The jumbo-frames kernel-panic-via-ping described in this Ars Technica article about the FreeBSD WireGuard scandal had another name back in the day - the Ping Of Death. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/buffer-overruns-license-violations-and-bad-code-freebsd-13s-close-call/
Borkism has created monopolies in ever sector of the economy, and was exported to the rest of the world - even in the EU, where the law explicitly rejects Bork's doctrines and calls for fighting monopolies per se, they act as though Borkism was the law of the land.
Borkism is a cult with a business-model: making the richest, most ruthless privateers of the business world much, much richer, and so it has endless "philanthropic" backers who fund its spread.
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.-- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Book 5 Chapter 1 part 2
Hey woof.group, moderation headsup:
Unless anyone argues otherwise, I'm gonna silence skins.gay. That means posts from that domain won't appear unless you choose to follow them.
There's an awful lot of nazi content in their screen names and media, and while I recognize that lots of skinheads *aren't* neo-nazis... I'm not really getting that vibe here. No reports of harassment yet, but it feels like some gentle separation will reduce the risk of issues later on.
Greg Maxwell on whitepaper removal from bitcoincore.org
Updates from the FSF Tech Team - Ian Kelling @ FSF: https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2020/fall/updates-from-the-fsf-tech-team
I'm glad to see some more activity here! The FSF websites have been somewhat falling behind before that.
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From “Dark Mirror” by Barton #Gellman:
‘In 2011, I shared a stage in Silicon Valley with Google’s Eric Schmidt. He asked, “Wouldn’t you like to be able to say to your Android phone, ‘Where are my car keys?’ ” Good God, no, I told him. Maybe I’m in a casino. Maybe the bartender took my keys and I’m sleeping it off in a room upstairs, never mind whose. I’d be glad to have my phone track my life, but I don’t want you to know. Schmidt observed that my personal life was evidently more interesting than his, which I doubted, and that Android users love the way their phones hand them information before they even ask. The technology, I agreed, is marvelous. It’s like having Batman’s Alfred in my pocket, except that Alfred is not working for me. He is following me, taking notes, and sending them to you. I asked whether Schmidt could foresee a time when I could pay in cash for Google services, rather than agree to be spied on. He disputed the verb, but replied candidly. That’s not our business model, he said.’
HTML and CSS simple tips and tricks for your website.
The goal is to help you with easy tricks to make the HTML of your website accessible, readable by everyone and optimized for low bandwidth. I cover a LOT of things in these 20+ pages of text and I still need to add one or two more.
I'll share some parts in the next days, thanks for everyone who took time to proofread this huge beast. #theWorkshop
The EU Commission just dropped the Digital Markets Act proposal, the first major update to EU Internet regulation of the 21st century. It's...pretty good, actually, though there's room for improvement. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/eus-digital-markets-act-there-lot-room-improvement #DMA
Als jemand, der 3 Jahre in Großbritannien gelebt hat, kann ich sagen: So ist es. Ich bin schon sehr auf Folge 3 gespannt. Oh, Folgen 3 und 4 sind auch schon online!
Danish computer scientist living in Mexico. Into functional programming. Currently working for TuPronto
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