Big news in cryptography! Sequoia PGP v1.0 has been released. This is an alternative implementation of OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy) standard, as compared to GnuPG. Besides being written in #rustlang, it takes a library-first approach. https://sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2020/12/16/202012-1.0/
I'm contemplating whether to DIY some soundproofing for my room. This version has the best mounting I've seen so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIP2Mix_bwM
Tell Parliament Your Privacy is not for sale! Parliament must ensure that the new UK-Japan trade deal protects our personal data. Privacy is not a bargaining chip. Please tell your MP now that your privacy is not for sale.
I wrote this and it was correct on the first try:
I deserve a cookie. #rustlang
PL politics, women's rights, PLEASE boost
The Constitutional Court of Poland (which includes illegally appointed judges) just made a ruling regarding abortion law.
Abortion in PL is now illegal for p. much ANY reason. Women will be forced to give birth not just to children that result from rape. It'll actually be illegal to abort a foetus without lungs or a brain. No, this is not an exaggeration.
This is a EU country in 2020. Difficult to imagine, right?
Please boost to make this widely known.
"Autonomous cars can misbehave if you maliciously manipulate road markings or post fake signs" doesn't seem scary to me. You can manipulate roads to confuse humans, too. It's nothing new, only seems like a new problem when it involves new tech. There are many ways to plant deadly traps on roads, but fortunately people don't do that.
A free font, HyperLegible from the Braille institue. https://www.brailleinstitute.org/freefont for those with poor vision and to be unambiguous
wow: #curl is moving to a RustTLS backend – initially opt-in, but the plan is to make it the default eventually. https://www.abetterinternet.org/post/memory-safe-curl/
I did *not* see that coming. I thought we might one day get a #rust alternative to curl, but curl itself embracing Rust is quite the vote of confidence.
(imo, more meaningful that FAANG's recent/continuing rust love)
The new European Citizens' Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income has been launched. It will be examined by the commission if one million citizens support it, so I invite you to sign it and share it: https://eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public/#/screen/home