Welcome to what awaits the internet post-neutrality: more of the same, only online, and with fewer scrolling banners letting you know it's the other guy's fault.
when they have a 3D printer in their garage?
How are you going to afford to run it? When production is automated and labor costs $0, goods will cost the price of raw materials plus the CEO's pay plus shareholder dividends.
So we are supposed to believe that Google does not have some bot crawling as much of Tor as possible?
With the right key and cipher, it could be an encrypted message to pick up milk and eggs on the way home from the store.
For the love of all that is holy, please do NOT automatically select shit from a dropdown list if I'm typing and a dropdown opens up underneath where the mouse pointer just happens to be idling on the screen.
Chrome: This. Means. YOU.
have very low-cost consumer goods
BZZT. As the cost of labor approaches zero, the cost of goods approach the raw materials plus operating costs plus the CEO's pay plus the stockholders' dividends.
While this particular bug is endemic to IT, let's be honest: over the centuries, how many non-IT companies have decided that DIVERSIFICATION was the latest fad and abandoned doing their one thing well and crashed and burned doing lots of things not-so-great?
it would make absolute sense
Now back up a second there and consider proprietary software. Imagine if you bought Microsoft Office for your company and a year later Microsoft comes along and starts threatening you with patent infringement lawsuits over your use of their patents. I can't imagine that a court would stand for that at all without at least a fine print "requires additional patent license" and even then there's fitness requirements that the court would have at least a little discussion on.
Why would it be different for something given to you for free with explicit permission to use and give away? If the patent holder wants to provide a reference implementation to licensors, they can do so with a license tied to their patent, but it should not be the GPL.
There's already a generic
There's already a generic name. The government, in all its benevolence, has been permitting drug holders to "lock in" their expiring drugs and prevent generics from being marketed for a certain period after it expires. There are even drug companies that pay other companies not to produce their drug so they can continue to sell the brand name (at an inflated cost to ensure there's a profit even after these payments).
It's gonna be abused.
The Republicans are absolutely certain they're going to win it in 2016 so it will be them who get to abuse it.
Big Government is only bad when Republicans aren't in control.
I urge you to join me in voting “no” on H.R. 4681, the intelligence reauthorization bill, when it comes before the House today.
Thank you for posting the bill number, since neither slashdot nor the hill thought we should be able to look it up and see who voted for this bullshit.
It appears in the Senate it was passed by voice vote by a bunch of cowards that did not want their name attached to the bill.
I'm still not sold on BGP. Someone give me a sign!
No, seriously. Show me a photo with text in it. Adventure with the Windmills was pretty damn good, but I want to see what this will do to actual text.
Our company had looked at putting together the Pi and a few pieces to build a device we could sell to our customers but we had the issue of configuring each device individually, which at the point we abandoned it meant hooking up a keyboard and tv and editing configuration files. If we could have mounted the device over USB it would have simplified configuration, we could have written a program that could be run on a PC by an end user to set up networking in cases where dhcp isn't possible.
At the price it was at the time it was released, it really was something special. It wasn't a supercomputer but for people that wanted something cheap that was effectively a throwaway computer, there wasn't anything like it.. People have fought it all the way, complaining that they can get this soekris board for $400, or that Intel board for $200, or an arudino that can't run Linux.
Now, years later, the Raspberry Pi "killers" have finally caught up in the price field, Like the Banana Pi if you can get one, or this Odroid-C1. Raspberry will have to step up its game or face irrelevance.
The government has always claimed that they can show up and take anything that I give to anyone else without any kind of warrant or subpoena, unless the person I gave the item to has the balls to go to the mat for me over it.
Email on a cloud provider server? That's taking candy from a baby, they've probably already cashed their check from the NSA.