Perfect quotes from my older brother:
"If you can get the wheels going on a Tesla, you can use the spinning of the wheels to generate electricity forever"
"You can't stay open source forever" -while talking about Mozilla
"Windows is free"
"Learning multiple languages makes no sense. Just master C#, it's all you'll ever need!"
He's the comic relief of my life. 👍
#Instagram has blocked posts in #Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country's most prominent opposition leader.
This is one of the apparent example that companies like #Instagram don't give a damn about freedom of speech and free access to the information. What they care is their userbase and business profit. That's why people should avoid using (be used as #RMS says) such services. Aside from #privacy issues. #freedom
It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people
It’s corporations vs people.
Many people ask me this question frequently: "Why are you so against giant tech companies (like #Google, #FB, #Twitter, #Apple, etc.)?"
My answer: "Well, I am not against any company in particular. I am against power accumulation in one place with no transparency because it creates corruption."
To make it clear. If tomorrow Google decides to be transparent about their processes, I will encourage people to use their services. But until then, I do opposite.
Finally added #Mastodon to Follow Me section of my blog. It is not perfect but good enough. https://linuxrocks.online/media/tMV7HuvXkxODvbm5SJQ
Office Suite/document, image manipulation
Last night I intentionally log out from my #Google account, mainly because of excessive #YouTube distraction.
After that thinking of deletion of my other social media accounts beside #FB and #Instagram which already deactivated for around a year now.
This morning found some good candidates.
1. Last FM
2. Slide Share
Some people around me think I am leftist, others think opposite.
I nether #leftist because I am against #Trump's policies, nor #rightist just because I detest third wave #feminism and using #made-upPronouns.
I don't identify/limit myself by any #groupIdentity. I am who I am and not necessarily any group represent me.
Thanks to #Twitter, brainless character assassination becomes such a norm and took over criticisms.
#LinusTechTips video on #AmazonGo that became controversial is a great example. When a person like #CarolineHirons with ~66K followers & Twitter funny badge decided to go ballistic without even watching the video once (pic). Later she deleted her Tweet without even apologizing.
“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
~ Dale Carnegie in How to Win Friends and Influence People
Nowadays #Amerika song by Rammstein makes more sense to me than 2004.
It does not merely have to be interpreted as the worldwide cultural influence of the U.S, which is the obvious message.
It can be extended to anything. For instance in the software world we can refer to as the influence of the giant tech companies (Google, FB, MS, Amazon, ...) on crowd. Years ago nobody would have revealed their personal info on the net. But today, people are doing so voluntarily, thanks to those companies.