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Congress Plans DMCA Sequel: The SSSCA

michael posted about 13 years ago | from the no-turing-devices-for-you dept.

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Declan McCullagh writes: "If you thought the DMCA was a nightmare, wait 'til you find out what Congress is planning this fall. The sequel is called the "Security Systems Standards and Certification Act," and it requires PCs and consumer electronic devices to support "certified security technologies" to be approved by the Commerce Department. Backers of the SSSCA include Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.), who heads the powerful Senate Commerce committee, and, reportedly, Disney. Wired News has a report, and I've placed the SSSCA draft text (new! more criminal penalties!) online here. D'ya think that maybe Congress doesn't like OSS very much?" This is only a draft, not even introduced as a bill yet, but it sends chills down my spine - this is the big one. If passed, it would require all personal computers to have digital rights management built in, under penalty of law.

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fp? (-1, Offtopic)

darrellsilver (252329) | about 13 years ago | (#2267239)

fp?

Re:fp? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267286)

Update: "Fist Sport" explained. (05/17/01)

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It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of SLIT ANUS OR VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.

Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com] , spokespervert for the Gaysex is Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of MANS CRAM THRILL AD.

Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of ANAL COX which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, [Buy At Amazon [50megs.com] ] is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for SECONDARY RIM and CORD IN MY ARSE. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for "Felch Male" - a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, "felching" is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into "e-male."

As far as Richard "(cock)Master" Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following:

RMS: "I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance," he says. "It's about being able to question conventional wisdom," he asserts. "I believe in love, but not monogamy," he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about "flaming," who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

"I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as "Slashdot's resident Gasbag." Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux "Sauce Code," a "Gasbag" is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, "piss-pipe"), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the Slack-wear fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of CLAW ARSE, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for DARK AMEN and RAM NAKED, which is what they do.

Another "distro," (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like "Disco," which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian [mandrake.com] , an anagram of IN A BED, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. "Woody" is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase "Frozen Potato" that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] "Sauce Code," refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the "supermount" tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. "Automount" is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of "mount points." These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say "There is no /opt mount point" because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love 'man', even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out 'man'. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the "FAQ," but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Some more proof of Linux's inherent gayness has come to my attention. Readers of Slashdot [slashduh.org] , a prominent Linux evangelism site, often compete to get the "First Post" on a new story. While this may at first seem like harmless inanity, "first post" is actually an anagram for the much more sinister FIST SPORT, obviously referring to the disgusting homosexual practice of "fisting", whereby one man forces first his clenched fist then the rest of his queer arm up into the lower intestine of another man. How any proper Christian person could find pleasure in this practice is abhorrent.

Also on Slashdot, half of the postings to these articles begin with, in big capital letters, I ANAL, which requires no explanation, and is so blatantly filthy it boggles the mind.

Even the title "Slashdot [geekizoid.com] " originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous hemosexuals [geocities.com] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.goatse.cx/ [osdn.com] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: "Hemos" is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from "Homos." But even more sickening is "Commander Taco" which sounds a bit like "Commode in Taco," filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these "Taco Commodes" have special "Salsa Sauce" (blood from a ruptured rectum) and "Cheese" (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, The Village People [olsentwins.com] , featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. "Slash - Dot" is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled "stumpers."

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux "Sauce code" once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase "Monolithic Kernel"?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.cx] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA [nra.org] free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. - mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the "Open Sauce" movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [xenu.net] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely [queernet.org] in case you're interested.
(Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly - who are the real crazies - people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) - double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux "sauce code" is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: "Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow." And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by A Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to "Pearl Necklace" for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. - phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to "Pearl Monocle", "Pearl Nosering", and the ubiquitous "Pearl Enema".

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.cx] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry "Balls to the" Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation [goatse.cx] , Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of "colon kissing," whereby two homosexual [goatse.cx] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as "Parameter Passing".

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. - Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I DO know that homosexual [goatse.cx] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an "extension" to the Linux "Sauce Code," for the sake of "interoperability." (The slang term they use for non-consensual intercourse - their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the "Samba Mount," into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the "Samba Mount" collapses due to "overload," and needs to be "rebooted." (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their "uptime" in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend +1, Underrated, as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened "Bender"???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of "Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours," but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a "number two," as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator) across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License, according to geekacronyms.org [geekizoid.com] ) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is KNOWN to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of "Source Control" unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like "Sauce Control," which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And "Open Sauce" is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, "Closed Sauce" is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of "soggy biscuit" that open "sauce" development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, The WIPO Troll, FreeWIPO, Bring BackATV. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version is based on the all-too-rare backup copy sent to FreeWIPO [5u.com] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Re-reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Additional stuff done in preparation for the future. Addition of F.I.R.S.T.P.O.S.T. for the sake of decent folk everywhere!

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding 'man' and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

Re:fp? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267338)

Update: "Fist Sport" explained. (05/17/01)

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It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of SLIT ANUS OR VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.

Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com] , spokespervert for the Gaysex is Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of MANS CRAM THRILL AD.

Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of ANAL COX which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, [Buy At Amazon [50megs.com] ] is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for SECONDARY RIM and CORD IN MY ARSE. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for "Felch Male" - a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, "felching" is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into "e-male."

As far as Richard "(cock)Master" Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following:

RMS: "I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance," he says. "It's about being able to question conventional wisdom," he asserts. "I believe in love, but not monogamy," he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about "flaming," who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

"I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as "Slashdot's resident Gasbag." Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux "Sauce Code," a "Gasbag" is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, "piss-pipe"), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the Slack-wear fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of CLAW ARSE, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for DARK AMEN and RAM NAKED, which is what they do.

Another "distro," (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like "Disco," which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian [mandrake.com] , an anagram of IN A BED, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. "Woody" is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase "Frozen Potato" that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] "Sauce Code," refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the "supermount" tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. "Automount" is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of "mount points." These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say "There is no /opt mount point" because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love 'man', even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out 'man'. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the "FAQ," but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Some more proof of Linux's inherent gayness has come to my attention. Readers of Slashdot [slashduh.org] , a prominent Linux evangelism site, often compete to get the "First Post" on a new story. While this may at first seem like harmless inanity, "first post" is actually an anagram for the much more sinister FIST SPORT, obviously referring to the disgusting homosexual practice of "fisting", whereby one man forces first his clenched fist then the rest of his queer arm up into the lower intestine of another man. How any proper Christian person could find pleasure in this practice is abhorrent.

Also on Slashdot, half of the postings to these articles begin with, in big capital letters, I ANAL, which requires no explanation, and is so blatantly filthy it boggles the mind.

Even the title "Slashdot [geekizoid.com] " originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous hemosexuals [geocities.com] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.goatse.cx/ [osdn.com] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: "Hemos" is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from "Homos." But even more sickening is "Commander Taco" which sounds a bit like "Commode in Taco," filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these "Taco Commodes" have special "Salsa Sauce" (blood from a ruptured rectum) and "Cheese" (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, The Village People [olsentwins.com] , featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. "Slash - Dot" is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled "stumpers."

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux "Sauce code" once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase "Monolithic Kernel"?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.cx] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA [nra.org] free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. - mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the "Open Sauce" movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [xenu.net] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely [queernet.org] in case you're interested.
(Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly - who are the real crazies - people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) - double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux "sauce code" is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: "Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow." And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by A Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to "Pearl Necklace" for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. - phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to "Pearl Monocle", "Pearl Nosering", and the ubiquitous "Pearl Enema".

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.cx] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry "Balls to the" Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation [goatse.cx] , Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of "colon kissing," whereby two homosexual [goatse.cx] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as "Parameter Passing".

