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Comment Re:GPLv3 - the kiss of death (Score 1) 306

You use the reference implementation internally for initial testing, and if you like it you code your own to release in your browser. I expect the Chrome and Firefox guys wouldn't have too much trouble coding their own image decoder module. Or someone can write up their own and release it GPLv2 or BSD or whatever.

Comment Re:Feedback (Score 3, Insightful) 232

To properly bill this LSD poisoning (initial encounter), we need to know whether it was accidental, intentional self-harm, assault, or undetermined:

Comment Re:FCC's trying to break improving router firmware (Score 1) 345

Speed limiters on cars are easy to defeat and can be a little difficult to implement; plus, there are legitimate (though limited) uses for such things (track use, places with no speed limits, etc). A consumer router with unlocked radio firmware that allows you to broadcast on unlicensed frequencies at high power? Not so much.

Speeding is also much easier to police.

Comment Re:FCC's trying to break improving router firmware (Score 4, Informative) 345

They're trying to end 3rd party *radio* firmware, because so many of them allow you to boost power levels well beyond what is allowed by current regulations.

They don't give a whit about router firmware. Of course, the end result will probably be manufacturers locking down router firmware entirely, but all they would need to do is lock down the radio itself.

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.