like how fucking humiliating is it that I need to ask t-mobile, like I need to call someone, and beg them to let me unlock my fucking bootloader, and if I don't want to do that I need to wipe it completely, download an international firmware, download an old rom, unlock the bootloader, wipe the phone for the second time, and then install a different rom for the second time that afternoon just so that I can,,, not have t-mobile literally own my device
idk about you but if you sell me a computer with a processor whose documentation I can't read on a board whose schematics I can't buy and which I can't repair, which is only designed to run software I can't audit or change
in what sense do I actually own that computer?
It's really amazing to me how many folks don't realize how bad vertical integration is for markets, even when the people doing the vertical integrating are your favorite team.
One of the key features of Apple's success has been using the most appropriate processor technology for each device in each meta-generation: 68k, PPC, x86, x64, and now ARM.
But that relies on a market where processor makers are interested in building architectures they can sell to Apple as well as other companies. Unless they expect to spend a ton of money on CPU research - not development, but real, speculative, no guarantees research - forever, the move to build but not sell their own chips is putting market dominance ahead of actual sustainable innovation.
And that sucks!
Apple! Stop greenwashing and start caring for the planet | ZDNet
people will be like, i love my community! we should all support each other! BUT CHILDREN SHOULD ALL BE THROWN INTO A VOLCANO THEY ARE LITTLE MONSTERS AND NONE OF THEM DESERVE TO LIVE
wow thanks to tvtropes i just learned mr. rogers is the reason recording TV on like a DVR or VCR or whatever isn't illegal
"In a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1984, the TV and movie industries sued manufactures of VCRs on the grounds that recording their programming was copyright infringement. Enter Fred Rogers, who testified on behalf of home recording, saying he didn't mind if people recorded his shows and that it was a very good thing for families to be able to watch programs together whenever they wanted to, rather than being controlled by an arbitrary network. The court specifically cited his testimony in their decision. So in other words if you like not being tied down to Appointment Television, you can thank Mr. Rogers."
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