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. - Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I DO know that homosexual [goatse.cx] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an "extension" to the Linux "Sauce Code," for the sake of "interoperability." (The slang term they use for non-consensual intercourse - their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the "Samba Mount," into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the "Samba Mount" collapses due to "overload," and needs to be "rebooted." (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their "uptime" in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend +1, Underrated, as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened "Bender"???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of "Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours," but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a "number two," as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator) across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License, according to geekacronyms.org [geekizoid.com] ) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is KNOWN to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of "Source Control" unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like "Sauce Control," which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And "Open Sauce" is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, "Closed Sauce" is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of "soggy biscuit" that open "sauce" development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, The WIPO Troll, FreeWIPO, Bring BackATV. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version is based on the all-too-rare backup copy sent to FreeWIPO [5u.com] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Re-reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Additional stuff done in preparation for the future. Addition of F.I.R.S.T.P.O.S.T. for the sake of decent folk everywhere!

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding 'man' and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (2, Interesting)

libre lover (516057) | about 13 years ago | (#2267246)

7215 Fernview
San Antonio, TX 78250
September 8, 2001


The Honorable Representative Charlie A. Gonzalez
327 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Honorable Representative Charlie A. Gonzalez,

It has come to my attention that Rep. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) will introduce a bill titled the The Security Systems Standards and Certification Act which will make it impossible for me to use the Linux computer operating system on equipment covered by the Act. I regard my right to use Linux to be as inviolate as my right to write you this letter. Indeed, I am using Linux for that purpose right now. I'm a Democrat, but if you do not vote against this bill I will vote for your opponent when your term is up.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Bruns

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267255)

A Democrat and you're worried about your rights?

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (0)

James Skarzinskas (518966) | about 13 years ago | (#2267268)

Don't even get me started, you sad little republican.

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267295)

California wants all the BENEFITS of electric power but doesn't want to PAY with the mess that generating power produces.

Well, it looks like CA is learning that low prices just can't be legislated into existance any longer and that no one wants to subsidize them any more. Want power? Then it's time to get dirty like everyone else. No more, "let's build the plants in Nevada so we can suck off the wire, fart into Nevada and brag about how we're meeting the Clean Air Act". Power costs. Time to pony up start gassing yourselves just like everyone else. Just like everyone else.

Other power producers no longer and RIGHTFULLY do not want to sell power to a DEADBEAT STATE already FAILING TO PAY for power they've already consumed. Then, like crybabies, they wants the Fed to force other power companies to sell to CA at a loss. What the fuck? Pay up or shut up.
Ca doesn't like oil/deisel/coal fired plants because "they pollute". Natural gas is running out and getting expensive so that won't work anymore. And hydro plants "harm the habitat of [cuddly species of the day]". Nuclear? Calofornians have been conditioned to plug their ears and scream "No! No! No!" whenever the N word is mentioned? Facts? Facts are irrelevant. Nuclear power being bad is an unquestioned axiom. If you do go nuclear, CA, make sure to keep your own waste in your own state. Solar? Geothermal? Nifty buzzwords but CA wants LOWER POWER PRICES, which these power sources will definately NOT produce.

Well, it looks like CA is finally feeling the squeeze from its endless pile of environmental laws, passed by legislators who themselves still ride around along in big SUVs, while trying to mandate such vehicles away from ordinary peons or trying to crush all 10+ year old cars into cubes via smog check rules DESIGNED TO FAIL X% OF CARS with X rising every year. Of course, new cars less than 2 or 3 years old are exempt from smog testing. Who can afford new cars every 2 or 3 years? Rich legislators on the take, of course!
Well, pardon me if I don't cry for you, California. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Swallow that bullshit pride and start repealing environazi regs and start building more power plants and oil refineries.

And when CA does loosen enviromental laws, I'm sure they'll blame all the increased pollution on Republicans. Gotta keep feeling good, eh California?

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267318)

and that had, uh, what exactly to do with the topic at hand?

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (1)

libre lover (516057) | about 13 years ago | (#2267371)

California's electric deregulation was passed by a Republican state congress. Don't go blaming Democrats for something that ain't their fault.

BTW, it doesn't take innovation to produce electricity, just capital. As such, consumers get the best deal from government-owned municipal utilities. Don't even try to argue, it's a fact. Did L.A. have blackouts? No. Is L.A. served by for-profit utilities? No. Are L.A. ratepayers getting squeezed? No.

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (1)

Ded Bob (67043) | about 13 years ago | (#2267413)

California's electric deregulation was passed by a Republican state congress. Don't go blaming Democrats for something that ain't their fault.

I heard the vote was unanimous which would mean both Democrats and Republicans were to blame.

BTW, it doesn't take innovation to produce electricity, just capital. As such, consumers get the best deal from government-owned municipal utilities. Don't even try to argue, it's a fact. Did L.A. have blackouts? No. Is L.A. served by for-profit utilities? No. Are L.A. ratepayers getting squeezed? No.

I think people are just annoyed with California's populace (as a whole) complaining about higher rates when those rates are in line with the rest of the country.

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267262)

um, you don't have a right to use linux. maybe a privilege, but not a right. you don't have a right to buy a machine to run linux on. and you don't have a right to write letters to congresscritters. if your congressman decides to round file all of his constituents letters (after saving a copy for the public record), so be it.

me thinks you don't understand what a right is.

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267357)

hmmm, do you live in iraq?

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (1)

D Anderson n'Swaart (453234) | about 13 years ago | (#2267408)

I'm confused. Are you just trying to troll (in which case, sorry I responded) or are you just insane? How is being able to run Linux a privilege? Does the user not have a right to choose what operating system he uses? Isn't that what the whole deal with Microsoft and abuse of manopoly is about? If computers exist, is it not my right to be able to buy one, to run whatever operating system I choose? And do I not have a right to freedom of speech by writing my congressman? Certainly he has an equal right to simply ignore my letter, but it is not my privilege for me to be able to put a pen to paper; last time I checked, freedom of speech was the hottest human right around, and indirectly that is exactly what the DMCA and proposed SSSCA suppress.

You make out like living at all is a privilege, when a privilege is something that can be revoked, and a right cannot. As long as Linux, computers, paper and pens exist, I have a right to use them within reason, because my ability to do so is a natural extension of life, liberty, freedom, happiness, blah blah. And yes, I did notice that you were writing the letter on your computer, but handwritten letters are more effective.

Methinks you don't understand what a privilege or a right is.

Re:My Letter to Rep. Gonzalez (2, Informative)

openbear (231388) | about 13 years ago | (#2267415)

Your letter is a bit draconian, but writing your government official is a very good idea. Check out this EFF page to find out who to write to. [eff.org] We can't just sit buy and let another DCMA type nightmare pass. Be VOCAL!

Surely not (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267249)

It would be a civil offense to create or sell any kind of computer equipment that "does not include and utilize certified security technologies"

Could this really come to pass? Making it an offense to solder together a few chips, to play MP3s (for instance). Somehow I doubt anything this draconian would really happen. But then again, America excelled itself with DMCA so who knows what next :-)

Re:Surely not (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267270)

So that would make it illegal to sell my current PC, after the law came into place? Oh, that's a *great* idea. Just outlaw millions of computers currently in use. Clever.

Re:Surely not (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267317)

How else would the PC manufacturers sell new machines? Modern PCs are fast enough for pretty much any use home or office use.

The US is not the world (yet). (2)

under_score (65824) | about 13 years ago | (#2267250)

It might be worthwhile for people from other contries to try and get diplomatic pressure put onto the US to get rid of this while it is gestating. I don't think an abortion of this travesty would be out of line! Also, I wonder what that will do for free trade: computers could be made in Canada or Mexico and shipped into the US. Personally, I'm glad I don't live in the US. You have a facist government!

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267274)

Ummmm.....this isn't a law or rule, yet. It is a proposal. Lots of really stupid laws get proposed each year and most of them never get passed.

