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On LibreWolf (and other Firefox based browser), you should be able to force the normal context menu with Shift + right click. But I don’t know if moodle is using additional tricks to also block that.


Switzerland voted on a 12x initiative a few years ago: https://www.businessinsider.com/switzerlands-112-initiative-why-executives-are-worried-2013-11

Unfortunately it got rejected after big companies threatened to fire their employees and leave Switzerland if this was accepted, that this would destroy the economy, and so on…

Others disagree. According to World Radio Switzerland, Novartis, Nestle, Bobst, and SBB sent thousands of employees letters asking them to vote no to the 1:12 initiative, arguing that it would make Switzerland a less desirable place to do business. Earlier this year the CEO of commodities giant GlencoreXstrata said the company would consider leaving Switzerland if the law passed. “I can’t believe that Switzerland would cause such great harm to its economy,” Ivan Glasenberg said in an interview with the SonntagsZeitung. “And I say that not just as the head of a company, but as a Swiss citizen.”


In Orbot, you have a “VPN mode” toggle, when enabling it, it will create an Android VPN connection which “torify” the traffic of all apps you have selected in the “Tor-Enabled Apps” section. You can select all apps, but still need to remember to go add new apps each time you install them (I don’t think there is an automated way to do it).

Unless this changed recently, Android only supports a single active VPN connection at a time, so unfortunately this Orbot mode cannot be used in conjunction with a standard VPN.


In case no postmarketOS developer checks Lemmy in the next few days, and you know how to use git, you could then open a merge request on their website git repo: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/postmarketos.org/-/blob/master/config/mirrors.py



It’s a PineCone (RISC-V BL602 dev board) with a BME280 atmospheric sensor. The picture comes from LEE Lup Yuen’s website, which has a lot of very interesting articles, mainly related to Pine64 RISC-V / Lora products.


Direct Rendering Manager != Digital Rights/Restrictions Management



There is already an issue opened about this problem: https://github.com/krawieck/lemmur/issues/287

The problem is due to flutter checking the clipboard to determine if the paste button should appear in text fields. The fix should be available in the next version of flutter, but they don’t seem in a hurry to release it: https://github.com/flutter/flutter/issues/74139#issuecomment-938146498


TL;DR

  • Loongson architecture support dropped…



Looking at the install script, they seem to be using the linux-lts kernel from void which has very few patches applied on top of upstream.

But the README indicates that this is a work in progress. It would be nice if, once done, they upstreamed and maintained it in void as a kernel-hardened package.


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Telemetry and Suggest are two completely separate things.

The only different between “online” and “offline” is that in “offline” mode what you type in your URL bar is not included in the telemetry sent after you have selected a suggestion. But this changes absolutely nothing to what is sent to the Suggest API endpoint when you type in your URL bar.

I’ve repeatedly provided clear evidence of what I said, you just keep mentioning a random code comment and interpreting it in a way which completely contradicts the actual code and what countless people have observed. So at the risk of repeating myself:

  • A code comment does not prove anything.
  • Your completely wrong interpretation of it even less so.
  • Link to code supporting your claims or GTFO.

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Telemetry and Suggest are two completely separate things.

The only different between “online” and “offline” is that in “offline” mode what you type in your URL bar is not included in the telemetry sent after you have selected a suggestion. But this changes absolutely nothing to what is sent to the Suggest API endpoint when you type in your URL bar.

I’ve repeatedly provided clear evidence of what I said, you just keep mentioning a random code comment and interpreting it in a way which completely contradicts the actual code and what countless people have observed. So at the risk of repeating myself:

  • A code comment does not prove anything.
  • Your completely wrong interpretation of it even less so.
  • Link to code supporting your claims or GTFO.

And how would that support your claim that this post is:

misinformation. No data is sent by default, you have to opt in.

The relevant parts from this code comment about the “offline” mode are:

Firefox Suggest suggestions are enabled by default.

The onboarding dialog is not shown.

Which correspond to the code I’ve already linked to.

      case "offline":
        enabled = true;
        defaults.setBoolPref("quicksuggest.shouldShowOnboardingDialog", false);
        defaults.setBoolPref("suggest.quicksuggest", true);
        defaults.setBoolPref("suggest.quicksuggest.sponsored", true);
        break;

The code you cited just says that users with locale “en-US” are enrolled in the “offline” mode.

