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@deprecated indeed, my students don't see difference between relative and absolute paths.. they don't know what /home directory is good for.. they don't even know what is "file" and what is "text file"..
and today, I had to teach them basics of client-server architecture even if they already programm in Java, C#, html and JS for two years..
IMHO there can't be good understanding without knowing basics.. of course not details, but just basics..

@allie (cantankerous old user mode) we had a solution... We had .XResources file. And back in the day, it worked. But then Gnome didn't want to play with the rest of the kids.

Saw someone say that dial-up wasn't "usable".

The modern web is the one that is unusable. You open a blank website and it has 478 trackers and runs some javascript heavier than Windows XP.

Continuing @lxo idea of a fortnight-ish freedom fest, I wanted to share how I learned about free software:


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1. Browsing the internet will never be secure as long as web pages can execute arbitrary JavaScript.

2. For security reasons, a password manager should never integrate with a web browser.

The following website shows why these two points are true.

Opinion on the passport (1920s):
British tourists of the 1920s complained, especially about attached photographs and physical descriptions, which they considered led to a "nasty dehumanisation".

Opinion on the vaccine passport (2021):
Yes, please! I want to be an obedient slave!

@Mumei these people are everywhere, there is no escape.
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