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Question for people from and/or residing in India: How do people there feel about US tech companies trying to buy their way in? I read an article at some point about an Indian government official lambasting Amazon for basically coming to India and trying to kill any local cometition by taking huge lossess and subsidizing with their AWS profits.

Is this a common sentiment? Google has announced a 10 billion dollar investment in India. All of it seems rather preadatory from an outside perspective.

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https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/ I have a bunch of hot takes on this, like "this explains nicely why systemd and K8s are such as success and why HTTP/2 will be too".
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Oslo just paid a 50 000 000 EUR bill to Microsoft, just for licenses.

At least that's what I'm gleaming because the article is paid and I don't have a subscription to this particular news site.

They say "Oslo" bought it, but it's unclear if that means it was to run the city, or for the central government in general. who are located in Oslo
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@markosaric My opinion: to be surprised at the gap between Apple's privacy-marketeering and Apple's privacy-action is to mistake the purpose and motive behind the marketeering. Apple market to rich, comfortable customers who don't want to consider that their choice might have any real dimension to it: to them, Apple must always be the "right choice". They will accept _any excuse_ to believe this.
So, for years we had:
* Thin open-washing
* Thin eco-washing
* Thin privacy-washing

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wow, look at the rich details of #OpenStreetMap in comparison to #GoogleMaps:
while Gmaps looks like a work with MS paint, OpenStreetMap shows you a full construction plan incl.lifts, ticket vending maching, public telephone, recycling container, rubbish bin and also so many many more shops in the building:

openstreetmap.org/#map=19/46.9

(Train station in Bern, CH)

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Microsoft is going to buy Canonical in 2023 - 2025. That’ll effectively give them control of the most well known Linux operating system (outside of Android) and will effectively kill off the desktop experience for us. (v2.jacky.wtf/post/8f8941e7-8a1)

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scroll-behavior: smooth is some fucking bullshit

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If you’re a developer, you care about accessibility, and you’re looking for something to work on, consider helping out with Jitsi.

Reasons we can’t use it for EU events:

- No support for simultaneous translation
- No support for sign language interpretation
- Other #a11y issues

jitsi.org/

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what they say: "it's a browser app"
what they mean: "it's a program written for Google's Chrome platform"

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The main issue with sodium-ion batteries was salt accumulation that ultimately destroyed it much faster than their lithium counterparts.

The solution that scientists found? Add more salt!

popularmechanics.com/science/a

We now literally have sodium-ion batteries that are capable of following Apple's own guidelines for their Mac laptops. We can start switching anytime now.

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Elsevier rant, long, f-word 

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Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

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git.mort.coffee/mort/bbbuild Build systems which scale down to tiny projects. The convenience of running `gcc myfile.c` from the CLI, without sacrificing power or reproducability.

Is this at all something people would be interested in?

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Ladies, enbies, and gentlemen, we have reached a new low.

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🇮🇳 Among other sites and Apps, Duckduckgo is now blocked by multiple ISPs in India. You can still search privately using Tor Browser.

Download now: torproject.org/download

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