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Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score 5, Insightful) 687

by mrchaotica (#48206761) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

You'd think companies would have learned from the Sony rootkit fiasco, but no.

What did companies learn from the Sony rootkit? That the criminal penalty for perpetrating literally tens of millions of felonies on behalf of a corporation is... absolutely nothing? Sure, that'll teach'em!

Comment: Re:Moral Imperialism (Score 2) 470

by mrchaotica (#48189305) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

It's very specific, in many sections, that the neutrality rules apply only to "lawful content".

Right, net neutrality requires you not to discriminate against lawful content. If it is silent on the issue of unlawful content, that would mean you have the option of discriminating against it. It does not mean you're somehow "required" to discriminate against it. You're conflating net neutrality's actual requirement with its inverse.

So... how do you distinguish between what is "lawful" or not?

You assume everything is lawful and don't discriminate against anything. Easy-peasy. Half the point of being a "common carrier" is that you're not liable for the unlawful content you transmit (specifically in recognition of the fact that figuring out what would be lawful or not is a pain in the ass).

Now, either you knew this or you should have known it before posting; yet you misrepresented it anyway. Therefore: STFU, troll!

Comment: Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (Score 4, Funny) 225

by mrchaotica (#48171871) Attached to: Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

It's not like 10 years ago it was enjoyable either to use a dumb terminal, and quite frankly I doubt it's improved (I think they were SUN dumb terminals connected to something I can't remember). These days you're still going to compete over resources over a extremely high latency link (relative to computer performance). Not to mention the increased use of graphical elements in the UI.

It's worse... these days we're making our dumb terminals using AJAX.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun