Just had my first near footgun experience with git. I managed to catch myself before any permanent damage was done. All toes still intact. Phew!
Today I'd like to give thanks for the "view source" menu item in Netscape Navigator for my 20+ years of career. I still believe that "view source" has been the farthest reaching driver of tech growth in my lifetime.
this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/373/1753/20170239
I'm in the USA, but I've often heard about the BBC's efforts to make knowledge about computers mainstream. It looks like the the entire "Computer Literacy Project" is online:
I don't know how long that site will last:
Hodder and Stoughton, a large British publisher is holding a #patent on teaching language.
Eleftheriou developes free online languages courses, accesable under @languagetransfer. Aparently they claimed that it's against the patent they own.
U.S. Patent No. 6,565,358 - which claims a sequence of human expressions on an ordinary tape'
So they demand them to stop.
They won't and @EFF is giving support:
I used Stylish for mastodon to resize columns, and due to the Stylish spying activity¹, I removed this plugin.
So I wrote a script² for GreaseMonkey to do the same thing, feel free to use it.
Ultimately, it's probably not a long term solution to poverty and gross inequality, but in the near term, I could get behind a maximum wage: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/30/minimum-wage-maximum-wage-income-inequality
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A reminder of why browsers automatically executing code that was automatically downloaded was a bad idea from the beginning: a new SPECTRE proof of concept in the browser, which works around SPECTRE mitigations that browser vendors have added.
"The power of the Internet historically arose from its edges: innovation, growth, and freedom came from its users and their contributions, rather than from some centrally controlled core of overseers. But today, for an increasing number of users, there is a powerful center to the net—and a potentially uncompetitive and unrepresentative center at that." -- https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/competition-civil-liberties-and-internet-giants