humor, only just 

I don't like to talk to kids like some folks do, really slow and drawn out with "baby talk". Nope. I talk to them like little adults. I shove a copy of "The Economist" in their tiny little hands and say "this is the world you're going to inherit some day. Fuckin' figure it out."

It's especially obnoxious because it was all forced down our throats because "At least it's not flash!"

And, sure, Flash was insecure, not accessible, under a single vendor's control, and had terrible performance.

Everyone insisted that the WHATWG's goal of turning a system for hyperlinked documents into an application delivery platform couldn't be questioned because it was 'useful' and 'pragmatic' and 'at least it's not flash'.

And people insisted that Google and the W3C embracing DRM was good because 'at least it's not flash'.

So now we have:

Applications that are terrible resource hogs that run in the web browser, demanding levels of RAM that would make Flash blush. But at least it's not flash.

Terrible accessibility because the actual widget structure that could be parsed and dealt with reasonably got taken away and replaced with a maze of twisty little CSS/JavaScript/HTML5 widgets, all different. But at least it's not flash.

And sure, the entire concept of DRM may be inimical to the concept of accessibility because accessibility is all about getting content, reprocessing it in all sorts of ways, and presenting it differently and DRM Is about making sure you can only access content in approved ways. But at least it's Widevine instead of Flash.

And sure we may have de facto a single vendor in charge of everything, since Microsoft dropped their browser engine for Chromium, and the Mozilla corporation seems to keep forgetting why anyone liked Firefox and is shedding market share, so they're at the point where they just follow whatever Google does…but at least it's not Flash.

(It's worse. Volunteers can and have made working flash players on their own. How much of HTML5 do you think a small volunteer force can implement in a reasonable timeframe?)

Maybe things are slightly more secure, now, thanks to all the sandboxing.
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When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

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An article on the Wired website: 20 years after 9⁄11, surveillance has become a way of life.

Right below is another one: The best video doorbell cameras.

@jalefkowit When I say the same I am told I should learn git reflog, which I am told is a very simple and straightforward way for you to rewrite the history of history.

A fun thing about Git is that if you accidentally get sensitive information like passwords into your repo, the only way to get it out again is to fight God with your bare fists

I had been thinking that Charles might abdicate or pass on to William, but thinking about it, being King of England is a bit of a bucket list item and if I was 75 I probably wouldn't turn it down either

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I think probably the most respectful way to respect Queen Elizabeth II's outstanding example of 20th and 21st Century Monarchhood would be to pass a law saying that nobody else, from any country, can ever be a Monarch again. So as not to compete with her.

I mean how can you compete? So best to just drop the mic. Letting anyone else just "have a go, how hard could it be" would be quite rude.

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California pol 

@tek Voting yes is known to the state of California to cause cancer.

Biggest crime of Tik Tok was making people believe that vertical video was OK

turns out authoritarian regimes may be at war even if they're both far-right, who knew~

Whenever you hear "this successful company uses this or that method, you should too!" ask yourself whether the products and services provided by them are actually any good?

Like, does their software have 'undo', a basic software feature from the 80s?
Can you actually find anything in it?

Is it designed in such a way that you're constantly triggering an action of some sort? (Engagement!)

Does it lag more than an IRC chat running on a 14400 baud modem?

I think it's impossible to parody something (competently) that one doesn't like on some level.

Nothing makes a parody fall flat and ring hollow like the author being clearly uninterested in (or worse, contemptuous of) the source material.

That's one reason Weird Al's work is so evergreen.

@fribbledom honestly, it’s probably caused by treating companies as assets to be bought and sold rather than institutions that create goods and services.

Metapol (💢​) 

Seriously, quit using rhetoric that suggests that the most objectionable thing about reactionaries is that they need to lose a few pounds, go to a more fashion-conscious hair stylist, and moisturize more.
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