I see nothing to indicate this region lock stops anyone from buying games from the US Steam store. All it does is stops people who aren't in Russia from buying from the Russian Steam store at Russian prices and people who are in Russia from buying from the Russian Steam store then gifting the game to someone not in Russia.
This is not a new bill, it is an amendment to the "Defence Trade Controls Act 2012".
I see nothing to suggest that, say, exporting open source cryptographic software without a permit is more illegal under this bill than it is as things stand right now. I did 6 months working for Motorola doing software development back in 2005 or so and I remember they had training and stuff regarding export controls including export controls on cryptography.
The actual list of what is export controlled is the same list as used in every other country that is a signatory to the same international export control treaty.
As for the bill itself, if it (or the bill it amends) DOES make exporting cryptography (or other software) illegal (or if that stuff is otherwise illegal) then people should use the public consultation process (or letters to their local MPs and senators) asking for exemptions that cover open source software so that it becomes possible to continue development and use of such software in Australia.
Isn't the biggest problem for these digital currencies the fact that their can be an infinite number of competing currencies?
If that's their biggest problem, they are in better shape than I thought.
It's not a concern about maniacs hitting 18,000 theaters simultaneously, its about hitting one. Even if a single theater is attacked by one moron doing a copy cat attack, the people injured could sue the living bejesus out of Sony, and an the PR spin would be even worse than it is now. Personally, I think it should be leaked to the internet, so about a billion people can see what only a few million would have seen otherwise, and then release and uncut directors version on DVD 6 months from now after all this insanity has died down.
> It is not known how the US government has determined that North Korea is the culprit
Of course it's known. The same way they established that Iraq had chemical weapons. The method is known as "because we say so".
Are you joking? I thought it was well established that there were chemical weapons in Iraq we just only found weapons designed by us, built by Europeans in factories in Iraq. And therefore the US didn't trumpet their achievements. In the case of Iraqi chemical weapons, the US established that Iraq had chemical weapons not because they said so but because Western countries had all the receipts.
They stand to lose tens of millions unless they're smart about how they do a private release now.
They will release straight to DVD, and they will make a killing. Wait, that came out wrong
You can't take down a full movie theatre with one suicide bomber, you would need several (at least one for each screen, somehow synchronized to maximize damage).
So you attend several ahead of time and plant bombs while you're there, there's loads of places in the average theater where you could hide an explosive. Then you set them off by cellphone. It's not rocket surgery. That nobody has done this already proves just how few terrists there actually are active on merican soil.
You got it wrong. Getting elected is how to get the American media to control you.
You all got it wrong. Controlling the American media is how you get elected.
You're missing the point. They didn't choose not to show the movie because of a terrorist threat. They chose not to show the movie because it would cost them money. Regardless of what they say, they are not taking the threat seriously.
They are acting like they are, so the damage is done. They have promoted kowtowing to terrorists.
What they are taking seriously is the number of customers who would choose not to come see The Interview
That sounds to me like taking it seriously.
I made it 2/3rds deep before I realized I was wasting my life
And that you could have just read TINAG.
I read quickly, because I'm good at it, so I enjoyed Reamde. But if you're slow, you might need to try another author.
So much for the 'information superhighway'.
Wow, you just invalidated your entire comment. Thanks!
Fire up wireshark, sort by DNS and pick any well known website at random. why are there all these queries for dozens of others sites?
Because you're not running ghostery. HTH, HAND.
Encryption has a cost, it isn't free.
Thermodynamics, how does it work!@!@@#!!
It increases CPU utilisation and power consumption.
Negligibly for the user; only slightly for the server end if specialized hardware is used.
It interferes with caching
Only at the proxy level.
and reduces network efficiency.
...and only if you're using proxy caching.
This is a dumb idea. A very dumb idea.
It's still smarter than making it easy to intercept your communications.
You say dumb, but some of us have been calling for end-to-end encryption of all communications since forever. If we have a right to privacy, then we should protect it by default. To me, dumb is enabling a surveillance state by not using encryption. In fact, I call that evil.
These clothes will be easy to steal, because you can just wrap them up in a wad and they will block their own theft tag. And once you've stolen them, you can use them to steal other items, because they will block theft tags. Sounds awesome for theives and like total wankery for everyone else.