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Kremlin says nyet to iPhone ahead of presidential electionavon b7 said:lkrupp said:avon b7 said:flydog said:DAalseth said:When you live in a fascist kleptocracy, everyone is paranoid.
This is from a few years ago:
And this from further back:
How long before a 'National Security' card gets into Monopoly? LOL
I'm not drawing moral equivalency. I'm highlighting examples.
It's not the end of the world.
Kremlin says nyet to iPhone ahead of presidential electionnetrox said:Love how people think that USA is doing the same when in reality, it's not.
China has full control over the Internet. USA doesn't.
US FBI have complained how Apple refuses to build a backdoor. Apple said no and it's been respected. In China, you have no choice.
You have right to encryption, not so in China where most of the traffic has to be non-SSL.
Amazon slashing 9,000 more jobs in fresh round of layoffsSo millennials are finding out how the world really works, that no job is secure, that all this talk about how companies value employees is bullshit. You didn’t want to come back to work at the office but wanted to remain cozy working at home with your pet cat on your lap. It’s the BOTTOM LINE, baby, the bottom line. Get used to it, You’ll be switching jobs every few years for the rest of your lives with no security, no perks, no free lunches and lattes. Think joining a union will make it all better? Hardy har har. The SCOTUS is likely to shitcan your hopes of getting your student loan debt laid on the backs of taxpayers. $400 billion? Think again.
The world will continue to need electricians, plumbers, brick masons, welders, carpenters, big equipment operators for the foreseeable future, not so much programmers, data entry workers, marketing types, even certain engineering fields as AI will see to that. It’ll be awhile until Boston Dynamics comes up with a robot that can wire and plumb a new home.
End rant from a 73 year old curmudgeon.
Meta cuts another 10,000 jobs in 'year of efficiency'kestral said:Facebook is toxic. And it starts at the top. They have to chuck the Zuck.
An Apple manufacturer's VP has quit after talking about China exodusChina’s continuing aggression and warnings of conflict if the U.S. doesn’t “change course”, along with the possibility of sending lethal arms aid to the Russians in Ukraine is spooking the world. It’s amazing that Xi is willing to risk China’s economic future. Europe played footsies with Russia for decades thinking being nice and playing ball would keep the Russian Bear satisfied. Then Putin showed up. Now Xi has designs on the East. You have two cultures that have never experienced democracy and have always been ruled by emperors or dictators. What did you expect?
After WWII the world had Pax Americana for close to eighty years. Is that gone today?