Are you sure it wasn't canceled for a lack of hot tub Eloi and hot tub Morlocks?
The next step will be to build a torrent site that will host all the torrent sites that don't host themselves.
Plus a mirror of a few of the torrent sites that do host themselves, for added protection against both hardware failure and paradoxes.
If hardware keyboards are such "a dead technology", why do PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS still have hardware directional pads, analog sticks, and buttons, as opposed to relying on multitouch with zero tactile feedback the way the iPhone and Android devices do? For game genres using directional as opposed to positional input, even the widely panned Turbo Touch 360 gamepad is better than a flat sheet of glass. So there's at least one niche of applications best served by a specialized input device that helps the user align his fingers without looking at them. BlackBerry fans believe that e-mail is another.
Even if you make a second proofreading pass on an article typed on a touch screen, placing the insertion point near a particular word to correct it is a pain too. Or do I just have overly fat fingers?
I wonder how hard it'd be to take The Open Bay and turn it into a "LegitTorrent" site centered around works under a Creative Commons license or other licenses for free cultural works. Such a site would promptly respond to OCILLA notices to help discover uploaders that have been engaging in license laundering.
I guess Open Bay sites could associate reputation with an OpenID identifier, public key, or other identifier that remains constant from site to site. Have there been attacks on the Advogato trust metric yet?
My intent was not to make a rigorous argument from current law but to make a statement about the morality of cloning. Law rarely perfectly matches morality. Pajitnov's actions through The Tetris Company combined with his previous statements, such as that free software "destroys the market" and "should never have existed", imply that he believes that cloning is immoral. But by that standard, he used the product of immorality to make his flagship product.
What makes you think that Windows is less forcibly bundled with new PCs in eastern Europe than anywhere else?
The fact that it's still possible to build a desktop PC from parts.
There is a difference after all between "Polish metal" (geographic connotations) and "polish metal" (to make shiny).
Not at the beginning of a sentence.
Or, as another example, the sentences "I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse" and "I helped my uncle jack off a horse".
Or better yet, "I went to my Uncle Jack's stud farm and helped him jack off a horse". Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Should I be responsible for what IBM did in the 1940s if I use an IBM product?
Should Pajitnov be personally responsible for what the lawyers of the people he sold his rights to are doing?
Last time I checked, the Tetris keiretsu (Tetris Holding, The Tetris Company, and Blue Planet Software) was managed by Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers. So yes.
It's a bad thing if you're trying to sell them a new computer that can run a newer operating system such as Xubuntu 14.04 or perhaps Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell.
FYI: My high end laptop, which was purchased this year, has a slot loading Blu-Ray burner.
And there's a pattern to this. Among laptops that ship with Windows, only the larger ones tend to come with optical drives. For example, Ultrabook laptops tend to omit one.
When the goods are electronic this is even easier
When the goods are electronic, you are making the copy yourself. (I can dig up court cases if you want.) If the copyright on the underlying work is still in effect, you are violating the law.
As long as you aren't using any apps that verify both ends of the cert communication
Apps like this probably don't work over an ordinary HTTP proxy anyway. Nor do they typically need caching, so you could probably just run them straight out to the Internet.
as long as you don't care or need to see whether certs have EV
Then have the proxy verify the EV and use a separate EV certificate (which you have accepted in your browser)
especially when working in some industries where SSL inspection of various classes of traffic can be illegal due to breach's of various privacy and confidentiality laws
If deep inspecting HTTPS for the sole purpose of office-wide caching is illegal, then deep inspecting HTTP ought to be illegal too.
That's what I meant. What's the benefit of owning a copy over streaming?