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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:35 am on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, Disha Ravi, FarmersProtest, , , , ,   

    Activism In Shithole Countries: Examining The Case Of Disha Ravi 

    A few days ago, an Indian activist named Disha Ravi was arrested by the cops and put behind bars for editing and circulating a document tweeted by climate activist Greta Thunberg relating to India’s ongoing farmer protests.

    Here’s what the cops had to say:

    Disha Ravi, arrested by CyPAD Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination. She started WhatsApp Group & collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. She worked closely with them to draft the Doc. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia

    Delhi Police has taken cognizance of a ‘Toolkit Document’ found on a social media platform that predates and indicates a copycat execution of a conspiracy behind the 26Jan violence. The call was to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India.

    Now I was really curious about this document, and wanted to see what’s in it.
    So I did a lil research and found this link.

    Now I scrolled through the document in question and found nothing terrible that could warrant the arrest of the document’s authors, publishers or readers.
    But maybe it’s just me, right?
    Maybe I’ve grown accustomed to living in a world of free speech and this issue is beyond my grasp.

    So I put myself in the shoes of a filthy curry-munching Indian pig and tried to decipher all the problems I would have with this document.
    And these guidelines listed in the document could be the answer:

    1. Tweet your support to the Indian Farmers. Use hashtag #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers
    2. Call/Email any of your govt representatives and ask them to take action, Sign online Petitions and take action to Divest from fossil fuel industries.
    3. Organise an on-ground action near the closest Indian Embassy, Media House or your local Govt. office on 13th/14th February, 2021. Share pictures on social media using the hashtag #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers

    1. Share solidarity Photo/Video Message on social media with hashtags #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers
    2. Digital Strike: #AskIndiaWhy Video/Photo Message
    3. Keep tweeting – Feel free to tag @PMOIndia, @nstomar (Minister of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare), your own heads of state & others who ought to take note, like the IMF, WTO, FAO, World Bank
    4. Read more about the issue – https://ruralindiaonline.org/en/stories/categories/farming-and-its-crisis/
    5. Physical Actions – Near Indian Embassies, Govt. offices, Media houses
    6. Watch out for (or Join) the Farmers’ March / Parade (a first of its kind) into Delhi and back to the borders.
    7. Call/Email any of your govt representatives and ask them to take action, Sign online Petitions and take action to Divest from fossil fuels.

    So what’s the problem?
    I gather that the Indian cops
    a) Don’t like people tweeting about issues affecting the country.
    b) Don’t want Indians calling their govt representatives about these issues.
    c) Don’t want any on-ground action in front of any government building.

    a) reminds me of China.
    b) reminds me of the typical lazy Indian politicians who want to make as much money as they can and do absolutely nothing to help the citizens.
    c) reminds me of the pressure the politicians must be putting on the cops to silence the dissenters.

    For anyone who hasn’t been to India, this is your introduction to the great religious nation – of con artists, scumbags, pedophiles, rapists, crooks, thieves and assholes.

    You can never get anything done in India. Why? Because it is a country where retarded nationalism is glorified above everything else.
    Everyone is required to praise this great nation of filth instead of cleaning the filth up.
    If you speak out against anything done wrong in that country, you’re a traitor.

    I scrolled through some Twitter threads that mentioned Disha Ravi and it’s amusing to see the number of people calling her a traitor and terrorist and comparing her to Osama Bin Laden.
    That’s India for you. Everyone will jump into the hate train without doing any research. India is full of blind nationalist sheep herded by wolves. The common man is too stupid to think for himself.

    A good citizen in India is one who sees no wrong, hears no wrong, and does absolutely no wrong.
    India is the next China.

    India’s a country where activists are arrested, jailed and killed, while rapists are set free.

    India’s a country where activists are seen as a bigger threat than rapists, wife-beaters and pedophiles.

    India’s a country where cops will cremate rape victims in the middle of the night, after locking their families up.

    This is why there will be no progress.
    India is the country where slogans are passed around like prasadam, but no action is ever taken.

