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 No comments   1 mon   coronavirus   freedom

My Telegram posts on 2020’s weeks 30 & 31

Telegram is socialist. What’s worse, it filed suit against Apple for “antitrust” violations. I can’t stand this anymore, so I will stop posting to my Telegram channel. This is its last archive.

Week 28

Tuesday, July 21

The International Space Station passed by:

Sunday, July 26

Telegram now shows a preview of the actual image sent rather than a useless emoji. This is what good design is all about.

Monday, July 27

Good suggestion:

Tuesday, July 28

No it’s not:

Good causes and cults

I might get slapped in the face for this. But telling the truth will make the world a better place, which is more important.

Over the last few years, the world has gotten more radical and polarised. This is mostly because of fake news clickhunting media that does not care about the future we will all end up in.

Psychotic batshit is becoming popular, especially in the US. Cancel culture is everywhere. Affirmative action is harming innocent lives. The Overton window is shifting towards less freedom. I am scared.

Pollutants and Greta Thunberg

Without doubt, we are in the midst of one of the most severe natural catastrophes that our planet has ever seen. We should all be working hard to minimise our impact on nature. Unfortunately, some people have taken advantage of this problem to carry out their dirty interests, like the people behind Greta Thunberg. She has been brainwashed to feel in her veins that every breath is a gruesome action that leads to global warming. Greta Thunberg does not see the wider problem.

Fighting sexism and extreme feminists

Sexism is obviously something that should not exist: there is no scientific evidence for one sex being inferior to the other. But why harm members of the other group because some of them have a misconception?

Black Lives Matter and nationwide destruction

Black lives matter. Smashing windows of allegedly racist-run stores won’t solve anything.

Trump is a bad president and impeachment for no reason

Sure, Trump makes many bad decisions. But calling a foreign president and asking for a favour is not an impeachable offence. This “scandal” was made up by Democrats to win the next election. Binarised masses fell for it and divided themselves into pro-Trump and pro-Constitution. This is a master manipulation of the truth.

There are many other good causes being turned into cults: disagreeing with Putin and supporting Navalny, protecting the Italian language and defending fascism, et cetera.

Perhaps making fun of polarisation, political correctness, and all similar topics will stop the madness.

 No comments   3 mon   America   common sense   freedom   madness   red pill

Apple can charge developers 30% if it wants to

Pavel Durov, via Twitter:

Apple and Google impose an insane 30% sales tax on all digital goods sold on every mobile phone in the world. The result – users pay higher prices, start-ups and entire industries get destroyed or never appear. Regulators have been ignoring this absurdity for 10 years.

The solution to end Apple abuse of monopoly power is simple: allow users to install apps directly or via alternative app stores, not just through the Apple-run App Store that imposes the 30% cut, censorship and lack of privacy. Just replicate how apps get installed on desktops.

I am surprised that Pavel wrote this as a self-described libertarian. Libertarians, after all, are “believers in a political doctrine that emphasises individual liberty and a lack of governmental regulation, intervention, and oversight in matters of the economy (‘free market’)”.

Apple makes both software and hardware to make the experience of using its products as magical as possible. Of course, they take advantage of this power and try to lock people into their ecosystem. I have experienced this many times myself, and I don’t appreciate it.

It is tempting to regulate these actions, but that would be socialism: giving couch potatoes the earnings of the hard-working. Nobody forces anybody to use Apple products, so there is no need to regulate Apple’s actions.

People who don’t like being locked in can make and use alternative products. For instance, I recently moved my emails, calendars, reminders, and notes from iCloud to Posteo, which I greatly recommend.

 No comments   3 mon   Apple   ecosystems   freedom   regulation