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Month: October 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: [users] Re: In defense of TDE copy

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 00:59:21 -0700

On Monday 01 October 2018 23:14:04 deloptes wrote:
> Marvin Jones wrote:
> > All of this "stuff" is Religion.
> Religion, Ideology, Philosophy

Almost any question can be turned into a tautology.

I used to run into Marxists whose guanonian fundamentalist logic drove me 
crazy: "Every action (or even non-action) is a political action." In a way, 
though, they had a point: when you live in conditions where everything is 
regarded in terms of politics, everything is political. (Or substitute 
religion, or whatever.) 

In a broad universal "everything is love" sort of way, this isn't so bad, but 
when people try to apply it to individual actions at every moment, it gets 
tiresome, and ends up turning into some species of oppression. 

It's only because our notions of privacy and freedom have eroded that now it 
seems like a radical idea for users to be able (or even to want) to control 
their personal data, or to decide what their computers and phones can and 
cannot do, or even to imagine that they ought to be able to customize the 
look and feel of their desktops (that is, beyond the dozen or so boring 
templates offered by other DEs). 

If one is old enough to remember a time before this "new normal", then the 
present reality looks increasingly unreal and disturbing. 

But enough sermonizing! This is why I want to keep TDE alive and well: I can 
get my computer to do what I want.