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[#] Fri Aug 27 2021 08:48:42 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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But here we are, and our best successes are smaller than their biggest failures. They'll go in history books. We'll be forgotten in time just like the majority of people who ever lived. 

They are main characters, and we're ultimately just NPCs. 

 

And they *know* it. So getting them to accept any humility is a long shot. 




Thu Aug 26 2021 20:49:10 MST from Jerry Moore

Jobs may have been able to connect the dots and see farther ahead, but he still committed suicide by not taking proper care of himself. Musk is a genius, but he's on the autism spectrum, and occasionally puts his foot in things. Bezos is smart financially, but has recently put HIS foot in it by letting his attitude get ahead of his checkbook while suing NASA, who are unlikely to look favorably at any chance of contracting for his services. Zuck is still running over his privilege by bending the rules way too far. In my opinion, Gates is a thief who stole TRSDOS from Radio Shack, filed off the serial number, and sold it to IBM to get his start. Did I miss anyone? Oh, yeah - Not in quite the same league, but close: Phillipe Kahn, who founded Borland Software (because he misspelled the name of the Astronaut Borman, whose name he wanted to use for his company) was making a lot of money from the Paradox database, when he was sued by Lotus 123 for replicating the look and feel of their database in the Borland version, and lost the suit. To cover his losses, he sold Paradox to Word Perfect Corporation, who totally flubbed marketing it, and subsequently sold it to Corel, based in Canada. Corel had the expertise in graphics to noticeably improve the database product, but they dropped the ball, although they DID apply the Borland produced improvements to the database software that Word Perfect had failed to apply. What had been a promising product got run over by an inferior database, Microsoft's Access.

Tue Aug 24 2021 21:39:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I think the tech industry in general got drunk on the idea that we were changing the world for better, extending freedom to the furthest reaches of the globe, empowering the voiceless to have a voice, starting in the early 90s. 

And it *was* revolutionary for society - it was a jump every bit as significant to the development of human society as the printing press, or landing on the moon. 

But - it quickly started going off the rails. We're all brilliant people in the industry - especially those of us who were on the first wave of it crashing on the shores of society. The dumbest person in tech at the start was 10 points above the average IQ in society. We're widely regarded as an industry full of arrogant, abrasive people for a justifiable reason. 

And those of us who are TRULY brilliant, who have the entire package of drive, determination, leadership, intelligence, and concept... guys like Musk and Zuck, Gates and Jobs - are the worst. They don't just *know* they're better than the rest of us - and it isn't just arrogance - they *are*. They see things, they connect dots, and they also see how to get where those dots lead. They succeed so wildly *because* of their absolute, narcissistic faith in themselves. 


Getting people like that to "wise up" - especially to the fact that none of this is about them... when they are at the drunkest with their success and power... 


Seems like a pretty long shot. 

 

Tue Aug 24 2021 02:49:42 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

I'm expecting augmented reality to kick in pretty soon. Then we'll have a new petty tyrant to deal with. Some new Zucc. Although Jack Dorsey just posted a link to Anatomy Of The State, possibly the most succinct and still-relevant anarchist tract of the last century. So he might be returning to his roots. It kinda helps that he's no longer a major force in the Twitter vision.

 

I guess there's a chance that these tech kings will start wising up to the fact that none of this is about them. Thanks for the service, entrepreneur guy. Here's your money. We're square. Go away. 



 



 



 



[#] Sat Sep 04 2021 10:39:38 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I was just logging into my Citadel, running in a VM on Proxmox, over the public Internet, through a path that takes me out from my house, into a network in New York, then back across the country back into my house where my server is... on my Mac i7 I rebuilt... 

And I just had a moment of, "Wow... this is so cool." 

 

Then I realized that mostly my Citadel serves to redirect me to Reddit where I get side tracked and spend more time there than here. 

 



[#] Tue Sep 14 2021 00:59:57 MST from smashbot64

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Thu Aug 26 2021 20:49:10 MST from Jerry Moore

Jobs may have been able to connect the dots and see farther ahead, but he still committed suicide by not taking proper care of himself. Musk is a genius, but he's on the autism spectrum, and occasionally puts his foot in things. Bezos is smart financially, but has recently put HIS foot in it by letting his attitude get ahead of his checkbook while suing NASA, who are unlikely to look favorably at any chance of contracting for his services. Zuck is still running over his privilege by bending the rules way too far. In my opinion, Gates is a thief who stole TRSDOS from Radio Shack, filed off the serial number, and sold it to IBM to get his start. Did I miss anyone? Oh, yeah - Not in quite the same league, but close: Phillipe Kahn, who founded Borland Software (because he misspelled the name of the Astronaut Borman, whose name he wanted to use for his company) was making a lot of money from the Paradox database, when he was sued by Lotus 123 for replicating the look and feel of their database in the Borland version, and lost the suit. To cover his losses, he sold Paradox to Word Perfect Corporation, who totally flubbed marketing it, and subsequently sold it to Corel, based in Canada. Corel had the expertise in graphics to noticeably improve the database product, but they dropped the ball, although they DID apply the Borland produced improvements to the database software that Word Perfect had failed to apply. What had been a promising product got run over by an inferior database, Microsoft's Access.

Tue Aug 24 2021 21:39:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I think the tech industry in general got drunk on the idea that we were changing the world for better, extending freedom to the furthest reaches of the globe, empowering the voiceless to have a voice, starting in the early 90s. 

