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Regular reminder that "embrace, extend, extinguish" was invented by Microsoft.

Now, Microsoft says it is "embracing" Linux and open source in general.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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The truth is, git is extremely simple to use, as long as you don't do anything with it.

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Yeah, we are all pretty much raving lunatics around here.

Also: geeks, nerds, queers, trans and assorted weirdoes. And cat lovers. Adorable people one and all.

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

Childish humor NASA Mars 

@ParadeGrotesque Do you remember this by NASA?

Wow. #Signal owned #Cellebrite - a vendor that sells mobile phone hacking and extraction software to shady goverments around the work - big time.

Read this awesome article and be sure to watch the clip.


Childish humor NASA Mars 

Amazing what NASA is doing: they put a small helicopter on Mars. Unbelievable. Exclusive image.

University of Minnesota banned from Linux kernel development and a purge begins:

"Because of this, I will now have to ban all future contributions from your University and rip out your previous contributions"

Le Conseil d'Etat vient de valider durablement les différents systèmes français de surveillance de masse.

Pour y parvenir, il a dû à la fois émanciper la France du droit de l'UE et déclarer un état d'urgence permanent

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
- Stephen Hawking

police brutality 

Friendly reminder, breonna Taylor’s murders are being offered book deals. This fight has yet to start.

If you have something developed or run on #OpenBSD, #NetBSD, #FreeBSD or other #BSD and you want to present September 16-21 (in Vienna or online), see the Call for Papers at and submit at by May 26th!


Mozilla Fixes Firefox Flaw That Allowed Spoofing of HTTPS Browser Padlock - The Mozilla Foundation releases Firefox 88, fixing 13 bugs ranging from high to low sever... #vulnerabilities #websecurity

I learned this morning that my grandmother passed away of natural causes, at the age of 99 years old.

She went through WWII as a civil defense first responder, married my grandfather, had 4 children and ran a small business with him.

It's strange to think she won't be around anymore. Hug your loved ones.

The Tor Project is hiring for two positions: a Systems Administrator and a Browser Developer. Share these opportunities with your networks:

Voudriez-vous savoir pourquoi un ingénieur peut être opposé à #TousAntiCOVID ? Il ne s'agit pas de dogmatisme ou d'idéologie comme le résument souvent ses promoteurs condescendants, mais de problèmes bien identifiés. Un Thread 1/18

2016 - Hypponen’s Law: "Whenever an appliance is described as being ‘smart’, it’s vulnerable"

Today - news: Cisco researchers find security leaks in smart airfrier, allowing remote code execution.

Oh yes, Cisco told the manufacturer, Cosori, about the leaks on december 21st. But it isn't fixed, so they now made the details public. Happy hacking 😅!


Hypponens law and the future of IOT:

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Nettoyons le web !

Développeur·ses, il est temps pour vous de choisir son camp :: allez-vous aider à débarasser le web du tracking qui attente à notre vie privée, ou d’en être complice ?


#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

One more reason to love :

April 19th 2021: Damien Miller announces 8.6 on the OSS Security mailing list.

April 19th 2021: Hidden in the Slackware ChangeLog:

n/openssh-8.6p1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.

Same day upgrade. That's pretty cool. Slackware 15 is going to be a great release.

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