I was glad that there was some fruitful discussion about CApability Based SECurity (cabsec). I learned some things, and hopefully passed on some lessons as well. Thanks to all who joined in the comments in response to mine.
Non Von-Neuman architectures are tough to wrap your mind around, but it can be worth it. I hope to find a few other people who can see the power of this idea, and bring it to realization.
We're slipping a long way towards corporate ownership of ideas, and the public discourse. This is one of the many embodyments of the forces of darkness, and should be fought tooth and nail.
They've killed off the only hope of a mass distribution system for music which they could monitor or control (or... gasp... make some money off of), and in so doing killed off viral free advertising.
They're clueless morons, and... as it says about Earth in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... Mostly Harmless
I just finished reading "Hackers" by Steven Levy, and now I'm depressed... it seems that the true hackers are all gone, and there's noplace to find them anymore... maybe Slashdot is it, and I just don't recognize it... hard to be sure.
Well, there it is... a comment, to be preserved forever in the machine.
PS... you can edit them after the fact, a nice feature.