[Gllug] I can't work out if this guy is a genius troll or just a complete fool
chrisehunter at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Apr 27 06:27:54 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 26 Apr 2006 19:53, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 03:41:02PM +0100, will wrote:
> > http://shelleytherepublican.com/2006/04/linux-european-threat-to-our-comp
> That's quite funny ...
> I didn't think Americans had a sense of irony before I read this
> comment on the story:
Actually, they don't. Irony completely passes them by. Bizarre beliefs like
those in the article are really common, and the majority know nothing of the
world outside their own borders - many have never even left their own home
state! Less than 15% of Americans have passports.
I was over there recently, and it's becoming quite an unpleasant place for
Europeans to visit, particularly anywhere away from either coast. We are now
viewed with deep suspicion, and a series of laws passed since 2001 have
effectively curtailed /all/ Civil Liberties.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if the DMCA was modified to make illegal the
use of any "non-compliant" operating system within the USA. They already
tried to prevent the use of any kind of encryption for e-mail - with the
threat of 5 to 10 years in jail - and open source, free software will be seen
as a truly terrible threat to American commerce!
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