False, false, false.

Unix time is the number of seconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC

If I wait exactly one second, Unix time advances by exactly one second

Unix time can never go backwards


How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook.

Facebook has been less than transparent about the ways in which it uses data of non-Facebook users in the past.

This Giant Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users' Batteries And Data By Running Hidden Video Ads In Android Apps

buzzfeednews.com/article/craig via @CraigSilverman

Google need to be flogged from top to bottom.

Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising bbc.com/news/business-47639228

" today the ecological niches are fairly full, and fresh new OS ideas are harder to come by, or at least to propagate".
-- dmr

Dennis Ritchie's desktop, july 2002.

Despite the vast numbers of sophisticated tools, modern software is still plagued with vulnerabilities that are constantly exploited. The situation is even worse when it comes to complex and rapidly changing software ecosystems that involve legacy code. In such cases, hardening techniques come into play. Since we cannot prevent certain types of bugs, we might as well work around the problem by preventing or hindering the exploitation of these bugs.

Indronil boosted

@indronil Well, I agree with the point about the license (BSD over GPL all day long), but the bit about one checkout per repo is factually wrong (worktrees are a thing), and (subjectively) I view the other points as damning of Fossil, not Git.

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