This is why I'm skeptical of claims like, "Someday in the future we'll have a device in our brains so we can Google using our thoughts." I don't *want* software in my brain. Software in my brain means:
- they ship a patch that breaks my brain
- somebody hacks my brain
- they change the UI for my brain unexpectedly
- the server goes down so my brain stops working
Software for anything mission-critical scares the bejeezus out of me. (And that includes software in planes etc.)
People claiming that Mozilla hasn’t done anything “of value” in the last few years are hilarious, just admit that you don’t care.
Here is a few things Mozilla has released or was working on the last two years:
integration and partial shipping of WebRender in Firefox
GeckoView is a web view for Android with significantly higher flexibility than the default, used in Apps like Firefox Focus and available to all
the launch of several useful online services
https://send.firefox.com for quick, encrypted and personal file sharing
https://monitor.firefox.com for alerting you about data breaches containing registered email addresses of yours
rolling out the Enhanced Tracking Protection program that blocks common tracking techniques and malware like cryptominers by default in Firefox
the release of DeepSpeech an automatic speech recognition engine with pre-trained models publicly available
I could go on. Criticism is OK, as it always is, but in order to do that you have to be informed.
Last week, several hour power outage.
Yesterday, scheduled power outage for the whole day and hurricane force winds (and rain, etc.). However, they didn't cut the power.
Today, "unrelated" power outage all day (and still ongoing). They ripped up all the sidewalks to do stuff.
And they're apparently going to schedule another all day power outage again soon? (To make up for the scheduled one they missed.)
Pixel #art source versus how it actually looked like on an arcade, television and early home computer CRTs.
90's PC displays had sharper pixels but still had a mild anti-aliasing effect that should not be ignored in emulation.
Note how the CRT hardware anti-aliasing effect creates the detail of a face on the skeleton's shield, where as the source looks like an incoherent blob of pixels - this was because the artist purposely designed the sprites for the final CRT render.
hello! i wrote (!) about has css has evolved over the past 20 years, at least as i remember it https://eev.ee/blog/2020/02/01/old-css-new-css/
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