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If you want to help mozilla create more diverse and open datasets for voice interfaces voice.mozilla.org/en

Blockchain: decentralisation centralised on my coin.

Hint: the core of decentralisation isn’t about having a billion copies of the same database. It’s about a billion people each having their own, unique database.

PS. In a truly decentralised system, no one makes a billion dollars. *watches all the right libertarians make for the door*

PPS. A venture capitalist would never invest in a truly decentralised system. Why? See PS, above.

#blockchain #VentureCapital #bullshit

#IPFS braindump for my hosting idea 

So I want to provide static file hosting for others, on subdomains. My idea is to have a webinterface for the user, where they choose a subdomain, and enter an IPNS to their site root.
The server will then pin that, and create the DNSLink TXT record for the chosen subdomain. It will also get a letsencrypt certification, to serve a web gateway over https for the chosen subdomain.

Is this the nicest way to do this? What are the tradeoffs? This is based on my limited reading of the IPFS documentation

why should you write CLI & terminal software in 2019?

well, there are plenty of reasons, but a really good one is that desktop computing is in a state of relentless decline (backed by megacorp fiat that it be murdered ASAP) and the terminal will still be cockroaching along decades after it's impossible to use any of the GUI paradigm stuff that worked just fine in like 1998-2010.

In case you have connection problems in Joinmarket, you might find this brief note helpful (pls share if you know a place it might be helpful, thanks):

old.reddit.com/r/joinmarket/co

The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.

#Debian folks: What's the recommended way of installing language packs with firefox-mozilla-build?

just upgraded linux kernel to 4.20 on my laptop to and everything seems a lot smoother
I think because the driver for the onboard AMD GPU was improved since 4.15

Terrifying/appalling chart from kraken - exploding volume of LE data requests ... US is dominant. twitter.com/krakenfx/status/10

I've asked on IRC; the server had database corruption during the holidays so it takes somewhat longer to fix, but it will be back.

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what happened to fedora-riscv[.]tranquillity[.]se?

it's been down for a few days, haven't been able to update my RISC-V fedora install

FWIW it is still mentioned on fedoraproject.org/wiki/Archite

to everyone who survived
to everyone who endured
to everyone who thrived
to everyone ignored
to everyone

we outlasted 2018
we made it

here's to the days beyond this one which are still perfect

This might well be the creepiest #Google page ever: All the purchases a user has ever done. If the user receives a confirmation email for a purchase they made, the user is not notified that Google collected and displays this piece of information in this page. There is no explanation why they are collecting all the purchases in one page, and apparently there is no way to opt out of this or even delete the purchases from the list.

myaccount.google.com/purchases

@jalcine @clacke DRM isn't about asking people to pay. Copyright law already does that, and DRM is copyright vigilantism. DRM is about restricting what people can do with stuff they already paid for, to make sure that they can't treat it like something they own. DRM is about treating your clients as your enemies. It's inherently adversarial.

When you're browsing on Firefox and you accident open in a new window instead of a new tab.

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