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“You tried to visit BBC News. Did you mean NBC News?” No, Brave. I didn’t.

I really don’t like the no-ownership-streaming-is-the-future model. It doesn’t work with things like music where there are multiple rights-holders involved. Some of my favorite songs discovered through Spotify are no longer available on Spotify. I don’t blame the artists but the premise of getting everyone in the world to agree to the same shitty-terms contract and terms is just idiotic.

@sam I’m eagerly awaiting “Bringing the DAT protocol to Firefox” part 2! :macos:

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After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-ha

#DRM #EME #Google

So, why was JSON-LD invented again? Isn't it just RDF in JSON instead of XML?

Remember kids: The property attribute in contains a space-separated list of values; just like the class and rel attributes. Parse it as such instead of doing exact string matches. is your friend.
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Thank god the entire industry hasn't decided to revolve around Blink/Chromium for 95% of the web's browser traffic, or else Google would have an unlimited ability to push forward whatever bullshit standard they wanted.

Wait hold on, my producer is telling me something [places finger on my ear piece]

Oh no.

@aral hi, the <lastBuildDate> is supposed to be the last date that the feed was changed (the same value as HTTP Last-Modified). However, it seems to be stuck in the past on ind.ie/radar/index.xml . Some feed readers stop processing when the feed supposedly hasn’t changed since the last time they requested it. The element is optional so you can just remove it.

So how come [Bing|Google] AMP Caches aren't committing infringement by redistributing unlicensed content?
ctrl.blog/entry/amp-cache-copy

“Now we’ll also do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones. This will involve asking users of existing and new Android devices in Europe which browser and search apps they would like to use.”
blog.google/around-the-globe/g

Google Chrome can now intercept HTTPS requests on slow networks and gives them the old Opera Turbo treatment through Google’s servers. Privacy implications, indeed.
blog.chromium.org/2019/03/chro

While researching a new VPS service provider I found out that they only have two employees and that their CEO is into a few different accident prone and deadly sports. I might pass on this one as the bus factor seems unreasonably high.

Comparing email hosting prices and management at Mailbox.org vs. ProtonMail.
ctrl.blog/entry/protonmail-vs-

Zuckerberg's priorities for Facebook: "Interoperability. People should be able to use any of our apps to reach their friends, and they should be able to communicate across networks easily and securely." Does this mean they'll be bringing back for messaging?
facebook.com/notes/mark-zucker

A bunch of different software and systems rolled over from February 28th to February 1st instead of March 1st today. Does anyone know what's up with that? It’s only the human readable dates that show February instead of March. I’ve not seen anything like this before.

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