“Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a…”

October 27 Comments Off on “Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a faceless commodity, valued only by reliability and speed. In such a market, margins sink to zero or below zero, and it becomes a horrible business to be in.

“Dumb pipes” are exactly what users want. They want the carriers to provide fast, reliable, cheap mobile data connectivity. Then, they want to get their apps, services and social products from, you know, the Internet.

Why Google wants to replace Gmail.

“Things are getting worse on the internet, not better, at the very moment when the internet in all of…”

October 08 Comments Off on “Things are getting worse on the internet, not better, at the very moment when the internet in all of…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

“”Things are getting worse on the internet, not better, at the very moment when the internet in all of its forms is becoming part and parcel of everyday life. If there was a pretext that “the internet” was a separate light-green universe where different rules were held from “IRL,” I think we’re over that now.””

Unauthorized Access.

“”We need to stop propagating the troll-driven meme that “it’s all just trollin’ and boohoo mean…”

October 08 Comments Off on “”We need to stop propagating the troll-driven meme that “it’s all just trollin’ and boohoo mean…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

“We need to stop propagating the troll-driven meme that “it’s all just trollin’ and boohoo mean words you should cry more” and start making the hard, fine-grained distinctions. The hater trolls use the ‘just trollin’ and ‘just mean words’ to minimize even the worst attacks and gaslight their targets. In hater troll framing, there’s no difference between a single tweet and a DDoS of your employer’s website. There’s no difference between a “you’re a histrionic charlatan” and “here’s a headless corpse and you are next and here’s your address.” It’s all just trollin’ and mean words and not real life.

[…]

There IS no “the authorities” that will help us.

We are on our own.

And if we don’t take care of one another, nobody else will.

We are all we’ve got.”

From: Trouble at the Kool-Aid Point.

Side note: the ‘troll’ at the focus of this article, weev, is now a straight up Nazi. So reflect on that.

“If it was adolescent then, more mean-spirited fun than…

October 01 Comments Off on “If it was adolescent then, more mean-spirited fun than… Category: Feed, Tumblr

“If it was adolescent then, more mean-spirited fun than outright malice, it is now a frighteningly adult enterprise where the joke is lost somewhere amid the sexual harassment and death threats. What began as the occasional doxxing of a Tumblr user or…

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