Prohibition? (2)

dr_labrat (15478) | about 13 years ago | (#2267305)

Right.

Prohibition was proposed and passed. It turned the US into the Mafia riddled soup of corruption it is today!

Took 12 years before that particular law was fixed.

Re:Prohibition? (1)

openbear (231388) | about 13 years ago | (#2267377)

Actually you are right. Off topic but right. As more proof that STUPID laws stick around, even though every reasonable person laughs at them, can be seen by the fact that there are dry cities (as in you can NOT buy alcohol) in TX. Before I moved to TX I lived in NY and never thought that there were parts of the US that were that backward, but there are.

Anyway, this should be paid attention to. I was one of many people who looked at the DCMA and laughed. I learned my lesson, I will be writing the proper government officials about this. [eff.org]

Off topic again, but if you want a good laugh at some of the stupid laws that have been passed then check out Dumb Laws [dumblaws.com] .

Nathan Barley (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267379)

Nathan Barley, twentysomething Londoner and self-confessed 'media samurai', is sitting sprawled across a sofa in his Clerkenwell flat playing a video game called Box of Wolves on an imported Japanese console.

"These aren't out over here yet", he says, pointing at the device, a mauve plastic box with twinkling lights forming a happy face on the front, "I had to order mine in advance nine months ago from a Tokyo webstore. It's a brilliant site actually. It also sells T-shirts, bikes, loincloths and kazoos."

Loincloths?

"They're more comfortable than pyjamas", he explains.

And kazoos?

"Yeah", laughs Nathan, ditching his joypad. "But they're not actually called kazoos any more. They're K'zus."

And with that, he pulls out a K'zu of his own, attached to his jeans via an absurdly elongated keychain, and starts playing the theme from Minder. Then he plays it again. Twice.

"Great fun if you're on a bus", he gasps between renditions.

I ask whether people find it annoying. Nathan looks blank.

"Why would they?" A thoughtful pause, then: "if they do, no-one's ever said anything."

And with that he launches into a fourth reprise, nonchalantly tapping his foot as he does so. Built into the sole of his right trainer is a pressure-sensitive pad which causes a short breakbeat to burst from a miniscule speaker located in the rear ankle each time his heel hits the floor. The resulting K'zu-breakbeat remix is digitally recorded by a microphone in his left shoe.

"I'm getting a copy of this now", he explains, "so I can incorporate it into my DJ spot at Diagram this evening". The Diagram Bar, owned by an old schoolfriend of Nathan's, was recently voted 'place to be seen' by NowBiter magazine, which Nathan edits.

Nathan Barley is a cunt.

Commander Taco (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267412)

Commander Taco, twentysomething American and self-confessed 'media samurai', is sitting sprawled across a sofa in his geek compound playing a video game called Box of Wolves on an imported Japanese console.

"These aren't out over here yet", he says, pointing at the device, a mauve plastic box with twinkling lights forming a happy face on the front, "I had to order mine in advance nine months ago from a Tokyo webstore. It's a brilliant site actually. It also sells T-shirts, bikes, loincloths and kazoos."

Loincloths?

"They're more comfortable than pyjamas", he explains.

And kazoos?

"Yeah", laughs Taco, ditching his joypad. "But they're not actually called kazoos any more. They're K'zus."

And with that, he pulls out a K'zu of his own, attached to his jeans via an absurdly elongated keychain, and starts playing the theme from Cowboy Bebop. Then he plays it again. Twice.

"Great fun if you're on a bus", he gasps between renditions.

I ask whether people find it annoying. Taco looks blank.

"Why would they?" A thoughtful pause, then: "if they do, no-one's ever said anything."

And with that he launches into a fourth reprise, nonchalantly tapping his foot as he does so. Built into the sole of his right trainer is a pressure-sensitive pad which causes a short breakbeat to burst from a miniscule speaker located in the rear ankle each time his heel hits the floor. The resulting K'zu-breakbeat remix is digitally recorded by a microphone in his left shoe.

"I'm getting a copy of this now", he explains, "so I can incorporate it into my DJ spot at Diagram this evening". The Diagram Bar, owned by an old schoolfriend of Taco's, was recently voted 'place to be seen' by Slashdot webzine, which Taco edits.

Commander Taco is a cunt.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (0)

James Skarzinskas (518966) | about 13 years ago | (#2267283)

Three cheers for not living in the United States!

An American perspective (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267375)

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Share and Enjoy (2)

Greyfox (87712) | about 13 years ago | (#2267285)

And through the magic of UN, we can share our fascism all over the world!

If there are any South Carolina Slashdotters, organizing a movement to get Hollings removed in the next election (Or a recall vote if the state allows it) would be a good thing. Not that I've ever met anyone on the Internet who has claimed to be from South Carolina. The state seems to be one of those Internet black holes like Mississippi...

Re:Share and Enjoy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267325)

That and Wyoming. I have yet to meet someone online from Wyoming.

Re:Share and Enjoy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267411)

But that's just because no one lives there.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (2)

chabotc (22496) | about 13 years ago | (#2267287)

Computers could be made in Canada or Mexico and shipped into the US.

I wonder however, if the same thing could happen as it did with dimity. You make some computers in canade, ship'm to the US, and get arrested as soon as you set foot on US soil??

Think of what this would do to open source! I make a little program, and the first version doesnt have all the stipulated security measures, go to the US on holiday, and get arrested?!

Though you fraze it a bit strongly, i do agree, a facist goverment... *sigh*

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (2, Interesting)

dogbot (520061) | about 13 years ago | (#2267347)

>You make some computers in canade, ship'm to the US, and get arrested as soon as you set foot on US soil??

The bill covers importing them into the US. Exporting them for Canada probably would just result in harrisment, unless Canada co-operated.

But how about Canada or Mexico as an "onshore" data haven. If your company has inductrial secrets the US gov't might want, would you like to forced to using an NSA approved crypt?

Why not stay inside the trade zone and outside the data zone? Of cource Canada got rather wimpy about stading up to the US these days,and Mexico won't, so it will probably go North America wide - what about Argentina - NAFTA grows.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267354)

I bet Theo is laughing at us right now.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (1)

dohnut (189348) | about 13 years ago | (#2267293)



No, we have fascist corporations and greedy, selfish, short-sighted, ignorant politicians.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267396)

I figure that after you ignorant fucks blabbed enough about evil corporations you would step back and realize how ridiculous your bullshit rhetoric is.

It's not the 60's any more, you hippie goatfuckers.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267360)

Facist government? Maybe to these weeping liberal scum. Tell that to the same part of the world that is trying to unite all its nations to be governed by a single socialist government.

Re:The US is not the world (yet). (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267372)

Don't kid yourself, this isn't limited to the US. The DMCA and its kin are the domestic implementation of international treaties such as the WIPO Copyright Treaty. Canada and the EU are bound by treaty to adopt similar laws.

This is the beginning of the world as a 'company town' where you have to pay rent for everything. IP is the virus that makes even tangible possessions not your own anymore.

this article makes me wanna... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267252)

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Mass exodus (1)

dezwart (113598) | about 13 years ago | (#2267253)

Perhaps now all the IT people who jumped the sinking ship of Australia will come back!?!?!

What next, build the hand cuffs in to the keyboard?

Re:Mass exodus (2)

Jerf (17166) | about 13 years ago | (#2267364)

Hey, that's a good soundbite, we should remember that. "If this thing passes, it's like requiring everyone to build handcuffs into the keyboard!"

IMPORTANT - THE LINUX GAY CONSPIRACY (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267254)

It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community [50megs.com] is a hotbed of so called "alternative sexuality," which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality [rotten.com] to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

Linus Torvalds is an anagram of SLIT ANUS OR VD "L", clearly referring to himself by the first initial.

Richard M Stallman, spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual "movement" is an anagram of MANS CRAM THRILL AD.

