Computers could be considered as "means to access illegal content" as much as Thepiratebay gets to be guilty of "providing means to get illegal content". One lawsuit and kiss your processor goodbye.
Awesome news for AMD fanboys though. This could mean several new clients for AMD.
I think this is actually a fairly complex question. Should the user be trusted to do whatever he wants with his machine even if it's highly unsecure? One might say he should be able to do what he wants because he bought the machine and it belongs to him.
But then again there are people controlling several thousands of compromised computers in a botnet to cause harm to others. Many of these computers belong to people who couldn't be trusted when it came to the security of their system and someone else might be harmed because of that. It's like selling an assault rifle to someone who keeps it on top of a table within reach of a window (sorry about the horrible analogy. I tried to think of a car one but couldn't).
It might work good for a reasonably fair country like the US but in crap countries like mine where everything is run by cartels and everything is outrageously overpriced I can see myself paying equivalent to 2 dollars per gigabyte or so. Maybe more. And if America implements this the world will eventually follow.
I might look like a hardcore old-school wannabe but IMHO all this bloat makes it more confusing than it helps. I prefer the simpler to-the-point BIOS the way it is now. It's not like I go into the BIOS everyday anyway.
The aliens have technology to travel several lightyears and have nothing better to do than jerk around screwing with peoples heads? I say don't track the useless bastards. Just let them keep flying around and doing nothing.
I haven't read it entirely but does it mention anything about alien forms of life? I'm guessing not. Did God just leave it to us to decide how to deal with aliens? And how could He have forgotten to tell us about such a hugely important part of His creation?
That all considering that there are forms of life outside of Earth, which I firmly belive there is because mathematically it sounds feasible.