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Wednesday 16th September, 2020 #

  • Apple accuses Epic of ‘starting a fire and pouring gasoline on it’ in new Fortnite filing - I can say from personal experience that it’s definitely the gasoline pouring that’s the problem not the fire starting, it’s really something to experience, the fire doesn’t give a shit about gravity and will ignite the gasoline all the way right back up into whatever pouring device you are using, and now you have to dispose of pouring device full of gasoline which is on fire, not very easy to do safely (makes me wonder a bit about the quality of this analogy) - Anyway, very fucking scary, very fucking dangerous, if you’re thinking “yeah but it’s just a small bit of gasoline”, nope doesn’t matter, and it happens lightning fast
  • Would you use a mobile device with no App Store, where you could only use apps you wrote yourself?
  • What is the Value of Browser Diversity? - Well written and thought out piece about the danger to the web of loosing Firefox, with only one rendering engine the web sort of becomes another App Store, I hope they keep the URLs
  • Chinese database details 2.4 million influential people, their kids, addresses, and how to press their buttons - I wonder how they expect the western countries to react, seems like they are betting either the west already has a similar database, or it will build one, or do they expect them to just do nothing, it’s the worst kind of race to the bottom, where we all end up imprisoned by the technology we are building