an attacker could take over a user's system if they are logged in as admin and they install a vulnerable gadget
Am I missing something? Because if the attacker has root privs, you're pretty much screwed no matter what, gadget or no...
Or this hypothetical. Is abusing the GPL wrong? If so, why is that wrong and piracy is okay? At a high level, it's the exact same issue - someone says "I've produced this intellectual property, I want other people to do this or not do that with it", and someone else says "too bad, I'm going to do what I want. Deal with it".
Illegally appropriating GPL code ISN'T THEFT EITHER.
Theft is a very specific thing. Copyright infringement is another, but different, very specific thing.
Whether or not you believe them morally identical isn't relevant. Your assumption that people complaining that copyright infringement isn't theft are thereby excusing copyright infringement is flawed. That discussion is completely orthogonal.
On behalf of my fellow Brits I would like to apologise, and assure you that henceforth we shan't abbreviate the full term, perambulator. Let's face it: pushing an overloaded baby carriage (including baby, nappy bags, bottles, snacks, toys, etc.) is a long way from being the "leisurely walk" for which the word "stroller" would be appropriate.
Walk or travel through or around (a place or area), esp. for pleasure and in a leisurely way.
Yes! In fact, let's give Nancy Grace sovereign power over each human to decide if they should live or die right now!
I think you have that backwards... we should give every human sovereign power to decide if Nancy Grace should live or die right now...
Not trolling, but how's 1080p x264 playback with that setup? I have a Popcorn Hour A100 (old-school) that does it all except DTS audio...
The important bit to note is the ION. If you have a NVidia GPU, you can use the Live or Linux (And at this point, I think the Windows version supports GPU acceleration) versions, and if you enable VDPAU (Or the Windows equivalent), and it will happily accelerate the video. I get full 1080p playback with no dropped frames or stuttering on a Asus AspireRevo that is almost completely silent.
[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell