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Comment Re:Everyone needs an address so you can be tracked (Score 2) 435

NATs are the biggest pain in the ass for every user, whether they know it or not. They have taken back the internet by decades. Not only are they full of bugs and incorrect protocol implementations, they have forced myriads of developers to spend thousands of hours on unreliable NAT hole punching hacks just to be able to use the internet for what it's intended to. In addition to this,they have frustrated and enraged millions of gamers.

Comment Re:What is the incentive to the uploaded? (Score 1) 278

Whether they pirate movies, music or software, pirates seem to be mostly driven by moral considerations. They also tend to have a strong moral code of conduct - don't attribute other group's releases to yourself, always provide the necessary cracks, add an "if you like it, buy it" clause, and so on.

Comment Re:DMCA vs. Human rights vs. Bill of rights (Score 1) 381

This is NOT about privacy! People remove evidence of their past crimes, as well as past political statements and affiliations from their search results!

I encourage you to investigate further what is being removed, so you can come to a conclusion by yourself.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 4, Interesting) 381

As a European who is generally very fond of the European Union, I'm truly ashamed about this "right to be forgotten". Whenever I see a link removed, I use a proxy to switch to Google US and I've seen countless abuses of the system. Many of the search results that are removed are clearly in the public interest.

I cannot believe that there is no discussion about this at higher levels of the EU. If France got this right world-wide, why not Russia, China, Saudia Arabia, or Nigeria? This regulation makes no sense whatsoever. The judges who decided in favour of it must be mentally retarded.

Comment Why? Sexbots could be great! (Score 5, Insightful) 536

Sexbots for women and men might be the ultimate chance to remedy one humanity's greatest source of conflicts, ranging from the Troian War over annoyingly crazy teenagers to sexually frustrated housewives. They could finally stop men from objectifying women for purely sexual purposes. The effects of this change could be more beneficial than the pill and the invention of the vibrator taken together. In an age in which in-vitro fertilization is easy, it would be crazy to take away this unique chance for the evolution of humanity.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!