Nice Firefox trying to be all shifty. Where have the honest vendors gone?
2019: New Year's Resolutions Show more
Happy New Year everyone!
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If you're on Android, this is one more reason to make sure you're on Android 9: no-hassle DNS-based ad blocking!
As someone originally from a country where DNS is used to restrict user freedom, it is refreshing to see it put to use to protect user privacy instead
occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"
then i catch myself.
no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.
Hanlon's Law is misleading Show more
Hanlon's Law says never to attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. The problem is that malicious people cultivate the appearance of stupidity precisely so that we won't attribute their actions to malice. And even when they are stupid, it's often a willful stupidity that itself comes from malice.
So I offer you Lynch's Corollary to Hanlon's Law: if the actor benefits from the apparent stupidity of their actions, it's malice.
Programming language elitism Show more
It's not so much that it's not possible to write high-quality code in PHP, JS, or Ruby as it is that people who want to write high quality code generally choose other languages.
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