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Comment: Re:Sucks to be you, Elton (Score 1) 709

by seabre (#20097177) Attached to: Elton John Says Internet is Destroying Music
"Sure. Mozart had an impact. Then he died when he was thirty five. We'll never know if he was really any good because we'll never know whether the stuff he would have produced when he was fifty or sixty would be just as good."

Ugh, chances are, you definitely have no idea what you're talking about.
Considering Mozart, I'm assuming you're talking about W.A. Mozart, composed OVER 600 COMPOSITIONS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Moza rt

I'm pretty sure people who know what they're talking about have a good idea of his compositional abilities.

U.S. Gov't Spent $30M On Citizens' Personal Info 181

Posted by timothy
from the someone-call-will-rogers-about-that-payment-thing dept.
infosec_spaz writes "According to a news story on Yahoo! News, the U.S. Government has spent US$30 million in the last year on buying citizens' personal phone records from online brokers...The very ones who Congress is trying to put out of business." From the Article:"Congressional investigators estimated the U.S. government spent $30 million last year buying personal data from private brokers. But that number likely understates the breadth of transactions, since brokers said they rarely charge law enforcement agencies any price." "So...who is getting all of BellSouth, SBC(AT&T) and other phone records?"

Hifn Restricts Crypto Docs, OpenBSD Opens Fire 304

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the don't-tread-on-me dept.
Mhrmnhrm writes "After totally closing off public access to documentation for their chips roughly five years ago, Hifn is again offering them, but with an invasive registration requirement. Needless to say, Theo de Raadt and the rest of the OpenBSD team were not amused, and following a Hifn manager's missive, the gauntlet has been thrown. Either open the docs fully, or be removed from the system. This wouldn't be the first time... the same thing happened to both Adaptec and Intel following similar spats."

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