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Comment: Re:Actually anti-spam/botnet? (Score 1) 180

by ferat (#31291946) Attached to: US Lawmakers Set Sights On P2P Programs

Depends what they mean I suppose. If it shows up as blind "P2P programs", people like Blizzard will be affected as the World of Warcraft updater is peer-to-peer. They'd have to make sure that users knew that, and that it'd only upload official patches, and give users an opt-out.

I've encountered a few other programs that have started using bittorrent style updaters, so really this just breaks legit users while probably not actually having an effect on what the law is actually aiming at, since every torrent app (or edonkey or anything) I've ever actually installed is pretty clear on the whole "Files in X directory will be shared" thing.

Comment: Re:Really seems to be working! (Score 1) 594

by ferat (#28917331) Attached to: "Cash For Clunkers" Program Runs Out of Gas

My parents went out and traded in a van for something better due to CARS. The dealership said they hadn't gotten money for anything yet, and they stopped allowing vehicles off the lot. So while my parents have the new car locked up, they don't get to take anything home until the government catches up on paperwork and pays out the cash.

From what they were told, a grand total of one dealership in the area has actually received any money thus far.

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.