but it didn't raise the prices of e-books the publishers were selling
the customer pays a little more
The post you are reacting to is talking about publisher price. You/the SJ quote is talking about customer price.
I have to question the accuracy and bias of your post.
Don't get fooled by your own bias...
I think you miss the point. His post seems to be about moderating that is incorrect these days.
He might be 'off topic' but he is not 'flamebait' as he is currently moderated. His complaint therefor seems proofed by the moderation of his post.
There is not much discussion possible if people moderate everybody down with another opinion.
I can give you a thousand viruses and worms I'm immune to.
That is a nice FUD to cover for the fact that Linux doesn't run windows executables. Or are you telling me Linux can detect before hand if an executable is going to cause harm?
How to exploit linux remotely? troll full_disclosure or milw0rm till someome finds a remote vuln and posts sample code. or find one yourself.
How to exploit linux using a drive-by exploit? do the same thing, but look for browser exploits.
(replace linux with any other OS and it still works)
You've never met people who latch on to expressions without really knowing what they mean?
Yeah, i got stung by an automated anti-fraud system when i tried to book a flight ticket (relatively large purchase), had to call up the card provider and explain that i really did want to go there..
Then when i arrived, my card again got suspended because i was using it out of my normal country, in the place i had just bought a ticket to and told them all about it. I then had to pay exorbitant phone charges to call them and explain again.
Perhaps because people don't want them. Very simple market rule. Demand!
Especially not the people at Redmond.
The Swiss make the best stuff of course
At the screenshots.
It was an XP theme with a taskbar at the bottom and.
That's not impressive, they hadn't worked out the icons to look the same for instance.
So, well, not impressed.
But, yeah, sure, grandma and grandpa won't notice that it's not windows until they try to do anything out of the ordinary.
Also, it's never good enough to be almost as good, not even good enough to be as good.
You have to be better.
Therefore, this is a typically bad idea for linux in general, especially since it tells us "We can't do better than microsofts almost decade old OS".
The parent is from Europe, it seems. Certainly at least large part of the continent, when visiting US, does get fingerprinted and required to fill out ridiculous forms.
The Korean on-line banking was starting to be implemented something like 12 years ago. Back then when Netscape was the dominant web browser, IE was something like 5.x, and there was no serious open-source alternative. Pretty much all the users were using either IE or netscape, so they couldn't force them to use some kind of in-house browser, nor afford to develop a new browser.
There once was a period that Netscape was supported, but no banks support it anymore because Netscape's market share turned to something close to zero.
I agree that the situation is pretty crazy because nowdays banks install mandatory 'keyboard protection' and 'anti-virus' plugins sort of stuff, which installs malware-like keyboard sniffing, system-crippling device drivers. Many people gets disgusted by this situation, but I sort of understand that the banks had no choice.
If somebody loses money even due to some client-side rootkit (such as keylogging), they still have the risk to be liable, and the court usually rules in favor of the victims.
The Korean on-line banking system is actually much more than merely SSL - every user has their own RSA certificate, their own passphrases, which expires every year. Signatures of the transactions are made on the client-side. Thus, simply having the password isn't enough to make a transactions - you need the certificate, the passphrase of the certificate, the password of the bank account, and finally, the password for logging in to the bank's website.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward mastery of a subject -- the actual enemy is the unknown. -- Thomas Mann