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Title: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on October 04, 2018, 10:37:41 PM
Today we'll start our adventure with Apple.

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Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

The new system will render the computer ?inoperative? unless a proprietary Apple ?system configuration? software is run after parts of the system are replaced.

(https://video-images.vice.com/articles/5bb6954216933c0007bd73cd/lede/1538692420333-shutterstock_1181384863.jpeg?crop=1xw%3A0.8555878084179971xh%3Bcenter%2Ccenter&resize=2000%3A*)

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw9qk7/macbook-pro-software-locks-prevent-independent-repair
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: nicefish on October 05, 2018, 07:06:42 PM
Today we'll start our adventure with Apple.

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Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

The new system will render the computer ?inoperative? unless a proprietary Apple ?system configuration? software is run after parts of the system are replaced.

(https://video-images.vice.com/articles/5bb6954216933c0007bd73cd/lede/1538692420333-shutterstock_1181384863.jpeg?crop=1xw%3A0.8555878084179971xh%3Bcenter%2Ccenter&resize=2000%3A*)

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw9qk7/macbook-pro-software-locks-prevent-independent-repair

(https://wiki.wetfish.net/upload/563c0366-7030-0485-816a-12cd58051d29.png)
Rambling bike ride. | Louis Rossmann LIVE board repair | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvGJ3iAuDzM

Related.
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: FrobtheBuilder on October 08, 2018, 11:43:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2_SZ4tfLns
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on October 19, 2018, 12:08:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2_SZ4tfLns

Lol Apple is trying to fuck that repair guy over now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVL65qwBGnw

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AVL65qwBGnw/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on October 31, 2018, 06:48:49 PM
Right to Repair legislation passed in the supreme court this weekend - https://www.dailydot.com/debug/right-to-repair-iphone-hack/
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on March 08, 2019, 06:38:15 PM
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on August 09, 2019, 07:53:11 PM
this guy really doesn;t want you to buy an iphone

Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on August 13, 2019, 01:15:16 AM
And now for something completely different. Despite all the shady business practices of Apple, we can't forget their younger (big) brother, Google.



Google's suggestions and recommendations aren't merely things for you to try. They're a way for AI to change your behavior.
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on October 31, 2019, 02:03:47 PM
The Edward Snowden interview on JRE is gold. Damn I wish I could be as eloquent as him.

Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (the truth about vpn companies)
Post by: rachel on November 03, 2019, 05:19:07 AM
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (sue me)
Post by: rachel on December 15, 2019, 09:49:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/9uBKUhf.jpg)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on December 29, 2019, 12:49:35 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/egpvj5/nearly_500_million_animals_killed_in_australian/fc8ha9y/

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Earth appears to be undergoing a process of "biological annihilation."Humanity Has Killed 83% of All Wild Mammals and Half of All Plants, Of all the birds left in the world, 70% are poultry chickens and other farmed birdsSource. A 2017 study looked at animal populations across the planet by examining 27,600 vertebrate species — about half of the overall total that we know exist. They found that more than 30% of them are in decline. Some species are facing total collapse, while local populations of others are going extinct in specific areas. Moreover humans wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970 Source

Insects are dying off at record rates. Roughly 40% of the world's insect species are in decline, according to one study. Insects aren't the only creatures taking a hit. In the past 50 years, more than 500 amphibian species have declined worldwide — and 90 have gone extinct — due to a deadly fungal disease that corrodes frog flesh. Source

And Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

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As the rest of the Earth warms, animals will be forced to migrate en masse. This means animals carrying tropical diseases (such as malaria. To give you an idea of why this should really scare you is because diseases like camel flu have a mortality rate of 36%. And the world’s hospitals are not ready for the health challenges of climate change

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Fashion is also to blame. In 2015, fashion create more emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Around 10% of global greenhouse gas emission are churned out by the fashion industry, due to its long supply chains and energy intensive production. Textile factories in China, where “over 50%” of the worlds clothing is now made” spew out around three billion tons of soot every year burning coal, contaminating the air leading to respiratory and heart disease. Textile mills are estimated to generate 20% of the world’s industrial water pollution and use 20,000 chemicals, many of them carcinogenic. While people bought 60% more garments in 2014 than in 2000, they only kept the clothes for half as long (throwing 80lbs of cloths a year per American).

