On 08 May 2021, plateshutoverlock <blinking...@gmail.com
> If the internet started the way it is now, today we would still be
> using radio, television sets, mail order catalogs, books, newspapers,
> and cassette tapes.
> - Every website wants to spam you with "notifications". Every. Single.
> Website. (Rant Rampage being one of the very few exceptions). I am to
> the point now I am ready to look up methods of ripping the
> notification subsystem out entrely from every Android and Windows
> device I own.
> - Everything is an "app" these days. Every modern computer, every
> tablet, every phone has a web browser that is 100% percent capable of
> doing everything these "apps" do and more, but we are expected to fill
> up our devices' memories with "apps" that are nothing more than a
> stripped down and specifically taylored web browser for the sites that
> want you to "get the app". But this is not for our convienience
> (that's just a side effect), but to control content, closing the
> "disable Javashit right click/long press disabler" hole, and add
> additional telemetry (privacy invasion)
> - Google is the king of the Captcha Cartel. Yes, click on the buses,
> blue cars, street signs, etc, so they can further enhance their
> "driverless AI". What a wonderful racket they got going on here- free
> labor through monstering users who just want to get to the content
> they seek. Of course "iTz fOr tEh sEcUrItY". People will kneel down
> and suck dick when they are told it's helping to stop terrorism, so
> why not take advantage of this sheeple mindset? (their thinking)
> - Everything is Javashit these days, offloading the work to the user's
> device or computer. This gives the benefit to companies of forcing the
> user to have Javashit enabled to view even text-only content, and thus
> monster them with abusive overlays, notification spam, and every other
> user hostile experience these companies can dream of. What does the
> user get out of all this? Slow interfaces, fast draining batteries,
> wasted metered data, and devices that heat up.
> - Everything needs to be "protected" these days, because every user is
> seen as a dirty, rotten, filthy content pirate.
> - Recently, Google Groups changed from an interface that was 100%
> useable on mobile devices. But then they announced that they were
> "improving" the groups (gulp). I'm sure a lot of you know what
> "improved" actually means, and feel your heart drop a bit into your
> stomach whenever you hear that word. Predictably, the nags came to
> "switch to the new groups" which I kept ignoring and ignoring. Of
> course, the nags came with a little *suggestion box, to make people
> falsely believe they have any say in this, but in reality, anything
> typed in those boxes gets sent to /dev/null.
> Of course, 'doomsday' came, the change was forced upon everybody, and
> now what was a clean, fast interface became a total cluster fuck of
> enlarged text, less useable screen real estate, and of course,
> everything is much slower. As the icing on this shit cake, you now
> have to use "request desktop site" to actually post anything. And
> there is the weird jumping around when trying to post through mobile
> that turns GG into a video game I never wanted to play.
> GG on an actual desktop isn't really much better.
> - * If you believe anybody reads what's posted through "feedback"
> forms, I have a nice bridge I'd like to sell you cheap...
You are referring to overpresentation. There are ways of dealing with
The Internet wasn't capable of surviving par lui-même. Something must pay
for it. As you ride for free, you don't.