By popular demand, we've turned some of our "I do not consent to a search of this device" stickers into lock screens for phones and laptops—complete with the new EFF logo!
I'm going to write a lot more about this in the coming days but the most important takeaway from my first few days of switching my main development machine to Linux (Pop!_OS 18.04)?
I. Do. Not. Miss. The. Mac. One. Bit.
Everything Just Works (tm), including my USB-C-only LG external monitor (which doesn't even work with Laura's older MacBook Pro), Magic Trackpad, etc. And there are things I actually enjoy more about the experience. Never thought I'd be writing this about Linux. Exciting times!
We have our own Elon Musk here in the UK too - acts like a cool guy then sues the NHS.
"Elon Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai schoolboys 'pedo guy' in Twitter outburst"
Tell me again how he's a cool space guy? He's an ego driven narcissist who is mad that people found out he talks a lot and has not substance to him.
Not surprising that a guy who believes in 'American Exceptionalism' behaves this way. What is surprising however, is that a guy who is so focused on PR basically outs himself by not being able to control his emotions. Stunningly basic mishap.
Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-is-in-trouble-b58b40714d82
Like at every Friday 13th I want to remind you of the importance of regular backups. Because of shit.It will happen.
LinkedIn doesn't know that remote workers are a thing
and won't let you exclude jobs from search results by keyword
but guess what everyone you can now add GIFs to your platform-locked pseudo-emails to potential employers
as professionals do
ARM fragments their own ISAs (ARM v6/7/8, Thumb 1, Thumb2, ThumbEE, Jazelle, ARM v8, v8-M, NVIC/VIC/GICv2/3/4, multiple hypervisor variants/…, DSP/NEON/VFP/SVE)."
Proprietary products can be severely insecure, and because they can’t benefit from years of scrutiny from open source developers and industry experts, Spectre and Meltdown can happen to them." 🤣
Props to the staff actually, this is a remarkable step, over which many would not be willing to risk job security over this.
Still, it's also hilarious. 😂
idea: an instance that lets you give an RSS feed a username and then converts it to activitypub posts
Sure, Elon might be a billionaire but he would be nothing without you defending his honour in twitter mentions of random people 🙄
RT @eff: Tell the Senate to reject another expansion of copyright that provides no benefit for the public. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-another-expansion-of-copyright-tell-the-senate-to-vote-no-on-s-2823
@Gargron ICE is circumstantial, and it has more to do with Microsoft trying to destroy Free Software for 18 years.
When I was at Groklaw, some thugs paid for by SCO (which was funded by Microsoft) were spying on Pamela Jones' elderly mother.
If you're bored one day, part of Microsoft's crimes are documented here:
Of course Satya Nadella's response to his own employees is not helping, but they're a monstrous and dangerous organisation, with or without ICE.
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