Despite the apparent acquiescence of neck-beards on Slashdot, having the ability to share personal information without sharing it with the entire world is something greatly desired by actual human beings.
And this capability has never, ever existed. Even huge corporations have tried to make it happen through a collection of technologies and laws called Digital Rights Management and despite tens of millions of dollars and system after system, DRM falls or is circumvented through the final 'analog hole'.
It's possible to have sympathy while still acknowledging that the risks that led to this outcome were entirely hers to bear in her obviously ill-thought actions that started this. The extreme nature of her particular extreme cultural influence is certainly abnormal, but it does show how ridiculous it is to expect the right to be forgotten to actually do a damn thing.
YouTube Gets Its Own Social Network With Launch of YouTube Community
Is that what these goddamn alerts on my cell phone are? Jeeezus.
Why didn't the copyright flunkies say, "Sorry, prior art. Tough noogies."?
This is what I'm wondering, that and since a phone itself is a manufactured device that originated from a specific entity, if anyone could legitimately claim any kind of rights, that entity should have any copyrights and trademarks, not some media company attempting to use it.
I wish they'd ruled for the right reasons, but at least the ruling itself is better than if it'd gone the other way.
I look at the phone industry and think
At least with vehicles there are visible differences. Phones, you have the little rectangle, the medium-sized rectangle, and the big rectangle. The color of the rectangle might be changable or might be enclosable with a case.
Does anyone really care what their phone looks like? Really?
If it's any consolation my vehicles are 21 years old at the newest. My large, powerful sedan is still a large, powerful sedan. My pickup truck is still a pickup truck.
Now we use them as VR systems, which will drive the need for faster phones with better displays and better positional tracking for years to come.
Is this a need, or is this a want?
Is this something that you need with you all of the time? Is this something that you need your communications device to do?
Am I the only one who cares that systemd is following the path of much of the rest of the Linux ecosystem in adding more and more features before bothering to extinguish all the bugs in the existing feature set? Has it proven that it should be gobbling up other features and breaking the old UNIX model of discreet chunks of competent tightly-focused code yet?
No, you're not the only one. I'm installing new boxes at home with Devuan because I like my Linux boxes to use Init. I am aware that this will be the more difficult path, but Debian seems to have violated its own rules regarding adding new packages to Stable after it's made stable.
I do not like all-in-one solutions, and my experiences with random problems with PulseAudio leaves me distrustful of other software from the same developer, and to me this looks like fixing something that isn't broken.
If Systemd becomes ubiquitous and unavoidable I'll look at other UNIX/UNIX-Like operating systems.