Surprise, surprise. Big Ad Tech is lobbying *against* strong privacy laws, arguing they hurt the ad market, create high costs for businesses & curb innovation.
In his @nytimes op-ed, our CEO & Founder @yegg explains why "these are all weak arguments." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion/facebook-google-privacy.html
@retro64XYZ Trust me, I understand all about lack of customer service as a former Apple fanboy since the Apple IIc until I got burned with my iMac G5. Still, I've learned that it's best to do your research when buying a PC for a FOSS OS. Even with the great support Lenovo has for Linux and the BSDs, something like the ThinkPad A485 that I'd like as an OpenBSD laptop comes with a Broadcom WiFi which is a showstopper.
Death Warrior, from the Dungeonquest rulebook, Games Workshop, 1987. https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/185594826109/oldschoolfrp-death-warrior-from-the
#Lenovo customer service is so bad I had to take pictures using my cell phone and e-mail it to them. Holy cow. Y’all don’t tell me you “reviewed my claim and found it false” and then ignore me when I send you 5 supporting links, two photos, and a god damn dissertation on why I am right and you are wrong. I own 7 ThinkPads dating back to the T22. You picked the wrong person to brush off. Now fix my computer or send me my money back.
Any one working on a Brutal Chex Quest?
over the last few weeks, i've been working on the sega genesis version of the xband modem - an early network multiplayer service. i got a barebones server implemented and worked around some voip-related latency issues, and last night i managed to get a game of mortal kombat 2 working.
i'll be posting more about this and also contributing a lot of documentation to the folks over at retro.live, so if you're interested, check them out
here's a video of getting connected and in-game
Thing is... even though their Ubuntu Phone may never have seen widespread adoption, it's actually been a good product. I've seen it, I personally know people who worked on it. I held it in my hands. It was really good!
If Canonical didn't manage to pull off this feat, I have little hope anyone else will. That means we'll have only a few closed source options in the predominating computing market of the near future: mobiles.
I do talks on security and have a horrible track record with social media because I don’t like social media but I guess I need to use it so people know I exist.
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