Every Mozilla browser [such as Firefox] includes a special “about” feature that allows you to configure certain sections just by typing “about:whatever” into the address bar. For example, if you type “about:about,” you’ll see a list of all the menus they offer. Some of the menus are actually cute Easter eggs, like “about:robots,” which takes you to a page referencing things like Blade Runner, Futurama, and the eventual annihilation of all mankind. However, if you type “about:mozilla,” perhaps looking to learn a bit more about the browser, you’ll come across a red screen with ominous Bible-like text written on it…

6 Awesome Easter Eggs Hidden in Programs You Use Every Day

The current “directory tile” ad experiment shows only for new Firefox users. A new “enhanced tile” program to launch soon will mean existing users can see some ads, too.

Well, this is exactly why I stopped using firefox. I do not want ads in my browser, also they endorsed DRM in HTML5, contributing to a further lockdown of the internet in the name of copyright.

They had their chance of being relevant, but we have better alternatives now. Use a firefox fork such as Pale Moon or Waterfox instead, don’t support what Mozilla has become. And especially don’t switch to Chrome, either.

Net Neutrality: Mozilla tells the FCC to reclassify ISPs as common carriers

Mozilla might not be as big as Google or Netflix in most consumers’ minds but as the maker of the popular Firefox browser, it does have some clout. That’s why it’s noteworthy that Mozilla on Monday recommended that the Federal Communications Commission use the “nuclear option” against Internet service providers by reclassifying them as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

We also need to remove the revolving door between the telecom industry and the FCC.

Act your part to preserve net neutrality:


Saletan, whose piece is about how the campaign that culminated in the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is just like employers firing gay employees, writes, in the second to last paragraph of his piece: “Losing your job for being gay is different from losing your job for opposing gay marriage. Unlike homosexuality, opposition to same-sex marriage is a choice, and it directly limits the rights of other people. But the rationales for getting rid of Eich bear a disturbing resemblance to the rationales for getting rid of gay managers and employees.”

Being gay and being homophobic are nothing alike, but he hears “a disturbing resemblance” in the rationales for getting rid of gay employees and getting rid of homophobic CEOs, so that’s good enough for casually eliding not one but two false equivalencies: Gay/homophobic and employee/employer.

These pieces were published in New York Magazine (Chait), The Atlantic (Lovett), Mother Jones (Drum), and Slate (Saletan). This liberal concern trolling filled with false equivalencies and perfunctory nods to legitimate criticism only to discredit its validity is what passes for serious intellectual discourse in major publications, as long as it’s white dudes who are sniffing sagely at how out of control all the social justice is getting around here.

Mozilla Factory Space /// Japan

Interior design : Nosigner

Nosigner design studio has designed new offices for Mozilla Japan, Mozilla Space Factory, based on the idea of ​​Open Source. Mozilla Japan is part of the Mozilla Foundation, which promoted the idea of open source and open source software. 

This office is built using common products such as corner or plastic pallets, which explores the concept of “Open Source modules Furniture”.



I also wonder why the people urging tolerance for Eich can’t be more tolerant of the decisions made by other people at Mozilla and OKCupid. Where’s the tolerance for people who don’t want to work for, or use the products of, a company with a homophobic CEO? Can it really be our solemn duty as members of a democratic society to never complain, or decide to take our business elsewhere, when we find out that someone supported an effort to take away important rights from ourselves or our friends?
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