Who needs explosives, for a few weeks at least they can just mix in with crowds and radiate them....
Soon no one will be able to do stuff on their own, as they will be sued into oblivion just for thinking about something.
But this is stupid. Really stupid.
My android doesn't *require* a Google account. I don't have to have *any* Google services on it if i don't want to ( but having them does make it more useful, for me ). I can deploy whatever i want to it.
Just because you chose the wrong phone doesn't mean its not possible.
They have been dismantling it by attrition and entropy for decades now. This just puts an official stake in its heart. Analog also seems to scare large companies these days...
Do i agree this should be done? No, but its reality.
Yes. That is why it was labeled as funny. You know, 'humor'.
No one is truly free on this planet. Its only an illusion.
What are they going to do, sue me? Let me see - me and about 3000 other seeders, and a few hundred leeches.
Yes, they just might. With today's automated harvesting and suit-filing you really cant hide in the crowd. Its trivial to sue *everyone* attached to a torrent.
What can they take? Everything you have, and everything you ever will have..
It's already been done. Its called 'FreeNet'.
And since a lot of us now live under bandwidth limitations, who would want to run an exit node?
That doesn't even address the potential for the feds to arrive at your door due to some moron out there trying to browse kiddie pron that happens to come out thru your node..
Unless we had 'protected' entities with enough bandwidth handling all the exits to the 'open net', then the concept of making this 'the standard' is flawed.
( freenet has a similar issue with bandwidth use.. who can afford to contribute what is needed? )
Love the ride down that slope.. ( it accelerates towards the end, so bring seat belts )
Who is *that* dumb?
Alas, most people.
Sales and marketing types have spent a lot of money on studies into what motivates buyers. Yes, most people react (more at an emotional level than a cognitive level) to that first significant digit. They don't "think" of $299.99 as closer to $200 than to $300, but they react that way.
Otherwise stores wouldn't price stuff like that.
Can everyone side-load these days or do some carriers still lock that down?