If you haven’t switched to duckduckgo yet what convinced me was when @amsomniac showed me the !bangcodes
Basically if you start a ddg search with something like !ebay or !wiktionary it searches that site directly after being anonymized through ddg’s server. So rather than have different search engines in my browser I select it’s just !w for Wikipedia or !translate for google translate
You can even do !g and do an anonymous untracked google search
oh lord, what did I just do now?
that's right, run a C# IRC bouncer... on AIX
@JordiGH tbh, it actually seems like a decent idea for sustaining the costs of the community without something like ads, or worse, JS miners. other instances have patronage or donations it's just on this instance, it's mandatory, albeit one-time. there might be some other cultural expectations here in play (i.e: paying customers have expectations that someone getting something for free doesn't)
What would the world be like if, instead of PCs, computing for the masses had arrived in the form of Unix-powered terminals similar to France's Minitel, administered not by the Baby Bells but by the US Postal Service with iron-clad First and Fourth Amendment protections after the US government took the rights to Unix from AT&T under eminent domain, put Unix into the public domain, and put the whole Bell Labs crew on the government payroll?
This thing makes me unreasonably angry, for at least two reasons.
LB: "Chrome will reduce Linux to a poorly debugged set of device drivers" is the new "Netscape will reduce Windows to a poorly debugged set of device drivers"
rant: memory usage doesn't matter, it's what you do with it
(i'm looking at you, people who pointlessly masturbate to X11 desktop memory usage)
I got pulled over for speeding on the information superhighway by the web sheriff and searched for illegal downloads
SO GLAD he didn't find my pirated copy of VMware
no why am I reading about prehistory linguistics at 1 AM again
debugging some JIT issues while I wait for another i LPAR to install, I guess
ok i'm out of David Byrne memes
I better get a free concert ticket out of this