Alan Cox is barely an anagram of ANAL COX which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [rotten.com] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, [Buy At Amazon [50megs.com] ] is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually [goatse.cx] an anagram for SECONDARY RIM and CORD IN MY ARSE. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

As far as Richard "Master" Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually [goatse.cx] quoted on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com [salon.com] as saying the following:

RMS: "I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance," he says. "It's about being able to question conventional wisdom," he asserts. "I believe in love, but not monogamy," he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually [goatse.cx] stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo slut!

Speaking about "flaming," who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [rotten.com] perversion of Corrupting the Innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

"I've got a rare kidney disease," I told her. "I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?"

is this why you were touching your penis in the cinema, jon??????? and letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as "Slashdot's resident Gasbag." Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [rotten.com] terminology found inside the Linux "Sauce Code", a "Gasbag" is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, "piss-pipe"), then his homosexual [rotten.com] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a distribution is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [50megs.com] distro is named after the Slack-wear fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of CLAW ARSE, a reference to the homosexual [rotten.com] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [50megs.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for DARK AMEN and RAM NAKED, which is what they do.

Another "distro," (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like "Disco," which is where homosexual [rotten.com] s preyed on young boys in the 1970's), is Debian [50megs.com] , an anagram of IN A BED, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. "Woody" is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis, glistening with precum. But far sicker is the phrase "Frozen Potato" that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [rotten.com] "Sauce Code," refers to the solo homosexual [rotten.com] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen "potato" up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [50megs.com] is secret homo slang for the tip of a penis that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

To summarise: Linux is gay. "Slash - Dot" is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS is for hermaphrodites and disabled "stumpers."

Feedback:

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually [goatse.cx] read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually [goatse.cx] take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux "Sauce code" once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase "Monolithic Kernel"?), this foul document is actually [goatse.cx] a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to WARN them of the impending homo-calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that Slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, I'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [rotten.com] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA [50megs.com] free reign for years!

You really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. - mighty jebus, Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the "Open Sauce" movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator.

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of "Baywatch" until the very mention of Pamela Anderson causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism.

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely [queernet.org] in case you're interested.
(Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) - double_h, Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux "sauce code" is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: "Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow." And anyway, the PS2 sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board? now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too. c u in church - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church. Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M [50megs.com] - The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by A Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to "Pearl Necklace" for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP [50megs.com] ... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. - phee, Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that PERL (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to "Pearl Monocle", "Pearl Nosering", and the ubiquitous "Pearl Enema".

One scary thing about Perl is that it contains hidden homosexual [rotten.com] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple - It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely. There are two colons next to each other! As Larry "Balls to the" Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation [50megs.com] , Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts - having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of "colon kissing," whereby two homosexual [rotten.com] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming circles as "Parameter Passing".

And PHP stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. - Eimernase, Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I DO know that homosexual [rotten.com] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerebus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos [50megs.com] ' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an "extension" to the Linux "Sauce Code," for the sake of "interoperability." (The slang term they use for unconsensual intercourse - their favorite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the "Samba Server," into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the recturm, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the "Samba Server" collapses due to "overload," and needs to be "rebooted." (i.e. Kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their "uptime" in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by voting this message up as often as possible. I recommend +1 Underrated, as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation. Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual [rotten.com] Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened Bender???

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD, which is an acronym for Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator) across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain. You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL (Gay Penetration License, according to geekacronyms.org [50megs.com] ) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [50megs.com] , but that name is KNOWN to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of "Source Control" unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like "Sauce Control," which is a description of the homosexual [rotten.com] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And "Open Sauce" is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, "Closed Sauce" is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of "soggy biscuit" that open "sauce" development has become) Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Jon Katz, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

ANUX [50megs.com] - A full Linux distribution... UP YOUR ASS!

Re:IMPORTANT - THE LINUX GAY CONSPIRACY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267272)

Update: "Fist Sport" explained. (05/17/01)

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It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of SLIT ANUS OR VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.

Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com] , spokespervert for the Gaysex is Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of MANS CRAM THRILL AD.

Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of ANAL COX which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, [Buy At Amazon [50megs.com] ] is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for SECONDARY RIM and CORD IN MY ARSE. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for "Felch Male" - a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, "felching" is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into "e-male."

As far as Richard "(cock)Master" Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following:

RMS: "I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance," he says. "It's about being able to question conventional wisdom," he asserts. "I believe in love, but not monogamy," he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about "flaming," who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

"I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as "Slashdot's resident Gasbag." Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux "Sauce Code," a "Gasbag" is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, "piss-pipe"), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the Slack-wear fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of CLAW ARSE, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for DARK AMEN and RAM NAKED, which is what they do.

Another "distro," (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like "Disco," which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian [mandrake.com] , an anagram of IN A BED, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. "Woody" is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase "Frozen Potato" that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] "Sauce Code," refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the "supermount" tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. "Automount" is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of "mount points." These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say "There is no /opt mount point" because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love 'man', even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out 'man'. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the "FAQ," but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Some more proof of Linux's inherent gayness has come to my attention. Readers of Slashdot [slashduh.org] , a prominent Linux evangelism site, often compete to get the "First Post" on a new story. While this may at first seem like harmless inanity, "first post" is actually an anagram for the much more sinister FIST SPORT, obviously referring to the disgusting homosexual practice of "fisting", whereby one man forces first his clenched fist then the rest of his queer arm up into the lower intestine of another man. How any proper Christian person could find pleasure in this practice is abhorrent.

Also on Slashdot, half of the postings to these articles begin with, in big capital letters, I ANAL, which requires no explanation, and is so blatantly filthy it boggles the mind.

Even the title "Slashdot [geekizoid.com] " originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous hemosexuals [geocities.com] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.goatse.cx/ [osdn.com] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: "Hemos" is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from "Homos." But even more sickening is "Commander Taco" which sounds a bit like "Commode in Taco," filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these "Taco Commodes" have special "Salsa Sauce" (blood from a ruptured rectum) and "Cheese" (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, The Village People [olsentwins.com] , featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. "Slash - Dot" is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled "stumpers."

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux "Sauce code" once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase "Monolithic Kernel"?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.cx] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA [nra.org] free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. - mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the "Open Sauce" movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [xenu.net] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely [queernet.org] in case you're interested.
(Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly - who are the real crazies - people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) - double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux "sauce code" is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: "Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow." And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by A Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to "Pearl Necklace" for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. - phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to "Pearl Monocle", "Pearl Nosering", and the ubiquitous "Pearl Enema".

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.cx] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry "Balls to the" Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation [goatse.cx] , Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of "colon kissing," whereby two homosexual [goatse.cx] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as "Parameter Passing".

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. - Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I DO know that homosexual [goatse.cx] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an "extension" to the Linux "Sauce Code," for the sake of "interoperability." (The slang term they use for non-consensual intercourse - their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the "Samba Mount," into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the "Samba Mount" collapses due to "overload," and needs to be "rebooted." (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their "uptime" in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend +1, Underrated, as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened "Bender"???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of "Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours," but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a "number two," as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you - Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator) across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License, according to geekacronyms.org [geekizoid.com] ) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is KNOWN to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of "Source Control" unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like "Sauce Control," which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And "Open Sauce" is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, "Closed Sauce" is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of "soggy biscuit" that open "sauce" development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, The WIPO Troll, FreeWIPO, Bring BackATV. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version is based on the all-too-rare backup copy sent to FreeWIPO [5u.com] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Re-reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Additional stuff done in preparation for the future. Addition of F.I.R.S.T.P.O.S.T. for the sake of decent folk everywhere!

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding 'man' and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

slashcode is garbage (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267261)

these fucknuts really can't code for their lives. can you believe they run the subject line thru the lame compression filter? c'mon that is so unbelievably stupid it's laughable. so if i say hey hey in the subject line, the comment gets dumped. STUPID ASSHOLES!!

