Freedom to Tinker: Use a Firewall, Go to Jail
If you have a home DSL router, or if you use the “Internet Connection Sharing” feature of your favorite operating system product, you’re in violation because these connection sharing technologies use NAT. Most operating system products (including every version of Windows introduced in the last five years, and virtually all versions of Linux) would also apparently be banned, because they support connection sharing via NAT.
This also include wireless base stations like the Apple Airport (all versions) and similar products from other vendors. So on the one hand, MSFT, AAPL and the like, including the broadband providers, are making it easy to set up a home network while Hollywood wants to make it illegal.
Do you think they could spend a fraction of the energy they’re spending on criminalizing the use of their products on coming up with a 21st century business model?
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Back Off, Syria and Iran!
Paul Wolfowitz, Rummy’s deputy, conceded that the war planners may have underestimated the hardiness of the heartless Iraqi fighters.
This admission is galling. You can’t pound the drums for war by saying Saddam is Hitler and then act surprised when he proves ruthless on the battlefield.
Lots of good insight here on how the war plans may be putting troops in harm’s way in even greater risk.
I noted a similar notion here.
I thought the idea of war games was to try unexpected ideas in a virtual theater, rather than finding out in reality that you’d made dangerously wrong assumptions.
The Bible – Polari Edition
found at http://languagehat.blogspot.com. To quote a comment I saw there, “separating the sparkle from the munge: that’s what it’s all about.”