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The rich know that it is too late, and they will be the only one to survive the global warming article. They are building bunkers and buying NZ passports to fly there when SHTF happens and that’s why they are getting richer and richer exponentially. For example Canada, Norway and Brasil will flood the world with oil just to profit at the maximum Article from NYT from today "Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming". And if anything happens they will just buy Visas and passports for 1M+ and bug out while migrants are put into concentration camps. Moreover The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed
Post by: rachel on January 09, 2020, 02:10:36 AM
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 10, 2020, 03:11:34 AM
And now for something a little bit different. Algorithmic suppression & censorship of specific creators on YouTube.

Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on January 10, 2020, 03:30:22 PM
whats the OSS alternative to youtube? gun nerds have been making alternate sites for a while.. Full30, Gunstreamer seem to be the new ones, but a lot of stuff gets uploaded to Pornhub
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 13, 2020, 12:37:47 AM
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on January 14, 2020, 06:13:04 PM
aren't liquidized fish supposed to be high end fertilizer for hydroponics? i would love a few gallons of blood to compost for the garden!
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 14, 2020, 07:12:30 PM
aren't liquidized fish supposed to be high end fertilizer for hydroponics? i would love a few gallons of blood to compost for the garden!

Exactly, that's what these people are saying. It should be saved and used as fertilizer instead of dumped back into the water. Fish blood spreads diseases and contaminants to other fish who live there. If you use it as fertilizer it can bring nutrients to plants without worrying about fish diseases!
Title: not sure if this one is Greed or Patriotism
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on January 21, 2020, 08:22:39 PM
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT)
Title: Re: not sure if this one is Greed or Patriotism
Post by: rachel on January 22, 2020, 01:38:19 AM
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT)

dang spooky, unreported for 2 years

talk about an embargo
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 22, 2020, 01:38:40 AM


This is amazing. These politicians are intelligent, articulate the problems of big tech with relatable examples, and actually care about the right to repair?????

I've never felt so much hope for democracy
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 29, 2020, 04:48:15 PM
This thread is like 75% Louis Rossmann, lol



Farmers Only!
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on January 29, 2020, 06:11:57 PM
You don't have to be lonely, at Farmer's Only Dot THIS THREAD IS THE PROPERTY OF JOHN DEERE ANY MODIFICATION OF THIS THREAD IS A VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT LAW
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 30, 2020, 03:04:08 AM
OwO oopsie whoopsie looks like a lil lobbyist paid by giant corporations to fight against consumer rights got mad at Louis-kun and tried to get a youtube video removed... of their statements made during a public hearing????



(https://yt3.ggpht.com/Xmgfm4nkconx32vrLF96mgseSMajF2sg03dgMURGqy5kv9txA6LympyL76L_bSfEGEVH8sATcxQn=s1600-nd)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 30, 2020, 09:14:51 PM
This is amazing. So uh, apparently you can copyright claim your own videos to get a share of the revenue from whatever shitty company is trying to steal it from you



Edit: It's worth mentioning this also apparently works even if your video does not qualify for monetization normally (your channel is under the required number of subscribers / watch time)

lol
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on January 30, 2020, 11:52:19 PM
Be careful of the FBI investigating you if you ever post mushroom growing information online...

Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on February 07, 2020, 02:53:33 PM
Sonos speakers have a "recycling mode" where, if enabled, the speaker becomes completely unusable and you can't refurbish it or fix it in any way. Even if the device was totally functional, when "recycling mode" is enabled the speaker becomes a brick.

https://twitter.com/atomicthumbs/status/1210662988828442624

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EM0hXzbU8AAZR2R?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on February 07, 2020, 06:18:56 PM
If you buy a Tesla from a used car dealer, Tesla will remotely update the software on the vehicle to remove features and then charge you thousands of dollars to unlock them again. It doesn't matter if the previous owner paid $8000 for autopilot, you also have to pay $8000 if you want to continue using it.

