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Dislikes

List of things I dislike:

  • DRM (Digital Restrictions Management)
  • SaaSS (Service as a Software Substitute)
  • Proprietary software
  • Proprietary file formats
  • Client-side dynamic web pages
  • Planned obsolescence
  • Fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas)
  • Advertisements
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Fiat currencies
  • Deforestation
  • Spam
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Religion
  • Creationism
  • Aristocracy
  • Monarchy
  • Jewelry
  • Guns
  • Climate change denial
  • Gambling
  • Tobacco
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Racism
  • Xenophobia
  • Nationalism
  • Patriotism
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Consumerism
  • Conspicuous consumption
  • Horse racing
  • Animal testing
  • Nuclear weapons
  • War
  • Cars (especially SUVs)
  • Luxury goods (cruise ships, private jets, etc.)
  • Hypermobility
  • Motor sports
  • Paywalls
  • Commuting
  • CAPTCHAs
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Speeding
  • Professional wrestling
  • Military parades
  • Bottled water
  • Open-plan offices
  • Autoplay
  • Street racing
  • Business suits
  • Private trackers
  • Illegal dumping
  • Litter
  • E-mails in HTML format
  • Neoliberalism
  • Perfumes
  • Candles
  • Digital watermarking
  • Animal agriculture
  • Pseudoscience
  • Cryptojacking
  • Tax havens
  • Tattoos
  • Plastic packaging
  • Artificial turf
  • Extreme economic inequality
  • Electron (the software framework, not the particle)

List of companies I dislike:

  • Adobe (reason: DRM)
  • Amazon (reason: DRM)
  • Apple (reason: proprietary software)
  • Coca-Cola (reason: plastic bottles)
  • Disney (reason: DRM)
  • Facebook (reason: advertisements)
  • Google (reasons: advertisements, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Gmail, website requires JavaScript)
  • Intel (reason: Intel Management Engine)
  • McDonald's
  • Microsoft (reason: proprietary software)
  • Netflix (reason: DRM)
  • Quora (reason: website requires JavaScript)
  • Reddit (reason: website requires JavaScript)
  • Stack Overflow (reason: website requires JavaScript)
  • Twitter

List of government agencies I dislike:

  • NSA (National Security Agency)

List of other organizations I dislike:

  • NRA (National Rifle Association)
  • Republican Party (right-wing American political party)
  • Lega Nord (right-wing Italian political party)

List of persons I dislike:

  • Donald Trump (president of the United States)
  • Matteo Salvini (right-wing Italian politician)
  • Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan (president of Turkey)
  • Bashar al-Assad (Syria's despot)
  • Kim Jong-un (North Korea's despot)
  • Jair Bolsonaro (president of Brazil)
  • Vladimir Putin (Russia's despot)

Note: I use the word "despot" only for rulers of countries classified as "authoritarian" by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index.


Author: Francesco Turco (mail@fturco.net)

Last modified: 2020-07-22 18:02:10 CEST