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320 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:48

Nowadays, lots of people use tech on a very cursory level. But there are very few people who are genuinely tech-savvy.

Someone might use Facebook and a phone and a computer, but they don't know about rooting Android, they don't know about malware, don't know about Linux, NoScript, VPNs, CVEs, data structures and algorithms, why it's important to update, alternative ROMS, kali, wireshark, shodan, Tor, RESTful APIs, MEAN stack development, shell scripts, etc etc. But because they are able to press the power button and do simple tasks, they think they're tech-savvy. Never used an IDE in their life. Couldn't write a fizzbuzz if their life depended on it. But they still call themselves nerds and say they're into tech. Why? The other day a guy was complaining about ads on his phone, so I told him to install Firefox and uBlock Origin. He told me he wouldn't do that because he didn't want to install "cleaner apps" on his phone. He thinks Firefox is junkware, comparable to fake antivirus. I was trying to help him with a phone issue he was describing, yet he rejected my proposed solution.

Then you have the people who've done simple shit like assembling a computer. They think putting a graphics card into a PCIe 16x slot is somehow equivalent to having a computer science degree. As if putting standardized components together is the height of tech-savviness. I've also noticed that, among people who do this, when they tell me about it, they talk down to me, because their initial assumption is that nobody else knows how to do this. Why? Dunning-Kruger?

321 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:55

Then there are the tribalist retards. Some nerds see my MacBook and automatically assume that I don't use anything else. Yeah, go ahead and tell me how you saved so much money building a desktop. Apparently it's impossible for someone to build their own desktop and use a MacBook too! Wow! Congratulations! You know me and my tech usage better than I do! Fucking retards. Oh yeah, and tell me I've never used Windows either, even though I use VMs, Parallels, multi-booting, etc. You, as the "PC Master Race" sperglords, know about Windows more than I do. It's not like I write software for Windows or anything. Nope. Not at all. What's GitHub? I don't know. It's not like I have a lot of open source projects for multiple platforms or anything.

That being said, technology sucks. One of these days, I just want to throw out all of my tech and move to some tiny town in the middle of nowhere and become a farmer or some shit and go to church and have a traditional family. Technology is soulless garbage and programming sucks the life out of me. I hate the kinds of morally-vacuous bugmen who get into tech. I hate gamer types who think games are the only reason to use computers. I hate the security dilettantes who think knowing about cross-site scripting makes them fucking experts on hacking. I hate how smug people get when they learn how to do simple shit. I hate how tech is being used for surveillance and automation to make people's lives worse, with unemployment, the death of privacy, and other bullshit too.

Do you think tech is good? I think it's making society worse in a lot of ways.

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