A good read on why competition between browsers is important
Sometimes class-level design does my head in. Spent the day trying to refactor some functionality into a single elegant interface and realised as I headed home that it’s really two distinct operations on the same data structure.
At this point not sure if I should write it off and accept that it’s not very nice (but does meet func requirements) or have another go tomorrow.
Have to admit, despite saying to myself that I’ll code it in Python and not mess around, I did end up checking the #rust docs to see if the stdlib had what I needed. Need to keep reminding myself that while joining the party would be fun, I’d never get anything done.
@vertigo @gargron I really like the culture that exists here so I understand that, but I think widening the tent and broadening network freedom rights to more users is important. This is a classic "widening the tent" move.
I hope we don't see an anti-new-users attitude develop here. It's always sad to see a community become xenophobic and poison its own culture in favor of preserving it. So I say: network freedom for everyone!
"Update: Looking Glass Add-on" https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/update-looking-glass-add/
Chrome exists to further Google’s anti-privacy business agenda. The entire point is to capture user data and sell it to advertisers, and to do anything possible to make that easier. People who say “I’m switching back to Chrome” or “I won’t switch to Fx” because of privacy concerns are so far off base.
This #Mozilla backlash is ridiculously out of proportion. Yes they broke users’ trust but no harm was done - the extension required opting-in before doing anything and was easily removable. Not great that it was installed and Shield Studies should be opt-in, but why do some people think this is worse than Chrome?
More brilliance from n-gate. I'm going to make a lot of use of the word "incorrecting".
"What follows is six to eight hours of Hackernews incorrecting each other on fundamental capitalist theory. When that gets boring, they switch to incorrecting each other about contract law."
Nakamoto wanted to create a system for #payments that would circumvent governments, bankers, and corporations. Instead, Bitcoin is now a get-rich-quick scheme that retains none of the exciting, anarchist features it proposed and has created a secondary #economy with financial shenanigans that mirror the ones that led to the global financial crisis."
Please boost! This kind of opportunity to topple a near monopoly with FLOSS does not come often!
Are there other FLOSS #crowdfunding platforms?
Yet another software engineer filling up the Internet with drivel. Toots about Clojure, Lisps, Python, JS, GNU/Linux, FOSS, Privacy, Emacs, DevOps, etc. #nobot
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