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Comment: Re:Another key disclosure case (Score 1, Interesting) 236 236

It's pretty damn obvious.
Nature gave me this body which includes my mouth. I may use that body in any fashion I choose. That includes, among other things, the right to speak. AND the right to not speak (hence Arizona v. Miranda rights). No government may overrule the bodily rights that Nature has given me.

Comment: Do you really save money? (Score -1) 334 334

$199 + 24 months * $40/month == $1160
vs.
$649 + 24 months * $25/month == $1249

No not really.
Oh well.
This is why I still use a VirginMobile phone. The phone was free and the service is cheap ($0 a month plus fees -or- $25 unlimited). Of course it's no iPhone but I'm okay with that.

Comment: TRS-80 was the #1 computer of late 70s (Score -1, Informative) 111 111

I'm not surprised he used a TRS-80 as his "first". It was the best-selling computer of 1978, 79 and 80*.

"If you went back to that time and told yourself, âoeIn thirty years, weâ(TM)re going to be distributing all of our music through this device,â what would you think?" - John Linnell says he would not be surprised. At the time, people were already recording songs on their Ataris, Commodores, and Amigas and distributing them via the BBS and Usenet.

>>>John Linnell's first PC, the Macintosh Plus (1986).

IMHO he would have been better-off buying an Atari ST or Amiga. Like Andy Warhol and Disney Animation did. The Mac Plus wasn't very strong for video or sound.

*1981-82 was Atari 400/800
*1983-86 was Commodore 64
*1987 onward was IBM PC and clones

Comment: Hello tyranny (Score -1) 75 75

"Internet filtering across the public estate is essential. We want to ensure that users in schools, libraries, colleges and Immigration Removal Centres are unable to access unlawful material." - Yeah but if I WANT to access unlawful material, like nude women, orgies, how-to-build-a-home-riffle, and other shit the government disapproves of? It's called FREEDOM jackasses in parliament.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 0) 228 228

>>>It was never the "land of the free to use other people's property the way I want."

Except these ISPs were granted (1) use of government-owned roads and right-of-ways plus (2) monopolies. Examples: Comcast, cox, verizon. The government can regulate these ISPs for either of those 2 reasons:

1 - Because government regulates everything that runs on, or under the roads.
2 - Because government regulates monopolies like the Power company, phone company, natural gas company, and water/sewer company. The internet monopoly is no different.

Comment: Goodbye Red Flag law (Score -1) 199 199

Does==John Does

- It is my sincere hope that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act goes to the same hellhole as the "red flag laws" that required drivers of horseless carriages (cars) to be led by a pedestrian, waving a red flag or carrying a lantern.

Hopefully the repeal won't take 30 years again. Hopefully enough citizens will get pissed-off about receiving $5000 extortion letters (or million-dollar lawsuits) and demand the DMCA get nullified.

Comment: Go Get 'Em! (Score -1, Offtopic) 190 190

Nail the Verizon Monopoly* to the wall. I'm tired of being forced to choose between Verizon and Verizon for my plain-old telephone service. Then go after Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, and time-warner while you're at it, Mr. FCC.

*
* The monopoly is not in wireless, but wired services, but
I still think the FCC should tear-apart this company like they did with ATT back in the 70s.

Comment: Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (Score -1) 452 452

>>>Is it lost on everybody that these hacks are doing more damage to current Sony customers

Not if the customer data is erased after it is downloaded. Son'ys reputation is harmed (and hopefully they go bankrupt), while the customers suffer no ill effects since their Info was never released.

Comment: And the geeks cheer! (Score -1) 104 104

YAY!

It's amazing though how many still cling to Internet Explorer, even after you tell them, "But websites can see everything you do. Explorer, especially versions 6 and 7, has no privacy." One forum poster at AVscience replied, "I don't care I'll keep using IE anyway and _____ your firefox recommendation." Ummm... oookay. Just trying to help you secure your PC there, buddy.

I see Opera rose from approximately 1% to 3%. Yay.
Netscape(!) still holds a 3/4% share.
And Mozilla/Seamonkey is only 1/50 of a percent. Not so great. :-|

Comment: Microsoft Office is not an open platform either (Score 3, Interesting) 231 231

And yet we have several programs that can read/write to Office files. It seems the same could be done with MS Skype - call it OpenSkype or LibreSkype.

The only problem is the potential to be sued for theft-of-service (making calls w/o paying).

Comment: Good - arrest me (Score 3, Interesting) 314 314

I'd be happy to appear on every radio and TV show discussing the out-of-control government which arrested me because I linked infringing "Sanctuary" episodes from youtube to my facebook page. It's time to Inform the public about what kind of tyranny they are living.

So go ahead and arrest me.
I'll be happy to fight back.

Comment: The CD Companies tried to do this (Score 3, Informative) 388 388

In 2001 they were sued by the US DOJ for restraint-of-trade, price fixing, and forming an illegal cartel.

So go ahead Apple. I look forward to seeing you get the same treatment the record companies received. Especially now that the US Congress is investigating you. Not a smart move.

"Experience has proved that some people indeed know everything." -- Russell Baker

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