Podcast: SAFE Crossroads #55, Real Vaults, Phase 1, with devs Nikita Baksalyar and Lionel Farber

Centering around the recently released Vault program library, we explore the implications of other advances, including new data types, how they relate to each other, Safecoin integration, and a lot more.

The concept of the Perpetual Web - private, secure and free - takes on much greater clarity.


birdsite thread

It’s Friday so that means its dev update summary time.

This is a hefty update so get cosy and prepared to be inspired!


I expected terrible issues with an X1 Carbon running #QubesOS (from everything I’d heard) but so far it is behaving as good if not better than my trusty T450s

The surveillance state is growing.

A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.

Oh wow... my talk/workshop for @mozillafestival #mozfest
""3D's: Dating, Dataportability & Deception (GDPR edition)"
Was accepted!

Did you know an estimated 15 to 20 million people relying on artisanal gold for their daily income and livelihoods?

Together with @FairtradeUK@twitter.com we #DareToCare for people and planet and are scaling up Fairtrade gold sourcing.

Read more about it >> frphn.co/FairtradeGold

Malcolm Turnbull says renewables plus storage are cheaper than coal and nuclear for new power generation

Mr Turnbull refers to "new coal". Leading experts consulted by Fact Check pointed out that new coal-fired power plants would most likely be required to accept a "risk premium" when obtaining finance, reflecting uncertainty over international and domestic climate and energy policy, future clean-up costs, and higher construction risks.
According to some estimates, interest rates faced by new coal projects as a consequence would be twice those applying to wind or solar projects. Factoring this in makes new coal an even less attractive proposition. The best available data suggests that under current conditions, nuclear energy would not be a cheaper source of electricity than renewables, as Mr Turnbull points out. squeet.me/objects/962c3e105863

SAFE Network Dev Update - September 12, 2019

- Medium articles:
What’s included in Phase 1 Vaults?
New data types on
- Vaults (nodes from home) Phase 2 implementation started
- CLI, work on NodeJS API begins
- PoC Browser now working in Windows


List of Current Releases

Here is a list of current releases related to the development of the .


SAFE Authenticator CLI
SAFE Vault


SAFE Browser PoC


SAFE Mobile Authenticator
SAFE Mobile Browser


COBOL turns 60 - Why it will outlive us all

In computing's early years, the only languages were machine and assembler. In those days, computing science really was "science." Clearly, there needed to be an easier language for programming those hulking early mainframes. That language, named in September 1959, became Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL).
"While market sizing is difficult to specify with any accuracy, we do know the number of organizations running COBOL systems today is in the tens of thousands. Any time you phone a call center, any time you transfer money, or check your account, or pay a mortgage, or renew or get an insurance quote, or when contacting a government department, or shipping a parcel, or ordering some flowers, or buying something online at a whole range of retailers, or booking a vacation, or a flight, or trading stocks, or even checking your favorite baseball team's seasonal statistics, you are interacting with COBOL." squeet.me/objects/962c3e109b9a

UK politics / Call to action 

Ah fuck, I'm not confident I can make a good experience with just Open Library and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get anything useful out of the MediaWiki API. I'm worried I'll be required to store book data so it can be cleaned and made actually useful 😫

Can anyone help me find an API that's free (or cheap) that'll be good to use for getting book data? ISBNdb looks great, but it's a little pricey for a $0 budget project...

#webdev #books #api

The #Pine64 community have committed to giving all the profit from the sale of the #PinePhone (about US$10 per unit) to the developers of the OS software that runs on it:

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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