"I operated dozens of booter ("DDoS-for-Hire") services... every single one of them used CloudFlare to protect my websites from rival DDoS attacks. Without CloudFlare's "neutral" security service offerings I couldn't have facilitated millions of DDoS attacks. It's hard to stress just how instrumental CloudFlare is in the success of a booter services operation, booters that didn't have protection from CloudFlare would not remain online very long." - https://rasbora.dev/blog/I-ran-the-worlds-largest-ddos-for-hire-empire-and-cloudflare-helped
Open Infrastructure Map is absolutely fascinating. Check out all the power stations, turbines, electricity lines, gas, oil, water pipelines, etc near you.
Built on top of Open Street Map data (what an amazing project OSM is).
Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes
"This result really blew my mind because these black holes were previously hiding in plain sight," said Mugdha Polimera, lead author of the study and a UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. student.
File Handling (https://web.dev/file-handling/) obtained its 3rd LGTM and is approved to ship. It's a powerful Project Fugu 🐡 API allowing you to register a PWA as a (default) file handler for `.foo` files, so when the user clicks such a file in the file explorer, the PWA can handle it.
We have increased the quality of the web this day. https://w3ctag.github.io/design-principles/#leave-the-web-better
This seems like the sort of thing fediverse people would have an opinion on.
Quoting the Open Web Advocacy group: "🇺🇸US - The US agency NTIA is doing an investigation into Browsers and Web Apps. The EU is ending the #AppleBrowserBan, we need to ensure the US does the same and solve the core issues of Web App Equality/Interoperability and In-App Browsers. Save the web!"
A little strange attractor #mastoart and #math for you. Try tweaking the parameters or just press shuffle and see what you discover.
There's a long, LONG way to go between some EU draft text and actual browser choice for everyone on iOS, but at least this is a hopeful start? https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/26/apple_ios_browser/
This is going to look even sillier when Musk triggers a mass Twitter exodus
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