How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Intel reserves the right to tell you how to use your tech...

Intel has decreed that it has the right to limit what you can do with your tech. They're now offering "hardware-level" security- in other words, they're building DRM into their hardware, and prevent you from doing modifications on the hardware. In other words, you pay for it, but can only use it how they say to. This is roughly akin to buying a car, and this car refuses to let you exceed the speed limit, run red lights, or pass on the right. Moreover, if you wish to deactivate these dubious "safety features" (for the consumer's own good!), the car company has the right to sue you for your tampering.

National ID cards would make us safe. That's right- driver's licenses stop terrorism. When you word it that way, it doesn't seem so plausible, does it? An ID card doesn't tell us who someone is- it tells us _who they claim to be_. It delivers a false sense of security, without any signifigant increase in security.

Meanwhile, someone has realized that if ad supported quiz-sites work, quizzes that _are_ ads must work better! Electric Artists is a promotion company, and seems to know shit about shit when it comes to good looking web sites, but hey- it's amusing.

Tonight, at 1930EST Bushie will be telling us that everything in Iraq is going according to plan, and don't vote against him this election, or you'll be supporting terrorism. And the infamous memo that reveals that Bush's staff knew about an al Qaeda attack was forged by Hillary Clinton.

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