A: Gul Ducati
The Welchia worm, also known as the "Nachia worm", is a computer worm that exploits a vulnerability in the Microsoft Remote procedure call (RPC) service similar to the Blaster worm. However, unlike Blaster, it first searches for and deletes Blaster if it exists, then tries to download and install security patches from Microsoft that would prevent further infection by Blaster, so it is classified as a helpful worm.
DRM is "blanket functionality removal." That is it's intention. It fails, but that is not the point...
While I certainly agree with that point for some implementations of DRM, I think there are cases where it's not altogether bad. Take Netflix, for example -- I am very clear that I am paying for the right to watch items that Netflix has, whenever I want to, so long as I'm internet connected. That's what I signed up for. I don't own every episode of M*A*S*H or Star Trek, but I'm enrolled in a service which lets me watch them on demand.
Of course, if I, say, buy a movie, then yes, I should be able to watch that movie whenever I want, wherever I want, on whatever device I want. But, in certain cases (particularly streaming services), I don't really have an issue with this.
One of the most useful properties of scientific theories is that they can be used to make predictions about natural events or phenomena that have not yet been observed
He was speaking in jest, yes, but his point is that evolution is real, but compared to, say, the theory of gravity, it's very poor -- we know things evolve, but making quantitative predictions can be...difficult.
Yeah, and what are you going to do about it?
He/she just said: "Linux Mint was installed on that notebook (replacing Windows 7) over this past weekend."
If enough people do this, then more computer manufacturers start offering boxes with no OS (or pre-loaded with your distro of choice). Once this is enough to affect the bottom line (enough that it can't be offset by the gains of the "customer experience" improvement), then Microsoft will probably react in some way...
Your an idiot.
...don't know what your doing.
Good effort, but next time go for the triple combo!
Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine. -- Andy Warhol