Josh Marshall on Facebook’s longterm problems

Facebook’s degenerate corporate culture and, specifically, its uses of data which may be technically legal (or were) but can’t withstand public scrutiny are at the heart of its business model… Facebook’s predatory corporate culture and dubious uses of data are too deeply embedded in its business model to be easily extracted. And it may not …

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MTA for linux systems

I’ve mostly been using msmtp as a mail transport agent on my linux systems but I wanted to review what was available: nullmailer – 2.1 released 2017-Oct, nullmailer on github msmtp: 1.6.6 released 2016-Nov, msmtp on sourceforge dma – 0.11 released 2016-Feb, dma on github ssmtp – unmaintained esmtp – unmaintained My preference is something hosted on github …

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Meltdown and Spectre – And Not Buying Computers

I have never been in this position in my life. I have been an avid computer user since my family’s first 4.77 MHz 8088 PC circa 1986. This is the first time I’ve ever actively recommended people not buy a computer. The reason is that this is the first time all major microprocessors on the …

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The world is ready for a new generation of programming languages

I believe the rise of so many new programming languages in the past few years is in response to a reconsideration and reflection of what people like and dislike about current programming languages and not yet finding a language that is as great as they imagine a language could be. I suspect someone could write …

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I created an account on Stack Overflow, then deleted it within a few hours

Like many developers I come across Stack Overflow pages with some frequency when performing research. I came across a question to which I had an answer and I decided to was time to try and contribute. Well, my answer was deleted, and then the question was deleted, and at no time did I get any …

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