"Vote for Bug" and "Privacy Concerns Two (as in ACTA)"
Posted by alecs1 pe 2008-05-30
1. Please go to the KDE bugs page and vote for one of the most stupid bugs the Linux desktop has: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149676
It seems to me that having this written here is the most polite way of people get interested with this bug (as long as I am not able to provide a solution myself), as other means had no effect.
2. The most outrageous idea ever is brought to our attention by LWN. Customs police should have the right (and obligation ?) to search through a traveller’s electronic documents to see if he carries pirated multimedia. This shit seemed has a name: ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), and a wikipedia page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement . Of the fears:
-for one right (copyright) you negate many others. The most important. Why should someone look through my files.
-makes for spying.
-looks like 1984 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four) is coming to us very fast.
Too good that we don’t have yet technologies to guess what’s in ones mind (with our current understanding it looks imposible to copy a man’s mind without touching it somehow by mechanisms of the observer’s effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisenberg_uncertainty_principle).
Aside the important stories:
The second part of my message has changes to make it to a new article, as it goes very well my last post. By the way, since then: I bought a USB flash; I changed the server through which I send my e-mails, it’s google no more; and from time to time I use the Yahoo search engine.
Of course, at this moment Yahoo looks very good to me, as managers had the guts to refuse Microsoft, altough may not bring the most of profit to the shareholders. It’s refreshing to see that you can hold a business for other reasons than making maximum profits (though it may not be the case for Yahoo). I hope to see times when Romanian companies will try to solve other problems than having the maximum of profit.
Continuation of the first „Privacy concerns” article https://alecs1.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/my-privacy-concerns/.