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Comment: So-called "smart" so-called "telephones" (Score -1, Flamebait) 434

by jabberw0k (#49625171) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer
...are neither. It's not the telephone stuff you're complaining about. It's the fact that you bought a computer you cannot control. No-one with a clue about software ought to fall for being hoodwinked into this alleged "smartphone" craze which is part Big Brother, part Advertisers' Wet Dream. Listen to Richard Stallman: thirty years ago he might have sounded like a crackpot, if it weren't for how his predictions keep coming true: your freedoms are being taken one by one, and everybody just thinks how wonderful it is. Perhaps some folks will wake up.

Comment: MS versus Telescreens ? (Score 2) 303

by jabberw0k (#49397341) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
In a world where everyone is practically required to carry a telescreen which tracks them at all times, which spouts approved government "Amber Alerts" and panicky National Security Alarms -- devices which you can be imprisoned for "jailbreaking" -- will Microsoft become the lesser of the evils?

Comment: Not compliant with vi, even (Score 1) 146

by jabberw0k (#49030491) Attached to: Building the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Mod+J on this keyboard is left arrow whereas every programmer since ASCII started (1963) knows Ctrl+J is linefeed (cursor down), and Ctrl+H is backspace (cursor left). Certainly at least since the ADM-3A (1975) and the vi editor, (left,down,up,right) have been (H,J,K,L) yet this keyboard's modifiers give you those on (J,K,I,L) instead? Huh?

Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.