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« on: October 18, 2009, 05:50:43 AM »

The Weekly Tech News
Hi all.
Enjoy smiley
As usual, you can find last week's news here.


1. Google Shares Malware Samples With Hacked Site Admins

2. EFF Challenges Texas Instruments Over Calculator Mods

3. Wi-Fi Direct Protocol to Ease Peer-to-peer WiFi Connections

4. Secret ACTA Treaty Can't Be Shown to Public, Just 42 Lawyers

5. Microsoft's Danger SideKick and Cloud Computing (Thanks 40hz)

6. Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales

7. Facebook Now Has 30,000 Servers

8. Judge: Ringtones Aren't Performances, So No Royalties

9. Checking Twitter/Facebook: the New Post-coital Cigarette?

10. WarGames: Alternate Ending


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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 08:09:00 PM »

6. I sense conspiracy here, (like how the anti-virus software vendors are the creators of most virii), I now realise that the MPAA/RIAA are really the operators of most illegal P2P sites................thank god for SSL + newsgroups!

3. "...permit devices to community between one another..." - I know what you're trying to say but you're in serious violation of colloquial Australian English grammar1.


1. Unless you're using some foreign form of techie micro-speak....in which case you may clobber me with a suitable smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 05:20:13 AM »

Two typos in as many weeks, oh noes!! Ty 4wd smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 10:43:40 AM »

6. The more I watch these groups the more they resemble the copyright enforcers in K.W Jeter's Noir.

To make a long story short, eventually the penalty of copyright infringement is a fate worse than death. To have your consciousness inserted into an electronic device which would be turned over to the copyright holder as a gift. If you steal his intellectual property, he gets yours...your whole mind. You'll be trapped in a toaster forever & ever, fully aware, and this is done without a trial.

This fate is pretty scary and is quite effective at eliminating copyright infringement. But since it is now eliminated, there is no need for copyright enforcers any more. But if you eliminate the enforcers, then copyright infringement will begin again. So there came a need to justify the existence of the enforcers, by framing innocent people for copyright crimes. As long as they kept up their quota of "infringers", they guaranteed themselves a job, perpetually.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 10:31:53 PM »

6. The more I watch these groups the more they resemble the copyright enforcers in K.W Jeter's Noir.

To make a long story short, eventually the penalty of copyright infringement is a fate worse than death. To have your consciousness inserted into an electronic device which would be turned over to the copyright holder as a gift. If you steal his intellectual property, he gets yours...your whole mind. You'll be trapped in a toaster forever & ever, fully aware, and this is done without a trial.

This fate is pretty scary and is quite effective at eliminating copyright infringement. But since it is now eliminated, there is no need for copyright enforcers any more. ...

Hang on, if there was no copyright cops what would stop the copyright holders from copying the copyright infringers?

If the copyright holder is now a copyright infringer and the original copyright infringer is now the copyright holder whose rights have been infringed:

If subsequently caught, would the original copyright holder's mind be then downloaded into the device that the original copyright infringer resides in?

Do you copy?

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 04:35:17 AM »


* Edited for clarity.

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