    Now I’ve been to India before. And my experience was terrible.
    The news articles tell me that it’s not getting any better. So, when will the government start censoring the media? ‘Cause we all know that’s the next step to controlling a nation – censoring Twitter is just the beginning.

    Anyway, here’s my message for the activists in India: Get the fuck out. Get out whilst you can. Nationalism and activism don’t bode well together.

    For those who can’t get out, well, it’s 2021. What’s your excuse for being a clueless privacy idiot in this modern age?

    The world is changing. It’s changing fast.
    Human rights are being taken away. Freedom is no longer a fundamental right.
    Freedom of speech isn’t a right anymore; it’s a privilege. And Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Russians and many others no longer have access to it.

    I think privacy 101 should be an activist’s introduction to the censorship regimes that most of us now live in.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 2:39 pm on February 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, , , Li Wenliang, ,   

    Remembering China’s Censorship: Li Wenliang 

    Today marks the first anniversary of he death of Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on Coronavirus.

    I’m looking at the image of him on the news and he was wearing 2 masks!

    Xi Jinping’s government didn’t blink an eye when labelling his death cause as Coronavirus, even though the man appeared to be wearing two masks.

    Let the world remember this day in history as the day that China killed the man who told the truth.

    And let the world mourn the fact that Xi Jinping is still alive, after causing the deaths of so many innocent people.

    Let the world pray that Xi the fat chinese bastard burn in eternal hell, if there is any such thing.
    And I wait for the day someone brave enough pulls a Gaddafi on Xi Jinping.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 1:26 pm on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AI, algorithms, Aniruddha Malpani, , Automobile, BioTech, Business Standard, Byju Raveendran, Byju's, , censorship, children, CNBC, coding, , courses, curriculum, Data Analytics, development, , , , Google, , , K-Means Clustering, Karan Bajaj, learning, , Machine Learning, online scam, Pradeep Poonia, , Quora, R Madhavan, , revenue, sales, Sarah Todd, scam, , Space Tech, SpaceTech, TechCrunch, , websites, WhiteHat Jr, ,   

    Byju’s & WhiteHat Jr – A Peek Inside India’s Education SCAM 

    WhiteHat Jr. is an education scam invented by an Indian scumbag named Karan Bajaj.
    From now henceforth we will refer to him as scumbag Karan.

    In 2020, WhiteHat Jr. was acquired by another Indian named Byju Raveendran.
    We will refer to him as scumbag Byju aka tutulputul the billionaire in this article.

    What is Byju’s? Byju’s is an educational scam invented by Mr tutulputul billionaire here to scam people.
    The Byju’s scampire is so big, that it has various subsidiaries, one of them being WhiteHat Jr.

    Now the following leaks are so sensitive, that Mr tutulputul billionaire has been suing everyone who exposes his scamducation empire.

    Byju the tutulputul billionaire has sued two critics named Pradeep Poonia and Aniruddha Malpani for an insane amount of money.

    So what’s wrong with WhiteHat Jr?
    Well, I checked the site and it’s a typical Indian coding website that interesting enough, shows curriculum package priced in British Pounds!
    £ 139 /Month (Price Per Class £ 17), for Advance Coding with Space Tech

    If you look at the linked document above, apparently, kids in grades 10 – 12 can learn stuff like K-Means clustering and Machine Learning: Regression.
    Now I’m no computer genius, but doesn’t this stuff sound like something that would be taught in Universities?

    The tag-line under “Applied Tech Curriculum” states “Build AI-ready applications in the field of SpaceTech, BioTech, and Automobile”.

    And the achievements under the “Advance Coding with Space Tech”, which, let’s not forget, is for kids in grades 10-12, are “Deep Learning Applications and Top 1% Silicon Valley Mentorship.”

