agree, but it's difficult to argue that it's Orwellian to monitor that which could be visually monitored if only you were a savant.
Red herring. It's not difficult to argue at all, because it's the aggregation that's Orwellian, not the mere monitoring. Even savants are not omniscient.
incidentally, you can by cnc machines and cnc lathes for making it for cheaper than the metal printer used for this.
I'd like to see a subtractive-manufacturing machine that's FOSS in the same way that a RepRap is. Does such a thing exist?
With that much corn, you could build a palace!
That's where borders on the kingdom come in handy.
The pharmacy billing software company I work for hires people like you to be product owners.
You know what? Fuck all this "no expectation of privacy" bullshit!
Sure, anything people do in public could be observed. But those are the keywords: "anything could." Not "everything will." And certainly not "everything will be observed and then get stored forever in an instantly-searchable government database!"
This Orwellian shit needs to stop.
But then you'd just end up with the keylogger in the PS2->USB converter instead.
Plus, you'd be missing the meta key. (Oooh, maybe the Open Keyboard Alliance should produce a modern version of the Space Cadet keyboard...!)
I fail to understand how that is different than just about every human being I know.
We don't just need term limits, we need influence limits. But that comes back to distributism- that given Original Sin, it is far better to have 1000 small governments than one big large one, 1000 small businesses than one big large one.
As usual, under the guise of "protecting consumers" or "it's for our own safety," government is giving itself a bit more power over the peasant class.
So what you're saying is that it's time to found the Open Keyboard Alliance?
(Actually it probably is, considering the fact that you could fit an entire SoC, complete with wireless connection to the NSA, in a keyboard these days.)
"Asshole?" No. "Extremist?" I'd say so. (But that's a feature, not a bug!)