There is a very loud and very small group of geeks that really care about anonymity. It's not everyone, and it's not even all the older geeks; there are plenty of us old-timers who don't have these cyberpunk yearnings and prefer networks that use real names (or just don't care). It's unfortunate that this anonymity bunch has come to be thought of as representative of geekdom.
So unless you have leading questions, you reject the polls? Nice.
Cute skit, but we're talking a Gallup poll here.
For as much as the technolibertarian parts of the geek community loves to rage against the TSA, they're not actually that unpopular with the general public. There's some good poll data on this.
The article is disappointingly vague and hand-wavy. Either the science is bullshit, or this summary is. Given that it's from India, I am leaning towards guessing the former; there's a lot of great research that happens in the country, but there's also a lot of pseudoscience that happens that's designed to give warm fuzzies to Indian nationalists who think they can undo the horrors of colonialisation and recapture national pride by beating the drum of "Vedic Math". Some of their flashier salesmen make it to the US and sell it to deluded new-agers and the other uneducated, portraying it as exotic deep knowledge "from the East".
I find it hard to believe that claims like this are supportable as good science at this point.
They'll have to figure out a way of detecting us first, and I think writing a decent law that would target this reasonably would be pretty tough.
It'd be amusing, perhaps as amusing as spammers suing Google for the right to spam your mailbox.
You are aware that that's not that hard to program once you have the information, right?
It'd be great if we could get them to object to and block every single new topical TLD.
Profit is not something people are entitled to; they can seek it, but there are various other societal interests in most things they might do, and those things have to be figured in. Usually through regulation.
I am not a business. Businesses need accountants and legal help as part of their ordinary existence, and they're artificial entities to begin with.
I am so glad that systems need to be perfect and costs need to be 0 before we're willing to accept them.
You might have a case for hypocrisy if you could find my support for a "fight the man" mentality. As-is, you don't.
Anyone whose brings "against my belief system" to a court of law and expects special consideration because of that should lose.
Fonts are a lot more complicated than you think. You're not going to easily be able to convert a given imagefile into a font.
1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!