@alexl @dansup Yes retro-design can be a great differentiator with other platforms. Counters have only be created to stimulate more activity based on our tendency towards narcissism. If we want to build tools and not, again, services which makes people addicted we need to think about new design. Because Insta and else have been designed with that goal in mind. Giving back freedom to people online is not only a tech matters but also a design matter. :)
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Come trent’anni di Maastricht hanno distrutto l’Italia
di Thomas Fazi
In #KDEApps1904, Kdenlive gets most of its internal code re-written and new features that will help you unleash your video-editing creativity. Check out the teaser for next week's release.
@Slashdot Decent, if brief, artical. But an AI-run government would be worse than what the suggest.
The bigger concern is not the developers biases but that of it's training data which would invariably come from past political activity. Because the AI would in all likelihood just amplify what you don't like about it.
"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."
- Noam Chomsky
Does #ActivityPub need a reference implementation like Riot for Matrix or Weston for Wayland?
Just recently learning about Google's gaming initiative called #Stadia that combines #Linux and #Vulkan. Here's hoping that it will do better than #Valve's attempt with their #SteamMachines. However, knowing #Google, they'll end up killing it before it even has a chance to gain traction (something Valve hasn't done yet AFAIK). #steam #gaming
The team at my current job uses Skype for Business, unfortunately.
So I installed it and on first run, it asked for all kinds of permissions.
I thought "Hey, I'm only gonna use it for audio conferences through a link, so it doesn't need to access storage or contacts or record video in my case and I can deny those, right?
Wrong. "All permissions required for the app to perform. Please grant permissions."
F**k you, Microsoft, that's not how permissions are supposed to work.
Dialing in it is, then.
Just voted for my friend and colleague Kai's Plasma talk proposal @ https://a.cstmapp.com/voteme/30063/632342682
ffsend, a command line interface for Firefox Send https://prismo.news/posts/584
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