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[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 days ago

I think this a problem with applications with a privacy focused user basis. It becomes very black and white where any type of information being sent somewhere is bad. I respect that some people have that opinion and more power to them, but being pragmatic about this is important. I personally disabled this flag, and I recognize how this is edging into a risky area, but I also recognize that the Mozilla CTO is somewhat correct and if we have the option between a browser that blocks everything and one that is privacy-preserving (where users can still opt for the former), businesses are more likely to adopt the privacy-preserving standards and that benefits the vast majority of users.

Privacy is a scale. I'm all onboard with Firefox, I block tons of trackers and ads, I'm even somebody who uses NoScript and suffers the ramifications to due to ideology reasons, but I also enable telemetry in Firefox because I trust that usage metrics will benefit the product.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 days ago (1 children)

Why is telemetry useful or why is it needed to use pi-hole to block telemetry?

Telemetry is useful to know what features your customers use. While it's great in theory to have product managers who dogfood and can act on everyone's behalf, the reality is telemetry ensures your favorite feature keeps being maintained. It helps ensure the bugs you see get triaged and root caused.

Unfortunately telemetry has grown to mean too many things for different people. Telemetry can refer to feature usage, bug tracking, advertising, behavior tracking.

Is there evidence that even when you disable telemetry in Firefox it still reports telemetry? That seems like a strong claim for Firefox.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Things that can be composted are usually food waste or food spoiled papers not treated with chemicals. Paper is hard to recycle because it can only recycled into lower quality paper, frequently gets contaminated, and it's hard to seperate out from everything else.

Thus if something is compostable I believe it's better to compost than to recycle that same material.

[–] [email protected] 50 points 1 week ago

For those who aren't aware. This is talking about when cell phones roam into other networks, they now encrypt the traffic back to the home provider which means law enforcement struggle to tap it (legally or illegally).

PET is privacy enhancing technologies


Sadly, WSDOT's social media hasn't discovered Lemmy yet, so cross posting:

Good news, late-night downtown Seattle travelers – we’re about to finish one of our construction projects in the area! From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly Tuesday, July 9, through Friday morning, July 12, we’ll reduce southbound I-5 to three lanes between Yale Avenue and James Street, close the Yale Avenue/Howell Street on-ramp to southbound I-5, close the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street (Exit 165B) and reduce the southbound I-5 off-ramp to James Street (Exit 165A) to one lane. The usual signed detours will be available around the Yale Avenue and Union Street ramp closures.

The new attenuator along the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to James Street in Downtown Seattle. The metal structure protects a concrete barrier along the ramp at is yellow at the end. The attenuator is surrounded by concrete barrier and a truck sits near it with flashing yellow lights.

This work marks the last of 23 guardrails and barriers we will be updating in King or Snohomish counties as part of the Northwest Region Breakaway Cable Terminal Replacement project.

Map on left shows the closure of the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Union Street highlighted in orange. The detour is shown in blue with arrows using southbound I-5 to the James Street off-ramp, westbound Columbia Street, northbound Fourth Avenue, eastbound University Street and northbound Sixth Avenue to Union Street. Map on right shows closure of the Yale Avenue/Howell Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle highlighted in orange. The detour is shown in blue with arrows using northbound Eastlake Avenue East, westbound Republican Street, northbound Fairview Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street to the on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago (3 children)

Interesting. I just learned about Rye today. Has anybody tried it? Does it live up to the promise?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I've been eagerly looking forward to the time when I can replay my Echo Dots with a self-hosted solution, but so far I haven't found hardware that I really liked the look and style of.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

That would be illegal. I worked on the software deployment of these devices in a store. If we increased the price, we'd automatically give the customer the lowest price in the last several hours.

The other problem was they were extremely low powered and low bandwidth and it would have killed the battery to update more than a few times a day.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

NoScript enables you to enable or disable WebGL per site. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of websites being broken, you can set the default to enable JS but disable WebGL then set applications to be trusted with WebGL.


I thought the model of 3D printing models of the chips to be a really cool way of visualizing how these chips work.

From the YouTube summary

How does your phone track its position in space? MEMS devices! Phones use small micro mechanical chips called MEMS, to monitor accelerations and rotations. These are fabricated using semiconductor technology, but are tiny little moving mechanisms.

Today we're decapping a six axis IMU (MPU-6050, on a GY-521 breakout board, containing three accelerometers and three gyroscopes), looking at it under the SEM, printing up some models, doing some high speed video recording, and talking about how these little MEMS devices work.

CAD/STL models (fair warning, it's a very challenging print!):

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago (4 children)

Accidentally typo your password and get blocked. And if you're tunneling over tor, you've blocked which means now nobody can login.

[–] [email protected] 44 points 4 months ago (2 children)

Fears raised over ‘Chinese spy cranes’ in US ports

There are concerns that the machines are effectively Trojan Horses for Beijing and could be used to sabotage sensitive logistics

Unexplained communications equipment has been found in Chinese-made cranes in US ports that could be used for spying and potentially “devastate” the American economy, according to a new congressional investigation.

The finding, first reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), will stoke American concerns that the cranes are effectively Trojan Horses for Beijing to gain access to, or even sabotage, sensitive logistics.

The probe by the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House select committee on China found over a dozen pre-installed cellular modems, that can be remotely accessed, in just one port.

Many of the devices did not seem to have a clear function or were not documented in any contract between US ports and crane maker ZPMC, a Chinese state-owned company that accounts for nearly 80 per cent of ship-to-shore cranes in use in America, according to the WSJ.

The modems were found “on more than one occasion” on the ZPMC cranes, a congressional aide said.

“Our committees’ investigation found vulnerabilities in cranes at US ports that could allow the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] to not only undercut trade competitors through espionage, but disrupt supply chains and the movement of cargo, devastating our nation’s economy,” Mark Green, the Republican chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN.

The Chinese government is “looking for every opportunity to collect valuable intelligence and position themselves to exploit vulnerabilities by systematically burrowing into America’s critical infrastructure,” he told the WSJ, adding that the US had overlooked the threat for too long.

The Telegraph has contacted ZPMC for comment.

‘The new Huawei’

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington DC said claims that Chinese-made cranes pose a security risk are “entirely paranoia.”

The US investigation began last year amid Pentagon fears that sophisticated sensors on large ship-to-shore cranes could register and track containers, offering valuable information to Beijing about the movement of cargo supporting US military operations around the world.

At the time, Bill Evanina, a former top US counterintelligence official, said: “Cranes can be the new Huawei.”

“It’s the perfect combination of legitimate business that can also masquerade as clandestine intelligence collection,” he told the WSJ.

In recent years, a handful of Chinese crane companies have grown into major players in the global automated ports industry, working with Microsoft and other companies to connect equipment and analyse data in real-time.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

Paperless does support defining a folder structure that you can use to organize documents within that paperless media volume however you should treat it as read only.

OP could use this as a way to keep their desired folder structure as much as possible, but it would have to be separate from the consumption folder.

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