1993: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog
2018: The Internet is run by five mega corporations and not only do they ALL know you're a dog, they also know your preferred brand of kibble, your recent interest in flea powder and whether you've been spayed or neutered.
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"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs."
Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day, teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime, but sell them a license for fishing software and they will forever depend on you for their fish because they never learned to make their own fishing software and the software and hardware architecture of contemporary computers is so complex that to learn to automate something in them is an incredibly lengthy process.
Internet of Internets
2017 me, emerging from DeLorean, to 1995 me:
So, this new 'Pentium' chip, turns out the whole 'speculative execution' road is a bit of a mistake. Yes it makes Doom faster but 22 years later all our computer systems are hacked each week by gangs of roaming cyber-criminals wearing vintage 80s micros as cosmetic jewellery on their leather jackets
1995 me (stuck in E1M2): Got it, Doom will get faster
2017 me: Did you even hear a word I said? I said the 80s are going to be fashionable again.
iq under 90: traps arent gay
iq under 130: traps are gay
iq over 130: dont know if it was gay but it definitely felt good
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Have you considered writing it in
When you really want to play Japanese Pokemon Crystal and find out Google Translate's camera feature is garbage
"Hackers don't break software, they simply demonstrate that it was already broken"
"These holidays I want to remind everyone about drunk driving. I left my car in the parking lot, spent time the way I wanted and came home by bus. And you know what, I'm really proud, especially considering that I've never driven a bus before."