Here are a few things that will make you seem like a sane human being instead of a loud-mouth idiot. First, TYPING IN CAPS IS OFTEN CONSIDERED YELLING, and when you type IN CAPS something as inconsistent as what you typed, then you seem, well, idiotic. If they were granted an exemption by the FCC (or a conditional waiver, whatever the case may be), then they're not in violation of current FCC rules. They can't be both at once, and the FCC granted their conditional waiver in January. They would be in violation of Section 25.149(b)(4) were they not granted the waiver.
Second, hyperbole like "GPS [will be removed] as a useful technology in North America" or "It will put North American users in the dark ages" often works well on political forums, but Slashdot is a technical forum, and this kind of thing should be left to the politicians. The truth appears to be that the tests requested by the FCC indicate that 99.5% of the GPS devices on the market are compatible with the technology and will be unaffected, and the remaining
Third, your request to "blow them the hell up" could be considered a violent threat, which I would advise against doing on a public forum. People may get the wrong impression, and think that you are a violent psychopath, instead of just a bumbling idiot.
Finally, the "powerful backers" you mentioned probably refer to someone named Phil Falcone from Harbinger Capital. The narrative that is being pushed by some congressional republicans is that Phil Falcone gave money to the Obama campaign, so there is a possible impropriety. Again, the truth appears to be that "Falcone has contributed $50,500 to Democrats since 2007. He’s also contributed $85,500 to Republicans since 2007." (that's from the Washington Post, which don't recommend believing, but those are the numbers being touted.) Also, Falcone is alleged to be a registered republican, and he has never donated to the Obama campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.
So, personally, I think there is good cause to investigate the technical issues being brought forth by LightSquared , but this push for investigation appears to a politically motivated. IMO, you appear to be a shill, and not a human being after all.
As an aside, Phil Falcone sounds like a character from Harvey Birdman. Just say'in.
What did he say about unattributed quotes and unreferenced personal pronouns?
now I have a coding style that the simplest fool can understand.
As I am one of the simplest fools that I know, I just want to say -- Thanks for this. It is appreciated.
Should I have modded you as funny? X.509 certificates don't contain copyright notices anywhere within them. I believe they would be treated as non-copyrightable, since they are statements of fact, and not creative works. So, no it's not theft, and it's not copyright infringement. It's merely "copied"..
malware spreading via malicious PDF files is signed with a valid certificate which was copied from the Government of Malaysia...
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky