This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
Canadian officials did a bad thing in charging a teen with computer hacking for downloading public records available to all - and they should feel bad about it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/dear-canada-accessing-publicly-available-information-internet-not-crime source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/987089292890533888
We, you and I, have a chance to fix this. We, you and I, can rebuild and repair.
- Make user friendly (not user hostile) devices and software
- Write documentation
- Refuse to buy tech that *we* can render safe to use, but that the average user can't
- Support people that do things correctly financially whenever possible.
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I refuse to put a subject on my emails. That is self censorship and moreover when I leave the subject line blank I get higher engagement. As a lover of free speech I will not add subjects at my emails!
Ugh, now I have a hankering to contribute to the kernel...
Speaking of which, my friends and I managed to get a hold of an on-campus apartment. Four individual bedrooms, plus a common space including a kitchen, and a bathroom. And since Eli and I will probably use the same room, we can convert one bedroom into a study!
Overwatch is a really fun game. I'm also really proud of myself for building a PC for just $220 that can run both Overwatch and PlanetSide 2 at reasonable settings at 60FPS.
The one fatal flaw is that it stores everything 5400 RPM spinning rust, which isn't exactly the speediest when loading ten gigs of assets dynamically. Also only 6 GB of RAM.
Hopefully Geneva and I can upgrade it over the summer and during next semester!
welp, looks like the mastodon.cloud admin has deleted his account. would suggest everyone on this instance migrates to another as it'll probably shutdown without warning.
"while the devices themselves are not bound to any cloud, the only way to get the full value out of them is in combination with cloud services"
That's where you're wrong kiddo
Oh gosh today was rewarding. I went to class, helped my friend build her first gaming PC which we can now both use, got an on-campus apartment for next semseter with the 3 people closest to me in the world, and... idk. Things are good.
The paradox of productivity in 2018 is even if you're writing a quantum tech article whilst simultaneously dogwalking, podcasting your fourth Ph. D, & inventing the next revolutionary drudge-work-automating app (that will be consumed by a tech giant), you'll always be making not-enough per hour for a dignified existence.
No amount of neurohack pills, 180-hour crunches and AI assistants will ever free us, because neofeudal capitalism will consume all abundance.
The wheel must break.
Webpack 4 is dope