A cost analysis of Vista content protection (just a bit off topic)
Posted Dec 24, 2006 18:17 UTC (Sun) by TxtEdMacs
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" ... Pretty soon I'll start hearing that I am not allowed to buy certain types of fatty fried foods? (oh wait...)"
You might think this as humorous, but how well informed of the trans fat content of the food you consume? Were you aware that they were an inadvertant result of trying to lower arterial disease? Are you aware they are at least as dangerous (or more) as the food component they were meant to replace? I would guess not*. Recognize too the trans fat content is to the advantage of the producer/seller not the consumer. It is cheaper and more stable; as to having a taste advantage - there is none.
Are you against the "War Against Drugs"? I personally am in favor of giving the confiscated drugs away to confirmed addicts on the condition they they not pursue criminal activities. In addition, I would stress helping those kick the habit if they were motivated to try. Last I would place the lowest priority upon street level enforcement. The goal is to reduce the demand side and the profit margins so the business is less enticing to all concerned.
If you choose to knowingly kill yourself - fine with me, but I want you off any health insurance reimbursement system. Eat all the trans fats and consume all the addictive drugs you please - try tobacco. But don't cry later.
For me, I just do not like DRM equipped hardware being forced upon me when I play very little video or audio on my machines.
* I am painfully aware, because I happened to work on a multi-department, multi-university project meant to attack heart and arterial disease where the solution was as bad culprit: butter fat. Later instinctively I kept my butter fat intake low, but preferred it to margarine.
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