"zeitgeist-tech" by @nm
Achieving an open-source implementation of Apple Code Signing and notari bit.ly/3A62jd9 (bit.ly/3P6iHhV)
the unexpected resurgence of QR codes to make everyone's lives slightly dumber and more annoying has really been something to behold. one of the all-time great technology comeback stories
I went to a dive bar and asked what’s on tap and bartender said to scan the QR code so I did and then ordered and she said they don’t have that because I’d scanned QR code on the coaster rather than QR code on the tabletop menu and 10 mins later I was still trying to get a beer
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the other day at the airport I had to wait in an extremely long line to check in for my flight, I noticed the group in front of me, a big family, was being asked to each manually scan *3 different* QR codes printed on the airline rep's desk, in order to board their flight
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I assume each of these QR codes led to a form they had to fill out in order to board, which makes you wonder, given that this family (understandably) had a lot of trouble getting this to work... why not just hand them the forms. or just have a sign with the URL for the forms
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also bc I'm an annoying paranoiac mobile privacy enthusiast I have content blockers on my phone that stop like 80% of QR code menus from loading because the URL takes you through some 3rd party referral/tracking link first before loading the menu. my family is starving
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the other day I was at a bar/restaurant that is QR-only, no paper menus of any kind, and the QR code just would straight up not work on my phone. it just took me to the website of the company that does the codes. so I just couldn't order anything. a fun night out
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Launch HN: Wolfia (YC S22) – A mobile app emulator you can share with a link wolfia.com
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Ask HN: What's the next big thing that few people are talking about? news.ycombinator.com/item?id…
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Starting October 19, storage limit will be enforced on all Gitlab Free a bit.ly/3BTIpTY (bit.ly/3dfj8tg)
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By 1995, it'll be evident that the Internet means as little as fax (1998) web.archive.org/web/19980610…
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Achieving an open-source implementation of Apple Code Signing and notarization gregoryszorc.com/blog/2022/0…
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