Microsoft is bringing Linux GUI apps to Windows 10 https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/19/21263377/microsoft-windows-10-linux-gui-apps-gpu-acceleration-wsl-features
The PeerTube content bootstrap fund:
"Why is This Website Port Scanning me?"
PiHole 5 is out. Go install it https://pi-hole.net/2020/05/10/pi-hole-v5-0-is-here/#page-content
Huawei HKSP Introduces Trivially Exploitable Vulnerability in the Linux Kernel - https://grsecurity.net/huawei_hksp_introduces_trivially_exploitable_vulnerability
France is using AI to check whether people are wearing masks on public transport https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/7/21250357/france-masks-public-transport-mandatory-ai-surveillance-camera-software
Many times, I've seen arguments made like this: "I'd try Mastodon, but I already have Twitter followers", or "I'd like to use OSM, but Google Maps has better data for my city", or, in my case, "I'd like to use sr.ht, but GitHub has better discoverability".
Platforms for which popularity improves the utility of the service are skewed in favor of the incumbents. New platforms face a chicken-and-egg problem. You have to decide - will you help it, or exacerbate it? Those are the only two choices you have.
Don't let that cool new platform die in obscurity while you wait for it to become popular.
sometimes RMS says things that are really good, and sometimes RMS says things that are really bad. it's funny because he's so consistent with his rightness (on certain topics) or wrongness (on certain other topics).
on this one, he's correct:
#Stripe is Silently Recording Your Movements On its Customers' Websites
"This is what end-to-end encryption should look like!" - Jitsi https://jitsi.org/news/e2ee/
a rabbit eating carrots somewhere
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