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Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 223

Well, actually, I'm not :-)

I'm not arguing that society benefits from waste, quite the opposite in fact.

I'm only arguing that current measures of wealth (GDP) actually count these things on the plus side. Commuting is known to increase GDP, as is the kind of war the US is engaged in, accidents and indeed broken windows.

I was arguing GDP is a broken measure of wealth, Some agree, but it's unclear if you do!

Comment Waste is what drives the economy (Score 4, Insightful) 223

Just like war, commuting and other essentially completely worthless phenomena, waste of programmer time makes money exchange hands, and therefore increases GNP.

In this case: who would want to be the first to go out on a limb publically and say "I want to decrease the IT sector by 50%"?

Don't blame me, I didn't design that stupid measure.

Submission + - Swedish Pirate Party to Host New WikiLeaks Servers ( 1

Ezel writes: The Pirate Party will host several new WikiLeaks servers. This was agreed during Julian Assange’s visit to Stockholm last weekend, and the Pirate Party is happy to announce that everything has been finalized.
Last week, the Pirate Party challenged the other Swedish parties to assist WikiLeaks in its democratic effort. The Pirate Party has been the first to step up uo the plate, and keeps calling on others to defend freedom of the press in Sweden. As a result, WikiLeaks have commissioned a number of new servers that will be hosted and taken care of by the Pirate Party.

The Pirate Party will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge as part of its political mission.

Submission + - Pirate Party to host The Pirate Bay in parliament ( 1

m94mni writes: The Swedish Pirate Party has announced today that they will host The Pirate Bay from inside the Swedish parliament, should they gain enough votes (4%) in the elections on September 19. The party plans to take advantage of parliamentary immunity to protect information freedom from being abused be the entertainment industry.

Submission + - MEP wants to eliminate anonymity on the internet (

m94mni writes: The European Parliament wants to monitor your internet searches for child porn offenders, as previously reported ( The declaration was adopted yesterday, and in an interview with the Swedish news outlet the Italian MEP Tiziano Motti behind declaration shares his views on internet and anonymity. In essence, Motti wants to completely eliminate anonymity on the internet. "Each upload of text, images or video clips must be tracable by the authorities", says Motti. This is in line with the secretive UN intitiative Q6/17, revealed two years ago ( Is the decisive fight for anonymity on the internet coming closer?

Submission + - Utah Firing Squad Execution Announced Via Twitter (

eldavojohn writes: At midnight local time, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced on Twitter the go ahead to execute convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner. The twitter post shows that in modern times the people, the government and media are turning to social media like Twitter to exchange announcements on even the most politically controversial activities.

Comment Re:lame (Score 1) 236

I have never bought anything from apple, and I hope I never will. My worry is not about myself, but about the majority of internet users and what these developments will do to the market.

I don't want a world where every startup needs to ask themselves "will ths be accepted by the Apple censors?"

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