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[14:34] Lego has a wireless protocol built on Bluetooth, used to control their BOOST sets. They put documentation for their protocol up on GitHub (repo). I did not expect this move, but I really like that.
[16:20] Kind of funny to watch a talk about privacy held by a person that actually values it and wants to educate people, then visit their website and find uMatrix pointing out that a request to an external site (to load CSS from a third party server) was blocked. As far as I'm concerned, anything that loads from a server that you do not have control of constitutes tracking. I'd really like for people to be a bit more coherent in this matter.
[20:55] Every now and then I came across weird text in forums and on reddit, somehow displayed above or below the space it was to be expected. I was curious but never investigated what this actually was. Today, I came across a generator for text of this kind and finally found an explanation of how this works.
[20:00] Not a big fan of telemetry on Windows (or on any software for that matter), but I'd really like to know just how many people mute their newly acquired computers right after Cortana starts babbling at first boot.