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schestowitz 06 00:30 Experimenting with Your Privacy, #Facebook Begins Selling Access to Your Inbox you are the productJan 06 00:30
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schestowitz"The majority of people just want stuff that will help them do what they want to do with the minimum of fuss. Thus far, non-free software has delivered far better than free software has, much to the chagrin of RMS/FSF folks. And because of that, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc. have absolutely zero incentive to change their ways—they deliver stuff that people actually want to use, regardless of whether they've been "Jan 06 00:31
schestowitztricked" into wanting it or not. I got a new camera last year, a Canon EOS 7D. I love it. It lets me take the kinds of photos I want to take with a minimum of fuss. I've probably taken about 30,000-40,000 photos since I got it, and some of them are actually pretty decent. It's not a "free" camera, and I have to function within Canon's design parameters. I suppose I could have gone out and bought a high resolution sensor (or Jan 06 00:31
schestowitzperhaps built one myself!) and soldered together all the electronics and built the body and written the software to drive it, and then gone out and taken photos, but, well, that's a lot of work I'd rather not do, especially since I know how to take photos, but I don't know how to build a digital camera. Is Canon evil for forcing me into its lens and accessory ecosystem when I could just go out and build my own?"Jan 06 00:31
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schestowitzCanon and other makers are stupid and somewhat evil for using non free software, it's all a mater of how much power the software grants the owners over you. Canon could have better software by cooperating and some makers are already rolling out cameras like that. If they start making "polite devices" that don't let you take pictures when rich and powerful people don't want you to, we can consider them absolutely evil. As Jan 06 00:32
schestowitzusers we can tolerate non free software that functions as a circuit in devices and is never interrogated and updated.Jan 06 00:32
schestowitzWhat exactly do you think non free software has delivered better to you? Free software has served me much better than non free software over the last decade. There is no way, for example, I could have done my thesis work without it. It has also served device makers better, which is GNU and Linux have taken over the embedded and portable computing world.Jan 06 00:32
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schestowitzIt's not an either/or thing for me. I use some free software, I use some non free software; whichever helps me perform the work in the easiest way. If they are equally capable to the task at hand, then I will choose the free route, because I agree philosophically with the concept of free software, but I don't adhere to it religiously. I use Adobe Bridge for most of my photo and content management work. I use iTunes because it'Jan 06 00:33
schestowitzs easy and convenient. I use LibreOffice because it's easy to use and it's all nicely packaged together. I use Dreamweaver because it saves me a lot of time over hand-coding everything. I have GIMP and other free stuff, and as time allows, I will try and learn them, and if they serve me better, I will use them over their non free counterparts. But it's on a case-by-case basis. I'm not saying that everyone should do as I do. Jan 06 00:33
schestowitzEveryone should do what works best for them.Jan 06 00:33
schestowitzThat's great that free software allowed you to complete your thesis work. Congrats! :-)Jan 06 00:33
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schestowitz 06 00:33 'Facebook is completely undreamt of even by the worst spying nation' #facebookJan 06 00:33
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schestowitz"The results are the same, but we should be clear about intentions and fight. Facebook was never about serving the public, it was about selling out the users from day one. Google sells you out because US law, especially the Patriot Act, is evil. People in the US can't fight bad laws by hiding alone in dark corners."Jan 06 00:33
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qu1j0t3  right, it's a basic non sequitur that proprietary is its own justification and "okay because it exists".Jan 06 00:33
schestowitz"The problem is ignorance more than apathy, but the problem encompasses all non free software. If people understood how much power non free software gave software owners, they would never use it much less "share" with Facebook."Jan 06 00:34
qu1j0t3however, it takes somebody with foresight to explain all the things that can go wrong once you're orphaned from the software that runs on _your_ hardware.........Jan 06 00:34
qu1j0t3the camera is fine as long as it does exactly what he wants.Jan 06 00:34
qu1j0t3but we could come up with several scenarios where that breaks downJan 06 00:34
qu1j0t3heck, just look at consumer internet routersJan 06 00:35
qu1j0t3mine would be unusable if i were forced to use the vendor firmwarJan 06 00:35
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schestowitzfirmware is firm war on user's rightsJan 06 00:59
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TechrightsSocial@YrVoiceMedia: @schestowitz Hate when #Facebook uses private pics for marketing? #privacy #fail #randizuckerbergJan 06 08:30
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schestowitz 06 08:33 Experimenting with Your Privacy, #Facebook Begins Selling Access to Your Inbox you are the productJan 06 08:33
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schestowitzon free software is always working for it's owners and, as Nina Paley recently pointed out, they can screw you at any time for any reason. See,Jan 06 08:34
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schestowitzI consider that loss minor compared to the power non free software gives the rich and powerful. Protesters have already been betrayed by their software, which results in arrests and worse for them. When we don't have them to make things better for us, we lose whatever it was they were fighting for, peace, clean air, care for the poor, education for our neighbors. Those things are worth a little time and sacrifice on my part, Jan 06 08:34
schestowitzbut I have not had to make many.Jan 06 08:34
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schestowitz 06 08:37 reshared: Rejoice, for #Microsoft just inked a deal to upgrade the #US #military tech infrastructure. Why? Because they will be "upgrading" the entire branch of the ministry of peace to #Windows8 and #Sharepoint. And you thought geeks raging over #Ubuntu #Unity was bad? Wait till the videos of military personnel finding out they have to live with the #Metro interface show up. 06 08:37
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schestowitz"75% of the US military incapacitated for less than one billion dollars. What a deal."Jan 06 08:37
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schestowitz 06 18:05
schestowitz"Jan 06 18:05 Laws of bible 06 18:05
schestowitzAHAHAHAHAHA!!! XDJan 06 18:05
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TechrightsSocialAHAHAHAHAHA!!! XDJan 06 18:05
schestowitzOh, Bible, you crazy! XDJan 06 18:05
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qu1j0t3no shitJan 06 19:32
schestowitz 06 20:24 FB + I[nstagram] + Microsoft (partly an owner)Jan 06 20:24
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schestowitz"Now everything makes sense."Jan 06 20:24
schestowitz"i have a circa 03' Sony Vaio, and know it won't be long before she's packed it in so to speak. i'd like to learn as much about pc's, to build my own and mostly likely it will be a linux. i can lean on my brother who's it guy, but i'd like to do most of the work myself. i'll read what you post in relation to this subject. Tish"Jan 06 21:23
schestowitzI use a machine this old for monitoring.Jan 06 21:24
schestowitz 06 21:25 #Valve Console Locked For #Linux , Report Suggests “SteamBox” Out 2013 #gamesJan 06 21:25
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schestowitz"With this Linux maybe will get even more attention :)"Jan 06 21:25
schestowitz 06 21:25 reshared: ♲ [Fabio Comuni]( "")   ~friendica is lot more than just a place to post kitteh pics:   KITTEH GIF!      [![Image/photo](]( "")      [link]( "")      @[Hopeless Cat Lovers]( "")Jan 06 21:25
schestowitz"There's no place that is safe from cats."Jan 06 21:25
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schestowitzSomeone wants me to try implementing remote login to my machine too, via LDAP. I found a guide for my LTS at 06 21:38
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