Here's a link to the article: The Ken Thompson Hack
I've heard this argument a lot over the years. In roughly chronological order:
If you have nothing to hide then...
- you won't mind the hidden microphone at work
- you won't object to random drug tests
- you don't care if we search you every day when you leave the office
- you won't mind if we monitor your email and eavesdrop on your phone coversation
- you won't mind supplying your real name
...and on and on. Personally, this argument always fails for me.
Not to be argumentative, but considering Linux's near ubiquity in embedded devices I suspect Linux has more users than Windows.
What, are you lazy or just a troll? It takes 10 seconds to find a link to the policy.
Specifically, google emailed me last night that they will suspend my account if I don't use me real name.
Apparently their desire for new users is less than their need to be dicks to the ones they have.
Too bad. I liked G+.
I sit and marvel at Sony's approach to public relations. Exactly how much would leaving OtherOS in place have cost them? How much would restoring it cost them? Compare that to how much the lawsuits and these attacks cost them.
Plus the lost business from people like us who can no longer purchase DLC or even new games that require firmware updates.
So would Sony. I used to buy DLC & rent video via PSN.
That was before their feature-stealing "upgrade" was required to let me log in.
Of course, so far Sony has been too stupid to know whats actually in their own best interests.
We have a war on 2 fronts, a damaged economy and climate change. Still congress has the free cycles to sell out the public interest in return for some bribes (I mean lobbying fees).
Maybe we should fire them? Anybody have a list of which representatives supported this?
After all, they're supposed to be representing their constituents.