So, yesterday I watched Bryan Lunduke's Linux Sucks 2021 thing, and frankly the "report" quality is getting worse by the year.
Initially he would talk about X.org or the audio stack or wifi or other issues that people find sucky in linux. Now? He just rambles incoherently, talking about linux adding a million lines of code yearly? Like...that's a problem? Does he know how many hardware additions happen every day? Nevermind a year!
Next he rambles about how windows and macos changed throughout the years and linux didn't? Seriously? Linux switched a whole task scheduling system and IO blocking system...what does he mean linux doesn't change fundamentally?
I don't know...it's just not educational anymore. It's just an old guy's rant. Like he is comparing linux with atari - seriously now?
I was trying to catch the Perseides the other night and just sitting there looking at the background stars, realizing many must have planets around them, many with life maybe...maybe with people looking back at their sky and seeing our sun - and it's all so useless because we sit here looking at each other but we can never know if the other is really there. And even if we knew, communication would take at least a few years, even more including roundtrip - there is no way to communicate like that. For all practical purposes, we really *are* alone in the Universe - even though we may be blindly looking at each other every night.
So, if you invent teleportation and you disappear in one place and get an exact copy in another - how do you know that you didn't die when disintegrating? If you ask your copy - it won't know. In any test your copy will behave and will be exactly you from before teleportation. But what happened to the "old" you, the one that disintegrated? Clearly there is an interruption in your life - the teleportation point. Will your conscience continue through the act of teleportation or will the old copy die - will you die - and a copy will replace you but with a new conscience?
There are lots of lists on de-googling your life and most of them simply point you to other cloud based solutions - usually littered with google products. I feel like de-googling these days means having your own NAS, your own downloaded music, your own storage and so on. I don't feel like the mission is accomplished simply by moving from gmail to outlook and from google drive to dropbox...
Still planning that trip to the Moon...
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