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YouTube Premium muito bom não ter propaganda do iFood no começo do vídeo, mas 20 reais por mês os cara tão louco
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Ken Wheeler@ken_wheeler
Let me be clear: PWAs are awesome & worth doing: ✅ PWAs are as good as native apps: ❌
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Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was. I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god forsaken piece of shit on day one.
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Joel Nascimento@roniuj
Vocês vão eleger Bolsonaro Presidente. Eu queria estar surpreso, mas fico só decepcionado mesmo.
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Patrick Collison@patrickc
Thinking a lot about this lately. (Added to
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Steven Sinofsky@stevesi
1/ Like many, I woke up to this today. Struck by so many saying matter of time, expected (esp FB login)… Responding to major, potentially existential, incidents (quality, security, privacy, abuse) as large org is unique. Thoughts on living through and coming out the other side.
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+@BrendanEich thoughts ? What’s @brave ‘s approach
A team of researchers has discovered that websites loaded in mobile browsers can often access an array of device sensors without any notifications or permissions whatsoever
Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone's Sensors Without Asking
Mobile apps need explicit permission to access your smartphone's motion and light sensors. Mobile websites? Not so much.
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Paul Frazee✌️@pfrazee
There's a reason people are reacting to Chrome like this. This isn't an overreaction over one single event. It's a delayed reaction to a pattern of bad behavior. It's contextualized by the very messed-up power dynamic between Google and the open Web.
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Matthew Green@matthew_d_green
I’m still annoyed that Chrome has gone to mandatory Google login — exactly the same way Android did (and has received enormous criticism for) — and people at Google are acting like they’re surprised people are upset.
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Would you pay for @brave instead of YouTube Red? Would you use Brave if you got paid for your attention (default flowing to your favorite creators)? HN commenter seems to want it both ways. Faulty logic aside, who would pay to block ads, as we do already?…
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John Backus@backus
Interested in decentralization today? Learn what worked in the 2000s for p2p file sharing: ⚖️ Decentralization is a legal tactic used alongside activism ⌛ Decentralizing the wrong things is a waste of time ☠️ Decentralizing everything is suicide by bad UX Thread! 👇
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Jason Grinblat@ptychomancer
I love maps & their promise of fractal discovery. I love procedural generation and the aesthetics of the unauthored. Where do these two loves intersect? Generated maps. I am the procgen map admirer. These are my favorite map generators and the folks who create them. 👇THREAD👇
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Charles Nutter@headius
Java is having trouble fitting into serverless because Java (EE) *was* "serverless"; deploy functions that call into opaque service APIs and rely on some container to scale and replicate everything. It would be interesting to see a cloud-native Java container that has no edges.
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Thanks for giving me so much grief and Twitter drama about saying "Android is not safe to use for journalists or Congressional campaigns"
Patrick Traynor@patrickgtraynor
Ever plug your phone into an arbitrary charger around the office or at an airport? Our #usesec18 paper shows that we can easily bypass most #android lock screens and then do pretty much whatever we want using old-school AT commands. Patch, then check out our work! #infosec
Kevin Butler on Twitter
“Great work by my students @davejingtian and @Digital_Cold and collaborator @patrickgtraynor. More info at where you can find a searchable database of AT commands, firmware extraction tools for over a dozen phone vendors, and our @USENIXSecurity paper.”
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A former Tesla employee, who worked on their IT infrastructure, is posting in a subforum of a subforum, a little-known place for funy computer forgotten by time. His NDA has expired. He has such sights to show us. Join me and I will be your silent guide into a world of horror.
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Brad Fitzpatrick@bradfitz
Does there exist a Java program (client or server) whose performance is acceptable? Serious question. Name one. Super curious.
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Simon Willison@simonw
How about if, instead of ditching Twitter for Mastodon, we all start blogging and subscribing to each other's Atom feeds again instead? The original distributed social network could still work pretty well if we actually start using it
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Built-in virus protection, a battery that lasts all day, and automatic updates: welcome to the new way of doing things.
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Steve Troughton-Smith@stroughtonsmith
Apple is without a doubt preparing for a world without paid-upfront apps. There are a lot of developers who are not gonna like where things are leading
David Barnard@drbarnard
“An Apple representative said at the meeting that paid apps represent 15% of total app sales and is on the decline, according to a person who was there who did not want to be identified to maintain their relationship with Apple.”
How an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York set the stage for one of the biggest subscription businesses in the world
BI Prime: Apple is trying to change the business model of the App Store from in-app purchases and paid apps to software-as-a-service. To help kickstart this, in 2017 it held a secret conference and encouraged developers to experiment with raising the prices of their software.
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Marco Arment@marcoarment
Podcast hosts and app makers: Let's make it easier for podcasters to surface donate/pay/membership links in our UIs with a standard semantic way to denote payment URLs in HTML show notes. Does such a thing exist already in any useful HTML spec? Maybe an <a rel="something">?
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