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  • Can we trust Microsoft with Open Source? | 2021-10-23
    > 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:

        $ strings code-insiders | grep HTMLFormControls
  • Design patterns let you apply existing solutions to your code | 2021-10-14

    And the list goes on, and on.

    This is true for V8, which underlies NodeJS, and is the engine that powers most modern JavaScript:

    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.

    But the engine driving every single JavaScript program, is built on top of a behemoth of object oriented, design pattern laden, software, written by FAANG engineers that I promise you understand design patterns extremely well.

    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 | 2021-10-12
  • Tab Unloading in Firefox 93 | 2021-10-05
    Chromium has "Paint Preview" (aka "Freeze Dried Tabs") [0] 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
    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.
  • Linux on the Desktop: Part Two | 2021-09-21
    At one time it was a concern that malicious actors would spoof urls with unicode confusables. Chrome (and others, but unsure of the exact list) implemented restrictions on displaying unicode characters to try to prevent this:
  • Google Docs in a clean-room browser | 2021-09-20
    The BSD license only applies to some code from what I can tell. Other code is still under LGPL. At least this is what this file tells me:

  • Linux seems very complicated ladies and gentlemen… | 2021-09-12
  • Google Chrome Media History: How Does It Work? | 2021-09-06
    The source code for the Media History feature lies in the chromium/chrome/browser/media/history/ folder of the repository. Here, I have linked the Github mirror of the chromium repo, because it's much easier to browse than Google's own source listing.
  • Zoom RCE from Pwn2Own 2021 | 2021-08-28
    You're checking your personal email on your work computer? Your employer can see that. One way would be through screen recording. But even without screen recording, your employer can install its own certificates. Chrome at least ignores certificate pinning if there are custom installed local certificates.

    If you're on a personal device (e.g. your personal phone) on a work wifi, you're secure whether or not certificate pinning is used.

    So I don't really see any situation in which certificate pinning will help you. The purpose of certificate pinning is to protect against malicious regular root CAs. It's not to protect against your employer or anyone else who can install custom root CAs on your machine.

    >Chrome does not perform pin validation when the certificate chain chains up to a private trust anchor.

  • Support the fox 🦊 guys | 2021-08-19
    Chromium is open source -
  • DuckDuckGo’s simple plan to make the internet more private
    chromium is completely open source so you can see exactly how much "google" is in it.
  • chromium/chromium at c9e91bb8fbd12dcd975e66c85506523eebc09fdd
  • Alternatives to Firefox | 2021-08-11
    I'm still not convinced, Chromium is a popular open-source project, it makes sense that more research goes into it.
  • Which one do you use?
    Apparently, here's the link to the license on Github.


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