"Google bans Podcast Addict app after 9 years for letting users play podcasts that reference COVID-19" -> https://reclaimthenet.org/google-play-suspends-podcast-addict/
"Google bans my events app for referencing Covid-19, or related terms"-> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23221447
"Ask HN: How long has Google been censoring YouTube comments critical of China?"-> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23221264
"Google deletes “communist bandits” 共匪 comments on Youtube globally."->https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23223219
🤔 Is there a new trend here? or just an old one?
Google is deleting YouTube comments including the word "共匪" within about 30 seconds of being posted. The word means "communist bandits" and is often used in comments critical of the Chinese government.
the year is 2050. GTK is still preparing the move to version 4, and has collaborated with the FBI to assassinate anyone who mentions the filepicker thumbnail bug. qt stil has an open source version, but it requires you to have create an account with a valid email address and physical address, and limits applications to only containing one window.
microsoft is still "transitioning away from winforms" to the Multiversal Windows Platform, For Real You Guys, We're Doing It Platform. iOS desktop (formerly macOS) has deprecated all system widgets in favour of the cloud. google has created an artificial intelligence to randomly create and deprecate new GUI frameworks, rendering it essentially impossible for anybody but them to create android apps with "native GUIs".
the only usable framework is electron, but everybody hates it because bloat.
as people struggle to find a desktop ui framework that hasn't been bogged down into uselessness by licensing issues or lack of features, a saviour emerges from the heavens: java swing
Don't pay for expensive PDF editing tools – use LibreOffice Draw! Since LibreOffice 6.4, it lets you consolidate (join) multiple text boxes into a single one, which is great if you've imported a PDF and the text content is split up into lots of chunks: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/03/06/libreoffice-power-feature-join-text-boxes-after-importing-pdfs/
"... a remote attacker within proximity can silently execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Bluetooth daemon as long as Bluetooth is enabled. No user interaction is required ..."
A practical consequence of this is that I dislike the use of codes of conduct as an objective document. They're just boilerplate on top of "don't be a dickhead", which is the real missive enforced by project leadership. It's more important to identify if your values align with the leadership than if they align with a code of conduct, because at the end of the day the leadership is enforcing their values.
If the leadership tries to suspend their values to enforce the letter of a code of conduct, they leave loopholes large enough for bad actors to drive a truck through by weasel wording their behavior to be within the letter of the CoC, if not the spirit of it.
So instead, in my opinion, it's better to just skip this entirely. Projects should make clear who's in charge, and then govern themselves based on their own values, which they were going to do anyway. Participants should then consider if the leader's values align with their own, which they should be doing anyway. No further formalisms are necessary.
Jesus. One could build a mansion on that attack surface.
RT @espectalll: OK, so here's something obscure and cool: Mozilla's experimental browser, Servo, is now available as a Gstreamer plugin. Which means you can render webpages straight into a video stream! https://github.com/servo/servo/tree/master/ports/gstpluginhttps://github.com/servo/servo/tree/master/ports/gstplugin
> A lot of Chromebook and Chromebox users don't realize this, but all ChromeOS devices have an expiration date.
🤦♂️ put linux on it or don't buy this kind of stuff.
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