[linux-elitists] defanging TCPA?
Fri Feb 7 17:06:36 PST 2003
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:33:02PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> begin email@example.com 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.
"Fiat justitia et ruat caelum"
(Let justice be done though the heavens fall.)
--legal maxim originating with the Senate of Rome.
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