@loke https://idiomdrottning.org/perfect Signal is the perfect example of what we should avoid, of the type of “good” that’s an enemy of perfect.

The improvement over FB etc isn’t big enough since we are still beholden to one corporation, and
getting people to switch to Signal will make it harder to get them to switch to something else in the future. You only get so many “you should switch to such-and-such” per lifetime.

We’re painting ourselves into a corner by recommending Signal, Telegram, Discord. It breaks my heart every time I see them recommended.

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The OpenBSD Webzine is taking shape!

Has regular and dark theme so everyone will be happy :flan_hacker:

I expect it to be online very soon, stay tuned :flan_thumbs:

I gathered a small community of contributors around it already. Not being alone in this was invaluable, when I got an idea, people helped refining it and suggesting better ideas. I hope everyone will enjoy our work.

#InfiniTime 1.5 "Huckleberry" for the @PINE64 #PineTime is out : Alarm app, persistent clock and improved BLE advertising!


This came out the other day: components.one/posts/the-new-p

"This report argues that consumer technology reviewers have failed their basic nominal purpose of critiquing tools. Instead, inspired by values introduced by Apple in the late 1990s, the tech review industry prioritizes aesthetic lust as the primary critical factor for evaluating objects. The reification of these values in their scoring system is transmitted to consumers and manufacturers alike. Like other prurient things, the objects designed within this paradigm are optimized not for usefulness but for photogenic and telegenic properties, a framework that finds its fullest realization in YouTube reviews and unboxing videos. There, even the intimation of critical rigor within tech reviewing vanishes, the smartphone becomes the center of gravity, and manufacturers are even further incentivized to design products for end consumers who are less users than viewers."

I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

RT @SwiftOnSecurity
Many websites would be smaller if delivered as a JPEG than assembled through DOM and I don't know there's any bigger indictment of the entire profession.

Big tears today regarding the #Pegasus spyware scandal from those responsible for blanket messaging and #chatcontrol#Pirates

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All these people bitching about WhatsApp not being private...
Then start recommending Telegram...
Also, lots of Signal shills...

Just start using Matrix, all the benefits of Signal, with less downsides ;)

not sure if my instincts are off so lmk how you all feel about this: "in a hypothetical federated git platform, i would like it if conversations in a repository (eg issues and pull requests) were stored directly in the repository as opposed to in a database on the server"

boosts appreciated

@craigmaloney Microsoft is fairly unique. Normally anything stupid you find in tech is either incompetence XOR malice, but with Microsoft, they have malicious to purely greedy intent, and then execute it in the most fucked-up, brain-checked-out-not-returned fashion possible.

So of course they're running random snippets of HTML/JS/CSS/COMX/VBScript/C#/whatever from "advertisers" in a little Edge window. Anyone who can pay them a little money can pwn any Windows machine.

Heel benieuwd, en uitnodiging tot volgen.😅

@investandgrow Welkom! Misschien handig om nog even een -post te doen, dat is traditie. 😉

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