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What Hegel would have said about Closed Source Software

Hegel if you don't know was a man who invented profoundly unique and introspective ways of thinking that are still shaking the grounds we walk our ethics on today. In this post I'll talk about how you can appreciate one mode of thinking that was inspired by his writing called dialeticism and how it can show you the utter nonsense rhetoric that motivates non-open and free-ness of software.

Dialectical deconstruction and The Halting Problem
Dialtecticism for the most part is about understanding that everything that exists; can be argued as dependent on things that define its non-existence. Essentially all existence works like a donut; the part of the donut that is missing is also part of the donut - life is only in existence because death (its complete opposite and "unexistor" must also exist). Another way to wrap this up is to use (what will potentially become) a very popular dictum: every identity depends on the identification of non-identity too! In order for the i…

Software already runs inside your head!!

(Cross post from another blog - enjoy!)

Strung together some rhetoric/theories about why software must already exist in your head: Slavoj Zizek during an interview mentioned something about how things would probably change once we can truly interface software with brains. Here I produce some words on why I think that has actually always been true. Enjoy :)

I would have words about the reality of software not already existing in your head. I would argue that the very idea of what software does is evidence that the algorithm has already representatively been ran inside your head (this convoluted rendering of the software itself is entirely the practice of software. Since it is entirely a collection of such convolutions of instructions and patterns at every level of its existence therefore your head and your ideas of software do not escape this collection as part of the existence of the software).

This must be true (software is in your head what it is in the computer exactly) since if the…

Neo-Nietzschian Decadence of Choice in Closed Source Software

Lots of folks probably don't know who the Gnuru is (Richard Stallman). The dude who's code has been in every open source operating system since before most of the noobs running around musing themselves with nonsense rhetoric about why close source programs make sense for anyone besides the people who make money off of it. This man has been talking himself half to death trying to carefully explain very simple reasons why closed source programs do not benefit users; and of course his argument extends beyond security and into the realms of civil liberties and privacy.

Essentially Stallman's position is that close source non-open and free software has malicious features in them - these claims are not those of a man who has lost his mind or is being overly paranoid. People will think that maybe because they are deluded by his capability as a reverse engineer - I have no such delusions about his skill; pretty sure he can reverse engineer the shit outta anything; pretty sure he …