Land of the free?? (0, Flamebait)

stefanjo (193215) | about 13 years ago | (#2267263)

Im glad I dont live in the US.

Re:Land of the free?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267278)

"What? The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy"

This is a nessesary measure (5, Funny)

Hektor_Troy (262592) | about 13 years ago | (#2267280)

Think abut it for a second. Why wouldn't you want digital rights management built into your computer equipment? What? Oh - you want to play your DVD's one Linux. Get a decent operating system, one where you have to PAY for your right to use the stuff you buy.

What? You think, you should be allowed to do what you want, with the stuff that you own? Get real - this is the 21st century - you can't just do stuff, because you want to. What's next? You don't want to pay for using your computer? What are you? Some kind of communist?

(Yes - that was sarcasm)

Do any of the Libertarians out there understand? (2, Insightful)

under_score (65824) | about 13 years ago | (#2267282)

what's happening? The US government is obviously being terribly corrupted by various organizations with lots of money. The fact that this bill is even being contemplated says a lot about what corporations will do. Libertarians seem to think that by reducing gov't influence in daily life that things will somehow work out for the better. Hmm. Stupid! Sorry, but the fact is that corporations would have even more control and we would live in a capitalist dictatorship! Right now, the balance is sliding ever so slowly towards more power for corporations. It is only slow because they are somewhat restricted in their methods by regulations of the gov't. And the gov't is the only organization which has the power to respond appropriately to pressure from the citizens. Boycotts only work with massive support, and I don't think American consumers have the balls to do that anymore. On the other hand, only relatively large numbers of citizens are required to raise enough stink to get legislation trashed. Good luck USA - you are gonna need it. I'm scared living in Canada just because of proximity.

Re:Do any of the Libertarians out there understand (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267302)

I think we now all know that its time to start swimming TO cuba not from it

Re:Do any of the Libertarians out there understand (2, Insightful)

Wolfkin (17910) | about 13 years ago | (#2267352)

Libertarians seem to think that by reducing gov't influence in daily life that things will somehow work out for the better. Hmm. Stupid! Sorry, but the fact is that corporations would have even more control and we would live in a capitalist dictatorship!

Corporations are creatures of the State. If government didn't explicitly permit limited liability, it couldn't exist (who's going to agree that they don't have the right to sue the owners, just because the 'corporation' went bankrupt? ...but that's how it is now, because the State backs it up). Without government, businesses would actually have to serve customers to stay in business, instead of using government force (paid for by taxes stolen in part from those same customers) to extort money, as many do now.

Re:Do any of the Libertarians out there understand (5, Insightful)

billh (85947) | about 13 years ago | (#2267356)

I think you miss some of the points of libertarianism. Let me just rebutt your argument for now.

One of the basic precepts of the libertarian philosphy is adherance to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is all there, in plain English, for anyone to read. The tenth amendment is the trump card here, it basically tells the federal government to go screw itself; it isn't allowed to do much of anything.

So if the federal government can't do anything, this is left as in issue for the states. Pushing one bill through Congress is one thing, pushing the same bill through 50 states is something else entirely. For instance - if South Carolina decides that all computers must have some sort of digital rights system built in, OSS people, computer manufacturers, etc. will not work in South Carolina. They will lose the revenue of those industries. Due to free trade within the states, they can relocate to another state, and still sell their product. South Carolia loses those industries, another state picks them up. Competition is the key here.

Let the states fight it out, and we all win. It is easier for individuals and small interests to act at a state level, and the effects of crazy laws such as this one would be minimized. Many state constitutions are very restrictive, also, and that is yet another benefit. When it becomes more difficult for the government to enact arbitrary laws such as this, there will be less arbitrary laws.

Re:Do any of the Libertarians out there understand (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267386)

You sir, are a dumbass. The mistake: thinking Libertarians support the government's right to make such laws as this. You're confused with the liberals and the Socialists.

Libertarianism is not power for corporations. It's power to do whatever you want, within your personal bounds. A libertarian could smoke pot, fuck goats, or reverse engineer trade secrets all day long. This and similar laws are big government. Don't be a jackass.

Petition your representative ONLINE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267284)



There is a web page set up so that you can conviently write a letter to your congressman / woman and have it emailed directly to them. Don't know who represents you? Just put in where you live and it figures it out. You can type your own letter or send a pre-fabb'ed one to them. Use your voice in this democracy! Citizens for Resonable Consumer Protection [128.121.12.52] page is here, with loads of other information besides the petitioning.

ATTENTION MODERATORS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267362)

The above comment does not link where it says it does.

Armchair Bitching (5, Insightful)

mind21_98 (18647) | about 13 years ago | (#2267290)

This just seems like another opportunity for Slashdotter to bitch and moan, without actually doing anything to help. If this happens again the law would actually pass, and we'd all be screwed.

Is Hollings going to be reelected in November? For those living in South Carolina, write him, saying that you will not reelect him if the law passes. A delegation should also go to Congress and show them how digital rights management, especially SDMI, is a pain in the ass (even if you're using Windows and approved software).

I'm just sick and tired of everyone here being complacent and not doing anything useful to put a stop to stuff like this.

Re:Armchair Bitching (3, Interesting)

2MuchC0ffeeMan (201987) | about 13 years ago | (#2267303)

umm....
making us aware of it would help out alot.
i mean, anyone here of this before it was posted?

What are we supposed to do? (2)

bero-rh (98815) | about 13 years ago | (#2267368)

So what can someone outside of the US do about this? Playing Microsoft (sending fake letters ;) ) is probably not the right thing to do. ;)

Re:What are we supposed to do? (2)

mind21_98 (18647) | about 13 years ago | (#2267400)

Unfortunately, American coders/readers will have to fight this on their own. I'm American, and happen to care and willing to help however I can, but if all the other American Slashdot readers can't or won't take the time to actually do something about it, then it's not worth fighting at all. Feel free to laugh at us if it gets passed :(

Re:Armchair Bitching (1)

rhadamanthus (200665) | about 13 years ago | (#2267401)

You are right of course, but naive. I AM cynical. I know it. But if you think a few people writing their congressman or senetor is going to have any impact compared to a few million dollars in "campaign donations" to same said senetor, you are delusional. It is not just bad. It is REALLY bad.


rhad

Re:Armchair Bitching (2)

mind21_98 (18647) | about 13 years ago | (#2267417)

I happen to be an optimistic person and won't give up easily. The worst thing in a situation like this is to become pessimistic and start thinking negative thoughts. I wasn't recommending that writing your Congressman should be the only option. Protests could be done if necessary, like the one that got Dmitri Sklyarov bailed out of jail. In all, there is a way to fight this, we just need to figure out the right way.

Taking bets... NDA? Fees? (2)

Yebyen (59663) | about 13 years ago | (#2267297)

I'm taking bets on how prohibitive the "Digital Rights Management" software will be to include in open source software, forget for a minute that we don't want it. I'm willing to bet that the source code will be under NDA, and/or require a per-instance fee to use... Any other ideas about potential evilness? Possible "Death of Open Source" showstoppers?

Emigration (2, Redundant)

Glytch (4881) | about 13 years ago | (#2267299)

If I were American, I'd be thinking about emigration at this point.

Traditionally we Canadians love needling Americans like a younger sibling needles their big sibling, but in all honesty, anyone who wants to settle down north of the 49th will be welcomed with open arms.

After all, it's not the first time [library.ubc.ca] .

Re:Emigration (2)

meepzorb (61992) | about 13 years ago | (#2267340)

I have been wondering if we could use this for leverage... if the IT/Software professional class started emigrating to other countries... vocally... in such a way that the US Media and Congress would *have* to notice the brain drain... perhaps that would get the general public's attention.

