“Apple granted the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire in #Seattle this summer, according to court documents.”
🥌🥌 Geary 3.38 is out! 🥌🥌
This new feature release rolls up six months of new features, bug fixes, server compatibility improvements, and translations in over 20 languages for both the interface and the online help manual, all contributed by the community.
Major new features include support for plugins, including several plugins out of the box, cleaning up messages older than the account download preference, and more.
See the full details here: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2020-September/msg00005.html
The hacker known as "Alex" (because that's his name) has been at it again ...
For security reasons, we try to change our Prime Minister every six months, and to never use the same Prime Minister on multiple websites.
A story about colonialism and the Domain Name System:
> Diego Garcia is a case study in the ways in which secret regimes of surveillance and rendition distort geographical space. Its history is one of secret agreements and secret abuses, where the deliberate obscuration of information leads directly to the obscuration of people, and to the violence done to them.
— .io British Indian Ocean Territory http://citizen-ex.com/stories/io
People using Emacs were filing for buffer bankruptcy *long* before people were filing for web browser tab bankruptcy.
Scored my first CVE! https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-24661 🤘🤔🤘
New Geary releases out today: 188.8.131.52 (stable) and 3.37.91 (beta 2).
Both of these include fixes for a security vulnerability (CVE-2020-24661), affecting people who both use self-signed certificates and do not use gnome-keyring-daemon.
They also contain various minor bug fixes and translation updates.
The new stable release is now available on Flathub. Distributions are highly encouraged to package and distribute this release via their normal security update channels.
If a project is is using a source revision control system, puts out and archives previous tarballs per-release, what's the point of maintaining NEWS/ChangeLog/AppStream-releases that goes all the way back to the inception of the project? Why not just start with a new version for (say) each major revision?
GNOME's approach in particular of having per-release NEWS files on download.gnome.org makes it trivial to browse changes in different versions.
My friend Behdad Esfahbod is the reason you can see non-Latin text in many systems. He is going through a terrible time. Please read https://medium.com/@behdadesfahbod/if-you-read-one-thing-from-me-please-be-this-2262ec7b8af2
Geary 3.37.90 has been released! This is a beta release on the road to the forthcoming 3.38 feature release.
The new release comes with a number of improvements, including honouring account download settings for cleaning up as well as downloading old email, and support for plugins to expand Geary's features: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary/Plugins
You can test it out by installing a nightly build. Please provide us with feedback if you do! https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary/GetIt#Nightly_Flatpak_builds
Logical fallacies explained by robots!
By Michele Rosenthal. Source:
One thing that really kills me about Python is the lack of automatic forward declarations for classes.
It forces you to either write your modules backwards (most specific to most general instead of vice versa), proliferate ad-hoc or util modules, or resort to gross hacks like using strings then fixing it all up later. It also forces standard libs like typing to do same.
Not even Java has this issue. It's 2020, how is this even still a problem?
American Exceptionalism at its peak.
World Famous / American Made / First Wave
“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that most leaders are able to act swiftly and decisively, but the same urgency had been missing in politicians’ response to the climate crisis.”
— Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/16/pandemic-shows-climate-has-never-been-treated-as-crisis-say-scientists
Melbourne, Wurundjeri Nation.
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