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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.
any adblocks that remove the annoying ads that appear at the top of google searches?
1 project | reddit.com/r/chrome | 1 Dec 2021
Also while using unlock orgin, get a piHole set up. Or Adguard or NoTrack or DNSAdBlock or keexybox
What would make you quit Reddit?
13 projects | reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 1 Dec 2021
pihole got your back bro
Varför blir mina föräldrars mobiler såhär?
1 project | reddit.com/r/sweden | 30 Nov 2021
Any way to remove mini ad?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Roku | 30 Nov 2021
https://pi-hole.net/ will do it (and far more).
pihole + unbound questions about the docs
1 project | reddit.com/r/pihole | 30 Nov 2021
dig pi-hole.net returns ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.53#53(127.0.0.53))
Looking for website to app type Mac app with adblock or a solution to not see ads in "webapps"
3 projects | reddit.com/r/macapps | 30 Nov 2021
If any current members paying hulu for $6.99/month feel RIPPED OFF that only NEW members get the black friday $0.99/month for a year. Here's what I did and you can do right now!
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Frugal | 29 Nov 2021
PiHole is probably your best bet. Set that up, update your router to use it (the piHole) for DNS and badda-bing badda-boom.
Ask HN: Are there any 4K “dumb” televisions?
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Nov 2021
PiHole, with the default adlist/gravity configuration, actually works pretty well for removing ads from my LG smart tv from about 3 years ago. Doesn't keep it from updating, but you can easily configure pihole to block whatever domains you want
Ask HN: Did you find something to use your Raspberry Pi 400 for?
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Nov 2021
I use it with pi-hole , and as a Tailscale  bridge.
I tried to use it as an alternative workstation (running on sway over arch); the 4K display output is nice, but limited to 30hz, and the machine just isn't peachy enough for my use-case.
Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
1 project | reddit.com/r/worldnews | 28 Nov 2021
What are some alternatives?
AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server
Technitium DNS Server - Technitium DNS Server
PowerDNS-Admin - A PowerDNS web interface with advanced features
blocky - Fast and lightweight DNS proxy as ad-blocker for local network with many features
pihole-regex - Custom regex filter list for use with Pi-hole.
ungoogled-chromium - Google Chromium, sans integration with Google
Webmin - Powerful and flexible web-based server management control panel
brave-browser - Next generation Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows.
bypass-paywalls-chrome - Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.
awesome-selfhosted - A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers
nextdns - NextDNS CLI client (DoH Proxy)
uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.