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Old 01-29-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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Angry Palladium/TCPA

Palladium/TCPA---proof that microsoft is evil

ok, whatever you may be doing right now, this is MORE IMPORTANT. currently, Microsoft, Intel, and several other companies are putting forward a new system which will allow almost universal access to your computer, and which will prevent any application they deem bad from running on your computer. i KNOW most of you have a program or two that isnt entirely legal, or an emulator, or MP3 files, movies etc. under the NEXT version of windows, and with the next line of intel processors, these files will be deleted, and reported to authorities.

furthermore, any "trusted" system will have access to your computer more powerfully than you, the purchaser. it is really a lot like an organized, comercially introduced trojan horse virus that you cant delete. do your part TODAY in signing the following petitions to get these BS things shot down... also, please join in the boycott of intel, and of microsoft, in refusing to upgrade to whatever future products they release, opting for older versions of windows, and for AMD processors.

also, do me the favour of trying to spread the word to other places, to get these petitions around... JUST SAY NO to corperate invasion of our rights and privacy. for more info, read this:
Old 01-29-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: Palladium/TCPA

Originally posted by Edward78
... currently...a new system...
OK so I was playing the paranoid in the last posts here but don't be so sure that this is all new. Intel has been playing with things like serial numbered procs that could do things like register through the OS on the net or be used as your registration key FOR the OS for years and as for Microsoft, XP is living proof of their ideas. Thing is if they don't hold a total chokehold on the desktop market then trying to impliment it is just going to kill them.

See the thing about knowing all the secrets is that the knowledge is only powerful until you release it. This is why the US president won't tell everything he knows about foreign countries because then he can't use the knowledge to deal with them. This is also why Microsoft can't send the cops to your house for all those illegal MP3s you own because once people find out about it then M$ on the desktop will be no more.
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it's good to be able to offer web services for money, however those services should be in the hands of the people rather than under the strict control of vendors. I believe in being able to charge money and make a living, but only if someone is offering an information service that I want to pay for. If we decentralize the computer industry than we have to be resposible for creating a new model.
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To tell you the truth, I contacted Microsoft a couple months ago and talked to Steve Horne who is on the VC++ developer team. He played stupid about Palladium, as if he didn't know what it was, yet I could hear them whispering on the line. More than one person has to be on the phone listening to the coversation. Anyway, they are playing stupid about it, so who knows if it will happen (or is already happening).


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