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-remotely-removes-autopilot-features-from-customer-1841472617

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_1600/hqaupo7tarmj7lo9nlk1.png)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_1600/z3t2tntisgfyrbovmjdl.png)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on February 07, 2020, 08:03:18 PM
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Panel on MSNBC defending billionaires, saying Bernie is “alienating” them, people like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos made “our lives better”, it’s being “against aspiration” & have to be careful about “creating unnecessary class war.”

https://twitter.com/ibrahimpols/status/1225927067163865088


In the video one of the pundits said "we can't alienate billionaires, average people want to get rich too." My response to that is: Yeah lots of people do think that way, and it's a problem. Practically everyone is brainwashed into thinking some day they'll be rich. It's okay for companies to exploit people and tax loopholes because some day, I'll be rich too and all my problems will be solved with money.

Fuck that
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on February 08, 2020, 09:08:06 PM
Quote from: https://taragrimface.tumblr.com/post/186996094466/mobile
“we could give you a link to this mp3 OR we could run it in a proprietary player app that must connect to the internet every time you hit the resume button”

how do we explain to children that all our tech briefly worked perfectly and over time we threw it all away for sleek menus and corporate opacity

when i upgraded from a flip phone to an iphone and realized i could no longer record and set a custom ringtone because apple wanted me to buy radio pop ringtones, i realized, oh cool new tech isnt made for us it’s made to exploit us and we are going to let it happen
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: kayimbo on February 21, 2020, 09:35:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/O0vOcU8.png)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on February 21, 2020, 06:51:30 PM
Quote from: https://taragrimface.tumblr.com/post/186996094466/mobile
“we could give you a link to this mp3 OR we could run it in a proprietary player app that must connect to the internet every time you hit the resume button”

how do we explain to children that all our tech briefly worked perfectly and over time we threw it all away for sleek menus and corporate opacity

when i upgraded from a flip phone to an iphone and realized i could no longer record and set a custom ringtone because apple wanted me to buy radio pop ringtones, i realized, oh cool new tech isnt made for us it’s made to exploit us and we are going to let it happen

100% true
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on March 05, 2020, 06:10:24 PM
It's time to fight back against spy tech.

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We engineered a wearable microphone jammer that is capable of disabling microphones in its user’s surroundings, including hidden microphones. Our device is based on a recent exploit that leverages the fact that when exposed to ultrasonic noise, commodity microphones will leak the noise into the audible range.

http://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/jammer/

(https://camo.githubusercontent.com/8392c9fb8541fd2c6acc60091c5805eecfbfb25b/687474703a2f2f73616e646c61622e63732e756368696361676f2e6564752f6a616d6d65722f696d67732f7465617365722e706e67)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on March 07, 2020, 12:05:30 PM
that would make a really cool choker imo

i mean granted it would look like an exploding slave collar, but
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on March 08, 2020, 08:14:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESaRNWNU8AAHX99?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: rachel on March 21, 2020, 09:10:34 PM

Super-rich people are panicking over the coronavirus ventilator shortage (https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/super-rich-people-are-panicking-over-the-coronavirus-ventilator-shortage/amp/)

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At least 950,000 coronavirus patients in the US could need ventilators, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, but hospitals here have just 160,000. Between five to 10 companies in the world supply most of the planet’s breathing machines and they weren’t ready for this.

President Donald Trump said testily at a recent press conference that he was ordering “a lot” of ventilators although he was vague on the details.

Ventilators cost only about $35,000, peanuts to the elites. But because the US healthcare industry is about making money, no one heeded warnings going back more than a decade that the country should stockpile the machines.

“Hospitals in America are all about trying to be profitable, they’re not about being prepared for a disaster,” says Dr. Tim Kruse, who makes house calls in Aspen for his billionaire patients who are fretting about getting a ventilator if they need one. “Having a bunch of ventilators sitting around in storage affects their bottom line.”

(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/rome-new-ventilators-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=978&h=652)
Title: Fiscal responsibility 101
Post by: rachel on March 24, 2020, 02:59:17 PM
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Title: the first domino has fallen
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on March 25, 2020, 06:38:17 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET9LhXUWkAEt23X?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: here cums the fuck truck on March 25, 2020, 06:39:34 PM
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Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: Anomaly on March 26, 2020, 11:06:53 AM
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Title: Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
Post by: nicefish on March 27, 2020, 09:26:45 AM
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