Europe has run out of IPv4 addresses
@nolan I think this is an important point. People may not be aware how often their TVs and speakers are sending data to companies.
My top blocked domain on my pi-hole right now is to Sonos. How would I know that if I wasn't a) savvy enough to set up a pi-hole and b) privacy conscious enough to bother.
Whereas anyone running an ad blocker in their browser can see how much stuff is getting blocked.
You couldn't make Toy Story in the future, because nobody will remember playing with generic astronaut or generic cowboy toys. blank slates that you could make original characters out of. Every cowboy toy at the store now is a Woody, every spaceman is a Buzz Lightyear. Even Mr. Potato Head has been re-branded as a Toy Story toy. The world depicted in the movie is unrealistic because it doesn't have Disney branding all over everything, ironically. Disney devoured that world and replaced it.
I see this same kind of stuff in the LineageOS/Android ROM community, and it bums me out. It's like we're given a choice between 1) trust Google/Comcast/$BIGCORP with all your private date, or 2) trust some Macedonian teenager who compiled a binary somewhere. And of course, this choice is not even available to the non-technically-inclined (who frankly are better off going with Apple).
Dear @gitlab, after reading this, I am ashamed to be using your product:
We will stop using it as soon as we can manage to and I will stop recommending you to others. Unlike you, we don’t associate with folks incompatible with our values.
Shame on you.
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