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  • Do the services themselves have any logs? Do you have a reverse proxy? Does it provide any logs? 503 means something received the request and tried to pass it on so something should have logs.

  • VOTE: What do you think is fueling an exodus of retailers from downtown Seattle?
  • I think there's a number of things in play. The fact that there's a large number of addicts hanging out between Westlake and Pike Place makes it not a super fun place to go. This mall also tried to go for the high end stores and there wasn't as much mid tier stores and businesses (IMO) which attracts a larger base of people.

  • Firefox enables user tracking
  • I think this a problem with applications with a privacy focused user basis. It becomes very black and white where any type of information being sent somewhere is bad. I respect that some people have that opinion and more power to them, but being pragmatic about this is important. I personally disabled this flag, and I recognize how this is edging into a risky area, but I also recognize that the Mozilla CTO is somewhat correct and if we have the option between a browser that blocks everything and one that is privacy-preserving (where users can still opt for the former), businesses are more likely to adopt the privacy-preserving standards and that benefits the vast majority of users.

    Privacy is a scale. I'm all onboard with Firefox, I block tons of trackers and ads, I'm even somebody who uses NoScript and suffers the ramifications to due to ideology reasons, but I also enable telemetry in Firefox because I trust that usage metrics will benefit the product.

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    Privacy-Preserving" Attribution: Mozilla Disappoints Us Yet Again
  • Why is telemetry useful or why is it needed to use pi-hole to block telemetry?

    Telemetry is useful to know what features your customers use. While it's great in theory to have product managers who dogfood and can act on everyone's behalf, the reality is telemetry ensures your favorite feature keeps being maintained. It helps ensure the bugs you see get triaged and root caused.

    Unfortunately telemetry has grown to mean too many things for different people. Telemetry can refer to feature usage, bug tracking, advertising, behavior tracking.

    Is there evidence that even when you disable telemetry in Firefox it still reports telemetry? That seems like a strong claim for Firefox.

  • What are some things that absolutely should NOT be recycled?
  • Things that can be composted are usually food waste or food spoiled papers not treated with chemicals. Paper is hard to recycle because it can only recycled into lower quality paper, frequently gets contaminated, and it's hard to seperate out from everything else.

    Thus if something is compostable I believe it's better to compost than to recycle that same material.

  • Home routing and encryption technologies are making lawful interception harder, Europol warns
  • For those who aren't aware. This is talking about when cell phones roam into other networks, they now encrypt the traffic back to the home provider which means law enforcement struggle to tap it (legally or illegally).

    PET is privacy enhancing technologies

  • Overnight ramp closures along southbound I-5 in downtown Seattle this week (July 9-12)

    Sadly, WSDOT's social media hasn't discovered Lemmy yet, so cross posting:

    Good news, late-night downtown Seattle travelers – we’re about to finish one of our construction projects in the area! From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly Tuesday, July 9, through Friday morning, July 12, we’ll reduce southbound I-5 to three lanes between Yale Avenue and James Street, close the Yale Avenue/Howell Street on-ramp to southbound I-5, close the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street (Exit 165B) and reduce the southbound I-5 off-ramp to James Street (Exit 165A) to one lane. The usual signed detours will be available around the Yale Avenue and Union Street ramp closures.

    The new attenuator along the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to James Street in Downtown Seattle. The metal structure protects a concrete barrier along the ramp at is yellow at the end. The attenuator is surrounded by concrete barrier and a truck sits near it with flashing yellow lights.

    This work marks the last of 23 guardrails and barriers we will be updating in King or Snohomish counties as part of the Northwest Region Breakaway Cable Terminal Replacement project.

    Map on left shows the closure of the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Union Street highlighted in orange. The detour is shown in blue with arrows using southbound I-5 to the James Street off-ramp, westbound Columbia Street, northbound Fourth Avenue, eastbound University Street and northbound Sixth Avenue to Union Street. Map on right shows closure of the Yale Avenue\/Howell Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle highlighted in orange. The detour is shown in blue with arrows using northbound Eastlake Avenue East, westbound Republican Street, northbound Fairview Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street to the on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5.

    Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour
  • Totally. I used to contribute to Google maps quite a bit and got higher up in the Local Guides levels, but now I find myself contributing a lot to OSM. I feel a lot better about contributing to an open platform vs letting a company close up my changes.

    I just haven't made the switch to use it as a mobile client yet

  • Ballard Bridge construction starting July 8th Here's what you should know about the Ballard Bridge construction

    The Seattle Department of Transportation's 15th Avenue W/NW and Ballard Bridge Paving and Safety Project will include paving, maintenance and preservation work.

    Here's what you should know about the Ballard Bridge construction
    Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour

    Google Maps is testing a new ad format that gives users the option to add a stop for a sponsored location during navigation.

    Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour
    A supermarket trip may soon look different, thanks to electronic shelf labels
  • That would be illegal. I worked on the software deployment of these devices in a store. If we increased the price, we'd automatically give the customer the lowest price in the last several hours.

    The other problem was they were extremely low powered and low bandwidth and it would have killed the battery to update more than a few times a day.

