Along as you don't distribute your "hotfix" to eliminate the unnnessassy online check, and you have paid the hostage fee to access the software, what's the problem?
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When software depends on a project thanklessly maintained by a random guy in Nebraska, is open source sustainable?
Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies
Lambda School, a coding bootcamp that takes a cut of your next tech salary, now takes a 30% cut in staff
So what if I take this class , But abstain from accepting a career position..
If my goal is to learn through this class for direct personal gain rather than abstracted financial gain,
Is it then a free class? So long as I am abstain from applying the skills I learned commercially?
Face it the more you can competently code for yourself the less dependent you are on purchasing a solution from someone else. The more you can accomplish While avoiding the economic exchange, the less loss in overhead to others
Lenovo's latest gaming monster: Eight cores, 3.2GHz, giant heat sink, two fans. Oh, and it has a phone bolted on
A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?
Its to be expected.
Don't put all your communication eggs in one basket. Every form of communication has occasion unexpected occurences and unpredicrable durations of downtime that does not comply with the convenience of business. For everthingyou do electronically you still need to keep alive and practised alternate ways of doing things and accounting for them
Or you are going to be caught with your pants down with impossible expectations to fufill.
UK dev loses ownership claim on forensic software he said he wrote in spare time and licensed to employer
The predominant concept this suggests is that you Should hide reserve any personal assets you have creatively, So that your employer does not lawfully steal from you. To hide your capabilities except the minimum necessary.
Long term lthis is likely to condition a diminishment in quality and increase in avoidable dysfunction.
After all it doesn't matter what you call it if what you created is taken from you and Claim by others instead of leased by others, you have been punished. Play of stolen credit for the value you represent to the world.
They now deceived the world into putting faith in that company when that faith should be in the individual The committed the act of creation.
It's a casually practice form of deception
Housing employee ever to grow up into a business owner
How are employees supposed to grow out of the child like role to become peers if They are stripped of their value?
If the majority of citizens are forced by law and it derivative artificial economic circumstance, to remain as if dependent sunservient children, then they should not be held Criminally and financially Liable as an adult would be.
Employers are granted almost all the influence over a person's life that a parent of a dependent,, retains as the defacto source of life critical resources . But without any of the expectation of sacrifice, responsibility and support that is appropriate to such a role of influence and control.
Re: Further simplicity and ease of use...
Nothing actually is offensive. But people are sometimes determined to believe things are offensive. Let's take responsibility for own thoughts , values and self generations of emotion. You are self authored creature your responsible to yourselfand physics for the way you react to things. Offensiveness is not an objective property of matter. Its reflection of the way the person who is offended chooses to view the world. Being offended shuts down the side of your brain that is intelligent, to revel in a emotional distortion that is not pleasant. This can be fairly interpreted as a habitual mental act of self harm.
Just because other people react a certain way does not mean you have to. The more that offends a person the more limited the person is. One can oppose something out of pragmatism with out losing perspective and becoming emotionally compromised. Their is no need to practise the self deception of projected offense.
Social standards are no excuse for not personally Testing concepts for fuction and alternatives before accepting them as exclusive or authoritative. Are you a person or are you a fleshy unconscious robot?
What's nice about wired is they're very few things that can go wrong. and a few things that can go wrong can quickly be rectified with your fingernails , or some wire strippers if you carry them around with you,and anything of sufficient insulating properties you have around
Over engineered worships of unnecessary complexity like this are fine for showing off and geewizz points,
But in the real world, wireless just means more fruitless calls to support until you finally get serious and hardwire for dependability.
It's been a day or so and nope, we still can't wrap our head around why GitHub would fire someone for saying Nazis were storming the US Capitol
Re: The problem
One cannot steal if no license to exclusive use is currently being honored by the dominant power.
All you can do is gather.
outside campaigns of shared imagination there is no such thing as property. Outside a legal framework there is no such thing as stealing.
Just as the squirrel gathers from the tree, The squirrel did not steal from the forest The squirrel gathered from the forest.
The concepts of property in stealing have no objective basis. Objectively all there is is gathering reconfiguring and redistributing.
Beyond that, all definitions are arbitrary.
Re: Communist = Nazist
Most Families practice communism. Just take a look at how the family resources are allocated. They tend to be a located by need.
It's a good thing otherwise everyone would be kicking their babies out in the streets as a bunch of no good free loaders that need to get a job.
Communism Works well in small scale groups of extremely close association and dependency.
