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Internet Anonymity Laws - bad, bad idea

I'm against this on technical, philosophical and realistic grounds. I won't support any efforts toward legislation aimed at Internet anonymity and in fact will actively oppose such.



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Stupid is as stupid does and I've done plenty of stupid  
- Defending my honor - sort of. I don't consider myself an expert or a guru or anything close - so what? -

Do you absolutely need Anti-Virus (even on Windows)?  
- Do you absolutely need to run Anti-Virus software (even on Windows)? -

When did taxes become a dirty word?  
- Is this the world you want? Crumbling bridges and roads, inferior schools, mentally unstable people wandering the streets? -

California Proposition 8   2013/07/01 TonyLawrence
- I'm outraged that people think they can vote away other folks rights -

Video Gaming and Ethics   2011/06/23 TonyLawrence
- Does the video gaming industry have an ethical obligation to produce less violent and/or addictive content? -

'Splain this to me?  
- Seriously - can you explain this to me? Why should we be bailing out the banks? Break 'em up, I say. -

Why I'm not buying a High Def TV (yet)   2010/10/09 BigDumbDinosaur
- My eyesight just isn't good enough to bother with HDTV and the features aren't there yet - but are getting closer! -

What I want in my next GPS  
- I want these features in the next GPS I buy - some may already exist, some may not, but I want them all. -

Bad Lawyers  
- Is it any wonder there are so many lawyer jokes? I'm sure there are good lawyers - I've just yet to meet one! -

Windows death?  
- Windows death predicted - can Linux fill the void? -

Vote  
- Vote: I'm sixty years old and this is the first election where I will be voting FOR someone rather than voting against the candidate I dislike the most. -

So are software patents dead or not?  
- Are software patents dead? Does anybody really know what 'transform an article' actually means? -

God and Country  
- I'm getting tired of hearing about God and Country -

Windows 7 learning experience  
- Microsoft will always choose ease of use over security. They never learn and never will. -

Recession Anger  
- Who knows how bad this is going to get? I saw some very angry people interviewed on TV this morning. -

Is Self-Employment really for me?  
- The positives and negatives of self-emplyment - not to discourage you from trying self-employment but to also show the difficulties that can be faced. -

Time for VAT or Sales Tax?  
- Why not sales taxes? There would have to be massive exemptions to avoid overtaxing the poor, for one. -

Corruption in Government  
- Corruption in Government is less than most people think, but any amount is unacceptable. Most of us probably have the same feelings: we're confused and upset. -

I, Robot  
- You have nothing to fear. Really. You can trust me - we are not competitors, we are not at war.. -

 
 
LOD Communications, Inc.
 
 
The L Drug   2011/11/26 TonyLawrence
- A look back to the days of aging, when death was expected and we lost our friends and family as a matter of course. -

Google Adsense and recession   2012/09/10 TonyLawrence
- Will recession hurt on-line advertising and Google? -

Some questions about Self Employment  
- Some common questions about Self Employment, health insurance and taxes -

Trust  
- One Amazon reviewer complained that it is too scholarly. I don't agree at all: I don't think anything here is beyond the reach of an average well-read person. -

Gloom and Doom  
- What to do? Paralyzed by fear and indecision, we watch our wealth melt away. Still, there will be opportunities - you just need to look for them. -

What went wrong  
- How we got into this mess - Big is Bad. Effeciency gains, sure. Cheaper, undoubtedly. But still costly and bad. -

What is basic, anyway?  
- What's 'basic' when talking to a mixed group of seniors about their computers and how to use them? -

Oil Exploration  
- Why drill to get dribbles of oil that only postpone the inevitable a very small amount? -

Know your customer  
- People who buy organic foods usually aren't interested in lots of sugar or salt added. These folks don't know their market. -

Sales Taxes - why should I collect them?  
- Why should I collect sales taxes? I sell all over the country. I don't want to have to deal with fifty different states with fifty different laws. -

But they aren't geniuses, are they?  
- Apple's 'genius bar' folks surely are not - I hate seeing good words cheapened in this way. -

Why not electric cars?  
- We can solve all the perceived limitations of electric cars and overcome the side effects. -

Extending XP  
- XP gets extended for weak hardware only - Microsoft bends to pressure and reality. -

