously he opened for Trevor Lock, Ben Miller and Henry Ginsberg as well as gigged on the same bill as people like Terry Alderton, Mark Dolan, Matthew Crosby and Bec Hill. > > He's been featured in the Huffington Post “Tweets of the Week” feature several times and had jokes/writing appeared in The Poke and other publications. He hates writing in the third person.

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    linuxiac.com Fedora Asahi Remix Delivers Major Improvements

    The latest Fedora Asahi Remix updates feature robust HDMI support for Apple's M1 & M2 series, significant GPU driver upgrades, and more.

    More details in the official announcement

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    distrochooser.de Distrochooser

    The Distrochooser helps you to find the suitable Linux distribution based on your needs!

    Quite a few posts about selecting a distro to use. Maybe it's time to make that link a little more prominent?

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    alternativeto.net AlternativeTo - Crowdsourced software recommendations

    AlternativeTo lets you find apps and software for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablets, Web Apps, Online, Windows Tablets and more by recommending alternatives to apps you already know.

    It's a great place to find alternatives (including opensource alternatives) to services and software.

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    www.euronews.com Scientists discover first new antibiotics in over 60 years using AI

    A new class of antibiotics for drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria which was discovered using more transparent deep learning models.

    A new class of antibiotics for drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria which was discovered using more transparent deep learning models.

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    From this thread I found out about https://devenv.sh and https://www.jetpack.io/devbox but I'm having trouble comparing them to nix-shell.

    Are they wrappers around nix-shell? They seem to do the same thing with services, devcontainer generation, environment variables, etc.

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