Like human being themselves, becomes monstrous and corrupt outside of small scale closely associated and interdependent groups.
Just like City raccoons are crazy broken vicious creatures, So do high populations render humans.
Be careful where you log into GitHub: Dev visits Iran, opens laptop, gets startup's entire account shut down
Re: That's the easy part
Authorityis a artificial mechanism of control the operates through campaigns of gas lighting. People why too through both words and artificial target consequence to create a break with reality and which they believe the others have a right to rule them when in fact is only their cooperationand belief that completes the illusion.
Authority is granted by the follower.
Until it has been granted it is not authority. It is a campaign of dominance that is putting you under siege.
It's the same dynamic as a domestic abuse victim has with your abuser simply on a larger scale. The same old vicious cycle of psychological abuse and purposeful manipulation
Re: Artificial problem generators
You ever look at All their animals and our ancestors in wish that you were also worthy to do at least what they could. It's hard not to feel like you're being in treated inferior to an animal, when The governing structure as restricted you to a subset of behaviors rather than expanding you to a super set.
Re: Artificial problem generators
Freedom to transact without permission of third parties. freedom to exchange information without external governance. The freedom to just do it and see what happens versus settling for a predicted norm.
The freedom to maximize entropy to farm incidental discovery.
The freedom to experiment.
The freedom to learn from your own experiences rather than be governed by the insecurities and fears of others.
Humans exist to independently diverge and recreate the world in their own image as far as physics will allow them to.
Without ability to indulge that purpose human life is worthless. Stable avoidance of change is better suited to an inanimate object or artificial tools such as robots.
To be human is to be naturally driven to invalidate concepts of authority and test every limit to destruction.
when everything is happening under government control with an expected norms, the world grows stagnant and individuals become irrelevant unto themselves, encouraging depression ,suicide or primaly motivated compulsions to clear space so there might have a chance to create their own order that result in apathy and hatred towards their neighbors.
Artificial problem generators
What would have worked just fine was borked, as a combined result of purposeful sabotage, bugs ,and systemic prejudice in the bureaucratic process . Together they form an engine that actively generate unnecessary errors, barriers, labor and expense
As if there were not enough problems in life here's the government artificially creating problems as if our lives are so perfect we needed this just to be entertained.
I'd much rather deal with the natural consequences of a freedom , then all these petty artificial problems born of over control and oppression
At least when it's a natural consequence it can be respected without encouraging delusion
Cyberpunk 2077: There's a great game within screaming to get out, but sadly it was released 57 years too early
Re: CDPR said that the pandemic prevented external testing
Neither is anything else. Piracy prevention has always been more of a a illusionist performance.
In reality it's a wish that will never come true.
It's just a matter of motivation.
A limited team who are indirectly motivated by they need to pay their bills (their current strategy of employment being only one of potentially unlimited ways to get money to migrate from others to them,)
Potentially unlimited number of people who are naturally motivated by the situational value of just being able to play or view, who willing to spend and unlimited amount of personal labor to develop an alternative way to access but not willing to spend money to access this content.
The output of Anti-piracy efforts for commercial purposes just cant compare with the motivation and resources of the collective opposition, applying direct effort for direct profitless benefit
Re: Fun but wobbly
All the filesystem overhead across all the layers of abstraction, add up quickly. Storage being the greatest bottleneck in the system, every little thing you can do to make it more efficient is worth it before you even start creating content.
Your IO system is the foundation of your experience. It's better to optimize it to hell and back from the start. It won't hurt the game to have bandwidth and cycles to spare but if the game chokes itself out on resource loading down the line, you may end up screwed.
Compsci guru wants 'right to be forgotten' for old email, urges Google and friends to expire, reveal crypto-keys
Re: What you are effectively saying is ...
If I ask you to review a cupcake recipe then I just made an instead you examined a experimental prototype recipe from 10 years ago, would it be honest to represent your review as if it was from the current recipe?
I'm not the same person I was when I was 10. That person does not exist in the current time frame. 10-year-old me Me as well be a completely different person with a few things in common.
24-year-old me is completely different as guy as well. The thought patterns and responses were unique to that version.
Now I am almost 40 and Worth not for the shared experiences of the previous versions of myself and the current they would be strangers to me and I would not relate to why they thought the way they thought.
If general society was reliable to not use the past to generate prejudice and shortcut past due diligence towards real time evaluation,
Then sure keep all the history you want because people can be trusted not to abuse it.