    Meanwhile the achievements for the “Data Analytics Certification” are “Data Science – Predictive Analysis certificate and Space Tech”

    At the bottom of their page, I see this:

    About WhiteHat Jr
    Today, in the computer age, not all schools teach coding in early childhood resulting in a major gap in the requirements of the new world and our children’s skills. WhiteHat Jr introduces and prepares your kid from 6-18 years for this new coding world. They learn fundamentals of coding–logic, structure, sequence and algorithmic thinking–to generate creative outcomes like animations and apps. All classes are taught Live 1:1 Online in the comfort of your home by Top 1% selected teachers and subject matter experts.

    Coding For Kids
    Whether you are a student interested in the IT careers that you could explore with a coding qualification or just fascinated by the world of tech and coding courses, WhiteHat Jr offers a wide range of online coding courses that make coding accessible to kids and young teenagers. We’ve put together a simple guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions from parents and prospective students to help you understand the basics of what our kids programming courses cover, whether they are right for your kids and how best to navigate them.

    Curious about what is involved in courses for coding for kids?
    We have developed kids programming courses that allow kids, teens, and young adults to learn how to code at all ages with proper coding classes and in an environment that works for them – Online. The courses offered by WhiteHat Jr are designed to teach kids to code with core programming skills, and then improve the proficiency of the kids coding languages. Our facilitators align digital literacy into coding courses, as required by the existing skills of the learners. Since our curriculum is developed by industry experts and the most important activity of teaching coding is done by top 1% selected teachers, learners get state of the art education through our propriety, creative activity based curriculum.

    Are coding classes for kids suitable?
    When you’re a parent exploring the possibilities that coding classes for kids can bring, you ‘re probably wondering whether coding courses will suit your child. The benefits of learning to code courses extend far beyond future job opportunities. WhiteHat Jr teaches coding for kids in programs designed to stimulate creativity, problem-solving skills, and academic performance overall. Over the longer term, online coding courses are a great way to train learners for an increasingly tech-oriented world.

    What will you learn in a coding course for kids?
    WhiteHat Jr’s coding courses are oriented towards coding and programming. You will learn:

    The essentials of coding: Logic, Structure, Sequence
    How to create Websites, Animations & Apps
    How to manipulate data using programming languages
    How to be a problem solver
    How technologies converse with each other
    Start to learn coding with us!
    If you are a motivated parent and passionate about technology and where it can lead you to, then Join now. If you or your child would like to find out more about the opportunities provided by our coding programs, explore the kids programming courses offered by WhiteHat Jr and consider enrolling for a free trial. Remember, no coding experience beforehand is required.

    I’m confused.
    Scumbag Byju the tutulputul billionaire has finally managed to confuse me!

    Are these courses for kids or for grown men?
    ‘Cause I just linked the curriculum above and that shit looks like a University curriculum!
    And if these kids can build “AI-ready applications in the field of SpaceTech, BioTech, and Automobile”, then me, all my homies and the entire global hackerspace is out of a job, forever.

    Oh I’m going all in on this one!
    I’m going to break down their website word-for-word.

    Whitehat Jr has been featured in CNBC TV18, YOUR STORY, TechCrunch, and Business Standard.
    Now you know which media not to trust.

    Now according to this news article, WhiteHat Jr has been shwing ads of a 12-year-old kid (or 13-year-old) named Wolf Gupta who learnt AI to get Rs 1.2 crore job. WHAT THE FUCK IS A CRORE?
    According to the internet, 1 crore is 10M.
    Indians need to stop using the word crore. It’s fucking confusing and annoying.
    Anyway, this kid here learnt AI and earns 12M rupees from Google.
    That’s like $164,592.
    Wowowowowow! Somebody’s getting paid more than an Apple engineer! And it just happens to be a 12 year old! LOL

    Here’s another article that goes into the details of similar ads by Mr tutulputul’s education scampire.

    Now according to this article, and this one, YouTube, LinkedIn, Reddit, Quora and Twitter have aided WhiteHat Jr in censoring critics and suspending their accounts multiple times.

    But guess what?
    Now the news has crossed the corporate borders and into the free internet.
    THIS IS THE ANARCHIST INTERNET!
    Youtube, Twitter, LinkedOut, Reddit and Quora have no power here!

