The only area I can image this technology to be succesful in is surveillance. I really hate all the electronic snooping, sniffing and profiling. Can we please have a revolution?
"Water table depletion"
This is a nice reason to go back to the moon for a mission to collect the remains of this 15 ton meteorite.
Given the toll on our highways shown to arise from distracted drivers, is this responsible corporate behavior to protect their product, or an unethical endangering of lives?
I'm glad the this is a neutrally worded question. I've got a similar one. Given the massive breach of our childrens online privacy, do you think underages should be free to visit whatever smut they want on the internet, or is it better to have the ISP install filters for all our safety?
Saudi's have it nowhere as bad as the North Koreans. Look up the Kaechon prison:
(wikipedia) ".. anyone found guilty of committing a crime, which could be as simple as trying to escape North Korea, would be sent to the camp along with that person's entire family. The subsequent two generations of family members would be born in the camp and must also live their entire lives and die there."
Now THAT is a brutal regime. And if you ask me, it's China's responsibility to step in before too many people have died.
net stop dnsclient
I'm sure you can somehow change your DNS cache to flush immediately.
Run a local DNS server on the same machine for extra points. I bet the cheat authors will respond by implementing their own DNS lookup.
I am a consumer. I have lots of rights or Steam wouldn't be allowed to take my money. I don't care about their terms when they are illegal. If they think they can take drastic measures they'd better be well prepared for consumer watchdog hell to be unleashed. Especially for a service which is rumored to bring in over a billion dollar in yearly revenue.
It would be much easier to replace your ipconfig executable (or disallow access to it from steam)
That means, if Johnny Random wants to be able to play the game in a certain way (getting achievements), that I cannot play the game in the way that I want to. Only the way the game developers intend to.
Will you be crafting DNS request packets by hand? If not, then you will still go through the windows IP stack, regardless of your DNS server.
The best way to combat such government behavior is a real life DDOS. Everyone should report at Heathrow claiming to know Snowden, Assange and de Miranda. Carry encrypted thumb drives with you (chockfull with vile porn ofcourse). Refuse to decrypt without a court order. This will overload the system within 24 hours.
It would be even funnier if millions of ordinary citizens would end up on the no fly list. Report all government personnel and officials for spying! After all, they are part of a government with a broad illegal spying program targeted against their own population. So report them at home and overseas so they end up on no fly lists. Once a critical mass of people disallowed to fly has been reached, especially public servants, these programs will quickly get a review.
This is so wrong and against privacy laws (at least in the EU), this would be equal to the IRS regularly scanning your history to see if you visit sites with tips for tax dodging. The police arresting everyone who visits lockpicking tutorials. The RIAA arresting everyone for possession of an internet account, Or the TSA l.. oh wait, they already do that. But at least the TSA can claim that their work is in the public interest.
Besides. This is a new definition of guilty by association.
" all Steam users have agreed to abide by specific online conduct"
I would say this is only valid while using a Steam product. the way it is worded in TFA sounds more like a lifestyle where you have to abide to their rules at all times. Steam makes it even illegal to cheat in games from their competitors!
This is so ridiculous, all I can do is wait for the class action lawsuit to commence. Steam is done with, if this turns out to be true.
Maybe he shouldn't have been playing mr. Rapist, then. If the victim were my sister or daughter he would have larger problems than a remote chance on extradition. If you ask me, Assange is full of bullshit, he is soooooo important, the whole world's apparently after him.
Depends on the pay. I doubt that a company using these will be able to attract decent employees for decent pay. Either they get all the losers who are unable to get a decent job or they will have to pay triple to get the 'A-Players' to wear this. ANd the 'losers' are not the type of employees who can work independent or attend constructive meetings anyway.
Unless *every* company introduces these or they are mandated by the state, I cannot see this technology work.