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Comment Mobile "apps" and the rise of the toy computer (Score 1, Troll) 75

Only mobile "apps" are permitted? Really? Why does it feel like we are headed toward outlawing running real "programs" on your own self-controlled computer? Clearly software not approved by Google or Microsoft or Apple is a national security risk. Jailbreaking a toy computer to run un-approved programs, much less write your own, will be a crime. The dumbing-down of the proletariat will be complete when everyone carries a toy computer, also known as a telescreen, that can't be turned off, oh wait, we already have that. How did we let this happen?

Comment Two problems (Score 4, Insightful) 97

1.Twitter is a walled garden, and not unlike Facebook or Instagram, don't expect them to yield control of the medium.

2. #@$@ can't this @#$#$# author @+#~~& speak @#$#@# two @#$@#$ sentences #@$#@ without @#$#$ using #@$@# profanity? Good grief. Spare us the sailor talk, or don't people know how to talk without swearing anymore?

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department