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"A brief listening session via a sniffer laptop from a car outside Capitol Centre Apartments Tuesday night indicated that subscribers to Mad City Broadband surf without protection unless they set up security themselves. The apartment complex uses the company's "Mad City-MDU" apartment building service...
Mad City's security precautions correspond to industry standards, according to the company.
USI Wireless, which was contracted by the city of Minneapolis to provide citywide wireless by December, follows a similar system by only encrypting the connection between the access points and the central router.""
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by Kevin Rose at 9pm, May 1st, 2007 in Digg Website
Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.
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I first tried Merr, one of the other wifi vendors, before ResTech and ended up cancelling both. The problem I saw was not signal strength as claimed in the news article, but interference. As noted here on Slashdot by a fellow Madisonian, I see a million other access points downtown, making wifi very difficult to use since I live in an apartment in a dense housing area. The problem wasn't bad when the students were away in the summer, but they came to campus with all their routers.
What does this mean about the future of municipal wifi? I was hopeful that the service would work, and I'd go back if it did, but I'm afraid that until the interference issue is resolved in dense housing, municipal wifi will continue to have problems."
The provisions of the Patent Reform Act would change the patent process from the current "first to invent" system to a "first to file" system like the rest of the world, restrict damages that patent holders can receive for infringement lawsuits, create a new procedure to challenge the validity of a patent after it has been granted, and boost resources for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office."
I do not condone his actions and agree he should be punished but 5 Years in a federal prison for sharing a 35$ movie with no personal financial gain? Drug dealers that "SELL" drugs get 5 years in prison. So I ask the slashdot community. Why should my friend who has no financial gain from sharing the copyrighted material suffer the same sentence as a drug dealer? Why such a high price for giving away a movie? What is a reasonable penalty for seeding copyrighted material? How can I help my friend and get this law changed?