To say I am ashamed of the actions the the Government to even threaten the Ecuador embassy with stripping it of its diplomatic status.
For the alleged crimes Assange has committed this action is way way way over the top and obvious for all to see.
I may be about to open up a shit storm upon myself but this needs to be said.
I'll hold my hands up and say I am an internet marketer (aka SEO & the rest to those who have heard of it) and I know the majority of people hate advertisements especially here on my much loved/. but it's kind of needed unless folk would like a pay wall on every website?
In regards to tracking this is useful to create more relevant ads (usually), it's not perfect I'd admit but unless you want to let us marketeers to read your thoughts that's the only way it'd be truly relevant. However if you think marketing is annoying at the moment imagine what it'd be like if we couldn't track anyone to supply the current type of advertisement. We'd have to resort to TV style adverts or pay walls on every website. So tell me do you prefer the current adverts on Slashdot or would you prefer a 3 minute video every time you came here?
If marketeers can't target specific people in specific(ish) ways we'd have to resort to the broader style of marketing and I would hate the web if it became like that.
I don't understand some of the hate here for Steam, sure I use it and may be a little bias but it is the least most disruptive DRM, you can take your games to a different PC if you want (all you need is a login) and is so easy to join in games with friends if they are already in a game.
I'm right handed and live in the UK so all those things are on my left hand, does that mean the UK's being discriminating against use righties!?
Being serious, I don't think I could use the gearstick/radio with my right hand now.
Make friends with people around the world to get around this, simply get them to buy you L4D2 as a gift through Steam and because your buddy bought it in a 'unmodded' country, you'll get all the gore!
BTW - this does work, a friend buys a German guy all his stuff so he has the gore and then PayPal's him back the cash