From the original in Portuguese:
"O sigilo das comunicações dos usuários da internet não pode ser violado. Provedores de acesso à internet serão obrigados a guardar os registros das horas de acesso e do fim da conexão dos usuários pelo prazo de seis meses, mas isso deve ser feito em ambiente controlado."
which translates roughly as:
"The user's communication privacy cannot be violated. ISPs will be obliged to keep track of access and connection hours for six months, but this must be done in a controlled environment".
So yeah, I think it is pretty good. No URLs, no content, just connection times. Six months so your IP can be tied to a person in case the police needs to come after you, but no content and no invasion. Sounds fair.
My IQ goes up to eleven.
It is basically the same deal over and over. We need to reduce complexity in programming, so we build yet another abstraction layer. We hide the complexity from the programmer and deal with it in the infrastructure, thus creating more bugs and worse performance. The bugs get (very) slowly fixed and the performance issues are compensated by evolving hardware, which takes a few years. Such is life. If it were not for some initiatives like this one, SAP would be written in machine code.
That is not to say that this is the solution to all problems, neither that this is even the best alternative for anything, but it's just the way that software evolves, and as such, time will tell.
And an index. What the hell, give 'em all five fingers.
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ROFL, I just spit my coffee all over my desk.
And here I thought that no one remembered that anymore.
Kudos to you, sir. Five-digit Slashdot UID megabonus included.
And not space travel, so unless you're already where you want to be, there's no use in being able to be when you want to be.
Especially if you're going as far back as to be in a time where long distance travel would be hard, time-consuming, or right down impossible.
If I'm nitpicking, please blame The Big Bang Theory, season 1, episode 14.
Not if the communication is not encrypted and there is any traffic at the time.
This is where I back your assumptions with the oblig. xkcd.
oh! Whoosh for me then!
(heads on to Wikipedia)