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12-year-old revives Unity desktop, develops software repo client, builds gaming environment for Ubuntu...
Sweden asks EU to ban Bitcoin mining because while hydroelectric power is cheap, they need it for other stuff
Want to support Firefox? Great, you'll have no problem with personalised, sponsored search suggestions then
I think I've cracked it now.
As far as I can tell in the mental universe inhabited by Davenumber, anyone who states an opinion that might be construed as being just a tiny bit to the left of, say, Ayn Rand is by definition any or all of the following: anti-semite; Holocaust denier, (neo, new or just plain) Nazi, fascist, far-right nutjob.
I hope we can all agree, no matter what our individual political preferences, that this is bollocks of the very highest order.
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Ex-health secretary said 'vast majority' were 'onside' with GP data grab. Consumer champion Which? reckons 20 million don't even know what it is
When free and open source actually means £6k-£8k per package: Atos's £136m contract with NHS England
Re: Bullshit jobs
""what I consider an excellent anthropological investigation into modern working conditions"
"What any of this has to do with Nazis, antisemitism, racism is anyone's guess."
There is no 'Jew conspiracy'. The Holocaust actually happened. You apparently live down a rabbit-hole. The book you're recommending is an old-fashioned antisemitic conspiracy-theory rant. If you can't see that, it's because you believe the conspiracy theories are true."
"Bullshit jobs a theory" does not discuss, or even remotely touch upon, Jews or the Holocaust, or any categorisaton of people by race, creed or ethnicity. It's also obviously not a conspiracy theory, because it gives an account on how systemic political or economic changes coupled with certain traits in our human make-up have enabled the bullshit economy to emerge. There are no hidden evil masters behind it. In fact there's very little human agency at all. The theory might be wrong - in my opinion it is overstated - but a conspiracy it most definitely is not.
The closest it comes to a Jewish connection is .... that its author happens to be Jewish.
Anyhow, and for rather obvious reasons, I won't engage any further in this frankly ludicrous discussion.
Just one last word: if the fight against antisemitism and keeping the memory of the Holocuast alive is what you're concerned about, I would suggest that you are actually actively undermining both these important endeavours with your crazed posts.
"They've hired directors of everything, and yet they still haven't actually turned out any particularly useful products. The NHS COVID app, something they brandish as a success of NHSX... well, that was delivered by NHS Digital."
The whole story strikes me as rather perfectly supporting the late David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit_Jobs
Re: Phew that was close!
Hmmm, an IOU issued by a government usually is backed by something ... It's called a state which usually has power to extract value from its citizens. You might not like that, fair enough, but to pretend that bitcoin is essentially the same as normal fiat currency is simply nonsense.
Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'
Re: Man makes idiotic statement on a mailing list...
Could you tell us precisely how Linus comment could possibly be conceived as "virtue signalling"? I understand of course that there is a rabble that uses this term simply to refer to things they don't like, but I give you the benefit of doubt here.
Googler demolishes one of Apple's monopoly defenses – that web apps are just as good as native iOS software
Re: Missing the point
I find this argument a bit weird to say the least.
Why should third-party developers of programs finance the long-term maintenance of Apple mobile phones?
Apart from the fact that this is clearly quite a bizarre notion theoreticaly, I would also have though that practically such long-term maintenance is already amply paid for by the hugely inflated prices consumers pay for these phones.
"The most recent emission, build 21322, ripped one of the last vestiges of years past from the OS with the removal of the 3D Objects special folder from File Explorer."
This almost makes it worth considering installing it.
It poses the question as to why this folder was created and put there in the first place.
EFF urges Google to ground its FLoC: 'Pro-privacy' third-party cookie replacement not actually great for privacy
Re: Could they pick a better example than Firefox?
I am still using Yahoo! mail, and update my OSes - including Mint - regularly, thank you very much.
In the 20+ years I've used Yahoo mail, I never once had a problem. And most pleasingly I can still pretty much use the same interface and workflow to compose an email as I have done two decades ago.
Is Yahoo! modern, sexy, cutting edge - no! no! no!
Is it perfectly and consistently serviceable at what it does - absolutely.