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Comment Re:Tesla shoud do something... (Score 2) 65

So let's roll in the emissions cost of the factories that manufacture regular cars, and the emissions of the trucks taking them to the dealerships, and all the emissions of the dealerships themselves, and the cost of dealing with the runoff from their massive parking lots (borne by the municipalities that host them), et cetera, et cetera.

They promised a zero emissions car and they delivered it. You can't make so much as a paperclip that's "zero emission" if you're going to count the upstream costs.

So basically, fuck off.

Comment Re:It's time for an Android alternative (Score 1) 137

I knew nothing about Android until I bought a tablet last week. I was hugely unimpressed with the level of blatant surveillance, and started looking for an alternative.

I don't know enough about it yet to tell you for sure, but I think Cyanogenmod might be just the fork you're looking for.

Comment Re:How nice of Facebook! (Score 1) 97

LOL. If you're trying to compare Slashdot to Facebook as a communication venue, I've got a great bridge for sale in Brooklyn...I've no doubt you'll be interested in forking over the mere $300,000 cash for this valuable asset, or perhaps the deed to your house.

And governments have already acted against Facebook, and it has toed the line. Canada's Privacy Commissioner demanded changes in its practices, and got them. India has banned parts of it outright. Facebook has also changed some of its practices due to pressure from various European governments. So lol, many reasonable governments have already acted against Facebook, and been obeyed.

Comment How nice of Facebook! (Score 3, Interesting) 97

Facebook's "apology" is nothing but a cynical attempt to stem public anger...the kind of anger that might cause governments to act against it.

Until an aggrieved party can access an appeal process in a reasonable time and get ridiculous situations like this taken care of promptly, Facebook remains an irresponsible gate-keeper, and its apology remains a fraud.

We'll leave for another day the fact that Facebook is inflicting its prissy, Puritanical standards on the rest of the world. And no, the argument that "you can always stop using it" doesn't apply. It has occupied its niche in the internet's ecology completely, leaving no reasonable alternative. Practically speaking, it is a monopoly.

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