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The coming war on general computation

offline Tony Danza from halloween town on 2019-07-27 20:41 [#02583055]
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have I posted this before? don't care I'm posting it again


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-27 23:14 [#02583056]
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excellent talk, very prescient. it's been maybe 6 or 7 years
since i actually had a pc to be concerned about when it
comes to dogshit DRM etc... only got a phone now but i am
sucking satan's cock with every app coming from the play
store, books from audible or the kindle app, music on
youtube's spotify clone and it goes on. life kinda got in
the way of keeping up with developments at the digital
frontier and now i just love that salty satan taste, mmm yum


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-27 23:18 [#02583057]
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yes, this, more or less, is why i have assiduously avoided
"appliance" computers. you have zero control over what's
going on. it's particularly odious with alexa, etc. where
it's an entire software stack designed to get you to buy
more shit, jammed down your throat.

i've used linux as my home OS since 2014 or so (and was
running it on at least half of everything since 2012). you
can go out and pay $35 for a new-gen raspberry pi that has
the horsepower of a low-end desktop. if you have your ear to
the ground, it's thoroughly possible to bypass all this

most people do not have their ear to the ground

i've only watched a bit under half of this, will watch the
rest once i go out to the store


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-28 00:00 [#02583059]
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man. this is 2011 -- before streaming, the cloud, were huge.
hence, it misses this whole aspect: rather than worry about
locking down user systems, just keep everything behind a
walled garden server. execute it remotely; not even give
anyone the chance to reverse-engineer it

drive CPU power into the cloud, and get control of it...


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-28 00:06 [#02583060]
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I love my desktop pcs, like charlton Heston said it will be
taken off me from my cold dead hands


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-28 00:31 [#02583061]
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yeah they'll still be there
but most people have already binned 'em for a locked-down


offline Tony Danza from halloween town on 2019-07-28 12:30 [#02583071]
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It's cool that pro audio software is finally coming to Linux
- Bitwig, Reaper, the U-he synths, hopefully more will
follow. I doubt NI will port Reaktor anytime soon so if I
want to keep using that I'm stuck with either Mac or
Windows, and Windows is malware / spyware.

For now I'll grit my teeth and pay the Apple tax because Mac
OS is basically Unix with a pretty face, and they still have
decent privacy policy for users - their business model is an
old fashioned one that involves customers paying for goods
and services, rather than customer-info-as-a-product. And
they're not making moves to lock down Macs like iPhones and
iPads. That'd be suicide, it'd knife their pro and developer


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