The majority of human have proved not to be capable of that.
If nobody can turn over a new leaf, then the first mistake you make, you might as well kill yourself and that is no way to structure a society.
There has been a recent trend, of judging the past by cultural values of today ,that did not exist at the time in which the actions being judged occurred
This practice essentially bankrupts any incentive for a person to better themselves.
if they can't nullify the prejuice of their past to instead be judged by the results their present derivative version of themselves, then there is no tangible return for the investment of altering one's behavior or educating oneself.
If you cannot divorce the current social perception from your past deeds, then than any development is useless as you will only be judged by that previous obsolete, past version of yourself
The perils of building a career on YouTube: Guitar teacher's channel nearly deleted after music publisher complains
Re: The problem is transparency
It doesn't matter who you buy from when there is no real competition. The USA does not have a competitive market. What it does have is the illusion of competition created by subsidiaries of a few mega corporations that act as placeholders to prevent any real room for competition to gain traction.
I stare enviously at all the Superior products and service competency of the international community that are not permitted in the US, because u.s. products and services are such low quality and purposely sabotaged to the point where they simply could not compete in same markets while maintaining their inappropriately high profit margins for their parent companies.
Let's roll the 3d6 dice on today's security drama: Ah, 15, that's LG allegedly hacked, source code stolen by Maze ransomware gang
Meet the dog that's all byte and no bark: Boston Dynamics touts robo-pooch Spot with $75k-a-pop price tag
Re: A less friendly-looking version of Spot was featured ...
Over complication create unnecessary potential for failure.. Why not just shove a pole through the head? Such simple Elegance. No ammo to be replenished, no unnecessary additional complication to create additional points of failure and maintenance.
Aliens that so successful at traveling so far surely would have learned to view patience, simplicity and efficiency as pillars of resiliency and effective success. they left showboating behind as a means of achieving their successes.
I doubt the aliens would look at it as genocide. I imagine the perspective More akin to trying to get rid of rats with robot rat catchers.
Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl
They roll the dice on external security Services vs developing and administratoring in their own.... now they're upset that a piece of paper and a company namedl did not protect them from basic realities. When you outsource you lose control and are completely at the mercy of whatever underpaid disgruntled workers the contracted company managed to retain.
the only people that should ever have physical access or be involved with the installation operation of your security system is you and the other occupants of the house.
If you need to access your remote camera feeds, use a VPN gateway.
If There's cameras in the bedroom then you can be pretty sure the dad is watching his daughter masturbate.
You overstepped and infringed British sovereignty, Court of Appeal tells US in software companies' copyright battle
Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum
Re: Carlo M Cippola
Perhaps 79 years old she made peace with the concept of her own death. decided not to waste another moment worrying or trying to avoid it.
An attitude of ,if death comes so be it, but the meantime she going to live without allowing fear to restrict her.
At almost 80 years old that is not an unlikely attitude. If only more people had that wisdom at a younger age.. the valuing of quality experience over quantity of experience or duration.
The maturity to look at your own death say "meh. Whatever. It's bound to happen eventually."
Android 11 Developer Preview 3 allows your mobe to become a router via USB Ethernet – if you can get a decent signal
It seems when something is added to official Android, that could be done unofficially with a rooted phone previously, The Unofficial method proves to be superior and less Limited. Well the official method seems to limit and bloat and monetize the process so much much, that you have to create a whole new hack to correct or reimplement the proper behavior.
They continue to Overcomplicated the entire stack, when all they need in the first place is provide device owner a way to configure the if tables directly and the ability to grant that permission to front end applications for convienence.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel especially when the new version is less overly complicated and less competent to the task.
Hey, China. Maybe you should have held your hackers off for a bit while COVID-19 ravaged the planet. Just a suggestion
If I was inclined to hack Apple, instead of trying to blackmail them I would set them up to be embarrassed, reset the accounts wordlessly, and then do it again, post various secrets... Etc.
All too temporarily drive down the market confidence in the company
The idea is to predictably drive their stock down, and bet against them on the stock market in conjunction, to make that money.
Then leave a trail for them to follow to re-secure their Network, bet in their favor on the stock market using the gains from the previous Gamble, when stock rises again In response to the press reports are they more secure than ever.
Rinse and repeat.
