It makes sense if you read it as a German. "Code" is a homonym for the German "Kot". And that makes a LOT of sense.
Hard economy trumps sentimentalist patriotism any time. Or when did you see the last US-Flag-flying, "U - S - A" chanting redneck reach for something "made in the U.S.A" when there's a Chinese knockoff available that's 10 cents cheaper?
I'd deem it unlikely that they're too stupid. But nobody pays a few millions for your team to spend 2 years to build a SCADA system which is then not even on par with one that they could simply buy.
If you look for the reason for this failure, don't look at the engineers. They're not the one making economy decisions.
Do you have a FAINT idea what a 0day, remote code execution bug in IE sells for?
Hey, 1995 Spartan would have been an awesome cutting-edge browser!
So do I. Without MS, I'd probably be out of a job.
Seriously, people. MS is a lifesaver for me. And everyone else in IT security.
Well, technically they even cannot. Cloud technologies discriminate by workload, not by content. How and where something is served depends on how it fits into the load balancing, not on some arbitrary decision on what traffic is agreeable.
Before you go on hyperboles, please at least have a faint idea of the technology you're trying to slander. Without, it makes you look like an idiot.
Not really. Besides, it's the prerogative of the person holding the rights to the work if and whether he wants promotion.
There are many justifications that I can't write a simple comeback to, but this ain't one of them.
Why is protecting that artists' works more important than the protection of free speech? Because that's essentially what this law, and its implementation by Sky, very obviously shows.
And that's enough justification to allow shit like this to happen? Protecting your stuff is worth making others miserable or even lose business? A law that would make such a behaviour possible in the real world (like the aforementioned shutting down a mall because a head shop somehow got inside) would instantly be repealed and repaired to ensure that nobody else gets harmed.
But everything's different on the internet. Fuck, there really is no sense and logic in laws concerning sex, drugs and copyright. All of them seem to be governed by panic and knee-jerk reactions.
But this is "on the internet". Everything is different "on the internet". Sense and logic don't apply to laws "on the internet". And human or citizen's rights twice so.
They can demand all they want, I can only hand over what I have. I can't give you what doesn't exist. Which, of course, doesn't guarantee that it will end well for me. Just look at Saddam and him being asked to hand over his nonexistent WMDs.
But it still increases my chances.
In this case I should consider myself lucky that my body language is FUBAR...
Hey, it's about damn time that condition has some up sides, too.
Truecrypt? I don't have truecrypt installed. I tried it a while ago, after all, I'm in security research, I think I still got a version on a stick somewhere, but don't ask me just where in my mess that stick is
At least none that can be seen. You cannot demand keys for something you don't know of. If there's a container with a "please enter pass phrase" lock on top of it, it begs for a key.
Unused space on your hard drive that looks like it contains old data from before you last partitioned, though...