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Re: Reality Check (Apple)

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____/ Ender2070 on Saturday 08 Oct 2011 01:20 : \____

> On Friday, October 7, 2011 7:53:33 PM UTC-4, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs
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>> | The internet allowed people around the world to express themselves more
>> | freely and more easily. With the App Store, Apple reversed that progress.
>> | The iPhone and iPad constitute the most popular platform for handheld
>> | computerizing in America, key venues for media and software. But to put
>> | anything on the devices, you need Apple's permission. And the company
>> | wields its power aggressively.
>> | 
>> | In the name of protecting children from the evils of erotica â "freedom
>> | from porn" â and adults from one another, Jobs has banned from being
>> | installed on his devices gay art, gay travel guides, political cartoons,
>> | sexy pictures, Congressional candidate pamphlets, political caricature,
>> | Vogue fashion spreads, systems invented by the opposition, and other things
>> | considered morally suspect.
>> | 
>> | Apple's devices have connected us to a world of information. But they don't
>> | permit a full expression of ideas. Indeed, the people Apple supposedly
>> | serves â "the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers" â have been
>> | particularly put out by Jobs' lockdown. That America's most admired company
>> | has followed such an un-American path, and imposed centralized restrictions
>> | typical of the companies it once mocked, is deeply disturbing.
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> 
> I know you don't believe in Karma because it excuses your immorality. However
> it is a bitch!

Karma? What's that? Sounds like a KDE app.

roy@roy:~$ apt-get install karma
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
roy@roy:~$ sudo !!
sudo apt-get install karma
[sudo] password for roy: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package karma

:-<

It *is* a bitch.


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		~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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