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@claudiom Wow, there was a Dell Unix and they didn't call it DUX? What a wasted opportunity. 😁

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@theoutrider Some moon moons are also stars.

(star moon moons or moon moon stars?)

@HerraBRE Bluetooth headphones and you don't have to decide

Consider going outside? [Y/n]

Y

*A wild rainstorm appears*

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I really wish there was a toot privacy setting where I could chose to only toot to people I follow, not people who follow me. Imho, that's not really intuitive anyway. #meta
So - do I get another smaller locked account that I will probably not use often enough, will I just bite my tounge when it's something I don't feel like posting publicly or semi-publicly? :thaenkin:

@blakehaswell One factor to consider is that if the Australian law is considered to be "successful" then similar laws will be passed elsewhere.

Some possible tactics:

- Ensure that any backdoors which the government adds are discovered and publicized
- Work towards reproducible builds
- Encourage everyone not to trust proprietary chat apps. Assume that such apps are already backdoored
- Devise and deploy systems for monitoring the relevant open source projects. For example, a system which monitors open source chat apps and lists changes to cryptography related sections. Make code review of sensitive files trivial
- The government won't follow its own laws, and will use apps which are not backdoored. Use FOIA or anything similar to check what apps are used/purchased by officials and point out the hypocrisy
- Run cryptography workshops for your people. Make cryptography cool. Make it fashionable. Make songs and art about it. The government will prefer that people are uneducated on the topic

Last boost: Boys don't have color or interesting outfits compared to girls.

However, outfits for girls and women often lack something cloths for boys and men have: pockets. And reasonable ones, too.

Why can't there be clothes that go against trends trends and make visually interesting, pocket-having clothing for everyone? πŸ€”

The ongoing legacy of the Great Masculine Renunciation of the 18th Century, or: why do we dress boys in clothes that are grey, joyless and dull?

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

On the Edge team, we had a *whole team* dedicated to finding compat bugs, reducing them, and reaching out to site owners with fixes. Sometimes we would reach out to a site owner and they'd say, "Sorry, you don't have enough market share for us to bother fixing this bug."

This is where we get -webkit prefixed CSS in the standard, as well as de-facto standards and "works best in Chrome." This is why both Opera and Edge switched to Chromium.

If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

Mozilla's take on the Edge news.

"By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google... We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice."

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/

Cool fact about Linux: I can still test three different browser engines: Blink (via Chrome), Gecko (via Firefox), and WebKit (via Epiphany Browser). There are subtle differences between Epiphany and Safari (no Web Payments, no Service Worker, no -webkit-backdrop-filter, etc.) but it's pretty close.

That's pretty good desktop coverage, and I can debug Chrome and Firefox on Android using ADB, as well as Safari on iOS using github.com/RemoteDebug/remoted. Linux is not bad for web development.

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