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No scientific proof that war is ingrained in human nature
'...there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.
In a study published in Scientific American, Ferguson argues that war may not be in our nature at all. People might fight and sometimes kill for personal reasons, but homicide, he argues, is not war [....]
"Anthropologists think about prospects for war in the long term," Ferguson says. "If the idea that war is part of human nature is not scientifically supported, alternative futures open up. If more people work for prevention, the eventual eradication of war is a definite theoretical possibility."...'
@Shamar Rejecting all patches from Australian devs may be the easiest solution for most projects and I expect some of them to do so.
I agree that it will most considerably impact the Australian tech scene, which is not looking great anyways and is as good as dead now.
Considering the market Atlassian is in, it would be interesting to see the impact on their market share over the long terms, as contracts are about to be renewed.
I've updated my page on how I setup #Firefox / #PureBrowser such that things don't end up too borked. Also added some of the comments y'all made as a reminder to myself to investigate some more!
Hey if anyone likes community radio stations
I'm building a little app for listening to them in the browser. Kind of like a car radio dial but for the world.
or on dat
nothing fancy but there's 500ish radio stations there most of them work
PRs to this file if you want to add stations
or edit your local dat version directly
Ok this is pretty badass - Nextcloud app is calling for testers to integrate it into the Fediverse :D
Considering how aggressive #Nintendo is about "protecting its IP", by going after YouTubers and retro ROM sites, it is only fitting that the you can load arbitrary code on the Switch and Nintendo can do jack all about it, no matter how much they'd like to.
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
I wrote my first blogpost for my Memex browser engine.
> trademark rules (can't lead with another's trademark.)
TIL, another day, amother stupid trademark rule I guess. Still, they could have used an acronym or something like that, like WINE does.
Is WSL itself a trademark? Huh, that's really going overboard I think.
It rubs me the wrong way, it sounds like "Oh, thanks to Microsoft, Linux now has this very important Windows subsystem". Just makes it sound like they're enhancing Linux with some Windows tech, when it's the exact opposite.
#Microsoft in open-source so far:
- Calls its Windows to Linux translation layer "Windows Subsystem for Linux", as if it was doing something for #Linux we should be thankful for. In reality, it is literally a Linux subsystem for #Windows to enhance its own product.
- Ships its flagship open-source project, VSCode, with telemetry enabled.
- Ships .NET Core with telemetry enabled.
- Doesn't accept community contributions to the recently open-sourced WPF/Winforms.
No changes expected in 2019.
How I Wrote a Modern C++ Library in Rust
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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).