Daily Archives: 2020-10-15

Has Apple abandoned CUPS, the Linux’s world’s widely used open-source printing system? Seems so

Source: The Register

Article note: Michael Sweet (who is responsible for almost all CUPS commits) left Apple and has a fork that is being actively maintained. I wonder if Apple has a plan here. Are they just ignoring the license and keeping their patches in-house? Have they decided printing is not a priority and are just parasiting a hand-me-down for "good enough"?

After only one public Git commit this year, penguinstas think: Fork it, we don't need Cupertino

The official public repository for CUPS, an Apple open-source project widely used for printing on Linux, is all-but dormant since the lead developer left Apple at the end of 2019.…

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Google will push Hangouts users to Chat in 2021

Source: Engadget

Article note: Fuckin' again?
Google is, once again, changing up its messaging app strategy. The company plans to make Chat, its Slack-like app, free for everyone in 2021, when it will push people currently using Hangouts to use Chat instead. If you’re having trouble keeping trac...
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The case for creating “public parks” on the Internet

Source: Boing Boing

Article note: Yes,but also the publicly funded but central method is attractive from the current state, but probably not actually a good plan. Doing it the "publicly funded but central" way will make the "small government low taxes" folks angry, cause moderation problems that make Facebook and NextDoor look easy, and... hoo boy are the people who have recently discovered that the platforms they used to organize and advance their interests in the past can _also_ be used for _causes they find reprehensible_ going to be mad as this undermines their efforts to pull up ladders.

Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think as well as one of the original founders of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my former boss there). Since leaving Upworthy, he's focused his efforts on a new project called Civic Signals, which explores new ways to leverage the democratic power of the Internet for good and for positive change. — Read the rest

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LDM: My Favorite ARM Instruction

Source: Hacker News

Article note: I did not know that about ARM (before 8) parts. Clever encoding, useful (and used) for PUSH/POP, and fast copy routines, and a little restrictive and inconvenient to implement.
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