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Cake day: Sep 25, 2020


Yeah it is intrusive. If anyone wants these are the relevant user.js for Firefox:

user_pref("extensions.update.enabled", false);
user_pref("extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault", false);
user_pref("extensions.systemAddon.update.enabled", false); 

I think this incident puts forward an important question: How much should we trust our software? FOSS doesn’t always mean it’s secure and privacy respecting (look at MS vscode it has a ton of telemetry); and given the large amount of softwares and libraries we use to run a Linux system no one has the time to audit each individually or keep updated on every potentially bad-faith changes like this. Hence we always have to place some amount of trust on the maintainers or developers but always remain somewhat vigilant.

Sorry for being late. The distros are currently backporting the fixes. You can read about Fedora in the lwn thread. Here’s Ubuntu https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.8.0-25.26 Arch jumped a version I think but they are assigned now against the kernel package https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1248

I’m not completely updated on the events but as I understand the original add-on changed ownership and was sold to a unknown group of Turkish developers against whom the claim of injecting malware is. The Chrome and Edge version is affected but not the Firefox one because the same add-on is maintain…

5.10 isn’t even mainline yet. 5.8.15 just got released two days ago, Arch hasn’t pushed it to their channel and 5.9 came out last Sunday.

Death note seems the quiet ‘beginner friendly’ anime since I started with it too and saw a lot people recommending it to first time anime watchers. Does it provide a smooth transition from Hollywood style into the anime world or is it because the story is fantastic yet easily digestible?

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t see such a possibility in the ‘near’ future at least for the average joe version of Windows.

I wouldn’t consider them as ‘morons’; you’re looking at a collective brainpower with the best tech and power combo; surely they know what their purposes are and they probably succeeded in that. The ‘terrorism’ and ‘fight for freedom’ angle is made up to cover-up since very few would question that angle because it relates to national security.

Pity it is a chicken and egg problem for DDG

Yeah probably. Involvement with these privacy disrespecting companies whose sole purpose is to mine data and increase profit margins really taints ProtonMail’s image since their core values are exactly the polar opposites and one of the major reason why people chose to support them. I don’t know how much it’ll cost them in the long run but I hope they pull out of this. Atleast it clearly shows that they are trying to hide their agenda about profit/greed by engaging and/or covering it up with in some kind of “holy war” against monopoly.

When I was a kid, most of my favorite cartoons were anime.

I guess it was the same for me but I don’t remember much of the cartoons I used to watch as a kid.

uBlock is best at what it is, primarily an ad-blocker while uMatrix provided more fine grained advanced control like you can selectively block a java-script or an image or css from loading in a particular site from a particular domain. Like if you visit a website using Google’s re-captcha you can block that entire thing using the controls. It is really the best for me.

This is sad. I used to use it a lot and one of primary add-ons along with uBlock. So can someone tell me: will it be delisted from Mozilla add-on store now that development has stopped?

There’s AoPS for Math which is mostly targeted at olympiad level but has a thriving graduate math community. It’s not entirely tracker free but significantly less than Stackexchange sites.

This is a good step forward from a studio that supported Linux from day 1 I think, now with rebirth too.