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Comment Units... (Score 2) 90

"about the size of a loaf of bread", "much thinner than a single human hair". How many football fields will this satellite travel? How many Statue of Liberties high will this thing orbit?

Comment Scary (Score 1) 112

That's pretty frightening. I would think this would be a pain in the ass to discover, and you'd end up replacing motherboards on servers/workstations trying to figure out why they kept crashing. I mean, who would flash their network card as a troubleshooting step?

Comment No pity (Score 1) 449

Bike thieves are the worst kind of scum. Restricting someone from encryption is just ignorant. I guess this kid shouldn't use an ATM, credit card, or any other electronic transaction. Not to mention he shouldn't work anywhere where they use email, a database that encrypted, or even a secure web page.

Comment Re:What about Google? (Score 2, Insightful) 137

I bet Google and Yahoo would have the PR issues of The Pirate Bay if they put a big-ass pirate flag on their site, and the majority of their search engine content was designed to point you to illegal or grey-legal content.

You can't compare Yahoo and Google to The Pirate Bay. They are not even in the same ballpark. Yahoo and Google are trying to run a search engine, and it would be impossible to filter every link they encounter for the possibility of linking illegal content.

Simply, the Pirate Bay's focus is to provide links to large files. A good portion of those large files probably shouldn't be distributed without a license. Google and Yahoo by lack of exclusion to link to copyrighted content. The Pirate Bay was designed to link to copyrighted content, and does it by inclusion. As evidence... the big-ass pirate flag.

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