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I hear that. I have 1mb/s myself, although it is not shared. If I see one more nimrod here bitching about "ridiclously absurd upload speeds of 25mbs" or some such, I think I'm going to have to shoot somebody.
TFA article says nothing of the sort, actually. It's TF submitter. Slashdot, of course, simply copy-pastes anything Hugh says.
Beyond the fact that I was obviously referring to Slashdot calling it a "mini-internet", the article said no such thing. They said that they can't keep it secret. Not that they "do not wish" to keep it secret.
AP Headline: "Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban "
Slashdot: "Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet".
"Mini-Internet" huh, Slashdot. My how far this site has degraded, when the mass media's headline are more accurate and less pandering.
You're right. From now on I'll refer to them using terms more appropriate for them. "Fags".
How do you think a cop infiltrating a gang like, for example, the Hells Angels, gains their trust?
Also, and undercover cop can smoke a bowl with you and still arrest your ass for having/selling/using.
No need to bring Miranda into it. Before you are arrested, anything you say can be used against you, even if you have not been Mirandized. It is only after arrest that Miranda is an issue.
> And then the public defender you're assigned because you can't afford a decent lawyer
Hold on just a second. There are many fine public defenders who happen to be far better than just "decent". They will not, however, be able to dedicate much time to your case. THAT is the issue with many PD's. Not that they suck or are not "decent" but that they are over worked.
> I'm fine with (cops lying to people)
If you or I lie to a cop, we can get charged with obstruction of justice. If they lie to us, they can get a commonadation.
And you're "fine" with that.
Some days it's easier to be a misanthrope than others. This is one of those days. Fuck you.
Oh look! An advertisement from 1906 calling copyright infringers "pirates".
Using teh term "pirates" to refer to copyright infringers is nothing new.
Bitching about it, however, is.
> I'm running a browser in a VM... What malware?
Your faith in the security of VM sandboxes is misplaced.
It is trivial to write a program which can detect if it is in a VM. And then, attack the hypervisor and escape the protected environment. As virtualization has become more common, such malware has gone from academic exercises to real-world exploits.
My favorite line:
Finally, the most interesting attack that malicious code can perform against a virtual machine emulator is to escape from its protected environment.
With virtualization becoming more and more common
The use of the word "pirate" to denote a copyright infringer is not a Microsoft invention.
Check out this advertisement from 1906:
> I was most recently using Debian, but my computer got messed up after I did an update and that SystemD thing got installed.
Debian stable still uses initd. The only way you get systemd is by running unstable.