That is right. They tried to do it with Sun Microsystems Java. Where is Sun now?
They tried to do it with the Browser and Web server to get Netscape. Where is Netscape now?
They tried it with Stacker. Where is Stac Electronics now?
I know what MS is up to. they sell software and I'm their customer.
You are not and never were Microsofts customer. You are at most the customer of Microsofts customer.
We the end users were not clamoring for DRM, but we are stuck with it. If we were the customer DRM would not exist as we don't want it (especially when it bites us on the ass for being honest). We didn't clamor for a Phone UI on a desktop computer. Neither did we ask for an online store that is locked to Microsoft. So why is Microsoft shoving all this down our throats if we are the customer?
Document formats. If you change suppliers later can you use all the files you created or are they locked in to your current supplier? Also are you dictating that those you send documents use the same software to read it that you used to create it thereby as government giving a defacto monopoly to your supplier?
apply it to a suspected terrorist with a dirty bomb.
So close yet so far. The word suspected is part of the key. Remember the guy who was accused by the government of having a "dirty bomb" plot? Arrested, held for years without trial or charge and then charged with something else as there was no dirty bomb plot. Killing based on suspicion alone and without due process is unconstitutional.
The difference is that if you have a peanut allergy your doctor will readily diagnose it. People who have caffeine problems mostly end up finding out that they do by accident after years (or decades in my case) of misdiagnosis by doctors.
Not for everyone. For some people (like myself) the problems caffeine cause are subtle and work in combination with other things. With caffeine in my system I'm allergic to perfume, cigar and pipe smoke and sunburn in 15 to 20 minutes. Caffeine alone does nothing obvious but add any of the other things and my health goes to hell with the appearance that it is the 2nd thing causing it alone. Only by accident did I learn of the caffeine connection and solve my lifelong health problems.
Lets talk Darl McBride into buying it then he can sue Microsoft.
Key words: accused of.
Actually he admits his guilt. He wanted to be tried and punished in the UK in proportion to his crimes. The prosecution wants to punish him in proportion to the amount spent doing a security audit and putting in place security that should have been there in the first place. They also want his time (the rest of his life) in maximum security with physically dangerous people in a U.S. prison.