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This appears to be due to the ongoing crackdown by Spanish police against Catalan independence folks.

Um, fyi, apparently the .cat registrar is being raided by Spanish police.


motion to stop using "a11y" everywhere ever and use the actual work "accessibility" because "a11y" is not fucking accessible

Reminder that has a Matrix chat channel as well. Using the Riot web interface, it's kind of like Slack, but open source :).

Or kind of like IRC, but you don't have to set up your own bouncer to keep logs for when you're away, and the web interface is nicer.

I am 'Xirzon' over there:

while W3C moves forward with #EME and #DRM @BryanLunduke
was the only journalist, on planet Earth, that showed up to the W3C press conference and questioned them on it.

Bryan also asked the #w3c if he could broadcast or puplish the press conference, they rejected. Say'n they don't know if other journalists have the questions they form under #copyright.
wtf is that?
...time to build and use new patterns to form #standarts protecting our #freedom!

Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.

So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc

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The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the @EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.
@mattl @dolus @zep
So your open-source browser can now have a closed-source and illegal to test or reverse-engineer attack surface built on top of it.

From a security perspective, if your browser allows this built-in DRM, your browser can get hacked/compromised silently and with no way of knowing.  And it's illegal to audit the vulnerable part.

just so you all know i am ABSOLUTELY going to abuse the mastodon theme system to create themes that do the tacky web 1.0 stuff with low res pumpkin gifs and javascript snowflakes at the respective holiday seasons

"EFF no longer believes that the W3C process is suited to defending the open web. We have resigned from the Consortium, effective today"

@neil I enjoy the personality some people put into their readings, I tried to do the same. :)

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Pourquoi l'Europe a tellement de mal à prendre et faire respecter des décisions qui nous protègent des #GAFAM : nos députés européens sont constamment sous leur pression :

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