19:52 <~jrmu> Microsoft has invested billions of dollars into their Azure linux stack 19:52 <~jrmu> and so have Google and Amazon
19:54 <~jrmu> the US congress has sued them in court for abuse of monopoly power 19:54 <~jrmu> one of these days I will document it but see United States vs Google 19:55 <~jrmu> for a preview 19:55 <~jrmu> :) 19:55 <~jrmu> I'm glad the Department of Justice has helped document their abuse of power for me 19:55 <~jrmu> Facebook and Amazon are being sued also 19:55 <~jrmu> it's about time 19:56 <~jrmu> basically they 1) never share their source code, 2) censor people arbitrarily, 3) steal trade secrets from their own customers 19:56 <~jrmu> 4) prevent competition 19:57 <~jrmu> they bully the competition 19:58 <~jrmu> they also undermine democracy
[03:21:52] <jrmu> https://www.polemicdigital.com/google-amp-go-to-hell/ [03:21:58] <jrmu> Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. [03:22:10] <jrmu> Basically, Google has forced websites specifically news publishers to create AMP versions of their articles. For publishers, AMP is not optional; without AMP, a publisher’s articles will be extremely unlikely to appear in the Top Stories caro usel on mobile search in Google. [03:22:25] <jrmu> Google forces websites to either adopt AMP or forego large amounts of potential traffic. [03:23:26] <jrmu> ``The search engine has epic delusions of grandeur and has started to believe they are the destination, that they are the gatekeepers of the web, that they sh ould dictate how the web evolves.''