Reposting in English:
French Yellow Vests build a burning barricade to stop the cops. XR activists tried to put out the fire.
One might say they tried to extinguish the rebellion...
Tech, licensing, ICE
Read how RMS reacted a decade ago to criticism and compare it to how he's acting today... Just as petulant as ever— RMS is never wrong or full of shit, just misunderstood.
There are plenty of smart people out there that aren't "misunderstood" as consistently, or who handle criticism badly as this jerk.
Get better role models.
literally pro-empire speech for the libdems, great replacement & culture war rhetoric, so on
love open VLD and the libdems pursuing a liberal future for all of europe
"Remove Richard Stallman"
CW: child abuse, rape, and other upsetting topics
re: rant, hot take, computer so called science actaully has a lot in common with magic
and on the Cee comments...
It is completely within reach (i.e it already is the case) to achieve Cee like performance from dynamic languages, (Cee SBCL, winner of the 71st Fibonacci number sprint /s) through fancy JITs, type inference and w/e fancy pants technique. I agree if you spend enough time writing in C you will be able to write a quicker more efficient program, but this will always be the case. It's just unfortunate that you will not ever have the time, and in most cases it would be completely unnecessary to do so with the performance "gains" we're talking about here.
If you write C because you like C and because it is fun, then I'm not trying to target you or say people shouldn't write C. I'm making the argument that it is not necessary to use C (or other "low level" languages) to make efficient software and there is even an avenue to argue the opposite.
rant, hot take, computer so called science actaully has a lot in common with magic
This should go without saying but eh.
It is not acknowledged widely enough that features such as garbage collection, dynamic types, syntactic macros, applicative operations, first class functions, an actual object system are really features that automate the process of programming, i.e. a language that supports these features requires less labour to work with than one that does not. I'm gonna say it's fortunate that most of the industry is mostly ignorant to the importance of these ideas because it means they hire more workers for longer. There's an entire educational debt surrounding these features and young developers are taught misconceptions like "a dynamically typed language must be interpreted and therefor will be slower than my Cee", "Lower level = Muh speed". CopyFarLeft developers should be supportive of these ideas because we have far less resources than corporations and these ideas allow us to develop and maintain software with much less effort than would otherwise be required. A side effect of programming is automation, so we can do less work, you'd expect programmers would want to automate more of their own work (because lazy is good)....
"Open Protocol" ≠ Open Web
Before you get excited over ESNI:
while the protocol is open, CloudFlare has the only (server) implementation as of now and it seems particularly suited to security concerns for CDN infrastructure.
the same is the case with DoH as far as I can tell so far, CloudFlare has the only server implementation and it is proprietary software which forces you to use their server infrastructure (cloudflared) or proxying through their infrastructure with dnscrypt.
My question to everyone is: Why is everybody buying into the hype train when these technologies are only for connecting to a shitty CDN and network proxy service which gulps up a huge chunk of web traffic as a surveillance megacorporation? The EFF is hyping this shit now saying that they MIGHT add open support LATER.
My second question is: Why are supposedly "open source" and "open web" projects like Mozilla developing clientside support for this crap before there are any open server implementations even starting development? So much for the "Open Web", just develop for the data silos like complacent code monkeys, I guess.
Here is a cool random photo on my phone. This was taken at that Montebello G20 protests in Canada. My now wife was in attendance. One masked protester was trying to get others to throw rocks at police, while everyone else shouted him down and told him to be peaceful. He was eventually taken into the police line and "neutralized".
Take a look at his footwear.
“20 Years Later, the Message of The Iron Giant Is More Urgent Than Ever” https://www.tor.com/2019/08/05/20-years-later-the-message-of-iron-giant-is-more-urgent-than-ever/
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