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@nolan of course google thinks we shouldn't reduce opportunities fingerprinting :/ atkins' argument is sophistry based on misuse of statistical concepts. you only need 33 bits of address space to *give a unique identifier* to every human being on earth -- and that's not what browser fingerprinting *is,* because those identifiers are not being handed out by an agency that ensures every one will be unique, but rather composed out of specific characteristics *that cluster*. what matters is not the bit length but how likely the traits are to vary per device and per user; installed fonts are a lot more likely to vary than traits that are all usually controlled by a single variable, e.g. the default settings of the web browser the user chose.

consider UUIDs. they are (simplifying here) 128-bit addresses generated at random with no central database to track them (contrast OIDs). 128 bits is more than enough to assign a unique identifier to every atom in the observable universe. it's more than we could ever need for any plausible purpose. the reason we use such a large address space is to *decrease the possibility of collisions occurring by chance,* which can always happen if two conditions are not met: the address space is large enough (pigeonhole problem) and the address space is being assigned in a centralized way that tracks which addresses are available (coordination problem). having 33 bits meets the first condition, but not the second. if we reduced the UUID address space to a mere 33 bits, we'd get a hell of a lot more collisions, and UUIDs would be proportionately less useful, even though we're still talking about numbers larger than the collective human population.

tl;dr: the more collisions, the more tracking data is rendered useless for reliably differentiating individuals. so going from 400 to 40 bits is actually a *huge* and very helpful accomplishment, even if it doesn't completely fix everything.
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If there's any Anki add-on that you find interesting, please tell me! It's difficult to browse them without knowing what could be useful for me, so direct recommendations would be much better.

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Que tampoco es todo vicio. También me han llevado a ver el Aquarium y esta guay ver peces. (Odio los peces) Pero las medusas molan mil, me he quedado idiota viendo como flotaban y hacían cosas de medusa.

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Ah, y me han reñido por poner referencias de Wikipedia en la tesis.

No me arrepiento de nada.
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I should upgrade my phone to Lineage 17.1 at some point

and by upgrade I mean scour annoying threads all over the web for what whatever jury-rigged solution will let me run microg on 17.1
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Microsoft is so insidious... they're worming their way into every major language community and are doing their absolute best to ingratiate themselves with the FOSS community while they continue to destroy computing for consumers

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@luna @charlag I feel like one thing it does is de-emphasize permalinks in favor of the kind of amorphous navigation where stuff is loaded dynamically with javascript... so more generally, it reduces the prominence of URLs as something that points to a resource (like an article) and can be shared by copy and pasting to link others to that resource.

I mean, yes it's still there, but it makes it less obvious how URLs work, which is probably their broader goal.
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We develop CryptPad under an open-source license because we believe cryptography is a vital tool in addressing disparities in power. In case it wasn't already abundantly clear: we're on the side of the black, queer, trans, and other disproportionately policed and surveilled people that have faced prejudice for far too long.

If you're using CryptPad to organize and have any questions about how to use it as safely as possible please do contact us.

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Please recommend a PDF viewer that:
- has keyboard shortcuts for most common things
- can annotate PDFs
- can also display Djvu files
- is not GNOME's Document Viewer
- can reliably do all of the above

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An anonymous contributor just donated $370 to us via opencollective! 🎉 Thanks, whoever that was 🙂 .

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One more thing about donations:

Please consider making a recurrent contribution instead of a one-off one. This would help us greatly to continue working on F-Droid more consistently in the future.

We are currently at a point where the donations can *almost* pay for part-time development instead of being just able to pay for a coffee. Donations being recurrent instead of one-time help make that a lot more sustainable. :-).

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SourceHut donated €1,000 to PeerTube for their v3 efforts, you can help too:

joinpeertube.org/roadmap

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