What would it take to organize such a movement? I'm not really the "organizing" type so I havent a clue.

:Michael

Re:Emigration (2)

Glytch (4881) | about 13 years ago | (#2267367)

Perhaps a hundred thousand techies meeting on Capitol Hill with portable paper shredders, simultaneously running their various pieces of citizenship documentation through the shredders, lighting the piles of paper on fire and pissing on the ashes? ;)

Re:Emigration (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267410)

Despite all this ranting, Canadians are still immigrating to America much faster than the other way around. Gee, I guess America isn't so bad after all!

Give me a break. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267422)

As a Canadian, all I can say is that if you believe Canada will remain a haven from stupid american laws, you're not thinking straight.

First off, these stupid American laws are -all- sponsored by BIG BUSINESS...the same big business that is here in Canada. They're already buying a Canadian version of the DMCA (vote? democracy? Don't make me laugh..this is Canada).

Second, our prime minister is nothing but a follower...whatever the US does, Canada must do as well. Look at all the bitching and moaning going on right now over GW Bush's praise of Mexico over Canada. Are our leaders saying "nuts to you, we have our own country and we exist IN SPITE of the US"? No, they are crying and whining because the big kid on the block has a new friend. SOME LEADERSHIP, EH? It's nice to know our so-called LEADERS only see this country in the shadow of the US, not as an independant country in it's own right.

Third...look at the precident. Sheila Copps, the idiot MP from Hamilton (notorious for not having a clue and wasting millions of taxpayer money on stupid little Canadian flags) was the one that sponsored the "hey we're all guilty, let's tax CDROM media" law (on behalf of big business, of course...constituants be damned). I believe her ministry is responsible for the CDMCA draft as well. She gave the canadian media giants exactly what they wanted with the CDROM fine (it's not a tax, we're being FINED..presumed guilty by default)...I shudder to think what will happen with the CDMCA.

So, in summary, Canada is NOT A HAVEN from this stupidity. All politicians are for sale, American or Canadian.

"Once more unto the breach, my friends." (5, Insightful)

perdida (251676) | about 13 years ago | (#2267300)

The Security Systems Standards and Certification Act (SSSCA), scheduled to be introduced by Hollings, backs up this requirement with teeth: It would be a civil offense to create or sell any kind of computer equipment that "does not include and utilize certified security technologies" approved by the federal government.

It also creates new federal felonies, punishable by five years in prison and fines of up to $500,000. Anyone who distributes copyrighted material with "security measures" disabled or has a network-attached computer that disables copy protection is covered.

Hollings' draft bill, which Wired News obtained on Friday, represents the next round of the ongoing legal tussle between content holders and their opponents, including librarians, programmers and open-source advocates.


I guess that the time has come where the computer world will divide into above ground and an underground groupings.

If you can't sell a computer that's not security equipped, we who want to control our own technology will be like the people in a cyberpunk novel or in the Matrix, who have to cobble together their own technology apart from the mainstream.

Open Source and Free Spftware communities may come together on this too; I can't see a small group of developers providing the same glossy presentations to Congress describing their security that Windows and its associated companies would.

It's not a law yet, but it shows the way the law is going.

And if the law is going this way we have to consider the question reform or revolution; [adequacy.org] are we going to allow the vrey concept of computing to be taken over by a small corporate elite if it will allow computing and the Internet to extend to places where it hasn't reached before?

Or, do we have to act as free people do under repression - keeping our very names and acts truly secret, building computers and writing in basements instead of at bright stores?

Re:"Once more unto the breach, my friends." (4, Insightful)

mind21_98 (18647) | about 13 years ago | (#2267344)

Does the bill have any provisions for letting you uninstall the digital rights management software? Or will it be embedded in hardware, making it impossible to bypass? It depends on how it's implemented, if it was actually written correctly it could be something we don't have to really worry about.

But seriously, I bet 90% of people out there would not care if they heard of this bill. They'd go "I'm not a music pirate; I can go through a little extra hassle if I get to pay less for my music CD" or something similar. We need to give them something that'll make them care, maybe some piece of software that refuses to work if digital rights management is being used on their systems. In any case, something must be done, and now.

Re:"Once more unto the breach, my friends." (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267346)

Good to see that you've learnt the art of cut and paste [wired.com]

It's times like this... (1)

V50 (248015) | about 13 years ago | (#2267301)

...that I am _very_ thankful I'm Canadian and the US is not the Policeman of the World (yet). But then again, looking at poor Dmitry Sklyarov, you might get a different picture...

Re:It's times like this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267358)

Big companies....
politicians are just a tool....
And in USA money is everything....

I will never visit that country.
Just hope the EU will have more sense... they don't need USA... nobody needs USA but USA needs everyone.... Capitalism IS an allowed form of fascism...

This is outrageous! (0)

rzbx (236929) | about 13 years ago | (#2267307)

DMCA is bad enough as it is. The people speak out, yet congress doesn't listen. They listen to the big dollars that the companies throw at them. The people are right, they unlike the companies are not corrupt as a whole. I say revolution, the OSS revolution must be extended to a revolt against all the corrupt laws that have been and are being passed. There is one thing that takes away from the natural course of technology and society and that is laws, especially Intellectual Property. When laws are corrupt then what else is there to say about society?

rzbx

All I can say is... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267308)

...when Linux is outlawed, only outlaws will run Linux.

I can't think of a subject... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267312)

I'm a writer of SF and If this bill goes though I'll have to retroactively change some of my work because I hadn't predicted this kind of legeslation for another fifty years, and it is the core of one of (imo) my best stories. With out giving anything away, I had forseen the creation of 'the black net', and underground version of the internet, using technology outside of the goverernments control, to allow the law abiding to go about their every day communication in private. This is is only a short story but when the revisions are finnished I'll make sure all the /.ers get to know about it...

Jim Crow laws (5, Funny)

theCoder (23772) | about 13 years ago | (#2267315)

"As far as I know there have been very few complaints from intellectual property holders," [Rep. Howard] Coble, the chief sponsor of the DMCA, said in an interview Tuesday.

That's like saying there were very few complaints from whites in the south about Jim Crow laws...

I doubt this will happen (1)

puck01 (207782) | about 13 years ago | (#2267319)

Under the SSSCA, industry groups have a year to agree on a security standard, or the Commerce Department will step in and decide on one. Sunshine laws would not apply to meetings held in conjunction with the law, and industry organizations would be immune from antitrust prosecution.

And it will take us about 1 week at best to figure out a way around it if necessary.

Seriously though, this is scary and it makes me feel very good that OS's like Linux, BEOS, and Atheos are in existance....something like this could never fly without it built into the hardware, and god knows the hardware manufactures aren't gonna like this, much less the consumers....even the common Joe Shmoes out there. I doubt Joe's gonna be happy to find out he can't make his own custom CD's with EZ coaster creator with his brand new top of the line machine a few years from now.

puck

Re:I doubt this will happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267361)

Stock up on computer gear now. Enormous opportunities in black market gear await intrepid pioneers.

Obviously part of DOJ vs Microsoft remedies (1, Flamebait)

dpilot (134227) | about 13 years ago | (#2267321)

Now isn't THIS a conduct remedy that Microsoft would approve of?

Slightly more seriously, this is downright stupid, and wouldn't work. Security should be in layers, tighter the closer you get to the backbone. In particular, ISPs should let no traffic out that doesn't say it's from their network - stopping spoofed packets goes a long way.

Why Mozilla ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267322)

Konqueror has no leetness factor however quick and light it may be.
Mozilla on the other hand is the be-all end-all of web browsers. A monster with a charm.

