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3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxmemes | 29 Nov 2021
Honest interview 😂😂😂
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 26 Nov 2021
linus what the fuck
3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxmemes | 24 Nov 2021
Microsoft reduced Windows 11 update size by 40%
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2021
As for the second idea: I don't know the details of MSDelta, but updating references when the code moves is more clearly represented by a newer format Chrome has been using called Zucchini . Courgette does a complex process of disassembling (into several binary streams), aligning labels, and sending a patch of the disassembly, so the patcher has to do disassembly, patching, and reassembly. Zucchini does a more straightforward disassembly pass to note where the references are, and then patches them based on how it knows the code moved. Compared with Courgette, this involves less intermediate state so it's faster , the code is simpler, and because much more is implicit in the code motion the patches tend to be smaller.
That basic technique goes back at least to the TranslateAddress method in Exediff (1999) .
I've been meaning to write up an article on this stuff , Google doesn't seem interested in publicizing Zucchini themselves, maybe due to the patent kerfuffle around Courgette. Microsoft's document on delta compression  covers a lot of this ground.
 Some of this can be avoided, I made some changes to Courgette for a significant speed increase here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504624#c39
 I did write up a bug to consider this in Firefox, with patch size comparisons, but ultimately we didn't switch from the simple power of bsdiff: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1632374
 Their system can use info from the pre-linked objects and PDB symbol files for better alignment, I'd played around with seeding alignments like this in bsdiff and Zucchini but I don't recall it giving significant improvement. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/bb417345(...3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2021
Last I heard, Courgette is deprecated (and replaced by Zucchini) .
Can we trust Microsoft with Open Source?
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Oct 2021
> I don't think there s a static linking going on there, else it would be impossible to use Electron for closed source software.
no, the closed source part can stay closed source but linking must be reallowed.
Just run "strings" on the code binary: you'll see symbols coming straight from Blink like this one: https://github.com/chromium/chromium/blob/72ceeed2ebcd505b8d...
$ strings code-insiders | grep HTMLFormControls
Design patterns let you apply existing solutions to your code
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2021
And the list goes on, and on.
V8 was designed by the same engineers who built the Java Virtual Machine, and what techniques did they employ to build this massive piece of software that runs the modern web? Object oriented design, and design patterns.
It's very probable people designing modern web applications for the FAANGs are not particularly aware of design patterns, or even maybe that MVC is a design pattern even if they are using it. It's possible many design patterns aren't useful for the types of problems they are solving, or could complicate matters if they used them haphazardly.
I'm not saying this is the end all, be all, of software design. Or that "modern" functional takes on software design (most functional languages and ideas predate OOP) aren't perfectly valid, or successful. Or even that they couldn't solve many of these problems.
I'm just contesting any dogmatic rejection of what has actually been one of the most successful branches of software design.
Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Oct 2021
Tab Unloading in Firefox 93
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Oct 2021
Chromium has "Paint Preview" (aka "Freeze Dried Tabs")  which basically does this. I think it's only supported on Chrome for Android right now.
First time trying Bromite because most people say its great
3 projects | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 22 Sep 2021
Bromite uses a compiled blocklist format (DAT). You'll notice that the default blocklist is called filter.dat. If you want to compile your own list, HERE are the instructions.
Randomly got this in the mail
Again, the source code of Brave is available to the public: https://github.com/brave/brave-core
Since Brave is completely FOSS (under the MPL 2.0) and the source code of the browser is publicly available, I challenge you to find a single thing proving your baseless claims. I will wait.
Best part about using Brave...bigger than earning BAT
1 project | reddit.com/r/BATProject | 23 Nov 2021
According to https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/6584#issuecomment-585509145, if you, for example, block that domain using your hosts file or firewall, it seems like Tor will autodisable. According to https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/3692, you can also disable it via Group Policy (Windows Pro and up only).
Should I use Brave or Vivaldi? I value both privacy and low resource usage.
2 projects | reddit.com/r/browsers | 20 Nov 2021
What do you think I should use as a source instead? An article written by a third party? Why not the developers themselves? If you would have at least read the blog post I linked to (which you probably didn't), you know that there are tools like mitmproxy, Fiddler and others that you can use to verify if Brave transmits any PII to their servers (spoiler: no). You can even read the source code, since Brave is FOSS.
Introducing Brave Wallet: The First Secure Wallet Built Natively in a Web3 Crypto Browser. No Extension Required.
1 project | reddit.com/r/BATProject | 17 Nov 2021
Another reason to make the switch
1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 17 Nov 2021
Is Brave Browser being infiltrated already?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/brave_browser | 13 Nov 2021
and I found this one: https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/10984 which resolves https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/19357
PSA: about the Android Brave app crash
2 projects | reddit.com/r/brave_browser | 8 Nov 2021
According to https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/19280 and its corresponding pull request https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/10932 the issue was very likely due to an addition of a P3A probe to detect default search engine settings in Brave.
Brave Browser is broken.
1 project | reddit.com/r/brave_browser | 7 Nov 2021
Commit log available here (you can start at 1.31.90 and work back to 1.31.87): https://github.com/brave/brave-core/commits/v1.31.90
What are some alternatives?
ungoogled-chromium - Google Chromium, sans integration with Google
uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
brave-browser - Next generation Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows.
bromite - Bromite a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!
WebKit - Official git mirror of the WebKit repository, https://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit, future canonical repository.
iceraven-browser - Iceraven Browser
termux-packages - A build system and primary set of packages for Termux.
uBlock-issues - This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin
Vanadium - Privacy and security enhanced releases of Chromium for GrapheneOS. Vanadium provides the WebView and standard user-facing browser on GrapheneOS. It depends on hardening in other GrapheneOS repositories and doesn't include patches not relevant to the build targets used on GrapheneOS.