Re: I can't even have a mobile-connected smart meter
The words cloud, silver and lining immediately spring to mind.
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“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.”
-Wendell Phillips, January 28, 1852
Politicians, like nappies, should be changed frequently and for the same reason.
You're right. It will probably work too. For example, I explained Tor to my SO the other night. Her first words after were "I bet paedophiles use that." She conceded that the legitimate uses I suggested were valid, but it just shows where the minds of those who rarely, if ever, think about this stuff go to first.
I think the idea is to demonstrate viability to hardware manufacturers by building out the cloud services first and attract users who are comfortable with building and/or installing custom ROMs. If take up is sufficient to convince device makers to do some small-ish production runs then the hope might be that desire for a Google & Apple free smartphone is widespread enough that those runs are repeated in greater numbers. It's going to be an uphill struggle for sure. But I think it's worth supporting as, although I'm a long time CM/LOS user, I've never been able to convince otherwise interested Android users to void their manufacturers warranties.
I just discovered I have the spelling wrong. It should be Fuchsia. From what I remember about etymology and elementary German, the name likely derives from someone called Fuchs and would more correctly be pronounced fooks-ya. Appropriate, no? Google are way ahead on their evil game plan, unfortunately.
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