... and ignored requests to take down infringing material
Bullshit there. Megaupload removed every link to infringing material where notice was given that it was infringing copyright in accordance with the DMCA. They were in fact very careful to comply with the DMCA. What they didn't do was remove links to the same material that weren't in the notice.
Megaupload hashed every file and if more than one person uploaded the same file, they only stored it once and linked both accounts to the same file. So their approach makes sense - if Peter and Paul both upload the same file and Peter is violating copyright it doesn't mean Paul is also (he may even be the creator.)
In real life of course there are often many violators posting the same file, and Megaupload were well aware that piracy was a huge driver of their success. Nevertheless, your statement is factually incorrect.
Slider phones just don't sell well
I've always suspected that line was bullsh*t. Moving parts on the phone may have just cost more in fixes under warranty.
Emacs would be a hell of an operating system if someone would just write a decent text editor for it.
My favourite used to be, "Eight Mb And Constantly Swapping." Now guess how old that joke is...
It isn't a block, it is a warning. Works just fine.
Today it's a warning.
It is opinion.
I do not claim it is wrong.
I am not denigrating the author.
It is, however, just an opinion published on someone's blog. Hence the disclaimer (if you read all the way to the bottom.)
Slashdot is supposed to publish news for nerds, and this is not that.
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