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Comment Re:I wonder.. (Score 1) 538

So, if I am a good person and strongly support knoppix and want to leave those torrents running 24/7 to *only AT&T ip addresses* it shouldn't count against my cap? For some reason I think AT&T would even count this traffic even though it is all internal. Frankly this would be a fairly easy test to do were someone willing. I would but I am stuck on TimeWarner :-/

Comment Re:Need a better client-side scripting language (Score 3, Informative) 141

And Jython does not have a GIL. In much the same way there are multiple implementations of JS (tracemonkey, spidermonkey, v8, ...) there are multiple implementations of Python (CPython, Jython, PyPy, ...)

In the end, multithreading support is not a language limitation in either language, it usually is a implementation limitation.

Comment Re:While I don't have any use for the program (Score 2, Informative) 171

IANAL, but I think the concept you are looking for is "in plain sight". Programs like this make a lot more things on you computer become visible in a standard search - enough so that the question of whether it qualifies for "in plain sight" has been discussed here and a court case reported on in a slashdot article.

Comment Re:Lessig? (Score 1) 393

This line of thinking confuses the creative genius with the entrepreneur.
However, that is not to say that they are against copyright. Usually, they like the idea of copyright because morally they dislike the idea of some "greedy capitalist" being able to copy / redistribute and make money using their creation. However, I then ask them whether their status as a musician, and consequently further prospects as a musician and song-writer, would be aided or hindered if others distributed their work for them?

What you express here is a lot of the feelings I have about working on open source software. I write programs because it is something that I enjoy doing, in much the same way you seem to enjoy writing music. I would be upset if the work I did was done without any attribution to me as the author. If some company were to take what I have written and make a profit, I would love to hear about it, and I would like to be respected for my creativity. Drawing form these feelings, the *popular* music industry does well with keeping the name of the "author" with the work itself. Some Joe would not think about claiming a popular song as their own (without a legitimate reason).

There is a lot there to think about, but I must say I identified with what you say as a creative producer of a copyrightable material. And, yes, my day job is as a software engineer, so it is always fun to live both the commercial and hobby sides of my creative outlet. Sometimes they mesh and sometimes they are conflicting. Software development is also going though this sort of "identity crisis", so to speak, that the music industry is. They just seem to be taking different approaches at times.


Submission + - OpenOffice Virus Found in Use (zdnet.com.au)

eldavojohn writes: "Remember the 'SB/Badbunny-A' virus that wasn't in the wild yet? Well, according to Symantec, it is and it's not caring what platform you're running. The respective behaviors of the designated worm in the wild: "On Windows systems, it drops a file called drop.bad which is moved to the system.ini in the user's mIRC folder, while executing the Javascript virus badbunny.js that replicates to other files in the folder. On Apple Mac systems, the worm drops one of two Ruby script viruses in files called badbunny.rb and badbunnya.rb. On Linux systems, the worm drops both badbunny.py as an XChat script and badbunny.pl as a Perl virus.""

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