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Comment Can't stop the Signal! (Score 1) 376

Its interesting when you hear about countries and their uprisings the news talks about how they Twitter to get the word out and lately countries like Iran try to seize their internet so as not to allow these protesters to get the word out. With countries trying to control what is getting out to the real world the fall back position just might be old school Ham Radio.

"You can't stop the signal"

Comment Re:Dear FSF (Score 1) 1634

This is just Steve Jobs creating an "appliance". He has tried to implement this before on a general computing type of plaform with failure.

The iPAD is probably a better fit for it. And yes, Mac OS X would definitely not be held to that type of closure.

Move along, nothing to see here.... Buy the appliance or buy a laptop.

Comment Translation: (Score 1) 112

'We will not proceed with implementation of additional tests until further consultation with our customers and other interested parties, ensuring that community needs are being met.'"

Meaning, we realized that we could attract some serious legal/legislative visibility by targeting areas where we have a near monopoly with a tiered pricing system.

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