[linux-elitists] defanging TCPA?

billy@damaged-world.net billy@damaged-world.net
Fri Feb 7 17:06:36 PST 2003


On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:33:02PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> begin billy@damaged-world.net quotation of Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:24:56PM -0800:
> > 	But they will not be able to interact with large bodies of
> > 	copyrighted media. 
> If you're designing a computer, you have two choices. Either you
> make a general-purpose computer that can do everything that every
> other computer can do; or you make a special-purpose device that
> can do only an infinitesimally small fraction of all the interesting
> computations one might want to do. There's no in-between.
	
	And if you don't have the proper bits, you cannot decrypt this
	bitstream in a useful length of time. 

	Just because it's a general purpose computer doesn't mean it can
	do anything at all. 

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