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monorom&christine pizzaconnection





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Lynchmobs & Copyrights

US Senator Orrin Hatch is in favor of destroying the computers of alleged copyright violators.

Lawrence Lessig provides his take on his blog Some choice quotes from the article and the esteemed chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.

Here's another gem:

"I'm interested," Hatch interrupted. He said damaging someone's computer "may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights."

Given, that the thugs of the bsa accused sites which mirrored the popular OpenOffice.org office suite because the file on the ftp server contained the term "office" and their spider was too fucking dumb to determine a difference to another popular (but pricy) office software, it is not hard to envision the damage that this will do to innocent bystanders, due to totally inadequate search software employed by the copyright holders.

Is this turns into law does the common man get the right to tar and feather greedy, lying thieving CEOs?

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monorom and zai @ terror room





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Hans Reiser Interview

Our friends at /. have an interesting interview with Hans Reiser of ReiserFS fame. ReiserFS was the first journaling filesystem incorporated into the Linux kernel. There's a variety now, but his vision by far exceeds whatever we think of a filesystem.

Hans Reiser is probably one of the smartest people in open source software development; a visionary. On his site you find a wealth of interesting info and some rather insightful whitepapers

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#etoy channel on IRC

The etoy.VC-GROUP now has an IRC channel. This will exist in parallel to the etoy blog and provide a different atomosphere to dicuss ideas and hang out. Its the first step. Bring your bot.

To join the etoy IRC channel use any of the following clients (listed below) to connect to the freenode server and then join the channel #etoy IRC Chat Clients

CROSS PLATFORM
Mozilla
BitchX
irssi

Mac OS X Clients
Snack
X-Chat Aqua *what i use
X-Chat

WINDOWS Clients
mIRC
Trillian

LINUX Clients
X-Chat

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