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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

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so tired about US tech people posting about covid19 contact tracing apps. they don't work, they never worked, they haven't worked anywhere. the solution is not more tech the solution is public healthcare and giving money to people to stay home. stop making apps

can I please focus on my homework yet?

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No matter what happens to Mozilla, please everyone, don't start using Brave.

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Yuri Gagarin looks weird in this American textbook🤣

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us politics, fedi unpopular opinion 

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@kline and that's why cooperative ownership of software is so important: it puts control in the hands of people AND it provides devs with a steady flow of cash

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Imagine putting a giant backdoor into your program and telling people it was secure

(this is a response to all JavaScript browser-based crypto libraries)

the number being the one on my bathroom scale :blobfrowningbig:

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Mozilla take 

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us electoralism 

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Chicago PD is asking for footage of "looters" so they can identify them, would be a shame if they got sent a bunch of spam and memes and got their database made useless instead 😳

new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-re

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@rek reminds me of a conversation with this one guy i know who was going crazy trying to make a static webpage with an editor component, using "modern practices" (node server, with all that jazz), and was absolutely baffled when i said that he can just write and open html files with his browser as-is and everything still works just fine for his usecase

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"Everything we do to make it harder to create a website or edit a web page, and harder to learn to code by viewing source, promotes that consumerist vision of the web.

Pretending that one needs a team of professionals to put simple articles online will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Overcomplicating the web means lifting up the ladder that used to make it possible for people to teach themselves and surprise everyone with unexpected new ideas. "

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After a long period with no unattended microphones in the house I have had to allowed one to operate for the purposes of hands-free voice based device control. And sure enough…

We were just discussing purchasing an armchair, and have done a flat zero looking online for it because we were talking about getting one at a local shop. 15 minutes later there's a Google ad.

Goodbye #privacy :(

mh kinda, - 

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