Daemonax writes: The BBC reports that legal firm 'Wiggin' (no relation to Ender) have released their findings from a survey conduct with 1,500 UK consumers on how likely they are to continue 'piracy' after certain measures are taken. They found that 33% would stop if they received a letter from their ISP and 80% would stop if the letter were followed by actions such as cutting their internet connection. One does have to wonder how the remaining 20% would keep going with their internet connection cut. That their numbers are not based upon data gathered from real tests who would take this seriously?
Daemonax writes: After years of trying to control his computer, Richard Stallman has moved to Windows. The famous hacker is quoted as saying "I've always fought for control over computers, and if there is any system out there that is synonymous with control, it's Windows". When a young Free Software advocate pointed out that "Windows takes control away from you" Stallman quickly sliced him in two with his trusty katana while he installed XEmacs on his new Vista laptop.