MacBook Pro teardown confirms the new keyboard is basically just the old, good keyboard https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/11/15/20966926/apple-16-inch-macbook-pro-teardown-ifixit-keyboard-switches-scissor-butterfly
hacking in python for the first time in many years (for work) and i'm disappointed in how many warts it still has... it feels like a language in decline.
why still no persistent history in the repl?
what are we gaining by adding extra ceremony for `bytes(bytearray([ ... ]))`?
why is struct (with magic strings) still the way to do binary encodings?
Ubiquiti acts shitty • Excellent networking hardware starts sending surveillance data from your network without your permission or any way to turn it off https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/07/ubiquiti_networks_phone_home/ #linkblog #ubiquitinetworkprivacybadtechtootme
BREAKING: a federal judge has ruled that suspicionless searches of travelers’ cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices when we cross the U.S. border are unconstitutional.
This is an enormous victory for privacy. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops
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MASTODON: Ok boomer
This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: https://qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twitter-india-users-are-migrating-to-mastodon-in-thousands/
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.
Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄
On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...
It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.
you cannot outsource moderation -- not "even" to an algorithm
heh. linux opened its gates to the systemd trojan, and now they’re stuck with it https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/804254/71240d6b83844653/
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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