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Where I, and my website stand in regards to SOPA

Greeting readers, sorry for not keeping this place up to date. I’ve been busy school and my new job. I haven’t had much time to my self recently.

But I felt I needed to give my stance on the bill H.R. 3261. Which is commonly known as SOPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act.

I’ve read the bill some myself, heard from others, and watched a stream of one of the earlier hearings on the bill. And I have to agree with what has been said so far about the bill.

While the bill has some good intentions. The means of which this bill purposes to deal with the issues currently. Are not only problematic, but possibly even ineffective. Not to mention, it’s very broad on what could be problematic content. To the point it could lead to some abuse of the bill if not careful.

As for the technical concerns, I can see that they are well founded.

In the regard to the IP blocking. It fails to compensate for the fact that not all IP addresses are static. (Static meaning they stay in one place). But some are in fact dynamic, so they move from one place to another.
So it’s possible that a infringing site may be blocked by its IP address one day. But since it used a dynamic IP. It may switch to another site and/or server the next day. And that site/server may contain stuff that are in no violation what so ever. But because that particular dynamic IP assigned that day was blocked. It would by default block access to that site/server. Causing unfortunate and unnecessary downtime for all effected.

There are other technical problems with this bill too. Which even extends into possible freedom of speech infringements. But I don’t feel knowledgeable enough to talk about those issues. And are most likely better explained elsewhere on the web anyways.

Another part of this bill which I have a problem with. Is the unauthorized medication part. I agree it needs to be address, but not in this bill. This should be its own separate bill. Or linked to a bill that deals with similar medical related issues.

In conclusion, I personally think SOPA is a train wreck waiting to happen. It’s too broad to be effective. It’s riddled with poor, uninformed thinking on how the internet currently works from a technological standpoint. And could inadvertently cause freedom of speech issues in the future.

So I, and the Useless Site of Technology are now officially against bill H.R. 3261 (Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA for short).

January 10, 2012 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Internet | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The wonders of the Internet

The internet, what a strange place it can be. A 2 year old video on youtube can go from a few a few views, to thousands of views in just a few weeks. Or how a simple inactive site can go from having under 50 daily views on average. To having between 700-900 daily views in little under a week.

That whats been going on here recently…..

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September 26, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, other, Site News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Chrome Review

 

See, Google Chrome has the same color scheme as the Google Homepage

See, Google Chrome has the same color scheme as the Google Homepage

Time for me to review Google Chrome. 

 

Now from just using it for a few hours. This browser is fast. And I like fast.  And the browers colors do reflect the fact that this is made my Google. And and it features are great. And work they way they should. I tryed shouch.net/lol and the browser window did not even move. That right there gains respect from me alone. And the comic google made that tells about Chrome was fun to read, yet very informative. Continue reading

September 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Google releases a Web Browser Today

Well today google releases a open source web browser today called Google Chrome. Which to me is big surprise. And from the looks of it. It’s a very nice browser. So far, the Windows version been released. With the Linux version and Mac OS X coming soon. 

I’ll try to have a review of the browser up either tomorrow or the ay After Tomorrow.  And right now, the download for it are not really responding. I’m guessing it’s being overloaded by the people who really want to try it.

September 2, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment