What kind of IT pranks have you played on people??
I used a kinda IP spoof using a proxy (still in kali don't remember name ATM)to gain access to a buddies home router. I changed the DNS to point to one I setup which redirected every common site to a porn site.
Years ago I slipped on my friends GF machine running win98 and changed the shell from explorer to progman and told her 98 sucks I reinstalled win 3.1 I swear I think smoke was coming out her ears as she thought I really did it lol.
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
Until December 10th you can grab Company of Heroes 2 (has Linux support ported by Feral Interative) 100% free to keep on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/231430/Company_of_Heroes_2/
@pixelfed Let's call me a killjoy, but here is an idea of a security posture: letting fellow developers and infosec folks have a look at your code and software in small and/or testing environments before you organize a much hyped upgrade event and have the same unreviewed code handle pictures and data for thousands of users.
Still unhappy that you are not releasing a single line of the code I guess.
As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:
By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.
This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.
This is new to me, people have been abusing ad-blocking extensions to achieve political goals and censor some websites 😖 https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/285 #censorship #adblocking
We do need to get away from the belief that all data collection is inherently bad because it is not. It is possible to collect metrics for software improvement while still respecting the user’s privacy
To survive, FOSS has to steal my data like the adults
Boredom is valuable, it is a state that drives creativity. When your brain feels bored, but doesn't have the outlet of games, TV, or social media, it will seek other ways to relieve it, which often results in making cool things or thinking up some ideas.
The craving to refresh reddit or RSS has value, it is the same sensation that drives you to do cool stuff. By not refreshing the page, you can "save up" the boredom/dopamine, fuel it into the motivation to do useful things.
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