    Now I checked a few news articles and I saw this:

    Like Poonia, Malpani was also restrained from making defamatory commentary against WhiteHat Jr and its employees by the Delhi High Court.

    Unfortunately, the New Dehli High Court has no jurisdiction over here. Billioniare Byjus tutulputul and his scumbag failed writer Bajaj will have to shove their restraining orders up their hairy buttholes.
    ‘Cause when I’m done with the formal investigation, I’m going to have a few words for their mommas and grandmas who ain’t got no teeth!

    There’s nothing I hate more than censorship, especially when it’s a corporate rich jackass silencing the truth!

    Here’s a video which shows one of WhiteHat Jr’s student scamming other students to enroll so they can win a free macbook!

    Here’s a video of a parent grilling a WhiteHat Jr salesman.
    From the video above, it looks like WhiteHat Jr website has changed some details.
    Perhaps that’s in response to all the criticism.

    Here’s a video of a clueless chef endorsing the Indian scamducation.

    Here’s an idiot endorsing WhiteHat Jr’s scam. They’ve posted multiple videos of this guy on their channel. Perhaps they figured out that he’s just as dumb as he played in the movie.

    WhiteHat Jr’s website advertizes the following about it’s teachers.

    Our Expert Coding Educators
    teacher-step
    Top 1% teachers selected by an industry leading 4-step teacher assessment process By top 1% of the early childhood coding experts
    WhiteHat Jr follows a rigorous 4-Step Selection Process for confirming teacher candidates so your kids are taught by the Top Early Childhood Coding Experts.

    Aaaaand here’s a video of one of these “expert coding instructors” who apparently makes up India’s top 1% teachers!

    If these are the kind of teachers who exist in India, it’s no wonder that the entire country runs on scams. ‘Cause the kids don’t learn jackshit in school. In order to survive, they join scammy companies to scam other people.

    Here’s a video revealing the work culture of Mr Byju’s tutulputul billionaire education scampire. This is the kind of work environment a new recuit has to face! In my opinion, the excellency of work culture is only established when the manager tells a new employee that he’s going to rip his asshole apart.

    Here’s another video of Byju’s manager insulting one of his scampire sales minion.

    Here’s another video in which both the manager and saleman are fighting for Mr Byju’s tutul putul education scam.
    The focus is only on REVENUE.
    The manager is frustrated because he’s also hearing from his superiors. He’s now taking his frustration out on his minion saleman and is almost on the verge of crying.
    He only wants NUMBERS. NUMBERS OF NAIVE INDIAN PARENTS WHO THEY SCAMMED. The company sets TARGETS for every saleman to achieve. The TARGETS is a FIXED NUMBER of Indian families who they have to call and scam until they enroll their poor kids into Byju’s education scam. The manager repeatedly says he only cares about REVENUE, nothing else.

    I’m just going to link these channels below. If anyone wants to spend more time looking into it.
    Pradeep Poonia 1.0

    Pradeep Poonia 3.0

    Okay!
    After a thorough review of WhiteHat Jr, Byju’s treatment of it’s employees and scumbag Karan’s attempt to censor the internet, where do I begin?

    I don’t want to begin.
    Doing this investigation brought my blood to a boiling point.
    So I’m going to end this one here, before billionaire Byju and scumbag Karan shit their pants and start crying like a bunch of lil bitches and classify this article as online bullying.
    I’m not going to insult their mommas, or their grandmommas; but I sure wish they’d swallowed that night. Hell, don’t you?

    I think this case study clearly shows the dangers of capitalism and the kind of shit that happens when corporate jackasses take over the education system.
    Is this the future Indians envision for their kids?
    No wonder every Indian dreams of getting the hell out that country. It’s a shithole. With shitty people who lack any morals or ethics to begin with. Oh they brag about religion or pretend to be religious, but this kind of stuff really shines the light into the Indian world.

