31 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2020
    1. What I don't like is how they've killed so many useful extensions without any sane method of overriding their decisions.
    2. Mozilla is leagues ahead of the rest when it comes to respecting users
    3. None of these methods are ideal and honestly, I'd only blame Mozilla for this. They dismiss all our efforts as incorrect but refuse to provide the correct solution.
    4. That's what I find hilarious in all this. All workarounds involve using extensions that Mozilla doesn't approve of or disabling barriers that Mozilla doesn't advocate. And to top it all of, all extensions use the same JavaScript from Google and send the same information to google. But some were blocked completely whereas others were just removed from AMO. It just goes to prove that Mozilla themselves have lost sight of what they were trying to achieve when they put forth their policies. If their goal was to protect user's privacy and prevent data from going to Google, they've done a terrible job of it.
    5. So to me, it seems like they want to keep their users safer by... making them use Google Chrome or... exposing themselves to even greater danger by disabling the whole blocklist.
    6. Blocking users from installing unsigned extensions without offering a cross-platform way to disable the feature brings minimal security benefits while concentrating power in the hands of the browser vendor. Not even Google is this heavy-handed, they allow installing local extensions in Chrome after users enable an option, although a warning is shown on browser restarts about the presence of external extensions, which can be dismissed.
    7. I agree that Mozilla should notify developers about important extension policy changes, this is partially a communication failure.
    1. I'm really tired with mozilla,everything good about them is going away,I don't think they are security or privacy focused anymore and waterfox is a nice alternative to firefox.
    2. Mozilla is not practicing in this situation what it preaches regarding openness, community, and individual empowerment.
  2. Apr 2020
    1. DeepSpeech is an open source Speech-To-Text engine, using a model trained by machine learning techniques based on Baidu's Deep Speech research paper. Project DeepSpeech uses Google's TensorFlow to make the implementation easier. NOTE: This documentation applies to the 0.7.0 version of DeepSpeech only. Documentation for all versions is published on deepspeech.readthedocs.io. To install and use DeepSpeech all you have to do is: # Create and activate a virtualenv virtualenv -p python3 $HOME/tmp/deepspeech-venv/ source $HOME/tmp/deepspeech-venv/bin/activate # Install DeepSpeech pip3 install deepspeech # Download pre-trained English model files curl -LO https://github.com/mozilla/DeepSpeech/releases/download/v0.7.0/deepspeech-0.7.0-models.pbmm curl -LO https://github.com/mozilla/DeepSpeech/releases/download/v0.7.0/deepspeech-0.7.0-models.scorer # Download example audio files curl -LO https://github.com/mozilla/DeepSpeech/releases/download/v0.7.0/audio-0.7.0.tar.gz tar xvf audio-0.7.0.tar.gz # Transcribe an audio file deepspeech --model deepspeech-0.7.0-models.pbmm --scorer deepspeech-0.7.0-models.scorer --audio audio/2830-3980-0043.wav A pre-trained English model is available for use and can be downloaded using the instructions below. A package with some example audio files is available for download in our release notes.
    1. The flow is essentially a set of things that are all working together and know about each other in your layout.

      I can't get the point of this sentence

  3. Mar 2020
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  6. Apr 2017
    1. Mozilla Web Literacy Map (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap).

      Chatting with Mozilla's current person in charge about open practice/pedagogy. We could quote her here

  7. Jan 2017
  8. Nov 2015
    1. Blogs:

      Linking to other blog posts in our posts is a great idea to really share the love.

      Stealing this idea of mini-event blog rolls at the end of posts.

    2. will be great just like the long bridge we made!

      What a wonderful metaphor.

    3. I also loved the bridge making session were we were supposed to make the longest possible paper bridge with half of the team blind folded.

      I am totally going to go this lesson at my fir Mozilla Club meeting next semester.

      One thing that struck me about Mozfest was how often tech was never present in a session.

      Refreshing.

    1. When this distributed leadership through participation is collaborated, and everyone devotes something, learn from others; the whole group benefits and move forward together. This is what reflects the true meaning of participation and leadership.

      I am going to use this piece in my class as an example of leadership and advocacy.

    2. I believe everyone is a leader, and it is the participation of the community members which acts as a pillar to the community.

      This is a wonderful definition of distributed leadership. We need to recognize horizontal and vertical pathways of community support.

    3. This week I also got my name in Mozilla about:credits,

      That is awesome. Congrats. This is my favorite #mozfest post. It details how leadership and advocacy spread across the web.

    4. Anup, our community mentor, got a chance to attend MozFest 2015. Last Saturday, he took an online session on vidyo,

      This outreach, right after #mozfest is a good idea.

  9. Jul 2015
    1. We strongly urge you to reconsider your business tactic here and again respect people’s right to choice and control of their online experience by making it easier, more obvious and intuitive for people to maintain the choices they have already made through the upgrade experience.

      Completely agree!

      Now...how do I change my Reader View settings to use something besides Pocket for social bookmarking?

      ...can't seem to find that setting...anywhere.

  10. May 2014