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Comment: Re:Um, they just want to use Netflix. It adds valu (Score 1) 121

by advocate_one (#48734821) Attached to: Netflix Begins Blocking Users Who Bypass Region Locks

We live in a very strange world when "piracy" has gone from "armed crews of criminal specialists seizing tonnage shipments of goods on the high seas with cannon and sword" to "a regular schmo paying the regular price to use a regular product in the regular way in his regular living room."

the signs of the rot were there when they went after DVD Jon for having the audacity to provide a work around so that he could watch DVD's he'd legally bought on his own personal computer that just didn't have their blessing as it was running Linux...

Comment: Re:Cost nothing to run? (Score 1) 488

by advocate_one (#48376587) Attached to: Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy
current induced is proportional to magnetic strength... yes, but current induced is also directly proportional to the number of windings... the only reason high strength magnets are required is to reduce the number of turns in the coils and thus the size and weight...

Comment: Re:makes no sense (Score 1) 182

by advocate_one (#48299575) Attached to: Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History
it's browsing history held in the ISP, not on your PC... that means anything accessed from your IP address will be available... the only way to do any private browsing now will be via a proxy or using a wifi access point away from your house. and what's the bets that use of a proxy is deemed to be suspicious?

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