I'm not a real American. I'm a dirty liberal atheist with a gun who only puts in 40 hours a week as a programmer so that I have time to write badass SF novels and molest my wife. I just happen to live in America.
What's it like to be a sucker who lets his bosses exploit his passion for computing for profit? You see, I'm one of those older programmers who keeps up in order to stay "employable", but has no passion for the work. I only do it because it pays better than cleaning toilets, and I'm good at it.
So, Bono and Apple want to try resurrecting the iTunes LP? Not bloody likely.
Screw the shareholders. What about the rest of Oracle's workers? You know, the people who make Larry Ellison look good by busting their asses? Why not give them a raise?
Right, because calling them pigfuckers when they're adherents of a religion that considers pigs to be unclean is somehow not a real insult? I guess I should stop calling evangelical Christians "sodomites" as well.
The "willingly" was implied. My mistake.
So what of Lennart calls it "Core OS"? John Romero said he was going to make you his bitch. It's hype/marketing talk. So what if it does replace a far amount of user space on distros that use it? That doesn't prove that systemd will replace the kernel. Furthermore, the time to complain about kernel functionality being moved into user space was when DBus and udev were new. In the meantime, I find that Arch Linux forum post does a good job of explaining systemd's merits.
ISIS fighters rape pigs, because no woman will have them.
It runs in user space, not kernel space, so it isn't really his problem.
I am an American worker. Fear-driven development is the status quo. Fear-driven work is the status quo. I fear poverty. I fear destitution. I fear being unable to have any time to actually live because the struggle to maintain my continued existence takes all of my time and energy. Getting a new job doesn't help, because I'm still a wage slave. Forming a startup won't save me, because equity doesn't pay the rent.
Bitcoin won't stop us from dragging the rich from their palaces and putting them to the sword.
I'm willing to end taxes on corporations if we also end corporations.
Dice didn't get its corporate charter out of a McDonalds Happy Meal. Those papers were issued by a government. Therefore, all corporations are creatures of the state, and tainted by the state's monopoly on the "legitimate" use of violence.
This is why we invented surface-to-air missiles.
As a programmer myself, I found that the point of Asimov's robot stories is that most of the robots' fuckups might have been prevented if the human programmers had done some thinking.