what the heck Our Privacy & the Big Brother

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January 29, 2010 at 00:26:51
Specs: Windows XP
okay so the government is cracking down on issues regaurding piracy ... but doing nothing about these crackers who put viruses on peoples computers for kicks and giggles... does anyone know why this is?????

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#1
January 29, 2010 at 05:31:56
I would imagine it is for the same reason that the war on drugs is being faught against the folks sitting at home getting high and not against the people bringing in hundreds of thousands of pounds every year.

Likely


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#2
January 29, 2010 at 06:30:39
Regarding privacy, don't worry about the bugs in our computers, worry about the real bugs that are being developed.

In the hard copy of PopSci, they note that they can install the electronics in the larva stage so that the insect's body grows right around it.

If you didn't like the little flying critters before, you're really going to hate them now.


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#3
January 29, 2010 at 08:12:57
I would imagine it is for the same reason that the war on drugs is being faught against the folks sitting at home getting high and not against the people bringing in hundreds of thousands of pounds every year.

I just want to say upfront, I'm not a conspiracy theorist.

Consider this.............

How many US government employees, be they FTA, NSA, CIA, FBI etc etc would be unemployed if the drug trade suddenly stopped?

Do you think any of them want to have to look for jobs!?

Remember that smelly affair where the US gov't (or employees of it) traded guns for drugs? Wasn't it the CIA itself that arranged that and then brought those drugs into the country? Kind of a "keep ourselves employed" project. And the CIA does need to do something now that the Cold War has ended!

People, get real. The Government does not want the drug trade to end any more than it wants the citizens to stop smoking or drinking.

Each in it's own turn generates income for the government and we all know from personal experience (remember folks, when personal "income tax" first came into being, it was supposed to be a "temporary measure". Does it seem "temporary" to any of you?)

If you really think about the drug trade and what can be done to stop it, tell me honestly, what could any country in the world do should the US fly in and burn up their poppy or coca fields? Could Colombia invade and take over the US.........hardly! They could whimper and cry to the world at large to do something about it but what person in this world who isn't an addict or a drug lord ever be unhappy about something like that being done?

The simple answer is, nobody in their right mind.

So, why do we still have cocaine and heroin flowing into north America?

The simple answer is, because we, and the government allow it.

Consider this.....a Canadian pot enthusiast who sold pot seeds over the internet was extradited into the US, charged and convicted. It took some time, but the US government flexed it's muscles and it happened. Yet, they can't stop tons of cocaine and heroin coming into our countries!!!!! Consider the time, effort and money spent to extradite one guy for selling freaking seeds and ask yourself if that makes the least bit of sense.

You do the math.............



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#4
January 29, 2010 at 09:53:44
As long as politicians are for hire, powerful interest groups will continue to have
a special space in congressional deliberations & public policy decision-making. And thanks to the recent SCOTUS ruling, this is all good.

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#5
January 29, 2010 at 17:52:30
Well the reason a crack shows up as a virus is because it changes the .exe used to start the program or overwrites the shareware or unlicensed in the registry.

Some patches or cracks do have a deliberate virus added in.

But if you avoid them and buy the software your only down side is you just paid $200.00 plus for a crappy program.

Then there are some shareware programs that expire before you actually get to try it out.

So what to do?




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