Here in Brazil the law don't allow the government to extradite a brazilian citizen. Is this not commonplace?
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Exactly. Here in Rio (in the mountains region) we had a pretty bad disaster recently were very, very heavy rains caused almost 1000 deaths and left several cities without electricity and (consequently) communications. The first communications channel between these cities - that had turned into islands due to the rains and the heavy landslides in the roads (again, the region is in the mountains) were stablished by amateur radio operators. They got three or four offroad trucks, loaded their equipment (antennas, radios and generators), and constructed a small communications tower in the highest mountain point, connecting the guys in the isolated cities with the state capital by radio. This only 2 days after the disaster, under the remaining rain and in almost intransitable roads. For free. Without anyone asking them to.
I've tried CoD, Medal of Honor, 007... And tried some other genres too, like sword games and stuff like that. Yeah, the hardware don't help, but the real problem is the way the games seems to be simplified in the Wii - less dense, easier. This, and the fact that some games were programmed as if the controller itself would make the game great - despite it being very, very shallow. The sword ones are good examples, because you pratically keeps shaking the control all the time - and that's it.
But the controller is my major issue in other systems (like PS3 and X-Box). I've never adapted to these control pads.
I'm not arguing that the XBox and PS3 have good games and are good systems - how could I when they are a huge success? But call me old-fashioned (I just turned 40, can you imagine that?
I quit playing console games when I sold my Atari and bought an Apple 2 - and from there I got an MSX (not so popular in the US) and then my first PC. And never looked back.
PCs have better controls, are upgradeable, cheaper (when you consider their life cycle and usefulness), can do a multitude of things and have more complex (in a good way) games. The majority of the console games are very, very shallow compared to the PC games.
The only videogame I got after my first PC was a Wii for my wife. I can't deny that when we have friends over it is some fun with the sports games, but apart of that the only thing I've really played were the Mario games (Kart and New Super Mario). I've tried several shooters (my favorite genre) and was very, very disappointed.
This is one more case where the technology is giving ordinary people the capabilities to create very good content, and slowly shifting the power from the big entertainment corporations to these people. Somebody can tell it already happened (youtube, torrent LEGAL distribution, etc), but I believe we are just seeing the beginning of it. Yes, I know that Hollywood still have fat-asses computers and crews to do prettier and more real animations and stuff, but the majority of their plots is awful. With a good plot it's possible to compensate the graphic quality difference and make something people will watch and like more than Holywood stuff.
Except that the vast majority of them watch porn behind doors, in the same way a lot of "moralists" make the news from time to time having sex with prostitutes or extraconjugal affairs.
Its all, absolutely all about hypocrisy, nothing more.
Seriously? Let's say they are trying to forbid, for example, the TLDs
I'm all for mantaining the number of TLDs low, because it will be a mess to try to remember some address when you have no clue of the TLD, but I just can't see the point in not allowing this or that specific TLD.
And these new TLDs, with few exceptions, will be barely used anyway. Here in Brazil we have a bunch of TLDs like
And they forgot MAC filtering too. I believe this is the best security measure you can use, obviously on top of all the others, since this one can't be guessed (it can be spoofed, but the spoofer would need to know your MAC first).
... they can just create a closed, non-internet connected network (please dont say it will be costly, its the government). They would not need to bring the ENTIRE Internet down in the country.
This is all about censorship.
How can they remove a program that Ive installed through my USB without knowing the name of the package? It can work for Market only, and theyve usedit once for a specific exploit.
Anyway, I love to rant about Apple.
You are just joking, but I need to answer.
The iStuff have the most severe exploit of all: Apple can do what they want with the iStuff, like delete things.
And this one exploit will never be fixed.
In the mosquitoes world, the males don't suck, only the females. There are no homossexual mosquitoes.
Oh, God, this shitty MS keyboard have two keys that looks like the apostrophe, and I ALWAYS use the wrong one - hence I have no apostrophes in my messages...
Yes, youre right. Im doomed.
(I think I will need to use Lynx for Android