It's 1995 all over again! Except better because now we got hoverboard, flying car and dehydrated pizza.
Electronic books are extremely resource intensive and require a massive amount of well-maintained centralised infrastructure. It's a huge price to pay for the convenience of "being slightly lighter".
It is not just slightly lighter, you can hold thousand kilograms worth of books in your pocket. The resource intensive and massive centralized infrastructure is only due to digital restriction management. DRM free book do not have this problem. Essentially, what you are saying is that electronic book are defective by design, but we can fix this and save paper in the process. Don't dismiss new technologies because of a few political glitch.
The only reason you are severely underestimating the grasshopper is because you anthropomorphize the cows. All living things desire to remain alive, all organisms* feel pain. Killing and causing suffering is part of life. You have to do it in order to live.. or pay someone to do it for you, in which case you are an hypocrite not someone of higher moral**.
* That include plants, which is now know for facts that they communicate, are self aware and feel pain. Nature has many way, the central nervous system is only the way used my animals to achieve the goal of all living organism.
** Strict vegetarian diet also involve the killing of animals. Mechanized agriculture kill wildlife the field and in processing facility. Unless the animal-right vegan carefully hand pick ALL his food, he is a hypocrite.
Eat bugs? No thanks, I'll stick to birds, fish, and mammals. No escargo or grasshoppers for me, thank you.
Escargots aren't insects...
Correct, but they are 'bug' according to various definition. The OP didn't made any reference to insects.
They will never update their NPAPI plugin while it is still working. Because if it work, don't fix it.
The NPAPI is only depreciate at this point; the summary state that the most common used ones are white-listed. It is therefore probably not impossible to custom white-list any if your specific need.
Censored site are often hijacked by scary-looking redirect to state propaganda. If this is accepted in the future specification, that propaganda page will require to return this status code. eg: "HTTP/1.0 451 Corrupted Government"
Non compliant censorship can, additionally, be protested on the basis that they are not compliant.
Which is just another reason it'll never happen. It's a loaded reference; what government is going to link themselves to F451 on purpose?
They will do just that. If this become part of the specification they will be obliged to follow them or else we can reject their censorship software on the basis that they are not compliant. eg: "No one is supporting paedophilia or aiding terrorism we simply want specification compliant software!". And when they do get compliant, everyone get the reference. It is win-win as far as living under a oppressive regime can be.
DRM is a two part system; The first part is a useless technology and the second part is a legislation that outlaw circumvention of the first part.
The DRM could be XOR, it does not matter. They can abuse the laws to sue out of existence anyone aiding circumvention, for example a open source browser that still work without enforcing the restriction (showing all ads, disallow saving, disallow printing), and thus preventing the general public from accessing the web without encumberment.
People who are against "pro-rape" pages are now considered "humourless feminists"? That strikes me as a poor choice of words. I would like to think all sane people would be put off by "pro-rape" propaganda.
Pro-rape is acceptable and often funny when men are the victims. The "humourless feminist" is obviously a reference to the fact that some of these feminists will often rejoice and laugh at the idea of prison rape and male mutilation but become humourless when it's the other way around. The 'pro-rape' jokes are to highlight their hypocrisy on that matter. (eg: It is a troll in the traditional sense, and IMHO the only valid sense of the word)
I always been saying that the entertainment industry was the real pirate as what they were doing was closer to sailing the seas to sinking ship, steal booty and murder crewman then simply sharing data over the Internet. Now anyone not seeing it that way has no excuse.
So must be doing something about that.
Maybe he is fictive? Number three pigs '1', '2', and '4'. And laugh your ass off as the police search pig number 3 for months if not years.
Multiple aliases are better to remain anonymous. When the author is found, there is no way to know if all his aliases are discovered. Undiscovered aliases could be confused as a other person. Even if someone confess there is a sixth person it could be misinformation or plain ignorance.
Accepting them is a "no-brainer" as a donation, there is no loss. But for any other serious financial transaction, well, unless you are a mobster or a dope dealer or otherwise involved in something illegal, the real question is WHY DEAL WITH IT.
Also as the system become mature and ubiquitous it will be a good way to avoid extortion fee from the banks and credit card processors. There is lot more competition in currency exchange. As a result trading currency(eg: Bitcoin to USD) is cheaper then all the transaction fee you get for processing credit cards.
But yeah, continue to spread FUD about new technologies. In the meantime the US government continue to use 'honest' and 'legit' USD to traffic drugs.
Just FYI there were no crime committed by Google in this case. This is just about Microsoft ignoring its competitor's TOS all while enforcing its own TOS on the users. Hypocrisy at its finest.