@garrett @cassidyjames amusing tidbit: logging in to Gmail recently got added an invisible redirect through some YouTube account URL which broke logins because different sets of quirks are now needed in different stages of the page load for different domains, and we had to fix WebKit to support that kind of thing.
Somebody at Google deserves a slow and painful death. It's tremendously evil that one service gets notice when you were trying to login elsewhere
Google is among the biggest offenders, with many of their sites insisting in being shitty instead of doing proper feature detection. Also, different Google sites need different kinds of quirks, and they change relatively often 😥
https://blog.thea.codes/we-need-to-talk-about-github/ on what we would need to do to build a hosting polyculture for open source code
Pretty good explanation why wearing masks & keeping distance are a good thing.
Same thing applies to computer/internet security, btw.
"Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better" https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/privacy-badger-changing-protect-you-better
Tracking prevention is hard. See also: "Do Not Track" ended up being used as a signal for fingerprinting.
voice assistants are a great example of tech that could be awesome. imagine if the AI behind siri or alexa just never called home, never putting your data at risk. but instead the AI doesn't live on your phone, really. you only receive an extant client who only knows how to phone home, resulting in massive breaches and liabilities with the police because of talkative listening devices.
and yet, for many people, it is still the most accessible way to use a computer.
Piglets are very bad at telling who their mom *isn't*, leading to scenarios like this happening quite often
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