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Comment: Re:Do what you can to support this (Score 1) 188

by vettemph (#49335813) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

Or perhaps this is just a PR stunt to get you to be more lax about encryption. The government is not happy with itself for having created the 'encrypt everything' movement. They would like you to lower your guard.
  The plan should be two fold.
    1) Support this bill
    2) Encrypt everything.

Comment: Re:Sony? (Score 1) 391

by vettemph (#48750569) Attached to: Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Both. I banned Apple from my house when they tried to lock down the itunes format with DRM and banned Sony when they did the root-kit / cd trojan thing. ..and Microsoft when the funded SCO (actually long before that).
  You can't just boycott until they change. These are permanent for me. There has been nothing in my house with these names for ten years or more.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!