Snowden eviscerates Apple's plan to spy on your photos.

Stefan Claas spam.trap.mailing.lists at
Sun Aug 15 00:15:43 PDT 2021

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:36 AM jim bell <jdb10987 at> wrote:

> I once heard a statement, something like:
> "Civilization advances by the number of important things you can do
> without thinking about them".
> Found it:   Alfred North Whitehead:
> "It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by
> eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the
> habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. *Civilization
> advances by extending the number of important operations which we can
> perform without thinking about them.* Operations of thought are like
> cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they
> require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments."
> YOUR proposed solution amounts to DECREASING the number of important
> things you can do without thinking about them.
> Can you see how that's backsliding?
> No, I do not see it, assuming we still live in democratic societies, where
people have the freedom[1]
to choose from.

Let me explain it a bit. I am almost online for 40 years now, been here and
there and done this
and that online.  What I see is an IV. virtual Reich, where people are
addicted by those IMHO
stupid smartphones, doing things they really do not need for daily live and
and that there moves
can be globally controlled by third parties. I do not want to see postal
stamps, letters and postcards
or banknotes disappear, let alone the phone booths we had ...

IMHO, what politicians could not accomplish in analog modus, they will
accomplish it digitally,
with the help of big tech companies.

[1] Back to the roots with a Raspberry Pi and UUCP (for Usenet and email)
with its additional
*own static IPv6, free of charge* .

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