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#FrameWork: Mainboard Availability and Open Source Release

Pure awesomesauce. If I needed a laptop, I would almost certainly be getting a Framework right now. :blobaww:

#Hackers #Hardware #FLOSS

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

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Between you and me, this is one of the most frustrating things about working at Mozilla. We spend _years_ busting our asses on privacy, agonizing over minimalist, rigorously anonymized telemetry, making sure it's all transparent and safe and has opt-outs, and the internet screams at us for it anyway. And every other tech company out there responds to the years of research it takes to prove they don't give a shit about any of this with "whoops yeah sorry my bad we'll definitely do something".

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Reminder: There's a third option between "True" and "False". It's "Unknown". If something hasn't been verified it doesn't mean it's then automatically false. It's unknown.

And if something is unknown, it does not mean it's possibly true. It's just unknown. No more, no less.

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🎙️ Matrix Live time!

Nothing like so good myth busting to conclude the week! Interoperability matters, and some organisations want to convince lawmakers it's dangerous.

Dangerous? Far from it. Let's address these questions!


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Here we are!
🎉✌️ #Mobilizon v2 has just been released ✌️🎉

We hope you 'll be able to free your events & groups from the clutches of Facebook 😉

Read about a year of improvements from your feedback here :


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I've just ordered a new smartphone, with a 10-year warranty. Check it out too! 10yearphone.com

And if it doesn't arrive before my current phone breaks apart, I'll get a with a 5-year warranty fairphone.com, which can be got now :-) (nest.jakl.one/notes/2021-10-10)

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Years in the making, days in the drafting, I've finally done it: I dug into the full history of important features missing from iOS/Safari and made it (roughly) human-readable:


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With FLoC being deployed to Google Chrome automatically, browser fingerprinting (and therefore tracking users across the internet) becomes even more powerful than it was before.

At least there are some tools that help us fight it, namely EFF's amifloced.org and the DuckDuckGo's wonderful privacy extension now blocks FLoC.

The irony of this is that these tools will be mostly used by power users only. So the regular users will be tracked even better because of… nest.jakl.one/notes/2021-04-10

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Big news: My friend William DeMeo has announced that he's formalised Birkhoff HSP Theorem in Martin-Löf type theory using Agda. Details on ualib.gitlab.io. (nest.jakl.one/notes/2021-01-25)

A lot of people are switching from to these days. I don't like where it's going. Messaging should be as decentralised as e-mail is, otherwise we're heading to the same problem as we had with WhatsApp. Who guarantees that Signal won't be acquired by somebody we dislike in the future? For example, Matrix is a better alternative as its decentralised protocol guarantees that it can't be fully owned by anyone. (And there are possibly more options.) (nest.jakl.one/notes/2021-01-11)

Just received a YubiKey from CZ.NIC (in exchange for writing about it with ). After setting up the two-factor authentication in mojeid.cz I can easily manage my citizen profile. It's great to see some progress in Czech "e-governance". (nest.jakl.one/notes/2021-01-04)

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