So the French Government requires Rust to build its operating system apparently.

docs.clip-os.org/toolkit/setup

#rustlang

Ever-growing list of websites that don’t work at all or show a plain white page without #JavaScript is a testament to the cesspool that is modern web development

I browse without JS on mobile to save my meager bandwidth (8mb for JS libs from 10 different sources), to save battery life, and to avoid the deluge of on-page malarkey that make most sites unusable

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Kudos to the Sublime Merge devs for also providing packages, instead of just your typical: "Here's a .deb and for the rest of you, here's a .tar.gz, go package it yourself".

Just saw a comment on LWN where someone said that Dick Cheney cursing was considered controversial too, just like Linus cursing is.

I think there are more controversial things about Dick Cheney than him cursing.

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John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies

> John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday....

venturebeat.com/2018/09/19/joh

#privacy
#SurveillanceCapitaalism
#surveillance

Prismo just received its first donation from @swedneck 👑!

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it kind of seems like in practice about 70% of the benefit of continuous integration setups gets eaten up in the overwhelming amount of fiddly bullshit required to keep the CI pipeline running happily.

AT&T employee: #GDPR “basically means more popups on cookies & tracking…it also means that some websites from outside the EU are no longer accessible (the sites prefer to keep the detailed tracking, & simply block EU visitors).”

Person sets him straight: “please don’t continue to peddle common misconceptions about GDPR…“

Google employee: “I don’t think the intention here is to have a political debate about GDPR, but simply to analyze its technical effects on websites.”

discuss.httparchive.org/t/gdpr

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If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

Check out, for example, the article on how to report bugs for KDE software by openSUSE developer Alexander Naumov: kde.ru/bugs

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).