It is unfortunate that the Taliban decided to destroy any non-Muslim artifacts in Afghanistan. Some fairly recent photos at Yahoo show that they destroyed 2 giant Buddhas thought to be over 1500 years old.
I don’t quite understand the need to attack others that are different.
For those of you that do not have it… I recommend getting some anti-virus software and a firewall for your home computer. Here are some free ones
Huh… Is the RIAA run by idiots or the sly pretending to only be slow? More on the RIAA vs. Napster
It seems that the RIAA feels that all content owned by them must be blocked. Under any circumstances. Such as users acting to bypass whatever system Napster puts in place. Name filtering is easy to bypass… mispell the name. Napster has worked double-time to make that work and still unsuccessfully.
The RIAA suggests that “audio fingerprinting” be used. Well, these are MP3s which have numerous imperfects as hard drives, slow processors, and virtual memory create their own impressions during a rip. Add to that all of the live versions that are available which in no way conform to the CD version of a song.
The system that is left is that only pre-approved content be placed on the system? Huh? The ONLY way for that one to work is for the peer-to-peer network to be removed and a server-to-client network replace Napster. That is a total overhaul that the RIAA had better fund in my opinion. I can see them paying Napster $100 million for Napster to build it, can’t you?
Do find it funny that the RIAA can insist, but they cannot assist (like the court order they wave like holy writ says they must do).