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Microsoft is so insidious... they're worming their way into every major language community and are doing their absolute best to ingratiate themselves with the FOSS community while they continue to destroy computing for consumers

Microsoft and Apple are the main reasons we still have a "priestly class" of software engineers and I don't care how many streams they do with cool developers and engineers, they still suck and you still shouldn't work with them.

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And like, yes, it's all fine and good that they're better than other tech companies with diversity, and that they do a lot of developer outreach, and whatever. But they are still responsible, in large part, for the absolutely sorry state of computing.

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That's forgivable! All they have to do is make an effort! Make the desktop less hostile, open up their APIs and middlewares, stop making exclusivity deals with hardware and software vendors. But they never will.

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(thread missing CW) Terran horribleness, corporations, capitalism, abusive software 

@_sizeofcat @tindall one additional thing one could do to make the world a better place - ranting already counted - would be to post suggestions or experience with implementing them, for what to do to improve things while living in America.

How would/do you reduce your energy use?
Gas use?
Do you largely source food grown in nearby farms?
Do your food sources avoid petroleum-derived fertilizers and pesticides?

I think it would improve things.

@tindall Oh yeah, I remember there was even a term for it back in the day: E3, "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish." Funny how things change... Or not.

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