"Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices." - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qualcomm-antitrust/u-s-judge-says-qualcomm-violated-antitrust-law-appeal-planned-shares-plunge-idUSKCN1SS134
ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.
Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.
(via http://everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )
A serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 2 more unfixed flaws—that's now 7 such exploits to date for SandboxEscaper, and 3 in the past 24 hours. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/serial-publisher-of-windows-0days-drops-exploits-for-3-more-unfixed-flaws/
More #NLUUG fun. A Microsoft talk: "VSCode has become one of the more popular code editors. Who here uses it?" In an audience of 100 people, nobody raised their hand. Someone commented "I tried, but I didn't have enough RAM".
Expert Systems? Show more
...Anyone here familiar with expert systems? I know they're not super useful, but I find them really cool. I kinda feel like every implementation I've found is rather painfully antiquated, though?
Like, they lack a lot of the usability improvements we've made to code in the last couple decades? I dunno, I'm not sure how to explain it. I'm looking at pyknow right now, and it's alright, but even it feels kinda awkward to use. :/
I'm *really* not happy about the #Github #Sponsors project (https://github.com/sponsors).
It'll bind a lot of open source project much more strongly to github's closed, proprietary ecosystem if that's where they have any chance of getting some money.
And most people are celebrating this move by github 😢.
internet gripes Show more
some fuck on a help forum: "yeah, you'll have to get a business service plan if you want port 25 unblocked. it costs more, but you get what you pay for"
no you fucking don't
since when is paying more to not have your service artificially limited a reasonable thing
My First Impression on ZeroMQ Show more
All those messaging patterns explained by late Pieter Hintjens in his style is an excellent introduction to the library and it’s usage with examples in multiple programming languages.
He gives a lot of design ideas when it comes to designing for fault-tolerant and decentralized systems without adding extra moving parts (like a message queuing server or broker).
A lot to read. But I already feel convinced and impressed by trying out the examples while reading through the concepts.
What do we mean by "the fediverse should move to a more p2p design"? Wikipedia explains:
> Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers. Peers are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application. They are said to form a peer-to-peer network of nodes.
This is precisely why I don't trust Google with much of my data anymore. I'm happy to see my purchase history report comes up clean.
“Google has been tracking nearly everything you buy online — see for yourself with this tool”
Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete
Google tracks a lot of what you buy, even if you purchased it elsewhere, like in a store or from Amazon.
Last week, CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a New York Times op-ed that said “privacy cannot be a luxury good.” But behind the scenes, Google is still collecting a lot of personal information from the services you use, such as Gmail, and some of it (...)
Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.