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I got this banana phone as a joke but it turns out it's the best Bluetooth headset I've ever used.

Help, I'm managing an international consulting firm via banana.

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Variable fonts are one of the coolest innovations in web typography, and they're now supported in all major browsers! They offer designers huge amounts of flexibility without bogging down pages with megabytes of font files.

Mozilla posted a brief intro to variable fonts at hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/vari and you can see some in action at v-fonts.com/

Firefox Focus is about to swap over to the new GeckoView rendering engine. Hopefully Firefox for Android will follow shortly after 🦊

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/focu

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Noticed that Battery Saving mode was enabled on my Pixel 2 last night, which was weird because I'd just charged it up. Turns out I hadn't switched it on accidentally. Google had switched it on remotely 😒

reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comme

Sorry to see Inbox getting shuttered - I really liked the task-based "inbox-zero" approach it takes to managing email:

theverge.com/2018/9/12/1784850

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Article 12a: No posting your own photos or videos of sports matches. You are the audience, your job is to sit where you're told, passively watch the game, and go home. (4/6)

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#Article11: Linking to the news using more than one word from the article is prohibited unless you're using a service that bought a license from the news site you want to link to. (3/6) eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/not-

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#Article13: the Copyright Filters. All but the smallest platforms will have to defensively adopt copyright filters that examine everything you post, and censor anything judged to be a copyright infringement. (2/6) eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/how-

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Today Members of the European Parliament adopted three terrible proposals in the new #CopyrightDirective and rejected every good one, setting the stage for mass, automated surveillance and arbitrary censorship of the Internet. (1/6) eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/toda

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For those of you who oftentimes find themselves wasting time in man pages when just searching for one of the most common use cases: tldr is a collection of somplified, community-driven man pages. Saves me a few seconds every day.

github.com/tldr-pages/tldr

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@fribbledom I find this URL display mangling annoying in Safari. Sorry to see it get adopted by Chrome too. 👎🏼

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Some people who routinely keep shitposting about Mozilla don't understand anything about how Firefox works. This is a DNS over HTTPs primer (a proposed IETF standard) with cartoons so even fanatics can understand it.

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/05/a-ca

This is the DoH draft
datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft

Google is also using this protocol experimentally
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_over

The more requests are pooled by a DNS proxy, the hardest it becomes to eavesdrop on the requesting user agent.

Ignore disinformation.

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It appears necessary to AGAIN note #Mozilla only used #Cloudflare in this alpha test. Mozilla are ACTIVELY looking at other organisations to roll this new #DNS over HTTPS #DoH standard.

Does this sound like Cloudflare is the intended only option folks?

blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2018/

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Reminder, Google AMP is bad for the open web. It was bad at inception and it just gets worse.
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Ugh. Google AMP is now “improving the performance of mobile content and advertising” by jamming ads *into* photos.
twitter.com/strobist/status/10

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This is literally the least helpful thing you could have possibly designed your voice assistant to do

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