    What I’d really like to know is if Billionaire Byju’s mom is goin’ to disown him after hearing all the crap her son’s been up to.
    Or if Kerry Bajaj would consider divorcing her scumbag husband who’s a disgrace to humanity.
    There’s a lot of spiritual bullshit on scumbag Bajaj’s website. His about page mentions “dharma” but his actions show that he’s adharma personified.
    Wait – I retract that. “My dharma is to be in business” – looks like this jackass knows jackshit about religion. He’s into business – the business of scamming innocent Indian parents and coercing them into signing up for the bullshit courses on WhiteHat Jr site where the teachers think the cloud is “imaginary” and data and information is stored in an “imaginary place”.

    Well, Karan Bajaj, this article is also imaginary since it’s stored in the “imaginary” cloud.
    I hope that’ll help you to sleep better.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:51 am on January 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , censorship, , , , , , , , manufacturers, , , rant, review   

    My Lenovo Netbook Review 

    I have a Lenovo S20-30 netbook.
    Yep!
    It’s time for the grand reveal!

    When my HP laptop was dying, I asked someone to buy me a new laptop.
    At the time, Windows laptops with a touchscreen were a big hype so I really wanted one.
    And of course I wanted a bigger screen, faster CPU and more RAM than my HP laptop.
    But this is the surprise I got.

    An 11 inch netbook with Windows 8.1 with Bing preinstalled.

    CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core processor (Bay Trail-M Series)
    Clock Rate: 2160 – 2410 MHz
    Level 1 Cache: 112 KB
    Level 2 Cache: 1 MB
    Number of Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
    Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power): 7.5 Watt
    Manufacturing Technology: 22 nm
    Max. Temperature: 105 °C

    GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Codename: Bay Trail
    Architecture: Gen. 7 Ivy Bridge
    Pipelines: 4 – unified
    Core Speed: 311 – 750 (Boost) MHz
    Memory Bus Width: 32/64/128 Bit
    Shared Memory: yes
    DirectX: DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
    Technology: 22 nm
    Supported Technologies: Wireless Display, Quick Sync, Speedstep

    RAM: 2048 MB, DDR3, Single-Channel, Soldered

    Ports: 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone jack, SD Card reader

    Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9 display ratio, 1366 x 768 pixel, Chi Mei N116BGE-L32, TN LED, reflective

    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, 500 GB, 5400 rpm

    Networking: Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (10/100MBit/s), Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0

    Soundcard: Intel Valleyview SoC – HD Audio Controller

    Battery: 36 Wh Lithium-Ion, lasts 3 hours max,
    Lifespan: 1 Year

    Camera: Potato webcam

    Speakers: Stereo

    Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no

    Preinstalled bloatware: Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), Nitro Pro 9, Superfish

    Price: $300

    Now, I’ve listed the specs according in order of priority. I’ve tried to be as civil as possible, without making this personal.

    And now I’m going to critique this piece of crap. Are you ready?

    CPU: This is the worst CPU that I’ve ever used in my entire life. Like what year was this made for? 1978?
    Intel, I’ve got some words for you.
    Intel, Fuck You! Fuck you Intel! Fuck you for producing this garbage processor that is slow as fuck and can’t even run Windows.
    Do you know how fucking slow this is? I had to install Linux on the damn thing! I had to learn Linux. I tried and tested like a dozen distros over and over and over, again and again, every year. And at the same damn time, I had to learn how to create my own distro, a slick and smooth and fast one that could run on this piece of crap that you MONKEYS dare call a processor.

    When was this piece of junk created?
    Now I’m curious. I wanna know what year it was that Intel thought was a great year to create a dual core CPU with only 2 fucking threads.
    2014.
    Oh gee! It’s the year 2014! Everyone’s running computers with quad core CPUs with 2.4Ghz min. base clock and 4.0 Ghz boost clock.
    I wonder what kind of processor we could create that would please our customers?
    N2830!