Two words into the draft and . . . (4, Insightful)

phantumstranger (310589) | about 13 years ago | (#2267326)

i read, "In General -- It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified security technologies that adhere to the security system standards adopted under section 104." (Emphasis added)

Isn't this the exact problem with the DMCA, this idea that laws should be more like an umbrella that can cover a great many things than a law that in concise and easily distinguishable from one another?

I am all for laws that protect people and /or companies from any sort of theft but I do not support the DMCA because of how general it is.

Of courseI haven't read the rest of the draft as of yet, flame if need be in re: to things stated later, but those two little words raised my ire something fierce.

writing to my congressman (1)

kennon42 (147921) | about 13 years ago | (#2267327)

I definitely want to write to my congressman (whos the US Rep for Austin?) - what kinds of things should I say? The first letter on here was a little harsh, i don't think threatening the representative to not vote for him is going to bother him too much. obviously to convince a congressman you have to show some of the far-reaching effects of the bills under consideration to show them why they should or shouldn't be against a piece of law. should i even write to him now? or wait until the bill actually goes to commitee? suggestions? - "I Just Want To Be Friends." [wizard.net]

I've said this before (2, Interesting)

Kryptonomic (161792) | about 13 years ago | (#2267331)

Closing up the hardware and software and requiring certification for both is corporations' only effective way to attack unauthorized access to IP.

Remember what the Sony executive once said about taking the "battle for IP rights" to each users home and computer.

Ludicrous, but that won't stop it (5, Insightful)

Roundeye (16278) | about 13 years ago | (#2267335)

The draft as it reads in the version posted outlines a ludicrous piece of law. It's not hard to see how this puts a burden on industry, further restricts Fair Use (especially in conjunction with the DMCA) and strengthens the rights of the copyright holders (especially in conjunction with the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension -- aka "Mickey Mouse Copyright" -- Act) at the expense of the public domain. It's easy to see how vague the bill will be and how perilous the law: consider the definition of "interactive digital device" ... "any ... technology ... that is ... used for the primary purpose of storing ..." -- an HP calculator with 2K RAM would qualify; have fun with the myriad valid ways to read that overly-broad definition.

While that's obvious to us that doesn't mean that the bill won't be ram-rodded through now that the most recent batch of MPAA/RIAA checks have cleared the Senators' banks. The only way to stop this is to raise such a howl that they dare not go forward. If we act now (when the bill is just a draft) we can make it clear to them that we can't even allow them to get past that stage.

I am going to be writing letters to Senators and will be sending letters and emails to press outlets (using the list of a few hundred addresses scraped from "Mr. Smith Writes ..."). This is regardless of what other /.-ers do.

The reason I'm posting this is that I'd like to get a little feedback (some ideas, which is what an open forum like this is great at) concerning the people to whom I should send letters to make the biggest impact. Of course the Senators directly involved, and my own Senators/Reps. Who else?

Re:Ludicrous, but that won't stop it (2)

mind21_98 (18647) | about 13 years ago | (#2267366)

Would Congressmen listen to teenagers who aren't registered to vote yet? Or do they listen to adults? If they do in fact listen it'll go a long way. At this moment I'm preparing to write a letter to my senators, but unsure if they'll actually listen to me, a 16 year old male from CA.

You have to wonder... (2)

Gorimek (61128) | about 13 years ago | (#2267341)

While the RIAA, MPAA, Disney etc are big and powerful, relitive to the computer industry they are mere bugs on the windshield.

While the DMCA was an annoyance to them, this would be a major pain for it. Surely they could and would buy enough votes to kill this bill?

Important: Canada's DCMA-like proposal deadline (5, Informative)

ortholattice (175065) | about 13 years ago | (#2267342)

Canadians are reminded that September 15 is the deadline for comments on the DCMA-equivalent law [eff.org] proposed for Canada. That is, if they are even aware of it: the request for comments went up September 7, allowing a generous :( one-week window for comments from the public.

Communist revolution? (2, Interesting)

crazney (194622) | about 13 years ago | (#2267348)

I recently read the Communist Manifesto [anu.edu.au] by Karl Marx.. Basicallt, he predicted that the workers would eventually become sick of the dictatoring rich and powerful, and would overthrow them by force.

Now, obviosuly this didnt happen. With the introduction of a descent democratic society in the world, their really wasnt any need for such a thing.

But, WHAT NOW? I dont know about you my friends, but THIS is NOT a democracy. If I was a United States Citizen, and this thing does get through, I would GET THE FUCK out of there.
Or, alternativly.. REVOLT.. If this thing does get through, dont stop with measly protest people.. GET OUT THERE AND FIGHT.. seriously, can you really live in a sociaty based on facism, one which the rich companies CONTROL the government? I KNOW I COULDNT!

THE GEEKS HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE BUT THEIR CHAINS. THEY HAVE A WORLD TO WIN

GEEKS OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

Re:Revolt (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267421)

It's all good until people start getting killed. Us geeks talk a good game, but when the time comes, and shit starts going down....we'll see what happens.

The Right to Read (1, Interesting)

gorf (182301) | about 13 years ago | (#2267350)

See The Right to Read: A Dystopian Short Story [gnu.org]

When I first read it, it seemed far fetched, though I could see what it was saying and it's relation to the DMCA. Now I'm not so sure.

This is the second step to that situation, folks!

We need a PAC! (4, Insightful)

NickV (30252) | about 13 years ago | (#2267351)

Goddamn it, we need a Political Action Committee in support of digital rights. We have no voice on the hill right now, and until we get one we are SCREWED with these laws!

I know this is just bitching and moaning on my part, but someone needs to start forming one. We're soo good at forming development teams, but where are the people who can form a PAC?

We need to put our money where our mouths are. Anyone have any suggestions on how to start a PAC?

Rest Of The World (1)

GeekDork (194851) | about 13 years ago | (#2267370)

Perhaps this could lead to something good. It could severely impede American economy in a way that rips the government out of the complacent feeling of being all alone on the planet.


The more laws of this kind are passed (and since this one is backed by a strong lobby, I guess it will be passed), the more resistance will be created. Not only by "underground criminals", but also by hard- and software producers outside the U.S. who just don't want to follow stupid rules.

I only hope that other governments don't get infected by ALD (American Lawmaking Desease) and decide to follow lead and that the U.S. procceed on their path quickly enough to create a certain degree of isolation


And never forget - don't tie your alligator to the fire hydrant or let your horse eat it. It's not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

What about Software? (1)

thedude (13214) | about 13 years ago | (#2267373)

Wow. Fun. Hardware enabled copy pretection. But that hardware can only do so much without the software hooks to look at adata. Would that mean that if linux did include hooks for the protection hardware and standard that it its self would be illeagal? Maybe. What about Apache, for slashcode (or phpslash :) would all software have to include hooks to verify all media (software, cd's images, movies, sounds, etc..)?

things like apache could concevably be considereded enabling technologies that enable piracy and copyright infringment.. How far would it go? Where aould DMCA stop and this shit take over?

Grrr.. I don't want big brother in my computer or in my life. I pay my taxes and do my good deed a day, enough is fucking enough, I consider this harassment by the U.S Govermnent and should this law go into effect, I will be seeking Political Asylum in another country.

The beginning of the end of Linux on the desktop (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267374)

I'm posting anonymously for a reason here.


The idea of a law doesn't surprise me -- I had seen the winds blowing the same direction and figured that it would be on a technical and economic level.


First, note that PCs are included. What many don't know is that there is a "Trusted" PC initiative which already has silicon ready - see "http://www.trustedpc.org" for some information. Microsoft as part of this will create an operating system that works with these PC features in the next 2 years.


With a "trusted" pc, all the software is signed by a big entity ("trust us"), and any modifications will make it no longer trusted. Would this law make it a crime to have an untrusted PC on a network? I thought that Microsoft would make deals with "content providers" and popular online destinations (banks were my first choice) to say "you must connect with a secure (ie, trusted) pc." Would Linux *ever* be able to be "trusted" since it is designed to be user modifiable, and the developers are unlikely to spring for the costs of certification.


