Didn't a recent Canadian law make DRM circumvention illegal? And isn't it illegal in the US, except in certain circumstances?
Actually, to the average person who is ignorant of the nuances of copyright law, I can fully understand the connection being made between file sharing and public libraries. What, that download was a lost sale? How wasn't it a lost sale when I checked the book/movie/game out of the library and read/watched/played it?
FDE is good for privacy and security; as EFF's article notes, having it be as simple as possible to set up can only be a good thing. If this new version of Linux Mint features this FDE option, I will strongly consider switching to it, and will certainly try it out at the very least.
I've never heard of this guy until now, and the post is written like it's meant to glorify him as the third coming of Jesus -- implying, of course, that Steve Jobs was the second coming.
I wonder who got paid for this submission.
"You're going to need one pretty soon when they start ramping down the amount of electricity you're 'allowed' to use."
Will that be before or after the lizard men activate the mind control chips that we all got with our flu shots?
Or do you actually have electricity rationing in Australia?
The problem is not that people read the Koran. The problem is that people read the Koran, take it seriously, and then decide to live their lives violently enforcing its bigoted dogma.
I don't buy that. The contents of my speech do not make me liable for the actions of others in response to that speech. It's not my problem if Muslim extremists (and even some non-extremists) are insane enough to react violently to something that offends their religious belief. They wouldn't get away with it here in the US, so don't try to excuse it elsewhere.
Amusingly, criminals grasp what large corporations can't: Long-term profits > short-term profits.
My Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is wonderful, but it has a few keys that have mysteriously stopped working. Google has thoroughly failed me in diagnosing the issue, and because of how the keyboard is built, I can't take it apart or take any keys off without risking damage.
It has made me rather unhappy with Logitech. My next keyboard might be a different brand.
Yes, just like browsing through Linx is stealing.
Or browsing with NoScript.
Or getting up and making a sandwich during the commercial break.
I think there's a good reason you posted this as AC.
Only on Slashdot does ad hominem earn +5 insightful.
If Google (or any private entity) really has this much power over the Internet, I have concerns much greater than whether or not to block ads.
Erm, the person who posted the message is not as important as the message's content. In fact, the identity of the poster is almost completely irrelevant.
> It's not like running thousands of Tor nodes could help you spy on Tor users or anything, right?
Actually, it really wouldn't. Snooping on the traffic that runs through your exit node doesn't help you identify its source, as all you'll see is the IP address of the relay node that delivered the traffic to you. You would have to control every node in a chain, or at least a great deal of them, in order to begin to have a chance of identifying a Tor user, and since each chain of nodes is randomized for each connection, I highly doubt any organization in the world could pull this off.