07.26.20

Gemini version available ♊︎

IBM Has Learned Nothing

Posted in Deception, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat at 9:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yesterday: “Watson®” is a Lot More Offensive Than “Whitelist” and “Master”

Four years after Hitler rose to power

Summary: IBM wants us to think that it is a tolerant enforcer for the sake of inclusion; the people whom IBM chiefs associate with, however, want the exact opposite

THERE are two things to be considered: public image and policy. Hillary Clinton famously said there’s “a public and a private position” on issues (she said that in private, obviously). One is what you tell the public about your position and another is your true position. Donald Trump said: “I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world” (example of public position)

“The position change wasn’t one of true sincerity. It was opportunism. It’s pseudo-’woke’… for purposes of reputation-laundering gain.”IBM’s CEO had no regrets about associating with Mr. Trump (she was under no obligation to do so) and her face-saving E-mails to staff are reminiscent of Microsoft’s (their CEO pursuing crimes against humanity while telling the company’s staff the very opposite). Over the years Ginni Rometty’s continued public appearances with the Trump family tell people all they need to know about the company. And just because a CEO with Indian background (same as Microsoft) was appointed some months ago doesn’t mean the underlying policy will change (the real or “private position” as Clinton called it). Satya Nadella is all smiles around Trump and in exchange for sucking up he received “mega” (or MAGA) military contracts, which may be a form of bailout.

As a face-saving move, Mr. Watson returned (or at least tried to return) the medal. Perhaps he realised that when the US was joining the war it would cause trouble (financial problems for IBM; merely a reputation thing); but back in 1937 (4 years after Hitler had risen to power) he didn’t lack evidence of Hitler’s despicable policies, which included what we nowadays find in the Trump regime. The position change wasn’t one of true sincerity. It was opportunism. It’s pseudo-’woke’… for purposes of reputation-laundering gain.

Enter the ‘new’ IBM. Trump has said and done enough things to cause IBM to (one would assume) distance itself. But no… not even close… just closer to the Trumps…

IBM and Ivanka Trump

As we previously showed, IBM implemented some inherently racist computer systems and even helped death squads of Trump allies. There’s money in it. Oppression can be very profitable (ask Microsoft, a longtime IBM ally).

We shall soon see if Arvind Krishna is all words and we’ll discover what his private position (not public/PR stance) really is. IBM owns and controls Red Hat and Red Hat is by far the most powerful player in the GNU/Linux space. So those things do matter. The people who worked to oust Richard Stallman from the FSF and still try to remove him from GNU (mostly the same people; compare this 2019 list of names to the one from 2020) include loads of IBM employees. They try to ethnically-cleanse or at least hijack the project. It’s all about power. White power. Blue Lives Matter. IBM power. Big Blue.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. 60 Days of Articles About Sirius 'Open Source' and the Long Road Ahead

    The Sirius ‘Open Source’ series ended after 60 days (parts published every day except the day my SSD died completely and very suddenly); the video above explains what’s to come and what lessons can be learned from the 21-year collective experience (my wife and I; work periods combined) in a company that still claims, in vain, to be “Open Source”



  2. IRC Proceedings: Monday, January 30, 2023

    IRC logs for Monday, January 30, 2023



  3. Taking Techrights to the Next Level in 2023

    I've reached a state of "closure" when it comes to my employer (almost 12 years for me, 9+ years for my wife); expect Techrights to become more active than ever before and belatedly publish important articles, based on longstanding investigations that take a lot of effort



  4. The ISO Delusion: When the Employer Doesn’t Realise That Outsourcing Clients' Passwords to LassPass After Security Breaches Is a Terrible Idea

    The mentality or the general mindset at Sirius ‘Open Source’ was not compatible with that of security conscientiousness and it seemed abundantly clear that paper mills (e.g. ISO certification) cannot compensate for that



  5. Links 30/01/2023: Plasma Mobile 23.01 and GNU Taler 0.9.1

    Links for the day



  6. EPO Management Isn't Listening to Staff, It's Just Trying to Divide and Demoralise the Staff Instead

    “On 18 January 2023,” the staff representatives tell European Patent Office (EPO) colleagues, “the staff representation met with the administration in a Working Group on the project “Bringing Teams Together”. It was the first meeting since the departure of PD General Administration and the radical changes made to the project. We voiced the major concerns of staff, the organization chaos and unrest caused by the project among teams and made concrete proposals.”



  7. Links 30/01/2023: Coreboot 4.19 and Budgie 10.7

    Links for the day



  8. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, January 29, 2023

    IRC logs for Sunday, January 29, 2023



  9. [Meme] With Superheroes Like These...