  • Quck enable/disable WebGL on FF
  • NoScript enables you to enable or disable WebGL per site. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of websites being broken, you can set the default to enable JS but disable WebGL then set applications to be trusted with WebGL.

  • A dive into the tiny, silicon accelerometers and gyros in your phone

    I thought the model of 3D printing models of the chips to be a really cool way of visualizing how these chips work.

    From the YouTube summary

    How does your phone track its position in space? MEMS devices! Phones use small micro mechanical chips called MEMS, to monitor accelerations and rotations. These are fabricated using semiconductor technology, but are tiny little moving mechanisms.

    Today we're decapping a six axis IMU (MPU-6050, on a GY-521 breakout board, containing three accelerometers and three gyroscopes), looking at it under the SEM, printing up some models, doing some high speed video recording, and talking about how these little MEMS devices work.

    CAD/STL models (fair warning, it's a very challenging print!):

    Fears raised over ‘Chinese spy cranes’ in US ports
  • Fears raised over ‘Chinese spy cranes’ in US ports

    There are concerns that the machines are effectively Trojan Horses for Beijing and could be used to sabotage sensitive logistics

    Unexplained communications equipment has been found in Chinese-made cranes in US ports that could be used for spying and potentially “devastate” the American economy, according to a new congressional investigation.

    The finding, first reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), will stoke American concerns that the cranes are effectively Trojan Horses for Beijing to gain access to, or even sabotage, sensitive logistics.

    The probe by the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House select committee on China found over a dozen pre-installed cellular modems, that can be remotely accessed, in just one port.

    Many of the devices did not seem to have a clear function or were not documented in any contract between US ports and crane maker ZPMC, a Chinese state-owned company that accounts for nearly 80 per cent of ship-to-shore cranes in use in America, according to the WSJ.

    The modems were found “on more than one occasion” on the ZPMC cranes, a congressional aide said.

    “Our committees’ investigation found vulnerabilities in cranes at US ports that could allow the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] to not only undercut trade competitors through espionage, but disrupt supply chains and the movement of cargo, devastating our nation’s economy,” Mark Green, the Republican chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN.

    The Chinese government is “looking for every opportunity to collect valuable intelligence and position themselves to exploit vulnerabilities by systematically burrowing into America’s critical infrastructure,” he told the WSJ, adding that the US had overlooked the threat for too long.

    The Telegraph has contacted ZPMC for comment.

    ‘The new Huawei’

    A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington DC said claims that Chinese-made cranes pose a security risk are “entirely paranoia.”

    The US investigation began last year amid Pentagon fears that sophisticated sensors on large ship-to-shore cranes could register and track containers, offering valuable information to Beijing about the movement of cargo supporting US military operations around the world.

    At the time, Bill Evanina, a former top US counterintelligence official, said: “Cranes can be the new Huawei.”

    “It’s the perfect combination of legitimate business that can also masquerade as clandestine intelligence collection,” he told the WSJ.

    In recent years, a handful of Chinese crane companies have grown into major players in the global automated ports industry, working with Microsoft and other companies to connect equipment and analyse data in real-time.

  • what's your experience with paperless?
  • Paperless does support defining a folder structure that you can use to organize documents within that paperless media volume however you should treat it as read only.

    OP could use this as a way to keep their desired folder structure as much as possible, but it would have to be separate from the consumption folder.

  • How to intercept HA noifications?
  • Yeah I always use states when I can but the original post description made it sound like the integration was directly sending a notification. If it didn't set a state (which would be weird) then you'd need an event.

  • Ticketek ‘glitch’ appears to re-sell fan’s $659 ticket for Taylor Swift concert — “They said, ‘someone else has it, we don’t know who, we can’t check or track who has your ticket’”
  • Doubtful. TicketMaster is there to take the bad PR but was designed to get as many fees and funnel part of those fees to the artist. Yes TM has deals with Live Nation that basically force big artists to use them because they have the big stadiums, but Taylor Swift is a massive artist she has tons of lawyers and can negotiate fees.

    As much as I love Taylor Swift, I have no doubt that she is massively benefiting from the high ticket prices.

  • Haier hits Home Assistant plugin dev with takedown notice
  • One of the problems with the cloud-polling integrations is that they will frequently poll the back-end APIs to get the current status of that device. A normal user might only open up the app once or twice a day and call the APIs, but these integrations will go 24/7 every 10s-5m. That can add up to a non-trivial amount of traffic. If there's 100 users opening it up once a day, that's not a lot of traffic, but 10 users polling every 1 minute is equivalent to 15k people doing something once a day.

    I actually saw one of my integrations I used defaulted to updating every 10 seconds. I decreased that because I didn't want to draw attention to it.

    A business will look at their usage and ask why there's more than expected traffic. They could be running their server on a potato. They could go back and support Matter, that costs money, requires skilled engineers, and cuts into profit margins.

    While it sucks, that is something they could point to in a court about "economic harm".

  • Help with NGINX? so close...
  • I don't fully understand what you're saying, but let's break this down.

    Since you say you get an NGINX page, what does your NGINX config look like? What exactly does the NGINX "login page" say? Is it an error or is it a directory listing or something else?

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