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Who is missing the point?

Who is missing the point?

Posted Jun 8, 2007 22:33 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Who is missing the point? by GreyWizard
Parent article: Wireless regulatory compliance

There are plenty of points to miss here, but the point to which I was referring was a point made by Sepreece, which I think I did catch, and of course he could not have missed himself.

And Sepreece was only rebutting a specific argument made by Timschmidt, not the general idea of whether limitations on radio software are good for society. Neither of us has voiced a position on that.

Timschmidt made the obviously satirical suggestion that hardware radios contain measures to prevent people from modifying them. I take this to mean, "having to make software hard to modify is as ridiculous as having to make hardware hard to modify, which is obviously so ridiculous noone would do it." So the inconsistent fact that the government does in fact do it is right on point.


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All well and good, but...

Posted Jun 9, 2007 20:14 UTC (Sat) by GreyWizard (guest, #1026) [Link]

Yes, I noticed all that and I didn't intend to accuse you of putting forward a non sequitur. I don't dispute the factual basis of your comment but rather the implication that this is all that matters (this appears to me intentional since you chose not to comment on the merits of the regulation). Requiring that hardware be hard to intentionally modify is indeed ridiculous, even if government is daft enough to do so.

Who is missing the point?

Posted Aug 3, 2007 1:40 UTC (Fri) by timschmidt (guest, #38269) [Link]

"Timschmidt made the obviously satirical suggestion that hardware radios contain measures to prevent people from modifying them. I take this to mean, "having to make software hard to modify is as ridiculous as having to make hardware hard to modify, which is obviously so ridiculous noone would do it." So the inconsistent fact that the government does in fact do it is right on point."

OK. Name a few radios with FCC-mandated hardware anti-hacking measures.


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