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Comment: Re:misleading? (Score 1) 45

WOW, what a shock, they helped you enforce their laws?

No, laws are made by statute which are passed by the governing assembly bodies when those are in session, Statutes are almost always available to the public with only modest effort or even published freely. These censorship standards are regulatory in nature which means not only do they change at the whim of the administering beaurocrats but also (especially in less democratic countries like China) unpublished to the public and either require significant effort to obtain or aren't available at all.

Comment: Re:It's all funny money... (Score 1) 267

by magarity (#47704553) Attached to: Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Yes, it is the point. Money is a generic medium of exchange. Calling for money to be abolished in favor of barter is just crazy talk.

How many chickens (or pigs or dogs) does Intel HQ need to barter (and then transport) to the fabrication facilities in SE Asia to get the CPUs for all the computers? Yeah, there's a super efficient financial system.

Comment: Not packed enough? (Score 4, Insightful) 63

by magarity (#47696899) Attached to: Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

It sounds like the governments bent on censorship have managed to pack the ICANN board enough to get this proposal seriously considered but not enough that the ICANN board can't still usually override them:

ICANN is now proposing that the threshold be increased so that 2/3 of eligible ICANN board members would be required to vote against GAC advice in order to reject it

Why else would ICANN's own board even be considering giving this power away?

Comment: Re:Google (Score 1) 116

by magarity (#47618131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

Someone was pulling your leg unless you mean their internal bookkeeping and H.R. records or internal research projects. But for the typical drive in a Google search engine node, well, all of its data is available to the entire public via Google's own web page. which is kinda the point. There's no need to shred those drives

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