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Monopolised, centralized social media is a monoculture where mind viruses can spread unchecked.

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Personal project - Scary Data:
rys.io/covid/

Graphing coronavirus outbreak globally using John Hopkins University data.

Code:
git.rys.io/rysiek/covid/

License:

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Personal project - :
samizdat.is/

Web circumvention using technologies implemented in any modern browser.

Code:
0xacab.org/rysiek/samizdat/

License:

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Perhaps there is no perfect way to convey how absurdly obscene it is that a single person can "have" over a hundred billion dollars.

But "You Are Jeff Bezos" is damn close:
direkris.itch.io/you-are-jeff-

Also, perhaps there is no perfect way to satirize .

My little parody of the aforementioned game is definitely not even close:
rys.io/you-are-donald-trump/

on fediverse, your timezone doesn't matter, your sleep schedule is always fucked enough you're online at the same time as everyone else

Ok time to install SumatraPDF. 8.9 MB RAM for that PDF. That's more sensible.

For shame, Firefox.

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Can I go back to Firefox 45 if that would use only 250 MB of RAM to render a 1.6 MB PDF?

Also, how the HECK is Edge sending me constant popup notifications for a website that I don't even have running because I don't even have Edge running....????

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Why does Firefox 90 consume a minimim of 482 megabytes of RAM on starting up when I have only one tab open and that's a locally downloaded 1.6 MB PDF?

Why is this normal?

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Somehow we've built personal interactive computers that, in 2021, in daily use, regularly get into states where they take upwards of a minute to react to keystrokes and mouse clicks, and we've convinced ourselves that this situation is either perfectly normal or entirely the user's fault.

Well, you see, you were *browsing a web page* on your multi-window, multi-processing supercomputer with gigabytes of RAM.

You just can't expect to just browse a web page and ALSO be able to click the volume control and have it come up within five seconds! That kind of bizarre abuse is just beyond the capabilities of any machine, isn't it.

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its called DNS because when you ask it to resolve a hostname it says "don't know, sorry"

It's official: I've been in the US Air Force for an entire year. 365 days ago, I enlisted, and arrived with a duffelbag at basic training.

It's so wild to me. So much has happened, and I have so much more to learn.

This 😂

A Georgian company manufacturing condoms (!) with pictures of Stalin, Putin, Kim Jong In and, as I understand some religious leaders, won an ECHR complaint against Georgian gov (!) which fined it $162 under charges of immoral (!) advertising (!)

currenttime.tv/a/proizvoditel-

@cjd

This is actually also quite rational from their point of view as reputational damage is usually close to zero, any share price drops are temporary, and media coverage is usually compassionate, portraying them as victims rather than ignorant and risk-taking idiots who put others at risk. Nobody stopped doing business with Experian or Accelion after all. Bankruptcies are rare (e.g. AMCA).

@kravietz
I agree that it's pretty much always a numbers game. If they see it as a small risk of a small fine then they're not going to do much about it. Loss of trade secrets and brand reputation damage are the ones where I see them as more flying blind.

@cjd

Role of CSO and CISO is quite challenging as in many cases they will be positioned under CFO or CEO, and *their* objectives is profit, and in most cases short-time profit. Only in highly regulated institutions (like banks) CSO can stop a crappy business project from going live for security reasons, and even then you hear arguments like "oh that 2m FSA fine would be only 5% of out turnaround".

@kravietz
I don't think data breaches and ransomeware are considered cost-of-doing-business. When a major company gets hit, the attackers know what they can extort and in the end it does affect their balance sheet.

However I do think CEOs are guilty of hiring CSOs based on their ability to make the board think happy thoughts, because they have an "it won't happen to me" invincibility complex.

'“A good vision for the metaverse is not one that a specific company builds, but it has to have the sense of interoperability and portability”, Mr Zuckerberg said, adding that there should be protocols like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) internet standards for defining how experiences will be built.'

Uh-huh

independent.co.uk/life-style/g

Nextcloud Talk 12 introduces voice messages, location sharing, Outlook integration & more!

With Nextcloud, enterprises, educational institutions and private users can immediately benefit from a decentralized, ad-free, surveillance-free complete communication experience!

Opowiadamy o otwartej, sprawdzonej w boju technologii, która pozwala przejąć kontrolę nad tym, jak czytamy wiadomości online

internet-czas-dzialac.pl/odcin

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