Absolutely - the lepers deserve better than to be stuck with those people.
No, it's not marked "Download Internet Explorer 9". It's marked "Internet Explorer 9", which is the search term that the ad is targeted at. And it explicitly shows the true destination of the ad link - which is pretty much the polar opposite of 'deceptive'.
You seem to misunderstand what 'privacy' actually means here. It's nothing to do with what information they may or may not collect about you - it's what they DO with that information. That means not letting other people have access to it without your explicit permission or a court order.
Except when you send out a C&D that gets your law firm fired...
Seriously, a little due diligence goes a long way here.
There... are... four... lights!
And by "dismantle it", I mean break it irrevocably in a way that no other code-signed console has ever, EVER, been broken before. All their private keys are known - hell, they were *reverse engineered* mathematically, which even the simplest public key crypto should be able to prevent when implemented properly.
Nah. There's been rampant piracy on all the other CD/DVD based consoles too, and that didn't stop them from gaining a large marketshare. Sega just completely screwed the pooch on the marketing side. Ever try actually finding someone who isn't a console geek who even recognises the word "Dreamcast"?
Bollocks. The only reason the PS3 lasted so long was because nobody who *actually* had the skill required to break the security had any desire to do so. Once Sony poked them in the eye, it took them bugger-all time to completely dismantle it.
Dammit - I typed that in and it turned out to be Goatse XP
Bollocks. This is Google, not Facebook.
Actually, Ladyada is Limor Fried.
But both of them are absolutely hero material.
Yup, aussie banks treat us customers like walking cash machines. Deposit? Fee! Interest? Fee! Showing up at a branch? Fee! Record profit for nth year running, literally a not-insignificant fraction of our total GDP? Fee increases across the board!
Careful about tarring both Google and Paypal with the same brush here - Paypal has a long and gruesome history of being extremely quick to freeze accounts and confiscate funds and extremely (or impossibly) slow to release them, though here in Oz it's less prevalent because they're forced to *actually be a bank*. I don't think Google has been nearly as nasty in their similar role.
An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"