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"Piracy Should Always Be An Option

Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Monopolies that exploit vs competition that excludes. Consumers want their one-stop-shop, but they also want them to not have horrible business practices. What do we do?"

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In the modern age, where home electronics could literally serve the entire internet passively, ISPs continue to do stupid things like bandwidth throttling and usage caps, because home electronics "aren't ready for the full power of The Internet."

...does masto (or glitch soc) have an automatic spam filter now?

i guess i should try to make sure i don't post the same toot more than one now... no more goo mornings?

"LH [Longhorn/Vista] is a pig and I don't see any solution to this problem. If we are to rise to the challenge of Linux..."
Jim Allchin, #Microsoft VP

"George Hamilton has never voted, says actors 'have no qualifications' to talk politics

In fact, Hamilton believes that it's irresponsible for actors to share their opinions on political issues entirely, because entertainers "have no qualifications."

"They're given an unusual amount of credibility," he said. "A lot of young actors do it and they shouldn't. The political (people) are happy to use your persona." "

"Apple users have no one to blame but themselves.

In 2019, there is a lot of information available on Apple's design practices, how they deal with lemons, and the longevity of their products. If you still choose to give them money, whatever happens to you, your wallet, or your data is on you."

The Attorney General and the FBI Director recently gave speeches demonizing encryption and calling for backdoors. Here's why you should not spend any of your time listening to them.


> if one side values wealth while the other values humanity

but there’s the bind, eh? it is literally illegal for a company to deprioritize the profit motive:

so in a strategic sense, yes, corporations will always value wealth and profit above other ends. it is illegal to do otherwise.

I am convinced that I *can* do this and that nobody can stop me but at what cost

oh god why do I want to modify a vmlinuz image in-place


#SUSE blog down.

"Error establishing a database connection"

Budget issues? Can't keep a simple site running. Ask #SAP for budget.

#opensuse #gnu #linux

Amazon quietly removed the line from its transparency report saying it had "never participated" in the NSA's PRISM program.

"A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality.

Physicists have long suspected that quantum mechanics allows two observers to experience different, conflicting realities. Now they’ve performed the first experiment that proves it."

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