I know in stock market they tend to use other words to describe these processes but I'm not here to argue semantics. An investment it's just a gamble by another name. I identify operations Identify by functions, it makes it easier not to be tricked Into false distinguishment and ethical whitewashing through clever wording
Re: SUVs and pickups are just a lifestyle fad.
Some housing is cheap, however most of us can't even afford that, due to parasitic housing economics and practices by large real estate firms, will never be given the opportunity to purchase a house, and instead are forced to rent at 1 and 1/2 to twice the rate of a mortgage for the same property. and if you don't want it to be a disease ridden hole in the wall you're going to have to get two jobs and abused stimulants in order to minimize your sleep. And that still leaves you hopelessly in debt, therefore in constant danger of losing any stability you have.
So between staying alive and maintaining employment eligibility, there's usually nothing left. The artificial expense that creates the high prophit for some companies is bankrupting most Americans but we're not even allowed to file for bankruptcy anymore. The amount of money you'd have to owe in the US to declare bankruptcy is unattainable by the average American. It's pretty f***** over here for people who weren't born well off, or have too much integrity to hurt other people discreetly inorder to climb the ladder.
Morality and wealth have an inverse relationship in the USA.
If you're willing to be the most inhumane parasitic abuser of other people, while maintaining discretion and the illusion of decency, you can become wealthy in the US.
if you have any spark of humanity in you at all it will get in the way of the noxious actions required to become wealthy I the usa.
All the honest people are desperate ly poor here.
All the people in the middle class and up are more or less corrupt, the corruption increasing more self as you go up the scale.
Our systems of economics don't allow for anything else.
Re: SUVs and pickups are just a lifestyle fad.
In Nebraska a reasonably sized house can be purchased for around 40 to 60 thousand dollars and adjusted to the homeowner's specific needs for maybe another ten Grand plus personally contributed labor and time.
What is reasonable it's not luxurious.
A house is just a personal Depot to sleep at night safely without getting kicked out or succumbing to the elements, as well as a place to store your gear.
Most of conscious life is experienced outside the home.
Home it's where you go for Self maintenance and sleep before heading out into the world to explore and discover, and experiment to find out what you can do versus what other people said you can do.
Doesn't take much , but I do recognize that people in the US have a tendency to abuse possessions as a poor substitute for self-worth. I do not share the view that such mental illness should be normalized.
Re: SUVs and pickups are just a lifestyle fad.
Most us in the usa buy used vehicles that can be worked on personally, and have been out long enough that proprietary repair nformation has been reverse-engineered and publicized, and we can offset the price of parts with time spent at U-Pull-It and other car yards.
not because we're cheap but because otherwise we could not ever afford to buy a car. A new car cost as much as a reasonable size house. While a used car purchased directly for around 1000 , another 500 for parts, and labor donated to yourself by yourself, drive that thing to the ground over 2 years, scrap it for around 500. Comes out to a thousand bucks for 2 years personal transportation access +gas costs.
That's why Americans don't buy electric. Most of us are poor. A proportional few have most of the money.
When we can fix it in our driveway, and I have multiple aftermarket venders for parts as well as piles of reusable parts for cheap, then we might be able to afford to rely on electric vehicles.
new cars are bought and leased by rich people and businesses. Normal people just can't afford them.
Internet Society CEO: Most people don't care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it
Well there goes the neighborhood. Everything that is privatized can be considered lost to general humanity. regards and there's no way to access it without empowering those who are holding it hostage, which will use that additional power 2 maintain their hold.
humans weren't so damn impatient we can just cut them off from interaction until they failed on their own. Allowing the public to reclaim general access to those resources.
Bu modern people lack the necessary holistic perception and to follow through to successfully undertake campaign of direct action and so the world just got a little bit worse and and a bit more desperate
AT&T: We did nothing wrong in promising unlimited data that wasn't. We're just giving the FTC $60m for fun
Re: Money can't buy you love
I was speaking from the point of view of society which is a reaction to the composite needs of the population, which together forms the authority of governance. And licenses corporations to exist. Corporations are a structure allowed by society and if they counter the interest of society ,which is the composite interest and well-being of the entire populace ,then they must be put under control and occasionally reminded of their place or they become a detrimental obstacle to the society in which they operate. Removing justification for society to continue it's artificial maintain mint of the environment that allows for the concept of a corporation to exist.
Corporations are as a concept depend upon society it's government and it's people to artificially sustain the environment necessary for the concept of a corporation exhist.
It is a tool to society as a garden rake is a tool to a gardener.