    Ever since the new managers arrived the talent has fled the company that falsely credits itself with "Open Source"



  10. Not Tolerating Proprietary 'Bossware' in the Workplace (or at Home in Case of Work-From-Home)

    The company known as Sirius ‘Open Source’ generally rejected… Open Source. Today’s focus was the migration to Slack.



  11. The ISO Delusion: A Stack of Proprietary Junk (Slack) Failing Miserably

    When the company where I worked for nearly 12 years spoke of pragmatism it was merely making excuses to adopt proprietary software at the expense of already-working and functional Free software



  12. Debian 11 on My Main Rig: So Far Mostly OK, But Missing Some Software From Debian 10

    Distributions of GNU/Linux keep urging us to move to the latest, but is the latest always the greatest? On Friday my Debian 10 drive died, so I started moving to Debian 11 on a new drive and here's what that did to my life.



  13. Stigmatising GNU/Linux for Not Withstanding Hardware Failures

    Nowadays "the news" is polluted with a lot of GNU/Linux-hostile nonsense; like with patents, the signal-to-noise ratio is appalling and here we deal with a poor 'report' about "Linux servers" failing to work



  14. Microsofters Inside Sirius 'Open Source'

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ has been employing incompetent managers for years — a sentiment shared among colleagues by the way; today we examine some glaring examples with redacted communications to prove it



  15. Links 29/01/2023: GNOME 43.3 Fixes and Lots About Games

    Links for the day



  16. The Hey Hype Machine

    "Hey Hype" or "Hey Hi" (AI) has been dominating the press lately and a lot of that seems to boil down to paid-for marketing; we need to understand what's truly going on and not be distracted by the substance-less hype



  17. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, January 28, 2023

    IRC logs for Saturday, January 28, 2023



  18. Unmasking AI

    A guest article by Andy Farnell



  19. The ISO Delusion/Sirius Corporation: A 'Tech' Company Run by Non-Technical People

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ was hiring people who brought to the company a culture of redundant tasks and unwanted, even hostile technology; today we continue to tell the story of a company run by the CEO whose friends and acquaintances did severe damage



  20. Links 28/01/2023: Lots of Catching Up (Had Hardware Crash)

    Links for the day



  21. IRC Proceedings: Friday, January 27, 2023

    IRC logs for Friday, January 27, 2023



  22. Microsoft DuckDuckGo Falls to Lowest Share in 2 Years After Being Widely Exposed as Microsoft Proxy, Fake 'Privacy'

    DuckDuckGo, according to this latest data from Statcounter, fell from about 0.71% to just 0.58%; all the gains have been lost amid scandals, such as widespread realisation that DuckDuckGo is a Microsoft informant, curated by Microsoft and hosted by Microsoft (Bing is meanwhile laying off many people, but the media isn’t covering that or barely bothers)



  23. This is What the Microsoft-Sponsored Media Has Been Hyping Up for Weeks (Ahead of Microsoft Layoffs)

    Reprinted with permission from Ryan



  24. [Meme] António Campinos Wants to Be F***ing President Until 2028

    António Campinos insists he will be EPO President for 10 years, i.e. even longer than Benoît Battistelli (despite having appalling approval rates from staff)



  25. European Patent Office Staff Losing Hope

    The EPO’s management with its shallow campaign of obfuscation (pretending to protect children or some other nonsense) is not fooling patent examiners, who have grown tired and whose representatives say “the administration shows no intention of involving the staff representation in the drafting of the consultant’s mandate” (like in Sirius ‘Open Source’ where technical staff is ignored completely for misguided proposals to pass in the dark)



  26. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, January 26, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, January 26, 2023



  27. Sirius Relegated/Demoted/Destined Itself to Technical Hell by Refusing to Listen to the Technical Staff (Which Wanted to Stay With Asterisk/Free Software)

    In my final year at Sirius ‘Open Source’ communication systems had already become chaotic; there were too many dysfunctional tools, a lack of instructions, a lack of coordination and the proposed ‘solution’ (this past October) was just more complexity and red tape



  28. Geminispace Approaching Another Growth Milestone (2,300 Active Capsules)

    The expansion of Geminispace is worth noting again because another milestone is approached, flirted with, or will be surpassed this coming weekend



  29. [Meme] Cannot Get a Phone to Work... in 2022

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ wasted hours of workers’ time just testing the phone after it had moved to a defective system of Google (proprietary); instead of a rollback (back to Asterisk) the company doubled down on the faulty system and the phones still didn’t work properly, resulting in missing calls and angst (the company just blamed the workers who all along rejected this new system)



  30. [Meme] Modern Phones

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ is mistaking “modern” for better; insecurity and a lack of tech savvy typically leads to that


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts