This looks very interesting for OpenDNS users: DNSCrypt – Critical, fundamental, and about time.
Does sound good. Too bad it's still Macintosh only. *sigh*
I use OpenDNS and install it on every computer I am given to "fix".
Very happy with their service, no complaints
Pretty much what I do too! Wonder why everyone doesn't.
The only problem with Dave Ulevitch's letter was when he said this:
It’s likely that if SOPA and PIPA existed when I started my company, we would have
incorporated outside of the United States and all of the jobs and investment that I have put
into the economy would have been taken elsewhere. I expect many businesses will make
the decision to incorporate elsewhere should this legislation pass and it’s possible that
existing corporations will relocate to more entrepreneur-friendly countries.
I say that because arguing about the loss of a relatively small company's investment and employment numbers - when Congress is faced with alleged losses (real or imagined) from piracy to an existing
multi-billion dollar industry
that's slipping anonymous tens of millions
into political campaigns for the upcoming presidential election - is akin to spitting on a bonfire with the intent of putting it out.
Don't count on Congress to be forward looking when money or jobs are at stake. They are far more likely to subsidize or bail out obsolete or corrupt industries than they are to do the right thing and allow necessary economic changes to take place. 'Kicking the can,' as far down the street as possible, is a time honored tradition in American politics.
One of the most recurrent arguments used by obsolete businesses is (in a sniveling whine): "But Senator! It will cost our nation jobs! You're talking about taking the food off the tables
of hard working Americans!"
Usually it's immediately followed with a hushed and indignant: "And may I remind you
Senator - these people vote
Faced with the prospect of losing businesses like OpenDNS, as opposed to giving the wildly spending ($500M+ per feature film) movie industry a little kick in its ass, it's a small guess which way their votes are going to go.
We are living in times of political hysteria and hyperbole. Noble causes - nay, even common sense - has largely gone out of vogue in most political circles. And these days, rocking the boat is seldom seen as beneficial to political careers or careerists.