And it *was* revolutionary for society - it was a jump every bit as significant to the development of human society as the printing press, or landing on the moon. 

But - it quickly started going off the rails. We're all brilliant people in the industry - especially those of us who were on the first wave of it crashing on the shores of society. The dumbest person in tech at the start was 10 points above the average IQ in society. We're widely regarded as an industry full of arrogant, abrasive people for a justifiable reason. 

And those of us who are TRULY brilliant, who have the entire package of drive, determination, leadership, intelligence, and concept... guys like Musk and Zuck, Gates and Jobs - are the worst. They don't just *know* they're better than the rest of us - and it isn't just arrogance - they *are*. They see things, they connect dots, and they also see how to get where those dots lead. They succeed so wildly *because* of their absolute, narcissistic faith in themselves. 


Getting people like that to "wise up" - especially to the fact that none of this is about them... when they are at the drunkest with their success and power... 


Seems like a pretty long shot. 

 

Tue Aug 24 2021 02:49:42 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

I'm expecting augmented reality to kick in pretty soon. Then we'll have a new petty tyrant to deal with. Some new Zucc. Although Jack Dorsey just posted a link to Anatomy Of The State, possibly the most succinct and still-relevant anarchist tract of the last century. So he might be returning to his roots. It kinda helps that he's no longer a major force in the Twitter vision.

 

I guess there's a chance that these tech kings will start wising up to the fact that none of this is about them. Thanks for the service, entrepreneur guy. Here's your money. We're square. Go away. 



 



 



Gates stole TRSdos? I worked for Tandy/RadioShack and RadioShack invented nothing but stole everything, mostly the souls of store managers. Pretty sure MS-dos came from CP/M that was wrapped to run on an 8086. Still stolen, but who gates stole from needs credit.



[#] Sat Sep 18 2021 08:34:30 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Tandy actually did some remarkable things with the early days of computing - and the TRS-80 and the CoCo are both recognized as the earliest platforms to pioneer some trailblazing things. They just never could escape the perception that Tandy/Radio Shack put out cheap knock off electronics that were always lesser versions of the bigger name brands. 

But, they did their fair share of ripping off, too, granted. 

 

Tue Sep 14 2021 00:59:57 MST from smashbot64

 

Thu Aug 26 2021 20:49:10 MST from Jerry Moore

Jobs may have been able to connect the dots and see farther ahead, but he still committed suicide by not taking proper care of himself. Musk is a genius, but he's on the autism spectrum, and occasionally puts his foot in things. Bezos is smart financially, but has recently put HIS foot in it by letting his attitude get ahead of his checkbook while suing NASA, who are unlikely to look favorably at any chance of contracting for his services. Zuck is still running over his privilege by bending the rules way too far. In my opinion, Gates is a thief who stole TRSDOS from Radio Shack, filed off the serial number, and sold it to IBM to get his start. Did I miss anyone? Oh, yeah - Not in quite the same league, but close: Phillipe Kahn, who founded Borland Software (because he misspelled the name of the Astronaut Borman, whose name he wanted to use for his company) was making a lot of money from the Paradox database, when he was sued by Lotus 123 for replicating the look and feel of their database in the Borland version, and lost the suit. To cover his losses, he sold Paradox to Word Perfect Corporation, who totally flubbed marketing it, and subsequently sold it to Corel, based in Canada. Corel had the expertise in graphics to noticeably improve the database product, but they dropped the ball, although they DID apply the Borland produced improvements to the database software that Word Perfect had failed to apply. What had been a promising product got run over by an inferior database, Microsoft's Access.

Tue Aug 24 2021 21:39:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I think the tech industry in general got drunk on the idea that we were changing the world for better, extending freedom to the furthest reaches of the globe, empowering the voiceless to have a voice, starting in the early 90s. 

And it *was* revolutionary for society - it was a jump every bit as significant to the development of human society as the printing press, or landing on the moon. 

But - it quickly started going off the rails. We're all brilliant people in the industry - especially those of us who were on the first wave of it crashing on the shores of society. The dumbest person in tech at the start was 10 points above the average IQ in society. We're widely regarded as an industry full of arrogant, abrasive people for a justifiable reason. 

And those of us who are TRULY brilliant, who have the entire package of drive, determination, leadership, intelligence, and concept... guys like Musk and Zuck, Gates and Jobs - are the worst. They don't just *know* they're better than the rest of us - and it isn't just arrogance - they *are*. They see things, they connect dots, and they also see how to get where those dots lead. They succeed so wildly *because* of their absolute, narcissistic faith in themselves. 


Getting people like that to "wise up" - especially to the fact that none of this is about them... when they are at the drunkest with their success and power... 


Seems like a pretty long shot. 

 

Tue Aug 24 2021 02:49:42 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

I'm expecting augmented reality to kick in pretty soon. Then we'll have a new petty tyrant to deal with. Some new Zucc. Although Jack Dorsey just posted a link to Anatomy Of The State, possibly the most succinct and still-relevant anarchist tract of the last century. So he might be returning to his roots. It kinda helps that he's no longer a major force in the Twitter vision.

 

I guess there's a chance that these tech kings will start wising up to the fact that none of this is about them. Thanks for the service, entrepreneur guy. Here's your money. We're square. Go away. 



 



 



Gates stole TRSdos? I worked for Tandy/RadioShack and RadioShack invented nothing but stole everything, mostly the souls of store managers. Pretty sure MS-dos came from CP/M that was wrapped to run on an 8086. Still stolen, but who gates stole from needs credit.



 



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