The “Startup Mode” Conundrum
The Eternal Fight between ‘getting it right’ vs ‘getting it out’
It used to be that opened Chrome for specific websites, e.g. sites that were heavy on video content (Netflix, Amazon Video) or sites where I knew the "latest web technologies" were being used (Twitch et al) ..
These days all of them are running reasonable faster in Firefox and I only use Chrome sporadically to evaluate weird issues I see on certain websites.
It's been a while, but sticking with Firefox for the past 20 years is finally paying off.
what the fuck is happening on amazon
I'm thinking, there's definitely an investor somewhere that's interesting in getting people to pick up a smoking habit again, or just reassure them that they're not doing anything wrong .. and it's absolutely chilling.
I've witnessed first hand what smoking and its effects can do to a loved one (lung cancer and a brutal decline into a very agonizing death) and it's terrifying to even think about a resurgence.
There are a few articles out there, mostly written after a public complaint had been launched, but nothing really came of them. Netflix's response was lackluster and weak ("We'd like to know more"):
In virtually all of the original shows I've watched on Netflix lately an overwhelming portion of the cast members are smoking. And even in situations where'd be either unethical or rude (hospital, around children; seen on Narcos, Stranger Things) or completely ridiculous (underground research laboratory; Maniac)
Oh, nice, AutoScalingGroups with mixed instance types (ondemand, spot): https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-ec2-auto-scaling-groups-with-multiple-instance-types-purchase-options/ #aws
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This will definitely be the last company I ever work for that uses Windows in production. I have tried really hard to figure out how someone who has any idea what they're doing would make such a choice, and so far the only justification I can find is Stockholm Syndrome.
I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
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