Basically:

  • locale = “en-US” => “offline” => opt-out
  • locale != “en-US” => “opt-in” with all possible dark patterns to trick the user into accepting it: user has to click the small “Not now” text which does not look like a button on the top right corner to disable Suggest.

To summarize, the “offline” / “online” Suggest Scenario have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Firefox sends data to Mozilla or not, it only defines if the Suggest feature is opt-in or opt-out. Is this naming extremely confusing? Absolutely! But at this point it’s clear that Mozilla has done everything possible to mislead users about what their “suggestions” really are.

So please, stop spreading misinformation while claiming that people trying to bring awareness about this awful “feature” are the ones providing false information. A code comment is not proof, your completely wrong interpretation of it even less so. If you don’t agree, please link to the relevant source code which would contradict the one I’ve linked to.


@nlfxtoFirefoxRemoved
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And how would that support your claim that this post is:

misinformation. No data is sent by default, you have to opt in.

The relevant parts from this code comment about the “offline” mode are:

Firefox Suggest suggestions are enabled by default.

The onboarding dialog is not shown.

Which correspond to the code I’ve already linked to.

      case "offline":
        enabled = true;
        defaults.setBoolPref("quicksuggest.shouldShowOnboardingDialog", false);
        defaults.setBoolPref("suggest.quicksuggest", true);
        defaults.setBoolPref("suggest.quicksuggest.sponsored", true);
        break;

The code you cited just says that users with locale “en-US” are enrolled in the “offline” mode.

Basically:

  • locale = “en-US” => “offline” => opt-out
  • locale != “en-US” => “opt-in” with all possible dark patterns to trick the user into accepting it: user has to click the small “Not now” text which does not look like a button on the top right corner to disable Suggest.

To summarize, the “offline” / “online” Suggest Scenario have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Firefox sends data to Mozilla or not, it only defines if the Suggest feature is opt-in or opt-out. Is this naming extremely confusing? Absolutely! But at this point it’s clear that Mozilla has done everything possible to mislead users about what their “suggestions” really are.

So please, stop spreading misinformation while claiming that people trying to bring awareness about this awful “feature” are the ones providing false information. A code comment is not proof, your completely wrong interpretation of it even less so. If you don’t agree, please link to the relevant source code which would contradict the one I’ve linked to.


Great article, thanks a lot for sharing! I’m glad to see that the cleaner way using rtable(4) was presented instead of the dirty OpenVPN /1 routes trick :-)

For people who use gemini, I highly recommend subscribing to Solene’s gemlog if you are not already :-)


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No, you are the one providing misinformation. The explanation you linked to is completely wrong. “offline” actually means that you are silently and automatically “opted-in”, so basically what everybody except Mozilla calls opt-out.

However, this does not change anything to the fact that these “suggestions” were silently enabled in Firefox 92, and that the opt-in dialog box was introduced only in Firefox 93. In addition, this opt-in dialog is not shown if you left your locale as the default “en-US” (“offline” = opt-out).


From your comment on this other post and the downvotes it generated on said post, while this post and your comment get upvoted, I guess neither you nor anybody even checked to see what “offline” means…

If you scrolled down a little from the link you provided, you would have seen that “offline” really means:

  • Do NOT show the “opt-in” dialog to the user.
  • Silently opt-in user to “suggestions”

So basically “offline” = “opt-out” and not opt-in.


It should be defined as deviceinfo_codename in /etc/deviceinfo.


There is something seriously wrong with Mozilla leadership. They keep alienating the small privacy-focussed userbase they have left, and then act surprised when Firefox’s marketshare keeps shrinking…

Baker needs to go and be replaced by someone who cares about Firefox long term viability instead of only caring about how many millions more they can add to their obscene salary while destroying Firefox and everything else that Mozilla built over the years.


The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists

In the mid-to-late 2000s, you either knew, or were, that kid in grade school. You know. The one who could put games on your graphing calculator. You may be surprised to learn that some of these people didn’t exist totally in a vaccuum. There was in fact a thriving scene of hackers who had bent these…