This is exactly why I try not to get involved in #FreeBSD's matters anymore: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-security/2017-December/009558.html
Dziś na Weekendzie Kapitalizmu przedstawiłem dwie krótkie prezentacje:
• o #proof_of_stake, czyli czym zastąpić pracę w kryptowalutach, oszczedząjąc energię i tym samym pieniądze;
• o zdecentralizowanych sieciach społecznościowych (wspomniałem oczywiście o Mastodonie).
Wystąpienie można obejrzeć pod adresem https://youtu.be/YRsSVayRmbs?t=1h19m55s (polecam też inne wystąpienia, m.in. drugie, o ochronie środowiska).
Coca-Cola jakiś czas temu postanowiła najwyraźniej ograniczyć sprzedaż #Sprite’a, bo zmniejszyła zawartość cukru (do 2g na 100 ml) i zaczęła dodawać #słodziki (#acesulfam K, #aspartam, #neohesperydyna DC).
W #7up i Trzech Cytrynach tymczasem wciąż węglowodany (odpowiednio 11,2 i 9,7 g na 100 ml).
#XDG Base Directory Specification defines $XDG_DATA_HOME, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and $XDG_CACHE_HOME to store user-specific: data, config and cache, respectively. The sad reality is however that many #software packages abuse $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and store data and/or #cache inside that directory. Among them are:
That’s unfortunate especially for cache, as it introduces potential to flood #backups.
@KrzysiekJ I've been bugged by this for as long as I can remember. Standards are agreed upon, then discarded for the sake of convenience. Major browser being less strict is considered a "competitive advantage", as from the nontechnical user's viewpoint, they are the ones that "work" with those sites unlike others.
But there seems to be no adequate way to fight this behavior. Standards can't really be enforced by anyone other than browser creators.
Let’s say that I create a #Mastodon account on my own, private instance (only hypothetically, as I like my current one) and immediately post an introduction. Then:
• Nobody will see the introduction (as initially I will have no followers).
• If I use the search feature, I will see only posts from my own timeline.
How does the #federation model respond to these problems?
I read the warren v. district columbia decision a few days ago and I can't stop thinking about it
If we want to achieve compatibility between #web #browsers, it is important to implement #standards strictly, without non-standard error recovery. For example, someone mistyped backslashes into stylesheet URL on kobo.com. #Chrome and #Firefox convert backslashes into slashes, while #Pale_Moon displays website without any styles (correctly, I presume).
Wg gs.statcounter.com udział Facebooka w ruchu sieciowym generowanym przez sieci społecznościowe spadł w ciągu ostatniego roku o 8% (7 p.p.) na świecie, podczas gdy aż o 20% (16 p.p.) w Polsce. Efekt cenzorskiej polityki portalu?
(Statystyki zapewne nie uwzględniają niektórych portali społecznościowych, ale jednak mogą pokazywać pewien trend).
#Calibre bundles a tool named #ebook-viewer. A default behaviour of this tool is to… modify every opened #EPUB file upon closing, without consent (to store bookmarks and reading progress). The issue was reported over 6 years ago, but it has been won’t-fixed and it’s been hard to convince developers otherwise: https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre/+bug/858957 .
As #OpenBSD's de-facto wifi maintainer, I first learned about this WPA problem in June. A simple patch was provided which I could commit with slight modifications.
The original embargo was already 2 months long, and then extended again for 2 months.
The generall public (you) were left in the dark about this for at least 4 months.
This is a very sad state of affairs. It takes the industry much too long to apply a simple patch.
#Ebook readers are still limited by proprietary #software. For example a purchaser of PocketBook Touch HD has discovered that there is no note export. Manufacturer at first had refused to recognize the problem and finally has promised to add the missing feature, but the issue has still been unresolved for many months. See: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3469776&postcount=8 . Maybe there should be a Librem-like funding campaign aiming to create a #FOSS #eink reader, possibly using #KOReader?
Money - left to its own maximisation laws - doesn't seem to reward humane enterprises.
Social clicks don't seem to reward humane media.
Algorithms don't seem to reward increased human creativity and joy.
Politics doesn't seem to reward compassion.
Can there even be any *mechanism* that selects for and rewards people being soulful and humane? If there was, wouldn't it replace us?
If mechanisms can't save us - what can? Can mere humanity *scale*?