Creating attention with a meme to battle misinformation? Kinda genius, actually.
> What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry
Replacing all our cars with electric vehicles won't save us
Consuming more won't save us from having consumed too much
Moving the tailpipe from the back of your car to the top of a coal power plant won't save us
Electric cars won't save us
Another thing I've learned about FIDO U2F security keys: even if they are not capable of PGP cryptography, they can still be used for SSH
My entertainment for this evening was rewatching the Xiph primers on digital media and I can't recommend them enough.
If you were ever remotely curious about anything releated to audio and/or video you *should* watch them. They are *amazing*.
This would allow me to get rid of yet another browser plugin and make day to day browsing more comfortable:
TIL Mastodon supports U2F security keys for two factor authentication.
Did you know that these are an easy and reliable way to keep your online accounts secure?
Is Apple really that desperate in their legal fight against Epic Games, or did they think this would be a convenient way of getting extensive sales data from a competitor?
Thinking about women at MIT having to put plants in their office to ward off Richard Stallman
I was just reminded of this gem: https://github.com/k9mail/k-9/issues/2998
It's the perfect intersection of open source user entitlement, fragile masculinity, change aversion, and bikeshedding. Really precious ❤️
Cool, apparently this short piece of Python code:
compiles to over 32TB of bytecode in cpython (per this post)
"The dnaChecksum property is mostly a joke, but also a reminder that there will be lots of different identifying properties for people, some of which we might find disturbing."
Saw multiple people at this point calling advocating for Rust a cargo cult. And like, no.
Rust solved the problem of memory safety without garbage collection, whereas over two decades of research in C/C++ land just couldn't.
There are very good reasons for choosing Rust over C/C++ and calling it a cargo cult is nothing else than post rationalising your aversion to a new thing you don't understand.
Maybe actually read up on what "cargo cult science" actually means: https://calteches.library.caltech.edu/51/2/CargoCult.pdf
Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.
To be honest, I’m scared of this. This threatens to be another blackbox that developers can do all kinds of inaccessible stuff with, much like Flash or SilverLight. That „sample app“ alone is largely inaccessible despite enabling „Accessibility Mode“. #a11y
Flutter Is About To Win Over the Web by Lew C in @BttrProgramming https://link.medium.com/kYcvdfznOdb
The Rust language now have its own foundation to ensure its future! https://foundation.rust-lang.org/posts/2021-02-08-hello-world/
computer science student
learning about the humanities to balance things out
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