That new Microsoft #SurfaceDuo has so many software stability and design problems! https://pocketnow.com/microsoft-surface-duo-review
Xbox XCloud Game Pass streaming is turning out to be really good now. https://pocketnow.com/xbox-xcloud-game-streaming-on-the-surface-duo-is-awesome
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 https://github.com/dwmkerr/hacker-laws
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.
Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.
The #CosmoCommunicator now has a v2 build of #Debian #KDEplasma #Linux that includes SMS and Phone calling apps!
TikTok offers 3rd parties to audit their code to quiet #privacy 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 #FOSS license. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/29/tiktok-privacy-antitrust-china/
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. https://remmina.org/how-to-install-remmina/
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! 😎
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/harden-your-zoom-settings-protect-your-privacy-and-avoid-trolls
How to have a Safe Video Call Party while Quarantined
https://pocketnow.com/how-to-have-a-safe-video-call-party-while-quarantined #covid_19 #jitsimeet
"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."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I don’t believe this conspiracy theory one bit, but it is delicious
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.
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.
I guess Google doesn't care about human rights anymore. https://medium.com/@rossformaine/i-was-googles-head-of-international-relations-here-s-why-i-left-49313d23065
Well I learned something fun today. Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze. Also, it reports the results to Google.
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News