06.25.20

[Humour] Getting Fired for Outsourcing to Microsoft

Posted in Microsoft, Protocol, Quote at 7:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“I consider GitHub useless for these kinds of things. It’s fine for hosting, but the pull requests and the online commit editing, are just pure garbage.”Linus Torvalds, founder of the Git project

Three Panel Telephone Couple Blank: Git it? No, Microsoft. Delete Github. Now.

Summary: Git is not GitHub; GitHub is a proprietary ‘extension’ (as in E.E.E.) of Git and doing development on GitHub is working for Microsoft’s monopoly

06.09.20

[Humour] Microsoft’s Jokers Tell Us They Love Linux…

Posted in Antitrust, Bill Gates, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Quote at 6:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Two Jokers: What we are trying to do is use our server control to do new protocols and lock out Sun and Oracle specifically - Bill Gates

Summary: Humour? Maybe. But those are all genuine, authentic quotes from inside Microsoft’s leadership (speaking of “Linux” as though it’s a cockroach and Windows a drug).

05.22.20

Freedom Is Not Possible Without Privacy

Posted in Quote at 4:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance.”

Bruce Schneier

Privacy

Summary: Privacy was the subject of today's feature article; let’s not forget how essential a concept it is to guard against encroachments, no matter the given excuses

02.22.20

Being Rich Does Not Imply Being Smart (Especially When One is Born Into Wealth)

Posted in Bill Gates, Quote at 10:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Ruthlessness is not brilliance

'I see little commercial potential for the internet for the next 10 years,' 1994 and '[E-mail] spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time,' 2004

Summary: Presenting the ‘genius’ (college dropout, but that does not matter when the yardstick of wisdom is wealth alone), with his own predictions overlaid on top of his photo from the show of Bloomberg (another ‘genius’ whose supposed brilliance is measured using money alone)

12.10.19

‘Cancel Culture’ as ‘Thoughtpolice’ Creep

Posted in GNU/Linux, Quote at 6:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cancel culture

Summary: Richard Stallman spoke about an important aspect of censorship more than 2 decades ago (before “Open Source” even existed); it was published in Datamation (“Censoring My Software”) 23 years before a campaign of defamation on the Internet was used to remove him from MIT and FSF (censoring or ‘canceling’ Stallman himself)

Note: I used to be a writer at Datamation, but I stopped after they had been removing parts of my articles (especially those critical of Microsoft, which was a sponsor). I’ve since then written only in Techrights.

12.07.19

Dangerous Thinker

Posted in Quote at 12:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Writing non-free software is not an ethically legitimate activity, so if people who do this run into trouble, that's good! All businesses based on non-free software ought to fail, and the sooner the better.

Summary: Society oughtn’t be alarmed by people who say unusual things; it should be wary and sceptical of those corporations ever so eager to silence such people

11.20.19

How Ralph Nader Put It

Posted in Quote at 12:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Ralph Nader quotes

Summary: Ralph Nader on money in politics

01.21.11

Richard Stallman: “The danger is that Microsoft is probably planning to force all free C# implementations underground some day using software patents”

Posted in Mono, Quote at 9:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

…So spread the word about Monofree and Mononono. Impede entryism by Mono and Moonlight.

Trash sign with Mono

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