It is from their perspective, which makes this a stupid decision even by their own interests.
each time a big truck enters
It's not a big truck!
Sure, let's tear apart the integrity of our global network for the sake of sticking it to a government. Did anyone think through what would happen if you disrupted the network on such a scale? The national ISPs would host their own root, and anyone abroad who wanted to keep accessing those domains would likewise switch to alt roots.
End result, the domain name system gets fractured, ICANN and the US govt retain less control of the internet, and also they look like assholes.
Good thing this was dismissed as the dumb idea it was.
From Torvalds, that's uncharacteristically friendly.
It's kind of hard to spy on someone surreptitiously with a blimp...
(Addendum: Even if this is possible, if there is a source of radiation strong enough for that anywhere near inhabited areas, you probably have bigger issues than a little tritium in the water.)
unless you assumed the sewage was somehow radioactive
I was going to say that even that should be removed by distillation, and the water molecules shouldn't become radioactive, but now I'm not sure. Deuterium can capture neutrons to form radioactive tritium, but Wikipedia doesn't say if regular hydrogen can do the same to form deuterium.
This reminds me of Asimov's short story "Strikebreaker", where a person becomes untouchable by pressing the button for a remote-controlled waste treatment plant.
Since you need to treat sewage before putting it in the ground, and ground water before putting it in the water supply, what is new about connecting those two points? Do people think the sewage magically stops being sewage once it leaves the system?
I officially no longer understand how the hell our government works.
He said the ruling should not allow people to "Photoshop their lives"
Isn't that exactly, to the letter, what the ruling does?
How much gravitational attraction does a six-meter pile of rubble even have?
This sounds more like a bunch of rocks that happen to be falling/floating in the same direction...
"Oh man, you're still going on about that? I said I'm sorry, okay? Now let's drop it and move on."
(More seriously, though, my sympathy with the people who put their life savings into Bitcoin approaches zero.)
We love to paint ourselves as modern and tech-savvy, but only ~10% voted for parties opposed to government spying in the last election. The others act outraged when foreign governments or Facebook spy on them but are a-ok with our own government doing it.
I can only hope this latest revelation shakes them up a bit.