The thing I don't get is what kind of doors you guys have in USA. I want to believe that what you see in TV is just fiction and that doors don't go down with a kick, but even then...The average door in Europe is reinforced and it would take some ram hits before going down, and that assuming the door is not bolted. Heck, the police usually needs to call the firefighters to come with their heavy duty saws when they need to evict someone. So even if police were so reckless here to enter houses guns blazing (which they don't) they would have a pretty hard time doing so.
As of lately, I've used my Wii more as a divx player than a gaming console. I can stream divx movies via WiFi directly from mi PC harddrive in the other room to the TV. No way I'm going to downgrade to 4.3.
Also, I can't understand why Nintendo does not support other uses of the Wii. It's like if Sony would actively try to prevent the PS3 from being used to play bluerays ??
The moral of the story is to have something in your sleeve before applying pressure to your current company.
That works when you have a prima donna to start with. If you have an underpaid guy, good luck finding an equally skilled candidate willing to work for 75% of the salary (and that it's not going to walk out of the door 3 months later when he finds a decent job).
Well, in my first job we did raid a printer and a rack. With my manager telling me "lets wait till lunch hour, there will be no one there" and then "lets go through this other corridor, there's usually no one there".
So I can believe the chairs raid
Back on topic, the fact that the company is not willling to hire more people does not mean they won't give a salary raise that would cost them a lot less than hiring another guy (even a junior). You're not going to double your income, but unless the company is in deep shit, you can maybe get a half-decent raise.
800,000 that should have been spent in the first place to secure the network.
Someone breaks into your house but doesn't take anything of value. You would think that's ok because the intrusion was largely harmless?
The fact is he hacked into government servers he had no business accessing. We can argue motives and harm done all we want but it doesn't change the fact a crime was committed.
If someone breaks into your house cos you left the door and windows wide open and steals nothing, any sane person would consider himself lucky and from that day on remember to close the goddam doors.
Well... in Spain we have two high courts: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. Judges for both of those courts are appointed by the Congress (yay, so much for separation of powers), so... while you can't just fire judges you can make sure the ones you don't like never get to any High Court.
Pressure has already been applied and laws are on their way. The government tried to sneak a "close website if someone complains about P2P" law inside a packet of economic measures. But the public opinion (a ton of bloggers and webs made it sure the general public was informed) forced them to step it down a little and president Zapatero promised no webs would be closed without a court order (if we can trust him thats another matter altogether).
The new Spanish IP law can be summed up as "As we don't like the judges decision, we're making a special commission to deal with copyright claims so we can shut down websites with almost no judicial supervision or monitoring". To add insult to the injury the name of that commission is Sección Segunda (Second Section), which shortens to SS, a fact that makes Godwin's law apply really really fast
Now it's quite possible that they're going to pass that law anyway now that all the fuss has passed away, but they will probably have real problem to enforce it considering that:
-Webs are protected by Freedom of Speech. Most (not all) the judges will not close one unless you have a very good motivation.
-After it's first application is quite probably going straight to the (spanish) Constitutional Court, as Freedom of Speech right (unlike IP rights) is considered a "constitutional right" and has special protections in the constitution.
So... interesting times in Spain for those of us who follow P2P-related news and courts decisions.
Ha! In Sweden maybe. In Spain, Portugal, Italy... no way!
You'd be amazed to know that some lawyers actually know the difference between law and justice and sometimes don't do their best on purpose, thus helping the other part indirectly. It's rare, but I know that for a fact.
I think that's probably what's going on.
If it wasn't so long, I'd use your post for my signature.
Lol, I've even seen webapps using an animated gif as a progress bar