I love it that American Airlines wants to charge me $1,100 to upgrade to first class, while Delta, on basically the same route, only wants $61. ✈️

I’ll probably end up getting whatever the new cheapest iPhone is to replace my aging 7. Still evaluating basic phone options when I’m going somewhere where I definitely don’t need a smart phone.

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“It was the intelligence coup of the century,” the CIA report concludes. “Foreign governments were paying good money to the U.S. and West Germany for the privilege of having their most secret communications read by at least two (and possibly as many as five or six) foreign countries.”


Services from Google and Facebook may appear to be "free", but there's a greater cost: your personal data and privacy. Thanks to BBC News for recommending ProtonMail as an Gmail alternative which protects your personal information & respects your privacy. bbc.com/news/business-50460712

From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2)

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

Had a VHS tape converted to a DVD. Now I need to find a DVD player....

📼 ➡️ 💽 ➡️ Profit????

🚀 We're happy to be the first #VPN provider to #opensource apps on all platforms and undergo an independent security audit. Transparency, ethics, and #security are at the core of the Internet we want to build. protonvpn.com/blog/open-source

Really enjoyed seeing “1917” 👍👍🎥

Hey websteronline.com, two things are wrong in this picture. #1 I'm using Firefox 72, not 68.0, #2 I'm pretty sure 72 > 52

I do like the idea of having a phone that can just make calls and text, but also tether a laptop. I would definitely use that feature during my commute.

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I could see myself buying one of these "dumb" phones this year. I want to set a better example for my kids and not be on my phone all the time. My existing iPhone7 could be used as an iPod Touch while on wifi, which I'm sure I'd use just as much at home, or I could get an iPad which I feel is more explicit in its usage to act as a deterrent.

- thelightphone.com/
- mudita.com/products/pure/
- puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Each has their pros & cons unfortunately with no clear winner.

This is a very thorough analysis of the security principles and usability of various Two Factor Authentication systems: wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence

The visuals in Avatar are still really good even after all these years since its release.

I think I would be sold on getting a @purism if it were to include USB-C. Love the form factor and styling.

I like the collection of technical leadership and management books I’ve been collecting. I’ve been donating old or outdated books to my local library, borrowing when I can and purchasing the ones not available. 📚📖

Saw “The Rise of Skywalker” last night. 👍👍

Really enjoying the “On The Metal” podcast by Oxide Computer. Brings back lots of good memories messing around and breaking computers back in the 90’s.


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