WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

“Anytime someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won’t give you a key, they’re not doing it for your benefit” -- Doctorow's First Law

The erosion of personal ownership

I wish I had written this article myself. A must read!

via @yogthos

#DRM #digital #ownership #Doctorow #IoT #neoFeudalism #bigTech #unauthorizedBread

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.


📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.

A visualization by @niboe under CC BY SA license.

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Please note, despite the keynote mentioning the t-shirt shop, we still have some issues with the t-shirt sales. So please refrain of trying to order a t-shirt yet. We'll report later when it's up... This year there is no rush as there are no limits to the amount of shirts :)

A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the #Mastodon instance. There are not a lot of expenses right now (€10/month) but if you're interested in chipping in, you can now become a "Monthly Supporter"! Donations accepted via CommitChange, who run the free software Houdini Project to manage transactions. 🙂


I grew up caste blind, knowing little more than what was taught in school. I've made amends, but one of the big mysteries is how the mechanism of caste blindness works. How do so many of us manage to grow up barely noticing? (Making my 2021 reading list. Help?)

"Empirical studeis support a strong critique of the ideas that the same design is "best" for all users. For example, Reinecke and Bernstein found that most users preferred a user nterface customized according to cultural differences. They note that it is not possible to design a single interface that appeals to all users; they argue instead for the design of 'culturally adaptive systems'."

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Reminder ;)

IPv4 flag day
February 1st, 2030

The current IPv4 is unnecessarily slow and suffers from inability to deploy new features. To remediate these problems, software vendors and also big content and access ISPs are going to remove IPv4 backwards compatibility in favor of IPv6 on February 1st, 2030.

This change affects only sites which operate software which doesn’t support IPv6. Are you affected?


somebody already make the joke that a person really into French culture is a Oui-aboo?

> BookWyrm is a social network for reading, reviewing, and talking about books. BookWyrm is ad-free, anti-corporate, open-source, and federated.

h/t @darius @darius

This is your reminder that Dominion Voting Systems use to be known as Diebold Election Systems, whose CEO once infamously said he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to [then-President George W. Bush] next year." Don't fall for this bullshit line that it's some deep state Democratic plan to rig elections.


Has anyone done a cook off with clarified fats of animal origin (Clarified fats from cows, duck, goose, bacon, ghee)?

Please consider boosting.

This is me screaming across the fediverse. I'm looking for people that used the original Seesmic before the service was shut down in 2009. I feel like if I were to reconnect with anyone from there, they'd be on the fediverse in 2020.

For context, Seesmic was a cross between YouTube and Twitter. Micro-video blogging with threaded conversations, no commenting, only videos.

I feel with a custom PeerTube instance we can maybe recreate what once was, what do you think?

Security training question: "Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of malware?"

The supposed answer:

"Your computer prompts you to restart because [proprietary OS] updates have been installed."

That's definitely a warning sign of malware on any of my systems.

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