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Whenever some venture capitalist or Singularity University lobbyist or Silicon Valley tech bro mentions โ€œexponential growthโ€ or โ€œaccelerating growthโ€ just look them straight in the eye, say โ€œtumourโ€, and walk away.

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Police violence, swearing 

Yep, we should totally accept cops killing unarmed people of color because they occasionally catch bad guys.

GO. FUCK. YOURSELF.

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Firefox fuckery 

Really fucking tired of having to go re-apply the obscure magic necessary to disable autoplay of videos in every new Firefox install after changing my search engine. The fact that these don't sync across browsers is inexcusable. Add it to the amount of money Mozilla gets from Google and it's REALLY HARD to assume good faith.

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Just what socialism needs is more people who think all you need to do is dream big and everything will be fine. Don't bug me with that pesky "reality".

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RT @YousraElbagir@twitter.com [U.K. Channel 4 News, 1h ago]:
Social media access is unblocked in Sudan, after 10 weeks of the government restricting access to platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

This was overridden through the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

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Sometimes FOSS:
User: This function is bugged!
Dev: Well, sucks to be you. There is nothing to fix there, that's intended behavior.
User: Oh yeah?

* forks project like a boss *

User: fixed.

Proprietary:
User: This function is bugged!
Dev: Well, sucks to be you. There is nothing to fix there, that's intended behavior.
User: Fuck you!
Dev: Fuck you too.
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GNU/Linux (and FOSS in general):
User: I wonder how this program works! Can I take a look at the source?
Linux: Well, the source is available in this Git repository, feel free to take a look and fiddle with it all you want!

Windows:
User: I wonder how this program works! Can I take a look at the source?
Windows: No. That's illegal. What are you, a filthy communist?
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GNU/Linux:
User: Man I'm bored of this desktop environment already! I ant to change it
Linux: Sure! Which one do you want this time? GNOME? Plasma? MATE? XFCE? There is a huge list to choose from!

Windows:
User: Man I'm bored of this desktop environment already! I ant to change it
Windows: Fuck you!
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Now that Google Maps is letting you report speed traps and redirect traffic thereby, I'd like to propose that it's our civic duty to keep streets safer by reporting speed traps at random throughout the city, with particular attention to bike routes or school zones.

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If every developer at Facebook had to do this job for a month there wouldnโ€™t be a Facebook left at the end of it.

theverge.com/2019/2/25/1822971

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Reminder to everyone still working three dead-end jobs dog-walking, Uber-driving, grocery-running, adjunct-educating, hoping to win the killer-app lottery living in a coffin apodment or parents' closet, United Airlines aircraft engineers living in vans in $4000 rent cities, 70-year-old retirees going back to work in Amazon sweatshops sardine-packed 5 families to a house, and the other 60% of America in poverty after adjusting for rent/health care costs, as the biosphere dies.

Fuck Capitalism

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Also, any one who invokes the absolute hokum that is the "tragedy of the commons" immediately drops tremendously in my estimation. Goo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพgle๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพE๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพli๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพnor๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพOst๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพrom๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ. SHEEEE-IT!

yesmagazine.org/new-economy/th

#elinorostrom

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@jeffalyanak @freakazoid Indeed. My point isnโ€™t about enthusiasts. They will happily install an operating system and sometimes, the harder the better because it means you get to spend more time learning about the intricacies of your hobby. What we mustnโ€™t do is conflate enthusiasts with people who use technology as an everyday thing.

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@aral as noted by other people already, Elinor Ostrom made this Tragedy of the commons obsolete

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Should be required reading for all right libertarians: The Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin.

โ€œRuin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.โ€

science.sciencemag.org/content

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@qwazix @jeffalyanak @aral @michelamarie I think personal computing devices should be self-teaching rather than intuitive, which can only go so far. And not through a separate "new user experience", but by having the whole user experience be a gradual ramp to advanced use. Jobs and Wozniak could have done this easily, especially if they'd paid more attention to Alan Kay.

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