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Firefox: The Jewel^WEmbarassment of Open Source

  • In 2016, I wrote In Memoriam - Mozilla, and in 2017, Firefox is on a slippery slope.
  • Well, I was right, and Firefox (and Mozilla) have only become worse since.
  • The fuck-up culture is so ingrained in Mozilla in 2020 that it’s hard to see it ever getting better again.
  • Firefox is the embarrassment of open source, and it’s the only thing standing between Google and an all-encompassing monopoly over the web.
  • Mozilla has divested from Firefox and started funnelling what money is left out of their engineering payroll and into their executive pockets.
  • As I have stated before, the scope of web browsers has been increasing at a reckless pace for years, to the point where it’s literally impossible to build a new web browser.
  • Forget about the web, it’s a lost cause.

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Apple iPhone 12 review: New design and camera impress, not 5G - Business Insider

  • Still, the iPhone 12 is a step up in other important ways, like its refreshed design that makes it easier to hold, an improved screen, a high-quality camera that's better at seeing in the dark, and compatibility with a new accessory line designed to seamlessly snap to the back of your iPhone.
  • The ability to absorb more light has made the iPhone 12's camera system slightly better at capturing photos in Night Mode compared to its predecessors.
  • Below you'll notice the iPhone 12's photo of a Halloween display at night is a little brighter than the image shot on the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 12's Night Mode shots are sometimes better and, in other scenarios, a little worse than those taken by the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Google Pixel 5.

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Apple iPhone 12 review: New design and camera impress, not 5G - Business Insider

  • Still, the iPhone 12 is a step up in other important ways, like its refreshed design that makes it easier to hold, an improved screen, a high-quality camera that's better at seeing in the dark, and compatibility with a new accessory line designed to seamlessly snap to the back of your iPhone.
  • The ability to absorb more light has made the iPhone 12's camera system slightly better at capturing photos in Night Mode compared to its predecessors.
  • Below you'll notice the iPhone 12's photo of a Halloween display at night is a little brighter than the image shot on the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 12's Night Mode shots are sometimes better and, in other scenarios, a little worse than those taken by the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Google Pixel 5.

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Kushner talking up Trump-branded media outlet, GOP sources say - Business Insider

  • Jared Kushner has been talking up the idea of starting a Donald Trump-themed news outlet or some other media company, possibly as soon as after the election, five Republicans familiar with the discussions told Insider.
  • This time around, the buzz about a new career path for Kushner meshes with media reports about the power couple's reported wishes to return to New York after Trump leaves the White House, whether that's in January 2021 or 2025.
  • A former White House official also questioned whether Kushner would be able to execute a media deal given the hurdles of building an outlet on par with something like CNN, Fox News or MSNBC.
  • But the Republicans familiar with the 2020 discussions since then said Kushner has more recently talked up the idea of doing something broader, possibly including a digital news operation with a social media focus.

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Kushner talking up Trump-branded media outlet, GOP sources say - Business Insider

  • Jared Kushner has been talking up the idea of starting a Donald Trump-themed news outlet or some other media company, possibly as soon as after the election, five Republicans familiar with the discussions told Insider.
  • This time around, the buzz about a new career path for Kushner meshes with media reports about the power couple's reported wishes to return to New York after Trump leaves the White House, whether that's in January 2021 or 2025.
  • A former White House official also questioned whether Kushner would be able to execute a media deal given the hurdles of building an outlet on par with something like CNN, Fox News or MSNBC.
  • But the Republicans familiar with the 2020 discussions since then said Kushner has more recently talked up the idea of doing something broader, possibly including a digital news operation with a social media focus.

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The Uncertain Heavens: Christiaan Huygens’ Ideas of Extraterrestrial Life

  • One such source, as Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores, was Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and inventor Christiaan Huygens, whose earlier work on probability paved the way for his very modern evaluation of what alien life might look like.
  • It was then that Huygens began to write Cosmotheoros, a book-length speculation on the possibility of life on other planets, and the first such work to be based on recent scientific knowledge rather than philosophical conjecture or religious argument.
  • Diagram showing the orbiting moons of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn from Huygens's The Celestial Worlds Discover'd (1722 English edition).
  • Huygens' discovery of Saturn's ring in 1656 demanded years of patient observation of the planet using a telescope of his own design (for which Christiaan and his brother Constantijn even ground the lenses themselves).

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Vox Crossword

  • For the curious in all of us.
  • Can you solve it?
  • What’s a four-letter word for a berry often found in a bowl?
  • Welcome to Vox crosswords.
  • New puzzles, designed to test your knowledge and relieve a little stress, come out Monday through Saturday.
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What comes after Zoom fatigue

  • So you might say that we’ve struggled with Zoom fatigue for quite some time, when you consider that abysmal picture quality, stuttering audio, and the general awkwardness of talking to screens have always been features of the video chat experience.
  • While I do remember trying FaceTime when it launched, until the pandemic, I never actually wanted to video chat rather than talk on the phone or over text, especially in my personal life.
  • Most of the major tech companies have now built their own video chat platforms, with the most prominent ones, like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, aimed at business customers.
  • During the pandemic, we’ve all started relying on video chat technology for health care, religion, entertainment, and simply keeping up with friends.
  • That explains my initial surprise when the folks from Microsoft Teams started telling me how their workplace software had taken on new roles, like social networking, in many users’ lives.

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I survived Liberia's civil wars. Here's my advice to American voters

  • When I was 15, my family fled our homes to escape the violence, and we went to live in a displaced people's camp in Liberia's Salala district.
  • The election taught me that local groups like the YMCA of Liberia, where I served as a youth leader, had earned everyday trust.
  • In 2005, institutions like the YMCA helped to boost confidence in a fair vote, and Johnson Sirleaf stepped into office on the strength of ballots, not bullets.
  • For the next post-war elections in 2011, I was working for the peace-building organization Search for Common Ground.
  • Thanks to years of steady work, these figures had earned community trust and could promote a fair and peaceful vote.
  • Know that people before you -- in Liberia, Sierra Leone and many other countries -- have weathered difficult elections.

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The Big Tech antitrust report has one big conclusion: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive

  • A long-awaited report from top Democratic congressional lawmakers about the dominance of the four biggest tech giants had a clear message on Tuesday: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google engage in a range of anti-competitive behavior, and US antitrust laws need an overhaul to allow for more competition in the US internet economy.
  • With Amazon accounting for nearly 40 percent of all e-commerce sales in the US — making it more than seven times larger in this arena than No. 2 Walmart — the Democrats’ report argues that the tech giant has used its powerful position in anti-competitive ways.
  • The Democrats’ report argues that Google has a monopoly in the online search and marketing industry, creating an “ecosystem of interlocking monopolies” — which it has maintained through anti-competitive practices in two key ways.

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