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Comment: Re:Alright guys... (Score 1) 366 366

It's inevitable. Just as when the printing press was invented, it didn't take long for revolution to spread throughout the world. The Chinese government (and other governments and organizations around the world) knows that it's only hope against revolt is to suppress communication - the spread of information.

Comment: Re:yeah.. (Score 5, Insightful) 91 91

They're mostly already dead, so not too many more stray survivors to be found. Not everybody can dig for bodies. Not everybody can save the world from nuclear disaster. Not everybody can rebuild houses. These cables are somebody's responsibility and are very important in their own right. Clearly they're not THE TOP PRIORITY, but somebody has to address it sooner or later.

Comment: Re:The research is complete garbage (Score 1) 269 269

"In our opinion," the authors of the study conclude, "the success of BitTorrent lies in the availability of popular content which is typically protected by copyright law, and people who take the risk of publishing that content do it because they receive an economic benefit. If in the future these users lose their incentive, either because of a decrease in advertising income or due to having to pay very expensive fines, BitTorrent would very likely cease to offer this content, which would make people stop using the application on a massive scale."

In our opinion

heh.

There is no opinion so absurd that some philosopher will not express it. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, "Ad familiares"

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