I mean, seriously. At least tone it down a little. You're making the <b>Earth</b> move.
[...] dubbed 'Borgora' attacks. Up to 100 companies were victims, and some are speculating that resistance to such attacks is futile.
I for one welcome our new Aurorean Overlords.
Now let's see this PDF fi
I live in Sao Paulo, in a middle class neighborhood where the law sort of works, work in a cyber cafe. I have had policemen, who can barely double click an icon, walk in insinuating they will confiscate everything because there is pirate software.
I live in Sao Paulo, you insensitive clod!
If the cops were in ur coffeeshops, stealing ur puterz, then the law sort of doesn't work. AFAIK there's only a small task force authorized to do that, provided they have a warrant from the ABES (Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Software) and even that was only after larger companies and those major bootleggers.
Yeah, cops here can be an ass if you let them bully you. I'd get their names and badges, ask for a warrant and file a serious report on their asses if they tried that on me.
Fuck those dirty cops.
And it's true, when I lived in Jabaquara, most Lan houses were all about piracy. Cable jacking and counter-strike galore. Truth is, in general you don't see anyone buying legal software unless they run a business that gets audited. We have so much more serious stuff going on, legal software is extremely overpriced and you find people selling pirate CDs on every street, the notion of copyright infringement is slim at best. You have people hijacking cable modems, open Wi-Fis everywhere.
On the bright side, our government loves Linux, thanks to our *nix zealots in the south and our leftist president. They're doing a bunch of cool stuff like putting linux boxes in public schools, computers with Internet at subways and such. There's a serious Digital Inclusion program going on, wouldn't be a bad place to get a job in IT right now.
Telefonica is such a crappy, old and monopolist ISP, can't even keep their backbone running right, let alone implement any sort of verification or throttling. They are so bad they were actually banned from selling ADSL by Anatel for almost a year. But they virtually own the entire state, cable being available only in São Paulo and adjacent cities.
NET and Ajato are a little better, though both throttle P2P (unless you encrypt) and have a monthly cap (that can be circumvented by changing your MAC address).
And they are all heavily overpriced. I pay around U$70/mo for a sloppy 2Mb Telefonica ADSL that rarely reaches 200kbps. Their boxes are saturated and their tech support is a joke.
Compared to those fellas, we are the Pirate Party. Yarr!
You missed my point: Although I'm a firm believer in Hanlon's razor (Never ascribe to malice what you can to incompetence), I find it extraordinarily difficult to believe that the same nation that put a man on the moon cannot figure out how to reliably or profitably run a train service between DC and Boston.
One can only conclude, then, that governmental regulation of the railroads was designed with the intent of strangling the rail industry. It's no secret that the government was in cahoots with the auto industry for a great many years (particularly when much of this regulation was put in place).
I do not believe that government regulation is intrinsically corrupt, although I do believe that it can be prone to poisoning, as was the case here. Virtually every rail network on the planet is nationalized, and all of America's peers (with the exception of Canada) have absolutely no problem making the trains run quickly and on time.
So imagine if you had a Beowulf cluster of these, they could like, self-power forever?
This likely involves cats strapped to buttered bread, for maximum effect.
Somebody shut down
Hmm I wonder how one could prevent this kind of mischief? Let's see... using Rails, you could:
In your Controller:
:conditions => params[:student])
In your View:
<%= h @student.html_summary %>
TFA shows an ASP site with some clear querystring id tied to a WHERE clause? Ack! You lost experience!
Oh, Saints Row 2 had some serious co-op potential. Except it didn't. That was the most absurdly terrible port I've ever actually tried to play.
Freezing every 5 seconds at 5fps on my über PC on lowest settings is just unacceptable. By the third time you explode in horribly low graphics in a teleporting car crash and fail some mission - with another player, you just give up. How is someone capable of selling such a terrible, unplayable port and getting away with it is beyond me.
I'd say SR2 is on the top list there.
Meta studies are fine, but the author MUST include the list of studies, and why they chose those specific studies.
IT looks like peer review is already riping the guy another new one.
The rich get rich, and the poor get poorer. The haves get more, the have-nots die.