we vote for berlusconi because there are no alternatives,
There is an alternative to voting for Berlusconi: NOT voting for Berlusconi.
and I can assure you that this draconian law is not a coincidence, considering the increasing number of corruption lawsuits involving the prime minister, his ministers and his close men.
Better say "most of the parliament"
What it's being made illegal is also personal recording conversations of which you are part. This is legal in most of civilized world, since is a mere documentation of facts you already know by being present.
Third party wiretapping has always needed a Judge consent.
USB is PIO and not DMA? You understand that PIO/DMA transfer modes only meaningful for Parallel ATA devices?
That's because the ATA interface was originally THE 16-bit system bus (AT bus) and the disk controller was onboard on the disks (thus the name IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics).
So, the CPU accessed the disk controller through the AT bus which was originally programmed I/O and then started using DMA.
Of course, the system bus quicky become different and faster (FSB + PCI) thus the ATA interface became a disk attachment interface instead of the system bus and an additional controller was put between the system and the disk.
USB is a completely different beast. The "bus" actually transfer packets (URBs) and all USB controllers use DMA to transfer URBs to the main memory... So, no PIO/DMA stuff is involved....
Well Acer did and they have (based on the last modified-by date of the file) been doing this since 1998.
"Checking the interface of the control reveals it has a method named "Run()" as shown below. The method supports parameters "Drive", "FileName", and "CmdLine". Isn't it strange for a control that's marked "safe for scripting" to allow a method that is suggestive of possible abuse?""
Alas, recently BitComet has been incorporating code designed to game my client into sending them more data than they would normally get. Not only does this reduce torrent performance for the other peers, but they're also stupidly shooting themselves in the foot.
By performing this way BitComet is forcing me to do a lot of work to reduce their predation, and I am therefore declaring war against them, banning their clients from connecting to mine and trying to convince others to do so as well."