I have to ask: which basic rights does the distribution (as opposed to creation) of child porn impinge, that a snuff video, or, say, a video of an ISIS burning a man alive, does not?
If citizens of countries other than France pass laws that deal with this problem, then all is well and good - and you should be working to convince them to do so.
Why should other countries, the citizens of which have decided that free speech is more important, be affected by that, though?
If EU want to "protect" their citizens against some nasty information, they're welcome to build a EU-wide firewall and enjoy their virtual ghetto behind it.
here in my country the number one reason criminals kill cops is not to avoid arrest: it's to steal the cop's guns
In US, a criminal wouldn't do it because there's no point. If you want to steal a gun, just break into a random house while the owners aren't there, you have basically a 1 out of 3 chance that it'll have at least one.
By 1989, Soviets and their client states definitely had desktop PCs and associated devices, including hard drives. Mostly copies of Western tech of a few years before then, so we're talking about 5Mb hard drives here, but still. In fact, GDR was the one Warsaw Pact country where most of that stuff was made for use by the others - look up "VEB Robotron". And of all places to actually get them, I would imagine that Stasi would be the first on the list.
That's how it used to work in Win8. Now, though, it'll just pop up a dialog telling you that you need to open Settings, and where you need to go there, to change defaults. It doesn't automatically open it for you anymore.
He didn't renounce his French citizenship. And he doesn't actually live in Russia.
This particular bit of policy has nothing to do with malware.
Generally speaking, self-defense is specifically listed as a valid reason in laws pertaining to negligent or reckless discharge of firearms. But you'd need to prove that you specifically fired in self-defense, and show that the direction of the shot etc was conductive to that claim. Following Joe Biden's suggestion and discharging a shotgun in the air to scare off the intruder would likely get you charged, for example.
Yes. With a sabot slug and a rifled barrel or choke, it's possible. Not with smoothbore & birdshot. And definitely not aiming up at a moving target.
Try JRMC. It's not free, but you get what you pay for. And, at least ~5 years ago (last time I needed something like WMC), it was good.
You might actually find Win10 to be less flashy than Vista/7/8. It's mostly flat with few visual effects, gradients and the like, and even transparency can be deactivated.