Should I require on all of my websites, using e.g. HSTS, even though this may lock out simple and/or antiquated clients?

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I think safety concerns and preserving the accuracy/integrity of information may take priority over repairing old hardware and tinkering, but the latter concerns are still crucial for dealing with the climate crisis + disposable consumerism.

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I can't decide how I feel about .

On the one hand, it seems vital to protect users' privacy and prevent e.g. man-in-the-middle attacks replacing content.

On the other hand, it increases complexity of hosting and browsing content, discouraging retrocomputing and hobbyists.

TIL about (philly mastodon instance).

Christ searching the internet is bad

It doesn't matter what search engine you use, all the results are just Bad now

I can search for table saw crosscut sled construction tips and there'll be a listicle with the number 2021 in the FIRST PAGE of results, copied from another site and with the year changed? And it's like that with anything you search? How is this useful?

Librarians, can you please resurrect human-curated web directories when you get a minute, thx <3

instacart, union busting 

instacart is laying off 2,000 of its 10,000 employees, including every single employee who voted to unionize.

can I get a good rousing "fuck instacart" going in the chat

What's clear from the reaction to this most recent privacy policy change is that WhatsApp shares much more information with Facebook than many users were aware, and has been doing it since 2016.

uspol, potential violence 

> The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to law enforcement officials.

Just deleted my WhatsApp account. I'm using Signal instead.

should never have been used for coordinating protests or anything where security matters, and is just emphasizing that fact by showing what its ownership of WhatsApp means: they own your data.

I'm so angry about what's happening in the USA! I don't know what to do, aside from play my Rage Against the Machine Spotify playlist on repeat, at maximum volume.

Will someone please tell me what gecs are, and why there are 100 of them, or perhaps as many as 1000? That might be too many gecs.

Please I can't stop thinking about

Why not include the '98 English dub on the Blu-ray release, or on streaming services, and let people choose the version they want? I'm not sure, but it may be only a change in the soundtrack, in which case it doesn't seem very hard.

It's a piece of history and Maggie's childhood

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Once I look, beloved but difficult-to-find versions of movies are everywhere.

Latest discovery: the version of Kiki's Delivery Service that my partner grew up with was the 1998 English dub. The 2010 re-release eliminated songs and cat dialogue that she missed.

I never was cool, but I did enjoy dancing to back in grade school in the glory days of Webster Hall.

Some more modern genres like also made me want to get up and dance, but dubstep is old enough that the dance music energy must be somewhere else by now.

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I've lost track of what cool kids dance to these days.

I guess cool kids aren't dancing to much of anything in public in the US because covid-19, but what are cool kids dancing to in, like, New Zealand or Taiwan, places where it's currently safe to go dancing? What music genres?

Taking a technology vacation during this snow day and turning off my internet. See you all in ~24 hours :

Would there be any downside to using "web" as the prefix/subdomain for websites instead of "www"? I realize there's a long tradition behind , but I hate pronouncing it out loud.

Surely anyone who sees would understand that it refers to a website.

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