I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"
I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.
I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.
"Damn kids. They're all alike."
"You may stop this individual,
but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike."
Read Steve Jobs’ emails about why you can’t buy digital books in Amazon’s apps - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/30/21348130/apple-documents-steve-jobs-email-books-amazon-apps-antitrust-investigation-schiller
Hello fellow Europeans in the #Fediverse:
Are you aware of any educational institutions already using FS?
Do you know about any other #education related activities in your country?
Episode 2: The impact of machines that "learn" and produce https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/2-machine-learning-impact.html
Discussion about recent developments in machine learning and the impact they could have on FOSS, programming in general, art production, and civic society
I am extraordinarily pleased to announce a new release of my refactoring source-to-source compiler for FORTRAN 77! So happy!
Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.
Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.
- #age is a simple, modern and secure file #encryption tool https://github.com/FiloSottile/age
- #minisign is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify #signatures https://jedisct1.github.io/minisign/
- #saltpack is a modern #crypto #messaging format https://saltpack.org/
- #encpipe is the dum^H^H^Hsimplest #encryption tool in the world https://github.com/jedisct1/encpipe
- #MagicWormhole gets things from one computer to another, safely https://github.com/warner/magic-wormhole
Congratulations to @maxschrems and his team for another important victory at the European Court of Justice. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/eu-court-again-rules-nsa-spying-makes-us-companies-inadequate-privacy
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
No hate, No censorship. Be kind, be respectful
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.