14 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2020
    1. Secure-by-default is a great approach, but this is not that. It's not even, we know what's best. It's clean up your act or you're out. You really should provide an opt-in to running with scissors. Maybe like config.opt_in_to_dynamic_routes_you_dumbass = true. 1 Pick your reaction
    2. I too would like to know more about the security concerns that are the motivation to remove these useful dynamic routing components. The only thing I can think off is someone who accidentally exposes a private method public, is there more? The dynamic routes are a great way to keep the routing.rb DRY and avoid unneeded dependencies between the routing and the controller files, it has been quintessential Rails magic since version 1.0, surely there must be more serious security concerns to give up such important benefits? What are they? Do we really need to completely remove this from the code base, when removing it from the default routes.rb already would get you most of the security benefit?
    3. I'm sure the security overlords have our best interest in mind and I'd be happy to change my opinion if someone can explain this tradeoff better. I know I can recreate the functionality for myself but I also like to keep in mind what's best for Rails. Just a hand wavy "we've had this for almost 10 years, but it might become an issue in the future so let's preventively eliminate it" does not seem a good enough reason to cut a feature that can make code much more DRY and elegant.
  2. Apr 2020
    1. In the early 1990s, the creators of Netscape apparently built a function that enabled each web page to be annotated by those visiting it, as a way for viewers to discuss the page’s content. But according to a [1] produced in 2013 by a nonprofit called [Hypothesis][2], the feature was turned off.
  3. Mar 2020
    1. Google Translate Widget
    2. Another “decision” to make GoogleYoutube crappier and crappier with every passing day. The corporation seems stridently dedicated to deprecating its own products and abusing its customers.Search is now suckier than DuckDuckGo. Fuzzy and/or cherry-picked results.YouTube flooded with reposts/stolen vids and the “recommended” videos have literally nothing to do with your viewing behavior.Politicization and one-way censorship.Translator used to be nearly limitless (no text limit, websites translatable, etc) — now it’s basically a severely nerfed mini-tool to translate short phrases.
    1. the feature was dropped to “lack of use.”

      I don't find the reason "lack of use" sufficient in its own right. (I personally didn't use this feature.) People might not use it because they don't know about. And those that do use may find it extremely useful; it's not their fault if others don't know about it or use. It seems to discriminate a bit against the minority who may use a useful feature. They would rather be in the majority, safe from having one of their favorite features removed.

      But I do understand and appreciate the good explanation given below.

    2. Yes, it’s been deprecated. Why? Because too few people were using it to make it worth the time, money, and energy to maintain. In truth, although I sometimes disagree with the operator changes, I happen to agree with this one. Maintaining ALL of the synonyms takes real time and costs us real money. Supporting this operator also increases the complexity of the code base. By dropping support for it we can free up a bunch of resources that can be used for other, more globally powerful changes.
  4. Dec 2019
    1. Moving forward with v7, we've decided it's best to stop publishing the Stage presets in Babel (e.g. @babel/preset-stage-0). We didn't make this decision lightly and wanted to show the context behind the interplay between TC39, Babel, and the community.
  5. Nov 2019
    1. AdNauseam is a work in progress, with new features continually being added, tuned, and, sometimes, deprecated. If a setting no longer appears in the settings page, we have likely found a better means of implementing the design goal.
  6. Sep 2019