AmazooogleFrackbookalicious, Yey, we Won !


{ more great paste-ups in SF Bay … some of which may be from Political Gridlock, whom we’ve posted before. }

” YEY, humans, we won, the Open net, we be cyborg sushi, who’s coming to the Amazoooglefrackbook party ? ;) “

XLt analyst


{ from our friends at EFF }

The problem with electoral politics-crumbs in the age of neo-liberal corporate democracy vortexes, is that the public is likely to choke to death on them before any benefits ever trickle down into any real shaping of society.

” Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren’t necessary for net neutrality rules. This reclassification gives the FCC the authority to enact (and enforce) narrow, clear rules which will help keep the Internet the open platform it is today. ” from

We distinctly noticed no added clause that all those who’ve have been fracking n tracking your data since. let’s say, the 80s, and all the ensuing wild west/ gold-rush/ feeding-frenzy players will NOT be obliged to hand over a penny, will NOT go directly to jail, BUT will indeed pass GO on the Monopoly board, and will eat your brains in a slightly slower fashion than previously expected.

Sure, this was hard work, and congratulations to all who helped … it prevents The Cybernetic Regime from fucking YOU today at a higher bandwith … for now.

It does not suddenly occur to an XLterrestrial, that something has been lacking in the analysis of just where exactly we’re at today in The Great Net Migration Enterprise: YOU… WE … AREN’T WINNING !

We just came across this great piece by Charlie Stross today… where he writes:

“We’re living in an era of increasing automation. And it’s trivially clear that the adoption of automation privileges capital over labour (because capital can be substituted for labour, and the profit from its deployment thereby accrues to capital rather than being shared evenly across society). “

We’ll post that link further down, but before we make your head hurt too much… Let’s back up a moment…

Ivan Illich once astutely clarified that highways designed and constructed in the pre and post-war build-ups were not exactly a public service, they were paving the way for industrial capitalists to make you buy a car. This was anything but a public transportation system ! … but sure, you’re thinking : “But i love my freedom on the road.” Meanwhile the social costs are STILL piling on insurmountably, beyond your wildest petrol-guzzling imaginations ! Beyond your puny mass extinction concerns !

Douglas Rushkoff not-so-long ago astutely clarified: The Internet is Not Free, Nothing’s Free (in this game). Your sitting on thousands of dollars of devices to read this right now. Possibly TENS of THOUSANDS if you add up all you’ve purchased to keep up-to-speed with the digital revolution since the 90s. Apple, for instance, is one of the Minotaurs drooling on your face right now, and btw, they helped craft the legislation of the so-called Open Internet.

In the 1950s, for those kind of spilled wages, you’d be owning your own house about now. Welcome to the Thin Mac Air !

Is anyone gonna wake up from this dreamy technotopia game in time ?!… otherwise known as Techno-Fascism to all those concerned w/ indigenous rights and a sustainable, equitable, inhabitable world.

to be cont.



{ more from ground-zero Valencia Street, in the shadow of the Silicon Beasty , but hey that’s nothing compared to hell in a Cobalt Mine, or on the assembly lines at Foxconn. }


RT : Ian Bogost @ibogost · Feb 24 Well, this photo of NSA director Mike Rogers should put everyone at ease.

Footnote: Thx to the Uncivilization List for all the great resources … and all the new nightmares… but we still love you … for being true. ;)  !

Charlie StrossA Different Cluetrain

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