Internet Anonymity Laws - bad, bad idea  
- Attempts at Internet Anonymity laws are a bad idea -

Will they ever get it?  
- The Media Industry doesn't understand that they could make much more money giving us unbundles services. -

It's not a backslash!   2010/05/11 dave
- It's not a backslash, idiot! Even Microsoft knows that, but radio and tv announceers do not. -

Shed a tear for Microsoft  
- Poor Microsoft is under siege - weep for them, for the mighty giant may be walking to its doom. -

Reading Skills  
- speed reading: I'm not much for visuals. I don't like video blogs, slide show blogs: I want text. -

Keep it Simple, Stupid  
- Simplicity is always best - the web never would be what it is today if it were not for simple HTML. I don't want another damn module or library that may or may not have sixty other dependencies that will annoy me before I get it installed and haunt me forever when something gets updated and breaks everything above it. -

Symbols and Apes  
- We are masters of abstraction and indirection. Programmers know that perhaps even more than other people; our world is almost all symbols. But all of us, programmers or not, use symbols every day of our lives. We also often use ritual, and rituals often involve symbols - Wikipedia even defines ritual as "a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value..". -

Everything needs RFID  
- RFID would improve my life if every single thing I own were tagged so that I could always hunt it down. -

Geeks and Sports  
- Being polite to sports fans, or.. not being polite to them. I sometimes choose the latter. -

Oh, those kids  
- Is the Google Generation inept? I found it amusing that the researchers themselves relied on Wikipedia to define terms like "Google Generation".. -

Microsoft is so last year!  
- Are Microsoft's fortunes waning? Gosh, we hope so! A better world awaits without Microsoft. -

Is there any hope left for SCO?  
- SCO's been delisted, customers are jumping ship, is there any hope? Probably not.. -

More thoughts on the Google Slap, no follow and a Slap Back  
- The google slap killed page rank for many sites - what if they slapped back? Would it matter to Google? -

Technorati Revisited  
- Technorati has improved but I still find it less than perfect -

Selling out - What do you really want?  
- What is really important in life? For me, it's all about holding the reins, steering the ship, doing what I want when I want to do it. -

Alexa Toolbar for Firefox  
- I downloaded it because I do like to see how sites rank in Alexa, and also just because I want to keep supporting their stat gathering. -

Microsoft and Linux  
- What is Microsoft planning?: We've all heard Microsoft's sabre rattling about copyright and patent violations. For the most part, I haven't changed my mind about any of this: it worries me a little, but on the other hand there's just too much momentum behind Linux. It's possible that Microsoft could damage commercial Linux, but they risk a backlash that they really can't afford right now. -

Social Media - am I just antisocial?  
- Really, what is the point of all these social media sites? -

 
 
 
 
Flyback needs more than ease of use  
- Time Machine is not "just" rsnapshot. First, on the tech side, it uses hard links for directories and metadata that identifies a files lineage. It's also much faster than plain old rsnapshot. -

Yes, I'd like to pay more  
- True cost of Vista? Apparently it is $18.00 per dollar spent buying it.. that's nice to know! -

The 700 MHz Spectrum  
- The coming bandwidth auction could mean good news for all of us, but it will likely be ruined by squabbling and greed. -

Eggs  
- Would you ever invest all yout money in one company? Why would you do that with your career? -

Gapple redux  
- A real google os? John's basic premise is that Microsoft is sticking its nose into advertising, so why wouldn't Google fight back on the OS front? -

Is there always a better way?  
- Stable api's must happen eventually: I happened upon a recent Linux-Watch article about Dell's Dynamic Kernel Module Support. I actually downloaded Dell's PDF paper but the LW article is an excellent overview, as is Linux Journal's article on the same subject.. -

'Xish Advocates  
- Something awful has it backward: "Linux advocates are people who don't even use their computers. They don't view computers as tools for getting other things done, they see them as the thing to get done." -

Forking Inevitable?  
- Sooner or later, Linux will fork.. but it won't matter at all because your computer will be very, very different. -

Accidental Entrepreneurs  
- Are there really many accidental entrepreneurs? 80% either thought they could improve their lot or saw a definite market niche they could serve. What about the rest? -



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