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Comment: Re:It's a scandal! (Score 1) 242

by JasterBobaMereel (#47361141) Attached to: Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

It's not that they don't spy on them (USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) it's that they have agreed not to spy directly on them, just to spy on their links to other countries and terrorism ...

So they will not spy on you if :
you live in one of these countries,
and you have no links to any of the other countries
and you have no links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to any one with links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to any one with links to any one with links to terrorism.....

Comment: ISP is an ISP ... (Score 4, Insightful) 286

They provide a single service, an internet connection, continually reclassifying this depending on if it is Copper, Cable, Broadband, DSL, Fios ... etc is a red herring they provide an internet connection and nothing else ...

They are already a common carrier, they just don't want the service they provide to be classified as this as it would introduce the possibility of competition into the market ...

Comment: Re:shenanigans (Score 1) 386

by JasterBobaMereel (#46723911) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

The rates for the USA are 4.7, the same as Latvia (Semi stable, recently independent from USSR), Yemen (Terrorist training ground), Niger ( lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) ... also until recently the Ukraine

Why does the USA consistently have the same murder rate as semi stable, struggling economies ...?

Comment: Re:Adobe and ebook DRM? Color me surprised (Score 1) 304

DRM cannot work (Except in the USA) the logic is, here is a locked box, and here is the key, please only use the key how we say ... (in the USA it can be illegal to use the key except how specified! )

The fashion industry is an perfect example of why copyright is not needed... there is no copyright on clothing design, yet the fashion industry still exists and makes lots of money ... but is forced to continually come up with new ideas, which because there is no copyright quickly propagate around the entire industry

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"