I’ll leave it at that. Maybe some of this resonates with you. Let me know if it does! Also let me know if it totally doesn’t. That’s fine too :)
I’m glad this is happening.
My gf’s father has a 2013 Apple computer that’s absurdly slow. His only reason not to switch to a libre system is email. He tried Thunderbird and found it ugly and barely intuitive. I was hoping something like this UI rebuilding would happen, because he is still willing to wait to see how options change over time.
M1 incompatibility with an old program he uses stops him from getting a Mac. He doesn’t even consider Windows because he dislikes it… Thunderbird’s ugly interface stops him from getting a libre desktop system. I’m hoping Thunderbird delivers their new polished and intuitive interface before his old program gets replaced by something he can use in an M1.
Yikes. And just a couple of days after this Ted Talk came along: https://youtu.be/wL8X31XWZW8
I see how your point talks about an apparent contradiction: privacy yes, but privacy no. Thanks for pointing that out, because it’s important to have these conversations.
It could be that Lemmy users dislike states that serve the interests of capital rather than that of, for example, the common good. If you believe the US serves the interests of capital and that China serves the interest of the common good, the contradiction I see that you point out (privacy yes; privacy no) gets resolved. Privacy enthusiasm becomes a response to capitalist data-mining.
Please be aware that I am not idealizing the Chinese state. I am explaining a possible reasoning.
Many would go even further and say that it is precisely because of the ‘cheapening of nature’ that we see many environmental disasters. People who want profits search for low costs and big margins. You know, buy low sell high. Many people fill their bank accounts with money because they bought low and sold high, and are, in practice, indifferent to the environment.
That is why we see the low cost of water that @guojing was mentioning. And that is why some people argue for higher prices for some resources. Of course, charging high prices for energy or water is problematic if it means rich people can afford to screw the environment and poor people can’t afford to live.
I wonder if there’s a relevant B Corporation.
Thanks for the recommendation. I didn’t know such little reduction in quality meant so much savings with JPGs and PNGs!
Yeah. Avif gave me some nasty artifacts on some pictures that I wanted to save long term. Not using it anytime soon… or at least until those issues are fixed.
Why do you dislike WebP? I can see that it isn’t widely used, so if longevity is my goal JPGs and PNGs are a better bet. But am I missing something about WebP?
The Snowden leaks show that the government programs rely on unencrypted data and data that companies are forced to give. Neither method relies on exploits of memory unsafety.
Memory safety refers to the software that is used internally.
Here’s an analogy. Imagine I sit in a park, and have a squad of friends who go out to listen to other people’s conversations. They may write down and pass me what they hear or they may simply tell me what they remember. That doesn’t matter. What matters is what I do afterwards.
Let’s say I want to write down what they said. I could write it down with a permanent marker on the palm of my hand. If I make a mistake, I’ll have to cross it and waste precious space.
Imagine I learn I could use pencil and paper, or a computer. Mistakes would stop costing me dearly. I would also have more space.
This change from ‘permanent marker on a hand’ to ‘paper and pencil’ or ‘computer’ is the equivalent to the NSA recommending memory safety. This doesn’t change the fact that my squad is out there spying on people. It just changes how I deal with the evidence they hand me over.