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Comment Re:Can't have everything for free forever. (Score 5, Insightful) 98

Obligatory "I live in Romania and I have a 1Gbit (up/down) connection for less than $15 a month.". And it really does work at those speeds. When I installed WoW it downloaded the client at 100MB/s, 19GB went so fast I thought I already had it installed previously.

The thing is 3g/4g connections while cheap still have data caps which sucks.

Comment Re:Why is not itself a civil offense? (Score 2) 190

It would be just as you say it should in a world of common sense. Bullying people with lawsuits and using the justice system to do your bidding should be punished harshly. Specifically, the people responsible for this should be punished, not the company (i.e. just slapping them with a fine or with court costs).

However as it looks to me (disclaimer, I'm not from the USA), the US justice system is taking everything literally and specifically. For example, just this week someone was complaining that there is no specific law against online harrasment. Why should there be? Shouldn't there be a law against harrasment and have that blanket every possible medium?

Honestly, to me as an outsider, all these lawsuits about copyright, privacy, antitrusts, piracy and so on that I see in the news every day sound like an argument with a teenager. Just a ton of energy expended "explaining" to him something that he clearly understands but still doesn't want to accept so he keeps saying stuff like "nuh-uh, I was crossing my fingers when I said that, it doesn't count".

Comment Re:Eh? (Score 4, Informative) 70

Not really, heuristic analysis means looking for specific patterns in code or other data. Things like the program setting himself to start at bootup while deleting itself from the initial run location and so on.

What this guys does is divide the code in small pieces and comparing those. The thing is I know for a fact that AVs today already do that so unless he has some really smart way of analyzing those "structures" his research is too late.

Disclaimer: I used to work at an AV company and actually I used to work on the part of the product that does exactly what this guys does.

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