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Dear clueless assholes: stop bashing bash and GNU.
This is a bit of theatre that has played out over and over again. Large and critical pieces of code are heavily relied on, and nobody wants to support them. OpenSSL anyone? Just as print and broadcast technologies were stolen from the people that invented them, the Internet is being hijacked by a bunch of sniveling international bankers that profit off of the effort of those before them. The brave and brilliant men and women who laboured for the Internet's creation will never see a dime for themselves or their offspring. Parasites having the nerve to insult and deride those they leeched from infuriates me.
2014  rant  opinion  free-software  economics  capitalism 
3 days ago by bignose
Paul Vixie has had enough
Famous old Unix expert goes on an anti-Google rant. He's not wrong.
google  rant  funny  via:hackernews  paulvixie  vixie  tootme  dns 
3 days ago by nelson
Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway - apenwarr
I don't mind letting your programs see my private data as long as I get something useful in exchange. But that's not what happens.
AI  advertising  privacy  recommendations  rant 
7 days ago by fjordaan
David Graeber: On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs
An oldie, but a goldie. “This is a profound psychological violence here. How can one even begin to speak of dignity in labour when one secretly feels one's job should not exist? How can it not create a sense of deep rage and resentment.”
economy  dystopia  rant 
13 days ago by carlrustung
REST is the new SOAP –
warning: clickbait title (prob why I didn't pin it when it came out?)
seems like the author is questioning HATEOAS (agree) and lamenting the deification of HTTP in API design, preferring to just tunnel in, afaict.
rest  criticism  critique  rant  APIs  design  styles 
14 days ago by earth2marsh
About about — Daniel Benneworth-Gray
“Go for first person and risk sounding like a complete egomaniac – I did this, I am this, I do this, look at me, look at me. Write in third person and sound like … well, a regular maniac. Who is this disembodied narrator hovering over your work? Morgan Freeman? Sandi Toksvig? Oh right, it's just you, hiding behind a curtain and putting on a serious voice.”
writing  rant 
15 days ago by carlrustung

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