    Cache? Who needs cache?! Let’s put a 1Mb cache and call it a day!
    What was this processor designed for? Running a fridge? Opening and closing your doors? Beeping an alarm when the intruders break your windows?
    What the fuck, can a CPU with 1Mb cache, accomplish by the modern standards?

    Y’know back when I was a Windows nerd, I saw these Windows for embedded systems. These are the systems that ran on things like vending machines and billboards.
    Hey Intel! Is that what you designed the N2830 CPU for?
    Then why the fuck did you sell that processor to laptop manufacturers?!

    The N2830 CPU cannot run modern applications on Windows. It can barely run the Windows OS.
    And to think that Intel engineers would come up with this garbage processor is a disgrace to humanity.
    To think that Intel would release such a CPU into the consumer market is utterly despicable!

    I’m glad AMD has taken the consumer market.
    I’m glad AMD is whooping Intel’s ass like the little bitches they are.
    Good!
    It’s a thin piece of comfort, but it’s comfort nonetheless!
    You know I hope AMD takes over the entire planet, and I hope Intel goes bankrupt and shuts down and I hope all the Intel engineers go fuck themselves for designing this piece of shit processor.

    GPU: Intel Integrated Graphics has been a running joke for a decade. And if AMD hadn’t stepped up and pulled out that Vega card, Intel would still be fucking everyone over with their piece of crap Intel UHD.
    Intel UHD is a joke.
    If anybody has a computer with Intel UHD alone, they just got smacked in the eyes by Intel’s nutsack.

    The S20-30 can’t play 1080p YouTube videos. The best you can watch is 720p.

    Now, onto Lenovo.
    Lenovo, get your asses ready. You know it’s coming. It’s coming down hard!

    2GB of soldered RAM!
    Can you believe this shit?!
    Who came up with the idea of pairing 2 gigs of soldered RAM with Intel’s pile of crap?
    Who is it?
    Give me a name!
    Who is the Lenovo engineer, that came up with this marvelous idea?
    I wanna know his name. I wanna know his address. So I can pay him a visit an solder his asshole shut.

    If you design this kind of garbage, you do not deserve to be called an engineer.
    You should be called a monkey. A retarded monkey.
    This was 2014, you stupid moron! You knew this kind of shit wouldn’t run Windows OS!

    2 USB ports on either side of the netbook.
    What was this netbook supposed to run? Chrome OS?
    Put everything in the cloud? Google cloud storage? Microsoft OneDrive?
    Y’know the laptop had Microsoft OneDrive. But it was so slow, it was unusable.

    The SD card reader didn’t work.
    It detected my card like twice when I was using Linux and that too disappeared.
    But the SD card on my HP laptop was flaky too, so I’m not gonna blame ya’ll. These SD card readers all seem to be crap.

    The display was terrible. This was hands-down the worst screen to be ever put on a laptop. The worst!
    The touchscreen was laggy, so that was a useless feature too.
    The screen was so reflective, I could use it as a mirror.
    Absolutely terrible!
    The resolution was terrible and you could count the pixels if you stared at the screen.
    Who put that screen on there? Who the hell approved such a screen? That screen was so terrible, it could make people go blind.
    Lenovo! Are you smelly jerkoffs trying to blind the world?
    Shame on you!

    The storage was okay.
    My HP laptop had a similar storage setup so I’m not mad about that.
    But if these pricks from Lenovo had put in an SSD, it would’ve made the netbook run a little faster.
    But oh no! They had to cheap out on everything! Sons of bitches!

    The WiFi card gave me a lot of issues on Linux. Bluetooth didn’t work on any of the distros.
    Thumbs down for that.
    And fuck you!

    The sound was okay, I guess. I’m no audiophile.

    The battery lasted for about 3 hours when it was new.
    When you think of the hardware it was powering, Lenovo may have as well just popped a cell phone battery in there.

    The speakers were terrible. Tiny sounds that made it seem like a cell phone from the late 00’s was playing.

    The webcam was terrible. Then again, all laptop manufacturers still use potato webcams. That’s shameful. In this decade, if you put a 720p webcam on a laptop, you’re evil. You should be shot in the leg for pixelating people’s faces. That’d bring you back to your senses real quick.

