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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

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Legendary computer scientist Katie Bouman with the hard drives containing the source code of her first “Hello World” React app.

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programming is like a detective novel where idk maybe google "body no head who is murderer" and see if stack overflow turns up any clues

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Visual Studio Code, as most know it, is an example of non-free open-source software.

The downloads are released under the following license and not the one the source code is released under: code.visualstudio.com/license

The source code is modified before being compiled and then released on the VSCode website. That's why it's licensed MIT and not GPLv3, otherwise this would not be legally viable.

See here: github.com/Microsoft/vscode/is

Try VSCodium instead: github.com/VSCodium/vscodium

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One of our cats is named "Scooby". He got the name because he looks like he has Scooby Doo painted on his head.

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Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice

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The history of #Mozilla and #Firefox. It's come a long way and has endured battles with #Microsoft, but another battle looms against the #Chromium armada (of which Microsoft Edge is now a part of) led by #Google and #GoogleChrome.

itsfoss.com/history-of-firefox

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A study shows that 3 people in a conference room can result in a CO2 levels that can impair cognitive functioning in just 2 hours.

Any decisions made at the end of the meeting are made in a mentally deficient state.

dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/2766

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This album marks the moment I realized I can do whatever I want, and made the dirtiest noisiest sample-based heap of music I could- The process was amazing and I'll always have fond memories of it, even if everyone continues to not listen to it: mired.bandcamp.com/album/refle

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90s microsoft: gobernment, can we pwease bundwe our bwowser software wid our opewating system

us government: no fuck you we are suing your ass into the next century

2010s google: hey so we're gonna own a phone OS, the worlds most popular web browser, the browser rendering engine that everyone else except firefox uses, the worlds most popular search engine, and the worlds most popular email service, that cool?

us government: *looks up from playing pokemon* huh? what? oh yeah whatever dont care

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