Soooo... #Fauci et al COORDINATED a standing on the origin of #COVID that they KNEW was false (funding gain-of-function research in #Wuhan)? Isn't there a word for that kind of thing by .gov officials? #Conspiracy Hmmmm... #ITM https://www.oann.com/report-fauci-allies-coordinated-articles-defending-natural-origin-of-covid-19/
#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.
It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.
It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.
It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.
It's not how e-mail should work.
Consider dropping GMail.
At first, @matrix was "just" a modern alternative to IRC to talk on GNOME channels for me.
But the more I use it, the more I enjoy it. Having your own instance is really pleasant.
Of course not everyone is a systems administrator, let alone a competent one. There is a real need for small managed instances.
For people insterested, Element offers Element Home, a 10-person managed instance: https://element.io/element-home
Alternatively, Etke offers to manage services for you: https://etke.cc/
Fun @matrix experiment of the day: if you wipe most of your history by setting a retention of 3 minutes instead of 3 months by mistake (which will delete every message older than 3 minutes on your instance), and grow back that limit to 1 year, your instance will self-heal by retrieving the federated events from other instances.
Of course, this only works for federated events (i.e. not rooms with only members from your instance) and if at least another instance still has the events.
Samsung browser for Android gets support for #WebMonetization via an addon on the Galaxy Store, one step further in the end of tracking ads era
I noticed just today that @delta supports video calls via Jitsi.
What an elegant piece of software design (on top of messy protocols, no less.)
#Apple dovrà rispondere alle obiezioni ufficiali dell'#antitrust #UE su certe pratiche potenzialmente anticoncorrenziali.
Il #SoftwareLibero insegna che l'utente deve avere la libertà di decidere che programmi eseguire nei propri apparecchi.
The #Plasma desktop is miles ahead of everything else
Comment on the open letter to "remove RMS", based on the GNU Kind Communications Guidelines
This is not another escalation, it's something else. It's about how we communicate. I thought a lot about it. Hopefully this can reach some of the people who signed the open letter.
But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?
To disable this:
pdfjs.enableScripting --> false
# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.
"#Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. (...) It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere (...)"
“Cryptocurrency is literally like an eight-year-old’s concept of an evil businessman. He just plugs his pollution machine in and gets money for it. It doesn’t make anything, it just. Pollutes. And makes money. Like a fucking Captain Planet villain”