Google just gave 2 billion users a reason to switch to Firefox
(Well not me - I'm already a happy Firefox user)
Caught up on all of the amazing good/worrying Trump Inc podcast after a few weeks of binge listening. Crucially important investigative reporting, yet also entertaining and engaging. Highly recommend. https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/trumpinc
TIL: In the Firefox inspector you can right click a node to get a contextual menu… and one of the options on which is “Screenshot node”.
This will snap the whole node, even the bits above or below the viewport. So snapping <body> will give you a scrolled screenshot: no need for a special tool to screenshot entire pages anymore.
If you find yourself sitting in cars now and then, this might be interesting to you and help you prevent accidents.
So if you open a cars door from the inside, you open the door with the hand that's not next to the door. This means that you turn around you body which automatically turns your vision in the direction where other cars or bikes might come from.
I was taught this early on I believe, anyways this is the way I have always done it.
One thing that seems to have gotten hidden from the GitHub announcements is actually THE MOST VALUABLE feature for open source maintainers:
The ability to have private discussions and code review about security vulnerabilities WITHIN your repo.
Editor-in-chief of @linuxjournal Doc Searls on a sort-of erosion of #FreeSoftware principles within the broader #Linux (as commonly named) and #OpenSource Software community: We Need to Save What Made Linux and FOSS Possible 👉🏻 https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/we-need-save-what-made-linux-and-foss-possible
Initial trial shows that the Cacophony Project's AI based thermal camera is 3.5x more sensitive & 8x cheaper per detection for monitoring of possums in NZ.
Volt looks very interesting... It needs Mastodon support too https://volt.ws/
Electricity consumption in Europe in 1507
"If one product like #Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other than Chromium. That’s what happened when #Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before #Firefox was released. And it could happen again.
If you care about what’s happening with online life today, take another look at Firefox." https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/ #edge
Anyone have any experience in breaking rolling code key fobs?
Decided to clone my garage door clicker and aside from the obvious playback attack I'm not really sure how you'd go about extracting the secret from the hardware.
Captured a few radio packets, seems like a 4 btye code. Not game enough to open a 400 dollar fob with no clones on the market to see what chip is driving it. Any way to identify it?
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
Now that the heartbreak at the state of my homeland is getting old, it's starting to be dominated by humiliation at being in any way associated with the country, partcularly when I see this: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/27/mississippi.html Many people (most Americans) think the US is exceptional. It is, but probably not in any of the ways you'd want it to be if you aren't an asshole.
I've just published a Jupyter Notebook I used to present an introduction to the excellent Python attrs package at the November 2018 Christchurch Python meetup. https://github.com/chch-python-meetup/2018-11-attrs/blob/master/attrs.ipynb … #Python
Tech lead at the Cacophony Project, among other things. Curious crafter of artisanal bits.
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