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Looks like the Windows XP source code got leaked. I can't wait to see what kind of horrible code that would never be tolerated in Open Source is lurking in the depths of that abyss.

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One "rule" I've heard a few times for estimating software schedules is "take your estimate, double it, and then shift to the next unit of time". For example:

2 hours → 4 days

(I've also heard "multiply by pi" so "2 days → 6.29 weeks)

Does that rule have a name? It seems like the sort of thing that should, and that should be listed on github.com/dwmkerr/hacker-laws

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The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.

If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.

Being vocal about the direction of #Firefox & #Mozilla to appropriate channels is surely needed - less Google & more innovation.

Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.

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Mind. Blown.

I discovered #pivpn tonight, and within 15 minutes, I had a wireguard vpn using my #pihole configured and accessible from my mobile phone.

Both of these projects deserve kudos and funding. Check out #pivpn if you've ever wanted to host your own VPN.

pivpn.io/

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TikTok offers 3rd parties to audit their code to quiet concerns. Auditability, not just of TikTok w/ hand-picked regulators/experts, is critical for software we rely on. For real privacy and security, you want software w/ a license. washingtonpost.com/technology/

The official PPA version of Remmina is so much better than the versions that exist in distro repositories I've tried! Like, it actually works. remmina.org/how-to-install-rem

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An Invitation to Play Along:

We're currently developing a N900-style keyboard attachment for the #Pinephone. Do you think you can do better? Prove it. If you're right, your design may make it to production! 😎

pine64.org/2020/07/29/invitati

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We established the other day that only morons use chat services other than IRC. But, there is an interesting implication to note: this draws morons away from IRC, creating a kind of reverse eternal september. These days IRC on the whole has noticably fewer idiots on it than it used to.

I label all of my XFCE Whisker menus with "Start" on Linux. ;) It reduces cognitive load required to process goofy icons and reminds me of Windows 95. :D

I wish I could find an ethical, simple WiFi direct file sharing app that works cross-platform via a QR code.

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If you need Zoom to work, study, or just communicate with family and friends, you can take these steps to protect yourself from privacy threats. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/hard

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"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Really?"
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I don’t believe this conspiracy theory one bit, but it is delicious

RT @mylesbyrne@twitter.com

The US and UK governments are bleeding authority so fast, the goal MUST be to invalidate themselves as the previously unquestioned loci of Westphalian sovereignty.

2/5

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mylesbyrne/status/

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RT @djbaskin@twitter.com

Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.

😷+👃🏻👃🏽👃🏿👄=🔓

faceidmasks.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/djbaskin/status/12

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