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Comment Unregulated (Score 1) 204

This is probably the most troubling part. If an entity that is at odds with the US could choose to deploy malware that would affect not just military, government or corporate networks, but civilian computers and services. There needs to be a cyberspace analogue to the Geneva Convention, to prevent the cyberwarfare from causing damage to civilian networks and services. Will these regulations follow or even enforcable? Probably not, but it's a nice thought.

Comment Big Surprise (Score 4, Insightful) 172

Pharmacutical companies, especially in the US, are constantly making dubious claims, and marketing products that, occasionally, provide more suffering in the form of side-effects, than the disease they are designed to treat. It's generally accepted that these companies are genuinely apathetic to the medical issues, and simply do anything they can to maximize profit. Next, you'll be telling me that the firearms industry deliberately pressures governments into military action.

Comment Re:This is great news! (Score 0) 299

Chinese proverb... gift horse... oral hygiene. Something like that. Steam, as DRM, isn't as obtrusive as other systems, and, let's face it, larger developers and publishers are going to be leary of porting to Linux without some reassurance that the "filty pirates" won't just user their "hacker software" to download a copy. Is it ideal? Probably not, if your an up-tight FOSS zealot who won't even install proprietary video drivers. Does it help developers take Linux seriously as a platform? More than likely.

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