Re: F*** adobe
Thank you for the link.
While unable to make the move at absolutely would be interested if Affinity eventually releases a sound editor, non-linear video editor, and media encoder to their fleet of software.
21 posts • joined 5 Dec 2018
For nearly 20 years, I have heard people venting frustration with Adobe, although at one time I think people actually despised Quark's licensing model a bit more, and while despising the cloud method, I am remiss to say any of the alternatives free or paid get close to the integration and efficient workflow the Creative Cloud suite provides.
At this point, my hope leans more towards them releasing versions to Linux so as to ditch Microsoft in toto as opposed to finding a replacement for the highly efficient Photoshop-Illustrator-Premiere Pro-Audition-Media Encoder workflow.
STATE enforced Net Neutrality is to free & open internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism. One does not best Marxists by implementing their stated policy goals:
"Centralization of the means of communication in the hands of the STATE."
Communist Manifesto ca. 1848
Twentieth-Century FCC licensure of old-media created and fostered consolidation unto STATE's favored corporations raising barriers to entry and locking out competition.
So tired of these bitter malcontents policing language, seems all the rage in tech to place political correctness above proficiency. Generally giving in to Marxists is a good way to lose your civilization.
These do-godder word police, make it more difficult for actual women in tech who have climbed the ladder based on their skills as opposed to being a diversity hire, to wit merely sews resentment.
It doth seem to me that quantum computing is effectively gender-fluid computing, 0's are 1's and 1's are 0's simultaneously. So as above so is below. The harbinger of an AI that will consume humanity.
Such is one path humanity may take here at the threshold to wit is 2019. Democracy, as Mr. Madison warned only matters when it is the policy the elite through Manufactured Consent desire, so as we see with Brexit, and Trump. However, it is just a theory, thus is the burden of the apple, the knowledge of good and evil.
However, perhaps there remain a remnant, those who favor the dignity of the λόγος over the collective, i.e. the "Hive Mind" of the vaunted 'singularity.' Those adherents who are true winter soldiers in the Glorious Cause of Liberty too present a path laid out before us as a choice.
The time to choose draws near.
Seems a tough road to hoe for the plaintiffs to emerge successfully based on the complaint. Between IBMs legacy mainframe installations [read: 90% marketshare] firmly entrenched throughout banking, transportation, finance, healthcare, government sectors, in addition to continuing Service Level Agreements, along with their pivot back to concentrating on new mainframe installations in lieu of SMB server, PC desktop, mobile seems purposefully targeting older experienced workers would be counter to their business interests.
Not that businesses cannot/do not shoot themselves in the foot, but most that survive 100 years, world wars, great depressions, probably not so much.
" ...by Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who killed himself last month" <--- Give me break.
He was not a financier, call this piece of trash what he was, a child--sex trafficker who left his mortal coil under incredibly suspect circumstances. Or by all means keep pretending otherwise, using safe language to disguise the wolf so as to not dare face reality. Cui bono.
Perhaps then, such shall make it more easily to convince one's self that they are not subjects of governments wholly infested at all levels with pedophiles.
Ah yes the tired trope of Not Real Socialism™️ ever having been tried. Well the un-real versions led to the death of 10 to 100 million bloody carcasses depending on the historian cited, so no need to attempt the "real" version.
As for it being hopelessly maligned and misunderstood, at the end of the day, it is a philosophy whereby the collective supplants the individual and is managed by a central authority. Moreover Socialism is rooted in Marxism, which itself traces back to left-wing Hegelianism, i.e. a disdain for the common person and their achievements.
So no thanks, you can keep the "equally" poor, starving, disarmed, genderless utopia of Tax Cows mindlessly wandering the free range federal plantation.
Thank heaven for free speech & private firearms, still the best tools to push back against murderous lying Marxists.
Seems to me STATE Supremacists are attempting to put the proverbial toothpaste back in the tube. The free flow of information has for the first time in human history freed the individual to pursue any passion to their heart's content limited only by their motivation.
Such is bad business for authoritarians who prefer use of the regulatory state to keep folks subservient to STATE approved, licensed media outlets.
We saw the same here in the states with the notion of "public airwaves" that led to the licensure of radio & television, thus consolidating those who could or would comply with regulatory barriers, i.e. pre-filtering for copyright, etc.
Google Chrome is garbage, how many times do people have to learn Google is tracking your browsing, leaving backdoor access to camera/mic, etc before it sinks in that THEY the user is the product. A product to be packaged, distilled, and sold off to the highest bidder.
Vivaldi, Opera, and Brave all are based on Chromium, will ignore the new restrictions on ad blockers so there ae certainly free alternatives to choose from in replacing Google's spy-browser.
Aw, not even a mention of RocketChat, boy guess that whole "tool of Isis" smear campaign really stuck. Well whichever solution wins, I am in full agreement that on-prem is far from dead, despite whatever the cloud zealots may preach.
I have to figure the rampant de-platforming bySilicon Valley socialists whereby poof... and all your content is gone has an effect on the psyche beyond the Social Media Wars as the lesson holds true when you trust your enterprise wholly to the cloud. Poof.
Gee how convenient as they look to grant government new enforcement over speech on the internet, we see a story that looks to dissolve the Safe Harbors that protect bloggers from Copyright trolls.
Gosh its almost as if the old media want to use government as a bludgeon to totally remove original small content creators & alternative views completely off the internet while cementing their control over new-media via the regulatory state.
This is of course how the Corporatist Regulatory STATE functions. The entire deplatforming/censorship crisis proven to be being waged by old-media FCC licensed dinosaurs such as Comcast through their new-media proxy shill Vox or NBC's Axios against unlicensed, individual content creators is precisely designed to result in the creation of a new federal "Internet Speech Equity Bureau" or similar thereto.
Precisely a textbook example of the Hegelian Dialectic.
Thus once passed you can guarantee Zuckerberg, Schmidt, Dorsey et al, or their lawyers/lobbyists will receive appointments to the new STATE Supremacist bureaucracy.
Thereafter, you will see a bevy of regulations similar to the ruse of GDPR, "Adult Content Identity verification" and pre-filtering copyright capital equipment outlays, which then raises barriers to entry as only the old-media hacks have the phony monopoly fiat to endure such an expenditure.
Thus if you think consolidation to six mega-corporations being in control of 95% plus of everything read, seen, or heard is due to anything other than the licensure schemes from last century, then you are not well-read unto history.
Marx spelled it out pretty clearly the path authoritarians seek to control communication:
Plank 6.) Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state. - Communist Manifesto 1848
So downvote away Marxists, the Remnant see your spots leopard, we are more than happy to willfully nullify any & all attempts at packaging up the internet to hand back over to the oligarchs. And well we don't plan on surrendering either Free Speech or Private Firearms to bitter unable to compete, failed post-modernists.
Second the vote for RocketChat. Seems to me if you value your enterprise's privacy & data security, the smart money called the cloud/hybrid-cloud game for what it is a number of years back: snake oil.
Amazing to me how in this tech-info-utopia we are fortunate enough to live, we sometimes forget old maxims.
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