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Comment Re:Freedom of Speech matters more. (Score 1) 371

Someone can post horrible racist shit to people, and then ten people can post about what a douchebag the racist is, and make him look like a shithead

Just like in open source someone can look at the code and fix the bugs. Except seldom someone actually does. Just like seldom someone actually challenges stupid/dangerous speech. (I personally blame lack of education in the public.)

EU is just trying to legislate the problem away. That's what they do. If all you have is a hammer ...

I think everyone would gladly hear better proposals and why they should work.

Comment Re:Look up laws on booby traps (Score 1) 237

If you have a device who's only purpose is to destroy something and it goes and destroys something, well you are pretty likely to get in trouble for it.

Destroying something is sometimes a legitimate thing to do.

If have a hammer and I use it to smash a harddisk with confidential information because that hard disk is being replaced by a bigger and newer harddisk, then smashing the old harddisk is a legitimate purpose. If you decide to use the hammer as fuse, I warn you to not use it as fuse and you do that anyway - who can blame me?

Comment Re:Ob. xkcd (Score 2) 978

I'm bit out of the loop, so could you, please, help me out: I understand that if I express my views on Slashdot and Slashdot does not like them, they can remove my posts. Their server, their rules. That's fine. Now I have my own domain and my own hosting. Can the NIC (which is a private entity) delist my domain because they don't like the content? Can the web hosting company (another private company) cancel my hosting, because they don't like my content? Can their upstream provider (yet another private company) ask my web hosting to remove my content under the threat of canceling the connectivity? How deep does this go? Is the only protected form of the speech the soap box in the park?

Comment Re:Why we never should handed over control of DNS (Score 1) 179

The reason Germany has such strict anti-speech laws is actually a tool of oppression from the allies.

The reason Germany (and most of EU) has such strict anti hate-speach laws is that people are idiots and can be swayed to do terrible and idiotic things. We have seen it first hand.

Btw, don't think that can't happen in US. The difference between US and EU in this, is only in where they draw the line.

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