Your regular reminder: when using Chrome, you are the product. Chrome is merely a vehicle to provide Google services with a competitive advantage.

This Twitter post cites court documents showing how Google leverages its browser to reliably track users, all while restricting tracking capabilities of competition.

twitter.com/fasterthanlime/sta

You'd think that, now that we aren't using physical paper, news outlets could start using articles like "a" and "the" in headlines, for cases like this where which article was removed changes the meaning. politico.com/news/2021/10/23/u

Can't wait for the Final Fantasy VII Ultimate Pixel Remaster.

Reminder that on a survey > 50% of people said that "of course Linux is not too difficult for the average user" mastodon.technology/@bclindner

Could someone remind me what that good open-source video editor is? iMovie now has a habit of hanging when I try to install it via the App Store. Literally the only thing I need is to trim starts/ends of videos.

Y'all, it's 2021, if your web site doesn't redirect to HTTPS and it's not a personal/hobby site, what are you doing?

@dublinux yeah, given that there are linux distros "for power users", it's hard for me to understand why someone would vote "of course linux is not too difficult for the average computer user"

Reminder that >50% of people chose on a survey "obviously Linux is easy enough to use for the average user." mastodon.technology/@gianmarco

do not put common error sounds in your music DO NOT PUT COMMON ERROR SOUNDS IN YOUR MUSIC

@rysiek did you see that post recently? I wish i had the original. something like:

Normal brain: "Frankenstein was the monster."
Super brain: "Frankenstein was the doctor."
Galaxy brain: "Frankenstein *was* the monster."

What's that string-similarity algorithm again? Levenstein? If it's not that it's something close to that.

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AI safety solution: make an AI care about literally everything a little bit, so it can't trade off everything for marginal returns on its objective function

the result: oh god we gave the robot anxiety

Why do they call it "sum" when you want to add *all*?

TSA: "Why do you have a wrist brace?"
Me: "I injured my wrist typing."
TSA: "Typing??"
Me: "You don't understand: I hate computers."

There's so much emphasis on "sanitization" now but, we *do* know now that surface sanitization is 100% for non-Covid sicknesses, right? It's good to prevent those, especially since any symptoms are more worrying now. But—we know it doesn't help with Covid safety at all, right?

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