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Comment Re:Just think... (Score 1) 672

hypocrite One entry found. Main Entry: hypÂoÂcrite Listen to the pronunciation of hypocrite Pronunciation: \Ëhi-pÉ(TM)-ËOEkrit\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English ypocrite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hypokritÄ"s actor, hypocrite, from hypokrinesthai Date: 13th century 1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Comment This "trial" was very strange (Score 4, Interesting) 500

"Samuelson opened by saying that during the case the Prosecution missed the main key point - Is The Pirate Bay legal or not? He said that all four defendants should be acquitted since the Prosecution failed to issue individual charges as is required in a criminal case." Tt appears that throughout the whole "trial" that there was very little if any reference to any laws that may have been broken. Not sure how Sweden has their court system setup, but this whole thing just seemed very unprofessional from both sides.

Comment Re:Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? (Score 1) 290

This is how I see them doing it: Currently they simply forward any infringment notice from MPAA/RIAA (sent from mediasentry or whoever) on to the subscriber and then wipe their hands. Once this is implemented they will in addition just add a counter to the account. If it hits 3, then the account is terminated. The actual number of people to get 3 letters is likely small since even though this letter carries little weight in Canada, it still serves the purpose of invoking FUD. The subscriber will likely change his methods once the letter is received - there are 2 choices - stop P2P, or get the files using a method with less chance of another letter.

Comment Don't negotiate with terrorists. (Score 1) 675

This has been learned from many movies, and applies to real life. Kid throws a temper tantrum - you cannot give in as that would be negotiating with terrorists. A LOT of threats are idle. Those that aren't almost always pose more severe consequences for the person doing the threatening. TBH they have just given you a lot of leverage as whoever is doing the threatening must answer to someone. Perhaps it would be prudent to get the contact information of that person and have a little conversation.
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350,000 Linux (Virtual) Desktops Land In Brazil 109

xufem writes "Millions of Brazilian schoolchildren will soon be 'brought up right' running Linux on over 350,000 seats each using PC sharing hardware and software from Userful and KDE. This is world's largest virtual desktop deployment and probably also the world's largest Linux deployment, and seems to have been selected over OLPC by Brazil. Definitely a moment to celebrate — and just in time for Brazilian Carnival which starts tomorrow!"

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