06.06.20

The Faces of ‘The Cloud’ (Surveillance in Clown Computing/Clothing)

Posted in Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Servers at 7:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Trump and Nadella
Return of the Financial returns for "JEDI"?

Pichai meets Ivanka Trump
Smile for the cameras and for the dictator’s kid

Bezos and MbS
The Crown Prince Cloud Clown King, Mr. Bezos

Arvind Krishna Wired Business Conference
Photo(s) Source: Arvind Krishna. A Condé Nast/Wired editor with Arvind Krishna (Condé Nast managed to oust Torvalds for over a month using shame and guilt and it repeatedly defamed Stallman as well — in several of its Web sites — until Stallman stepped down)

Summary: Consolidation of the world’s computers/servers and the stories told by photo ops; we’re particularly interested in IBM’s relationship with Condé Nast, which owns The New Yorker and Wired

Microsoft is Now in the Technical Advisory Board of the Linux Foundation

Posted in GNU/Linux, Kernel, Microsoft at 5:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It’s easy to lose count of existing (not former) Microsoft employees inside the Linux Foundation (still funded solely by Microsoft), occupying the Management, Board and now the Technical Advisory Board as well as core technical positions and communication roles

Sasha Levin

Linux Foundation tanks

Summary: Techrights politely takes note of the growing role (or roles) of Microsoft employees inside the Linux Foundation; there are now at least half a dozen people

Two Things IBM and Microsoft Have in Common: Layoffs and Fake Hype Like ‘Clown Computing’ and ‘Hey Hi’ (AI) as Perceived ‘Opportunity’ for ‘Growth’

Posted in IBM, Microsoft at 4:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft even uses the ‘Hey Hi’ (AI) hype/buzzwords to disguise layoffs as some sort of celebrated ingenuity

IBM staff size

IBM 'Clown Computing' and 'Hey Hi'

IBM remote work

Summary: The infamous pair of monopolists, Microsoft and IBM, are both suffering during the COVID-19 lock-downs (no matter how hard they try to spin it and/or distract from it)

“In May of 1990, the DoJ gave the green light, freeing the FTC to open their probe. With no shortage of help from Microsoft’s competitors, the FTC collected mounds of evidence showing that Microsoft and IBM had been in cahoots from the beginning.”

Barbarians Led by Bill Gates, a book composed
by the daughter of Microsoft’s PR mogul

IBM (Red Hat) Lectured FSF That It Needed More Diversity, But Was It Looking at the Mirror? IBM and Red Hat Are Even Less Diverse.

Posted in FSF, GNU/Linux, IBM, Red Hat at 2:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2019 statement:

Open letter to the Free Software Foundation Board of Directors
Source: IBM (Red Hat) “Open letter to the Free Software Foundation Board of Directors”

Summary: Techrights examines Red Hat’s (IBM’s) hypocritical claims about the Free Software Foundation, founded by Richard Stallman back when IBM was the “big scary monopolist”; IBM employees were prominent among those pushing to oust Stallman from the GNU Project, which he founded, as well

The IBM Board of directors, where 3 out of 14 are female (that’s 21.42%), would have us believe that it’s OK to push out the founder of the FSF because of “diversity”; the problem is, at the FSF the staff and Board are 18 people in total, 4 out of whom female (22.22% of the whole) and Red Hat’s Board had only one female in it before it added a second in 2008.

“Only the former CEO (Rometty) has been there in the Board for more than a year (since 2012). So that’s one female in a room full of men.”So what the heck are those charlatans on about?

We’re not racist, so we won’t start classifying people based on the superficial and shallow concept of “race”; having said that, racially the FSF is vastly more diverse than IBM’s Board (a typical “white male” boardroom with suits and ties and an endless lust for money). Oh, hi…

IBM's white suits

Michelle Howard was only added last year. Martha E. Pollack was also added last year. Only the former CEO (Rometty) has been there in the Board for more than a year (since 2012). So that’s one female in a room full of men.

“The present scandals reveal that little was learned from IBM’s darker past.”Yeah, so go ahead and lecture the FSF about “diversity”…

The present scandals reveal that little was learned from IBM's darker past. It cancels people. If not by “business machines” (for tabulation) then by “HEY HI” (AI)…

IBM recently published a dataset for facial recognition AI made up of images...

You know what that means. The police, which already has a closeted racism issue, will flag black people for more policing, reinforcing the assumption that dark people are more violent (and that dogma will in turn bias the statistics, e.g. number of arrests). Well done, IBM. Clap, clap, clap…

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