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Found at: sdf.org:70/users/nydel/phlog/2017.11.06

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 suppose my hesitancy to contribute much more than occasional microlog
entries to the public internet stems from several traumas. to explore or
at least to name them might be worthwhile.

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------ some broad categories that have been discouraging to watch ------
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...cryptocurrencies! when bitcoin started - although i was skeptical of
the spec and whispers of inherent potential for abuse - i briefly did
enjoy using it. in my mind, a bitcoin represented about an hour of some
type of useful hacking. perhaps i needed a friend to log in to a BSD
nstance under my domain and help me with a pkgsrc issue. i'd toss them
a few coins. or if someone wanted me to validate their account on my
one 10K bitcoins for a pizza[1] because that's not their intended use,
money rap star overpaying for the champagne room with heavy gold chains

enter "new-money" indeed. i'm not sure why regulation on GPU mining was
never implemented. and how anyone convinced anyone else that a bitcoin
could have a value in USD, EUR, GBP, YEN etc. is nuts. i keep a wallet
use it for anything. it's literaly on a thumb drive in the earth. the
burial was ceremonial and i dare not disturb it. i drew up the ritual
around the time we said "hey IRS - this thing is money" and they said
that they couldn't understand it so it was not. this was of course very
mmediately followed by several years of people using cryptocurrencies
n the most trailer-park-boys ways imaginable, which is what america

as of right now one bitcoin is valued at USD$7.4k ... sigh/on to...

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...WWW! slow and only very semi-sarcastic applause to the EFF, which
finally withdrew from the W3C. they're not GOP retiring senators y'know
"standing up finally" because no career consequences - they definitely
fought very long and hard. yet the world-wide-web seems to be moving
forward as if its sole purpose is to stream copyrighted audiovisual
content without a potential risk of payment to holders. i don't hate
DRM because i want to steal things of value. i hate DRM because a) it
DOESN't stop people from stealing things of value, b) talking about the
absolute nonsense of DRM has exhausted me to the point that this list
only goes to c when it should have made it to at least g (& probably to

and it's not only DRM that is obviously stupid. the ad versus adblocker
arms race is - for lack of a better word - dumb. the enemy in a cold war
s nuclear weapons. obviously the enemy here is advertisement support,
.e. an intelligent person should not be persuaded to buy something
based on anything other than a list of the properties inherent to the
two web services i like (SDF and Wikimedia) get by on donation alone,
both without solicitation. necessary products and services are great,
but the web is populated with a bunch of people who think their content
s worth your money/soul whichever they ask for/take.

this entry aims to be worth the time it takes you to read it. if it is
not, then i have failed as a publisher. this principle seems to have
become lost, or lost have become the people who should adhere to it.

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...libresoft! even gnu/linux is no longer on-the-level due largely in


ALSO

 seem to not want to publish half-thoughts. but actually, if others did
this entry right now even though i've much more to say. since it's only

be well & be good. --nydel


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