fedi will mostly always be "bad" for marketing and that's a good thing
Holy shit. This is huge! The EU is completely bulldozing Apple’s walled garden.
Although, I wonder if the EU would see things differently if any of the tech giants were based there.
Also, I hope we Americans get to benefit from these new rules somehow too.
They’re aiming for the trifecta of safe, fast, simple, which is really admirable. They’re getting eviscerated in the court of public opinion though for reasons that appear (to me, at least) to be just lack of good communication skills from the dev team.
Too bad. So much promise. Soft skills matter, folks.
I just learned about V lang today (thanks HN!), and it looks really interesting. I love hearing about new languages that try to improve on the state-of-the-art established by recent players like Rust and Go.
Decentralization isn't everything. It's not the goal in itself. There is a long tail of product design decisions that make or break a platform (which is why I find it kind of silly that Bluesky spent 2 years arguing over protocol design, though that's a different story). But that point is that decentralization is the foundation for a viable platform. Without it you're doomed to repeat the path of hundreds of social media apps of the past... Just a different paint on the same exact structure.
On Removing Let and Let Mut - Evan Ovadia @ Vale Lang: https://verdagon.dev/blog/on-removing-let-let-mut
What's wrong with (modern) computing?
- Computers spy on us all the time
- Computers are insecure, while pretending not to to be.
- Computers enable new modes of rent seeking, further exasperated by shitty patents and worse laws
- Computers/the modern internet encourage behaviors which are bad for our mental health as individuals.
- Computers and the modern internet, in concert with modern capitalism have built a world essentially without public spaces.
You know, all that bullshit.
Best new programming language attempt I’ve seen in a while!
It’s trying to be fast, safe, and easy all at once! It has move semantics, static types, and very strong safety guarantees. It’s not ready for mainstream use yet, but when it is, I get the feeling I might like it even more than rust.
Definitely a new programming language to keep an eye on.
@renata "It is only 'Uber' if it is produced in the region of Uberlandia; otherwise it is just sparkling personal driver."
I’m pretty tired of dreading system updates because of never-ending stream of breaking changes. I’m tired of getting my work interrupted by the rolling releases. VirtualBox seems to be the first to break each time.
I really want to get off Arch and onto something more stable, with coordinated package releases.
My historical favorite disto, Mint, is still too out-of-date for my taste, but there’s hope. They’re planning the v21 release, with a 5.15 Linux kernel, any day now.
I love my Framework laptop, but the new hardware requires a very recent Linux kernel to work. I’ve been using Arch (btw) to get the latest packages, and it’s nice in a way. It’s also incredibly unstable. This is not the first time pacman pulled down incompatible package combinations and it won’t be the last.
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