This proposed law gives several big players the power to scheme without much risk of accusations of collusion. These schemes will probably result in financial harm to the other players, especially a certain underdog who are also dependent on the Microsoft monopoly.


Think to the not-too-distant future, where "budget" PCs come with a processor that will check the signature on the bios, the bios will check the signature on the operating system, and the operating system will check the signature of all the components. How do you install your own OS on such a system? You don't -- since of course, alternate OSes are, in the mind of Microsoft, "pirated copies of Windows." Sure, some grey-box PCs will still let you do Linux on them, but they won't be in compliance with this law, and you won't be able to use them -- maybe an exemption will be made for "servers," after all, the home audio recording act makes similar exemptions for high-end hardware. Licensed server-owners can run "untrusted" operating systems. But the key Linux demographic -- the random programmer, probably college student, with too much time on his hands -- will be left out in the cold.

Re:The beginning of the end of Linux on the deskto (0)

James Skarzinskas (518966) | about 13 years ago | (#2267397)

You are correct in every way, fortunately, this law may or may not be passed. However, if the law is passed, it will prove that the United States government is truly stupid and communist about internet/technology. I wouldn't throw it past *extremely* well-paid motherboard manufacturing companies for a second to use your signature system, and it sure would make Microsoft's day to see Linux become practically 'illegal' in the USA, because it might not be the world, but its a large block of it, and nobody can argue me there. This post comes from a happily Canadian citizen who will, if this law is passed, never touch a computer on US soil.

Commercial Software has succeeded... (5, Insightful)

JeremyYoung (226040) | about 13 years ago | (#2267376)

... in convincing everyone of this concept of "intellectual property" and it's supposed sovereign position over free speech. They seem to have even convinced our representatives in congress, which is most terrifying.

Why is everyone suddenly so blind to the FACT that without free speech in the first place, there would be no "intellectual property", that "intellectual property" does in fact take a BACK SEAT to free speech and the free flow of information? Why do people suddenly treat the business model based on selling "intellectual property" as if it were as important as national defense by protecting it with laws that erode personal freedom?

Copyright law, from which this concept of IP sprang was a set of laws GRANTED TO ARTISTS by the people of the United States to allow them to earn a living off their creation and encourage them to continue working. Now capitalists have formed business models based on buying and selling those copyrights and suddenly the copyright is more important than the first amendment?? Why is it suddenly more important that we protect the business model of distributors of copyrighted material than it is to protect the freedom that allows the creators of our country to build upon prior knowledge?

This will just degrade the quality of the industry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267383)

More and more programmers are getting fed up with the corporate control of the industry and the laws that protect corporations and not individuals. All the restrictions on what can be done on a computer is going to stop hackers who live and breath computers to be born. The only programmers who go into the industry are going to be people just looking for a paycheck.

I myself am getting sick of having projects of mine get threatened by lawsuits because "it looks similar" to a commercial project. The computer industry is just turning into every other industry in this world, just another source of profits for corporations and something for the government to manipulate to fuel the economy.

Personally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267385)

...I hope this thing passes. It will make people even more violent towards the government. McViegh was the first hero, who will be the next?

I could rant here for an ext. period (4, Insightful)

rhadamanthus (200665) | about 13 years ago | (#2267390)

But instead I am going to try to remain rational and point out some obvious consequences to this "legislation" (read-obvious show of who really runs US government). Disregarding the obvious foreshadowment of true corporate-government, I feel that the foremost problem with this law will be strictly in science communities. I expect a great deal of the better educated and "frontline" scienticts to leave the country. Most notably, expect cryptographers and computer programmers in "high-risk" jobs to exit quickly--thus degrading the quality of these critical applications. I think Russia said it best when they discouraged their tech-heads travelling to the US for fear of litigation. We are a corporate entity now, and the rights or actions of a single man jeapordize this mentality, and therefore incur the wrath of a legal system designed for only two parties: lawyers and businesses. How amazing this is. That a country like ours can only 20-30 years ago (and today i guess) be such a leader (perhaps the leader) in tech advances and science, only to regress backwards because new technology and research cuts into corporate profits on lousy, old-fashioned products and business models. Imagine if the encryption is weak on US nuclear weapons codes, but no is *allowed* to alert the government that terrorists can break the code...

Tell the conference organizers to meet in Russia from now on as they harbor a more "free" and innovative environment. irony of ironies...


-------------rhad, a poor US college student destined to either leave the fucked up US or go to jail for wanting to be anonymous, speaking out and protesting corporations hellbent on a "fuck the individual" policy, and dreaming of a government that actually cares about the people who made it possible, rather then a plethora of corporate whores who can add money to their demands, as opposed to just a signature.


PS: It distresses me personally as to who is to be found accountable. Apathy is so rampant. No one cares. We have the power, but just dont give a damn... Its terribly depressing.

Stock up (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267392)

It is time for all you "pentium III is way too much processor" guys to put your money where your mouth is.

The law contains a loophole for existing devices. So as I read it, your current computer is safe.

Go out and buy what you need for the next ten years now.

Re:Stock up (0)

James Skarzinskas (518966) | about 13 years ago | (#2267414)

Yeah, but that isn't the point, the point is anyone who wants to use say, Linux, is restricted to using their old systems. Heck, they may be up to date now, but given 25 years all our systems will be achaeic and out of date compared to all the new dual terahertz systems or whatever exists by then; each conforming to SSSCA on the BIOS level, and we'll be barely hanging on with what is left of todays legal tech. Brings me back to thinking about the prohibition laws, they will illegalize this, and you know what will happen? There will be a black market in chips and boards which don't conform to SSSCA for using any other operating system practically. This is all theoretical, but lets just hope and pray that SSSCA isn't passed, eh?

If you live in South Carolina: (5, Interesting)

Johnny5000 (451029) | about 13 years ago | (#2267395)

Nip this in the bud. Here's what to do:

Get in touch with other people from Slashdot in South Carolina. Come up with a good day when most of you will be availible.

Go to a local university's website, and look up student groups- look for libertarian, socialist, and computer clubs, email them ome info and say you'd be interested in helping organize a public protest. Ask them to contact people they know would be interested. Tell them the day you want to have the protest.

The protest should be at a government building- courthouse, city hall, it doesnt matter.

Set it to be at noon, so people will be out on the streets, for their lunch hour.

Make signs, prepare a statement for the press, etc.

Call local TV stations and newspapers, telling them you're going to have a protest, and they should come. Trust me, they'll jump at the chance.

Show up and make a big scene, but make sure the message isnt lost.

-J5K

What about all the old PC's (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2267406)

What about all the old PC's that are already out there which do not have this technology in them? Are they grandfathered under this, or do they immediatley become illegal to use?

And what about computers from other countries who don't have these laws and these "protective" measures.

Will it be illegal to import them?

More importantly, will it be illegal to INTERFACE with them over a network like the internet?

If all interactive devices have to follow these guidelines, then what if I say, have a device that records music that can connect to the sound card of a PC with an analog connection? That would allow me to circumvent copy protection. So would it be illegal to make audio recorders and PC's which use standard analog connectors?

Prohibition (1)

Hostile17 (415334) | about 13 years ago | (#2267419)


The key to killing this and the DMCA is to render it unenforcable. Think about it, why was Prohibition repealed ? because drinking was so wide spread, the federal government would have had to arrest the President and most of both the Senate and Congress. An underground internet needs to be built which can propagate the tools far and wide and of course the blackmarket for hardware. Make it so cheap, easy and wide spread that the Feds would have no hope what so ever of enforcing the law. My Great GrandFather was a Bootlegger and was proud of that fact until the day he died, and I will be proud to call myself a Bootlegger in the 21st century.

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