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Snakeoil
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reply to FF4m3

Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop Review

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integrated with on-line services

I myself, don't like that. I don't like cloud storage, granted I don't have a need for it.
My reasoning is this:
Media that is in my "hands" or on my PC, I control, for the most part.
Information I store at a remote location, on someone else's servers, is controlled my me and the second party.
Sure many cloud storage servers say they are secure, from attacks from the outside. But what is to prevent an employee from stealing my blueprint of a gas engine that gets 100 miles to a teaspoon of water?
True I could encrypt the files, and if I don't forget the key, that would be the way to go.
But then what if I have a power failure at home, or I'm cut off from the Internet for any length of time?

Then there is also the pesky caps that many carriers seem to have in place. Do I want to use my cap for watching Netflix/porn, or do I want to use my cap for transferring files?

The thing is, we are in a 1982 society. Our smart devices/phone track our location. They have for years.
Then we install apps that report our locations back to the developer. So they can "fine tune" the app.

Everything we do is tracked on a daily bases. That information is collected, complied and made into statistics. Then sold, and sold again.
You buy gas, the type of gas, how much, date, time, type of card or did you use cash, weather, price is all collected.

Tracking is harder to do if you don't carry any cell phones/smart devices, use a credit card, don't establish a pattern.

But I think Google Chrome is an example of the direction OSes will go.
The selling point is the fact that you logged into google chrome on one pc, then logged off. Then you log onto a different PC, and there is he desktop and all the work that you were doing on the other PC.
That's the plus and nice selling point.
The advantage to the software industry is that it will be easier to "spy" on the user and make sure they only have the software they purchased on their devices, as well as movies and music.
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No_Strings
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said by Snakeoil:


The thing is, we are in a 1982 society.

It was a dark time.

1 Olivia Newton-John Physical
2 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
3 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
4 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory
5 J. Geils Band Centerfold
6 Human League Don't You Want Me
7 John Cougar Jack And Diane
8 John Cougar Hurts So Good
9 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
10 Chicago Hard To Say I'm Sorry


compugeek
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reply to Snakeoil

said by Snakeoil:



The thing is, we are in a 1982 society.

A little further back.

OM: Thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.

Chrome Robot: You have nowhere to go I am here to protect you


Snakeoil
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reply to No_Strings

Ok, so instead of 1984, I goofed and put down 1982.

It's so nice to see that you are the second human being that has walked this earth that never made a mistake.
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Derspankster
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Man, calm down! I wasn't taking you to task - I knew what you meant.



Snakeoil
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I was responding to, or thought I had, No Strings. He, for what ever reason, seems to stalk me on this site, and post snarky comments.
I guess he has nothing better to do with his life, except stalk me.
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Derspankster
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OK, I should have seen your "reply to".



No_Strings
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reply to Snakeoil

It was tongue-in-cheek. We all knew what you meant and I thought there was humor in it.

I've been in this forum for a very long time, so maybe I'm the one being stalked.

(hint: That was humor as well)



firephoto
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reply to Snakeoil

You have a geek culture that has always loved numbers and statistics and they've grown up and realized they can use the numbers to manipulate markets in a way that means the money can be made from the numbers themselves and not from the product being sold.

You combine this with political manipulation that makes people dream of being rich while knowing they are living a respectable life with nothing to hide then they give the benefit of the doubt to those who seem to be doing shady things knowing that the people complaining about privacy might have something to hide and thus becoming the bad person or the enemy and creating sides in a battle.

Top this off with the people that have made it into this industry and can support their lifestyle with it and they will defend it to no end with any means while making it seem like it's the way society has to be or behave.

It's a disease and most people fall into the trap either because they want results now or they figure life is short so the effort to think big doesn't matter to them.

Not to be overly political but think of this. 100 years ago we were still in the middle of a great migration from Europe to the US. Like minded people moved and gathered in distant places not just to better their lives but to start new societies. To do this today it's nearly impossible, you are encouraged to visit places but the barrier to move is high and even within ones own country the barrier to live with other like minded people is hard to achieve. Why is this? It's worth putting some thought into if you're willing to look outside your comfort zone and it goes all the way from people and society all the way down to how your Linux distro operates. The distro wants to pull you into a set of walls and give you enough inside those walls to stay happy. Kind of sad really in a supposed open culture of software.


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Santa Fe
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That's it, I'm Stalking Everybody!


Dustyn
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said by Santa Fe:

That's it, I'm Stalking Everybody!



rcdailey
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Is that the new Intel Celery CPU?