We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.
Which is your primary browser on your computer?
Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.
Retoot this to get more votes in.
just finished writing the first *real* post for my blog, hooray!
it's about my adventures in #ReverseEngineering the game American McGee's Scrapland and writing a "Hacking"/Modding framework for it (i'll probably add more stuff to the post as i go)
A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.
Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.
Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.
squeek did a rundown of rampsliding and its pretty cool n nerdy:
Rampsliding Is a Quake Engine Quirk in the Same Way That Bunnyhopping Is - https://www.ryanliptak.com/blog/rampsliding-quake-engine-quirk/
So the articles headline suggests that "Facebook and Google" should be regulated.. probably because they are too big, too data hungry, yadayada.. The moment I try to read the article I see the below…
I have no words. Yes they must be regulated but perhaps you should stop using / demaning their scripts first. The users and publishers are those that empowered them by consuming their crap...
Thanks. @fdroidorg inclusion requests have exposed a number of "open source" Android apps as having non-free dependencies and spyware bundled with them. It seems like the #JitsiMeet app is in that category. It would be great to see app developers acknowledging those issues and working on them, instead of seeing it as the community's job ;)
Really, @purism? You copy a bunch of open-source apps and make it look like they are yours without any mention of the original apps? I think you should delete these apps immediately and publicly apologize. Or at least don't have the audacity to call yourself a "Social Purpose Corporation that does not exploit people and puts doing social good over maximizing profit ", because its obviously not true.
since people are talking about it, here's PocketToot, a Mastodon API client (tested with 2.3.3, Pleroma untested but likely compatible) for Windows Mobile 5 in the Pocket PC form factor. (2003/Smartphone unsupported; see README)
After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
looks like the hackaday prize has officially jumped the shark: https://hackaday.com/2019/04/03/2019-hackaday-prize-begins-right-now/
In years past, this was a prize for explicitly open source developments for the good of all humanity.
This year, it's for explicitly commercial "product development".
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F-Droid will soon have stricter requirements for apps showing up in the "Latest" tab in the F-Droid app:
If you are an app developer consider adding good descriptions, screenshots and a "Whats's New" section for your app.
If you notice that your favourite app doesn't fulfill all these requirements consider notifying the app's developers or just help them with a merge request adding the missing info to the source repo.
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