left = right = totalitarian
Roku removed access to it for new users but those of us who already had the channel kept it on our boxes.
I love Roku's hardware and simple UI; but I hate being inside their walled garden.
WTF - I've had an official-looking YouTube channel on my first-gen Roku for 3 years. Don't recall doing anything special to get it, either. Is this article total BS; or did newer version of the Roku have it removed??
"Vote Ima Krook for Senate!" <-- political message
Did I just spread that message without spending money? I suppose it did cost something - an infinitesimally small depreciation on this workstation, plus a similarly tiny fraction of electricity, internet, & rent bills.
the president of the NSA could be a cyborg
We are all cyborgs now.
My mom had a much easier time with Unity than with any other desktop (Gnome, several versions of Windoze) she has used.
Fascism is a merger of corporate and state power
That's not historically accurate.
I fully expect someone on-high will call for a centrally-controlled electrical grid kill switch.
If I understand correctly - I'm by no means an electric engineer - there are serious safety issues with suddenly disconnecting a running nuclear power station from the grid.
You don't actually control your phone's hardware. Even if you're using a more open-ish Android distro like Cyanogenmod, actual control of the hardware is done by binary blob drivers. I'd be shocked beyond belief if said drivers didn't already, by law, all have remote kill switches. See if you can find a copy of the (non-public) implementation docs for CALEA - they're incredibly creepy.
Ubuntu, I like you so much. Why did you have to turn to the dark side?
And this makes you better than anybody working there, how, exactly?
He never said he was. Read to me like he was, obliquely, applying for a job. Perhaps the algos that monitor
nothing but CRIMINAL PERSECUTION out of it.
How is this fucking authoritarian fascist even sort-of, possibly, slightly representative of the views of the majority of Californians?
Right, but if that framework gets dropped later, you're going to spend a LOT more time trying to switch to another framework than you ever saved by adopting the framework in the first place. So maybe you shouldn't even bother with the framework unless it's a sure thing.
As an alternative to switching frameworks, a company could just start treating the framework code the same as their bespoke code. They'll no longer get the support of an active community - but they'll be in no worse shape than if they'd written it from scratch. Also, the quality of FOSS framework code is generally a LOT better than that of bespoke corporate code. Wheel-reinvention almost never results in a superior wheel.