Really? So what's the point of being able to read files belonging to the owner? If the backdoor only permitted nuking of the filesystem, then it wouldn't be a big deal. This is pretty clearly an application to facilitate surveillance of citizens, and therefore can be fairly described as sinister.
I'm still searching the US Constitution where it says that the feds can force me to be my brothers keeper by force.
Interstate commerce. 'Cuz the Supreme Kangaroo Kourt says everything counts as interstate commerce.
Do you pay for groceries under the specter of a gun?
The grocer is mortal enemy to a starving, penniless man.
environmentalists won't be happy until we're using no labor saving devices to "rape mother Gaia".
Naw dude, that's just the wingnuts who get mass media coverage.
Most environmentalists think reducing pollution is a splendid idea. However, most of them do NOT consider shutting down industrial civilization as an acceptable way to do that.
Even the Labour party dropped it's idiotic "ownership of the means of production" rubbish under Blair and nobody on the left, apart from the usual loons, are arguing to bring it back.
The bigmedia exclude most traditional "leftist" views from public discussion. It's Centrism (i.e. financialist totalitarianism) or nothing.
Don't like the law? Get it changed.
Don't like gravity? Flap your arms and fly.
Unjust and/or unwise laws are a good argument against the unchecked rule of lawyers; not a good argument in favor of injustice.
Why would you assume SF has fast wireless? This is 'Murika, son... we don't do fast internet.
Your internet isn't already censored??
Human greed and selfishness is the problem, and if we don't fix that, we're fuxked
Strongly disagree. Greed & selfishness are constants throughout history. However, while no legal system is perfect, not all of them are systemically biased to the point of illegitimacy like the current American system.
GPLv3 hurts open source software developers by not having their software adopted or contributed to, entirely to avoid the patent clauses in question.
Funny.. I maintain a few small, GPLv3-licensed libraries. Every few months I receive a request from some random douche asking me to weaken the license to BSD or similar. How many of these requests come from people who have submitted Pull Requests, or at least filed some useful Issues? None, zero, nada, zilch. Just a bunch of opportunists hoping to enclose some Free Software for their own profit.
Actually, the purpose is to help identify dissidents
pointing them all to Democrats, when it was the Republicans who removed the dischargability
Both Centrist parties strongly support the indenture of students from working- and middle-class families.
All patents are bad patents. The ownership of ideas is immoral. It is an affront to human dignity, and retards social & technological progress. We must work for the abolition of idea property just as our ancestors fought to abolish human property.
It ain't a "free" lunch - you just pay for it by giving Google all your personal info, rather than by giving them dollars.