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EU warns Facebook it faces sanctions over 'misleading' T&Cs

Commission gives social media company until end of the year to change its terms of service

The commission acknowledged that Facebook had made some changes but said its terms and conditions remained problematic because Facebook “tells consumers that their data and content is used only to improve their overall ‘experience’ and does not mention that the company uses these data for commercial purposes”.

theguardian.com/technology/201

I remember the days before dependency management. It was either:

a) My programming language has this built-in.
b) My programming language can't do this.

That's a fantastic crypto library that I can use: it has generate_keys(), sign(), verify(). No deps. No configuration.

github.com/orlp/ed25519

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Linux kernel community... but good news for a change! Show more

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GitX is crashing increasingly often. How am I going to use git without it? 😭 I'll have to dust off some old forks and fix the bugs…

I love modern computers. I have 4GB of data to process and I can load it all into memory, just like that. Takes 20 seconds.

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So I was browsing the internet when I saw this

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If Donald Knuth started a conference on innovations in typesetting, he could invite people to give...

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... TᴱX talks.

I am so sorry

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Did I hear it correctly — 6.5B transistors in the A12 CPU!? That's more than in 18-core Xeon.

watch with a dual-core CPU!?
In my days if you wanted two cores, you've used 6502 in the case and the second 6502 in the floppy drive!

event live streaming works in Firefox! No more bugging to use Safari. That's a very welcome compatibility fix.

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‘The “Developer Experience” Bait-and-Switch’

“We cannot continue to use as much JavaScript as is now “normal” and expect the web to flourish.”

This week’s must read. The situation really is as bad as he says. infrequently.org/2018/09/the-d

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[EN] Results of the votes on both the and of the Copyright directive are a complete failure.

Now more than ever, we must get together. The fight continues and, eventually, elections are coming in May 2019

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If Star Trek captains' commands were realistic:

Shields to "auto"!
Weapons to "auto"!
Keep maneuvering autopilot enabled.
Set the thermostat one degree lower.

In Witcher 3 there's a species of spiders working cooperatively, AKA arachnocommunism.

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If you create a webcomic, podcast, fanfiction, or other web-published creative work, could you fill out this short survey for me? Thanks! ee.kobotoolbox.org/single/::SI (boosts appreciated!)

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