    The keyboard was okay. A little hard to get used to in the beginning but I managed to make it work.

    The bloatware was unnecessary.
    When you design a laptop that can barely run Windows, adding a bunch of garbage software only makes it worse.

    The netbook came with Lenovo superfish. I guess that’s because all their moms’ vajayjays smell like fish.

    The build was plastic. I don’t mind the plastic except that the screw holders broke off and I had to use cellotape to keep the laptop together.
    The hinge lasted surprisingly well. even though I left the display open for about an year. That faired pretty well compared to HP.

    Overall, this was a terrible terrible netbook. I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy. It was that bad. I wouldn’t give it to ISIS. I wouldn’t want Kimmy Jong Un to use it. I wouldn’t even give it to a child to play with it as a toy.

    Hey Lenovo! Hey! LENOVO! ARE YOU READING THIS?
    ‘Cause I have one more thing to say to you.
    FUCK YOU!
    Fuck you for manufacturing this piece of crap.

    And that marks the end of my rant.
    I would never ever purchase another Lenovo laptop, just as a matter of principle. Even if it was a $2000 X1 Carbon. Wouldn’t do it.
    And I wouldn’t advice anyone to buy one either. Doesn’t matter if it’s a thinkpad or thonkpad or thotpad. If it’s Lenovo, stay away. While you may get a good product, there’s some consumer that probably got fucked over by Lenovo. And that doesn’t sit right with me.

    I wouldn’t buy a HP either. Just putting that out there. I’m not going to talk about my HP laptop experience here. But maybe sometime, if someone wants to hear it.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:52 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , censorship, , , , ISP, Museveni, , , , Yoweri Museveni   

    Analyzing The Internet Shutdown In Uganda 

    Recently there was an internet shutdown in Uganda during the elections.
    It was a classic tactic to win yet another election by Museveni.

    It’s 2021.
    Why do internet shutdowns influenced by dictators still exist?

    Did you know that people in Uganda must pay a tax in order to access social networks?
    That’s right, ladies and gentlemen.
    They’ve been paying social media taxes since 2018.
    The OTT tax was put in place to tackle olugambo. That’s their excuse for censoring free speech.
    Yoweri Museveni does not like people who gossip on social media. And in a bid to silence them, he decided they must pay taxes to use it.

    In order to ensure that all social media users pay their taxes, the government has to monitor their internet.
    How else would they know if someone’s evading their OTT tax?
    And if they can monitor whether someone’s evading their tax, it’s quite obvious that they can monitor that person’s social media accounts as well.
    And if people said something that Museveni didn’t like, that’d be the end of them.

    Monitoring internet connections for any purpose is never a good idea. It’s a deep dark bottomless pit.

    So you can easily understand how dangerous it is to be an activist in Uganda.

    Hujambo Museveni!
    Uhali gani?
    Uko mzima?
    Mbona unawasumbua wananchi?
    Umeezeeka, sasa ni wakati wakuacha kiti ya rais.
    Unaelewa kiingereza?

    Museveni is a goddamn dictator.
    You hear that, Museveni?
    You’re a goddamn bald headed dictator!

    And now Museveni wants to block all VPN connections and arrest all VPN users.

    This is the current state of internet freedom in Africa.

    You know this is a big deal because every third world shithole country is gearing up to become like North Korea or worse!

    Uganda blocked porn websites in 2018.
    Did you know that? You can’t access xhamster, pornhub or xvideos.
    Now personally I don’t advocate watching porn BUT IN THE INTEREST OF FREE SPEECH, I wouldn’t recommend censoring porn sites either.
    A lot of countries have blocked porn, especially in the East.

    Anyway.
    This is terrible terrible news.
    This morning I read that Iran had blocked Signal.

    With each passing day, our freedoms are slowly being taken away. Most of us hardly notice it until it’s too late.
    Where’s the free open internet that existed in the 90’s?

     
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