And if the tool overtime begins to operate less beneficially or begins to operate detrimentally then you delegate its role to a different unit that is more capable I'm working towards the intended purpose of its Creation and justification for maintenance and overhead to keep the tool around
Re: Money can't buy you love
If the company can afford the fine without going out of business then the fine is not high enough.
To create an effective deterrent, they need to crack down hard, it so sets an example that reverberates through the business community that we won't argue with you, or give you the benefit of the doubt anymore due to years of industry abuse of that benefit.
How about a three strikes rule with zero tolerance for business ,not just social behaviors??
The only point of generating profit is to create emergency funds for a rainy day for future problems.
If the problems are to be sustained then profitability is irrelevant too productively solving problems and is no longer a justifiable priority
Consumers and their representative governing agencies need to send a strong message the gets through even the densest of profiteers.
They need to feel what danger in the core of their being that We will not hesitate to sacrifice economic and political convenience to fix this problem.. We will destroy you and take your assets by eminent domain and give them as a grant to somebody else that hasn't f***** up yet.
so tread lightly.
What happens when they're fined lightly enough to stay in business is they just passed the fines on to their consumers and in the end have no net detriment.
Re: A problem of the basic paranoid and secretive nature of cybersec
Sounds like the harrassers are highly skilled And talented and simply need to be offered a opportunity where they can utilize their passion for those skills in a less socially demonized application.
Put them to work in the espionage industry. People of socially unpopular talents and skill sets and no socially acceptable way to express and hone those skillsets, will eventually find their perspective had adjustted to create justification to apply those skills.
Human Motivation is like flowing water . You cannot stop it sustainably, eventually it will always find or create a new path, you can only redirect it safely by providing a legitimate path and environment in which those behaviors and mentalities are acceptable to perfect and practice.
Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app
Crazy Catholic magick
Notice how Catholicism rituals play out like a dungeons and dragons campaign.
The old spells and their mysterious magic rebranded. Rosary beads, symbols of divine power, spells, prayers, Amulet talisman special words of power... Difference between a practicer of old dark magic and Catholicism is but skin deep. Catholic church, it's dark rituals and the practice of worshipping the Pope has got to be one of the largest practices of idolatry. To idolize anything, whether it be a person, institution, systems of law, rituals, etc to practice idolatry. Despite that idolatry is strictly prohibited by the ten commandments and reported to be particularly to disdained by God.
The account doesn't belong to him, as its existence is simply a configuration of Twitter's physical property. If you allow me to rearrange your socks and your bedroom in a square, do you own my socks in my bedroom, no. But you are allowed access subject to my whims. At Anytime you can tell you that you can't use my socks or the box you made out of my socks anymore because those are still my f****** socks.
You never had to let me in your bedroom or use your socks in the first place. If Iyou wanted to tell you that you don't trust me specifically to do something or think it's a good idea , You can still let somebody else because once again it's my room andmy socks.
Whoever owns the server makes the rules and is effective God of that server.
There is no higher authority than that of the owner. Users essentially are guesta in someone else's house. If you don't like the rules roll your own server and post and block anything you want.
Twitter's relationship is analogous.
It's Black Hat and DEF CON in Vegas this week. And yup, you know what that means. Hotel room searches for guns
You know it's the 60 hertz that makes it so dangerous in the US, right?
The most likely thing to kill you from getting electrocuted from a wall socket, is that asked that at 60 hertz AC it gets confused with the body's own signals and the heart thinks it's being told to stop.
Because the British work at 50 hertz, it's not near as dangerous.
My brother as a baby put a butter knife right into the wall socket and got zapped for a good 3 seconds, other than sore hands and crying for days, he was fine after a week to heal.
Ended up going to electrician School. Got pretty good at it
Re: This reminds me on Son May
After all copying information is not stealing.
There is nothing inherently morally or ethically wrong with copying and distributing copies of useful concepts and tools and resources. After all , if you still have yours and now I have my own then we can both peacefully go our separate ways both enjoying it, without me removing you of any tangibles that you already had.
Doing so facilitates dissemination of the information that makes it less likely that it will be lost over history. This also allows Efforts to be stacked on top of those concepts and parallel so that more innovation can occur.
The concepts of intellectual property are an economic prop based only in artificial legal distinction.
Base reality naturally rewards duplication and derivative works of useful ideas. It takes a lot of legal tomfoolery and artificialy maintained dangers, to make it disadvantagous to do so.