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Toyota Sudden Acceleration Is Driver Error

pembo13 Re:GIGO (930 comments)

It didn't happen to many drivers. It happened to many drivers who reported this particular issue.

about 4 years ago

RIAA Says LimeWire Owes $1.5 Trillion

pembo13 Re:Not making shit up (510 comments)

> Under US Copyright law, damage awards are not necessarily connected to actual damages

One of the many things that makes US copyright law ridiculous.

more than 4 years ago

RIAA Says LimeWire Owes $1.5 Trillion

pembo13 Respond appropriately (510 comments)

The appropriate response to such a statement is a delivery of mint Monopoly® bills to the sum of 1.5 trillion.

more than 4 years ago

Google WebM Calls "Open Source" Into Question

pembo13 Re:FSF Free Software, however. (185 comments)

Aren't you mixing up free software with open source?

more than 3 years ago

Most File Sharers Would Pay For Legal Downloads

pembo13 (370 comments)

Before they were shut down had reasonable prices and an extensive library; they charged by bit-rate (hence bandwidth) at very reasonable prices.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

pembo13 Re:do the right thing (982 comments)

I think the lesson to be learned here is to demand legal statements from people that absolve you of responsibility for their stupidity. "You want these passwords? First give me something I can bring to court

I think above all, that is the really is the lesson to be learnt.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

pembo13 Re:He was an idiot (982 comments)

He could have handed everything over (even though it violated a contract) and it would all be forgotten

Or he might have been sued into bankruptcy for breaking his contract.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

pembo13 Re:Perspective from a Juror on this Case (982 comments)

This was not a verdict that we came to lightly

Well, you've set precedence now. Everyone else from practically now till forever will live with this. Felony computer compromise for NOT providing passwords

I'm sure many people posting are of the mindset that he's not guilty because he shouldn't reveal the passwords

Even the sentence on which he has been found guilty is ridiculous. Sounds like he was found guilty, and they the closest matching sentence was chosen.

more than 4 years ago

The Mono Mystery That Wasn't

pembo13 Re:His life's work? (268 comments)

GNOME, he touched GNOME. Please leave my KDE alone.

more than 4 years ago

Linux Action Show Returns

pembo13 Wasn't that good (61 comments)

When it was called the Linux action show, only portions about it were about Linux or software that runs on Linux

more than 4 years ago

Red Hat Support Continues To Flourish

pembo13 Re:To be fair... (215 comments)

> To be fair, Red Hat is capitalizing on the work of Linux developers

Yah, it's not like they pay a large number of Linux developers.

more than 4 years ago

FBI Obtains Phone Records With a Post-it Note

pembo13 Re:Credit card statements (187 comments)

One or two queries to their database

more than 4 years ago

IsoHunt Guilty of Inducing Infringement

pembo13 Inducing copyright infringement (243 comments)

I assume this is one of those charges that they don't intend to pursue fairly, as FBI warnings, and DVD encryption have done a lot more towards "Inducing copyright infringement" than isoHunt.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Sue Moonlight 2.0 Users

pembo13 Weird world we live in (233 comments)

That we have a (rather legitimate) concern of being sued for the arrangement of bits we have access to.

more than 4 years ago

Fedora 12 Package Installation Policy Tightened

pembo13 Re:And the announcement got it wrong (172 comments)

> This is, of course, wrong. Such local installations are normally done with "sudo", which does not require root passwords.

Obviously wrong? How are they going to use sudo if it isn't configured by default. This is Fedora not Ubuntu

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Denies It Built Backdoor Into Windows 7

pembo13 Re:What? (450 comments)

Production Windows code can be locked away. not the same for Linux.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Denies It Built Backdoor Into Windows 7

pembo13 Re:NSA helped on Linux as well (450 comments)

> so I don't think it's unreasonable to think they might have helped MS on security issues without doing anything nasty

Nice thing is that NDAs and trade secrets can be applied to everyone who touches the production build code for Windows. The same in not true for Linux (SELinux)

more than 4 years ago

Fedora 12 Lets Users Install Signed Packages, Sans Root Privileges

pembo13 Re:sounds good to me (502 comments)

Well, an enterprise can choose to enable allowing installation sans password of signed packages... not necessary to be a default.

And the command not found tie in is already available in F12

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation

pembo13 Re:Give some credit (364 comments)

They did the legal thing. If you want to give them credit for that fine. But I don't see what specifically makes it the right or wrong thing.

more than 4 years ago


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