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Facebook is using its army of lawyers to create a Trojan Horse into GDPR law so that they can just demand anybody's private information from any company using the loop hole of "legitimate interest".

It starts with the domain name registrars but doesn't stop there.

If anybody is writing up a "reasons to break up Facebook", please add this to your list.

#Facebook #privacy #GDPR #ICANN #SurveillanceCapitalism #NameCheap

I wanted to get my hands on a hardcover of Kernighan and Ritchie, because I never got to read it. And to my surprise, I discovered that they actually write Modern and Contemporary , or at least, that's how the most popular website from my neck of the woods is selling it.

Good, this means that it will count as quality time during the .

Why did Deno go with writing a Rust wrapper around V8 instead of using SpiderMonkey from Mozilla? Some decoupling from Servo would have helped everybody.

Dear editors,

When you find that an API has a confusing behavior, please deprecate it when adding a replacement with the same name.

I know that you don't want to break "user space", but don't keep both versions, you just create more confusion.

Walter S. boosted

@opensuse #Leap 15.2 will reach its end of life on Dec. 31, 2021. Time to update if you want to keep your devices securely maintained.

Cloud Storage, or not 

I present to you: The Real Cloud Storage, a TP Cloud Storage

Walter S. boosted

Qualcomms Always-on-Camera: Das Smartphone sieht bald alles

Man soll sich also wissentlich 24/7 von seinem #Smartphone filmen und belauschen lassen, nur damit es das Display abschalten kann, wenn einem jemand über die Schulter schaut, und den Ton leiser stellen kann, wenn es an der Tür klingelt?

Da fehlen einem die Worte...

Walter S. boosted

Bin einfach nur noch fassungslos. Wie können nach 2 Jahren Pandemie noch solche Fehler passieren? #Omicron

Walter S. boosted

LOL. Nach 2 Jahren Pandemie immer noch nicht in allen Geschäften Bedienung mit Masken.

Meanwhile in Korea:
Alle Background-Dancer #Blackpink und #BTS tragen während der kompletten Performance Maske.

Walter S. boosted

It boggles the mind that amongst greater competition from AMD and ARM, Intel decides that what it's business model needs is a subscription fee to unlock CPU features:

Just a friendly reminder to all developers here in the Fediverse:

There is no such thing as a "Security Checklist", it's a process and there are moments "when two-factor authentication is not enough":

This was the blog post that made me jump ship and move to and , this was about 88 months ago, and I don't regret it.

Walter S. boosted
Walter S. boosted

Hey fediverse, what's the best alternative to suggest when a relative wants to use wetransfer? I used to suggest Firefox send, but that's not an option anymore, and the relative isn't technical enough to use wormhole...

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Walter S. boosted

You'd think as a UNIX sysadmin in my 40s, nothing would ever surprise me anymore.

Amazingly not.

With the whole TRUTH Social debacle, and seeing that none of the news papers actually talked about Mastodon. I went onto the booksite and tried to nudge people a bit.

I've sent some great @FediFollows statuses; but I couldn't find any instances with appealing `/about/more` pages. All of them contained only rules, copyright information and codes of conduct, nothing interesting.

Kudos to @Curator for including a decent description, tough, it's buried after the rules.

Walter S. boosted
Walter S. boosted

Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

Walter S. boosted

you're reading that right - incompetence levels are at 96%

(96%) ■■■■■■■■■□

I'm starting to miss the old 56kbit/s days. The internet these days is fast, but is broken most of the time.

I feel sorry for those that have never seen this.

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