User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets (ars technica)

Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets (ars technica)

Posted Oct 28, 2012 17:25 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets (ars technica) by skvidal
Parent article: Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets (ars technica)

> you seem to have an incredibly cynical view of government

That's putting it mildly.

> that may match up with some governments but certainly not all.

Generally speaking most people can't imagine things being any different anymore then people could imagine life without the Catholic church or a the king a thousand years ago. Only incremental improvements are thought possible, but nothing could ever be completely different.

There are lots of ways to have government and many ways to have government would be very positive. I think the "state government", which is the form of government that is most common in the world due to it's militarism, is fundamentally corrupt in nature. It's not something that can be fixed through voting and if you end up with some sort of armed revolution you just end up with the same thing ruled by different people.


(Log in to post comments)

Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets (ars technica)

Posted Oct 28, 2012 19:18 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

if you end up with some sort of armed revolution you just end up with the same thing ruled by different people
Study the Glorious Revolution and its effect on the governance of what shortly became the UK and say that. It really did change things, for good.

The same is true of quite a lot of revolutions. Sure, power suckers will always suck power -- but that doesn't mean the way in which they suck power will always be the same, nor that every government is the same as every other government, and most certainly not that they are all as bad as each other! (I happen to believe that e.g. France, headgear bans or no, is a considerably better place to live than, say, North Korea, even though both have fairly large state sectors. I suspect most people would agree with me on this. You really do need to look at more than 'size of government'.)


Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds