Hvis ikke pirater hadde brutt loven ville tusenvis av spill vært borte, eller i det minste utilgjengelige, i dag.
"Software pirates promote data survival through ubiquity and media independence. Like an ant that works as part of a larger system it doesn’t understand, the selfish action of each digital pirate, when taken in aggregate, has created a vast web of redundant data that ensures many digital works will live on...
For a sample slice of what’s at stake when it comes to vanishing software, let’s take a look at the video game industry. The Web’s largest computer and video game database, MobyGames, holds records of about 60,000 games at present. Roughly 23,000 of those titles were originally released on computer systems that used floppy disks or cassette tapes as their primary storage or distribution medium.
23,000 games! If game publishers and copyright law had their way, almost all of those games would be wiped from the face of the earth by media decay over the next 10 years. Many would already be lost."
"Modern preppers are much different from the survivalists of the old days," he said. "You could be living next door to a prepper and never even know it. Many suburbanites are turning spare rooms into food pantries and are going for survival training on the weekends."
Coraline (2009) - i et hull i veggen finner Coraline en versjon av foreldrene sine som bryr seg om henne. Men det varer ikke lenge... Dette er faktisk en god gammel dukkefilm a la The Nightmare Before Christmas og Corpse Bride. Fantastisk film! Anbefales! (Men vær oppmerksom på at den er skummel for de minste.)
Matilda (1996) - nok en jente med foreldre som har en lite hyggelig familie. Klassiker basert på Roald Dahls bok ved samme navn. Anbefales!
Sterke krefter jobber for å begrense hva vi kan gjøre med PCene våre.
"We don't know how to build a general-purpose computer that is capable of running any program except for some program that we don't like, is prohibited by law, or which loses us money. The closest approximation that we have to this is a computer with spyware: a computer on which remote parties set policies without the computer user's knowledge, or over the objection of the computer's owner. Digital rights management always converges on malware."
The Big Lebowski (1998) - the Dude, som elsker bowling og white russian, blir forvekslet med en millionær ved samme navn og får teppet sitt tisset på. Det viser seg at det blir vanskelig å få kompensasjon for teppet, men til gjengjeld blir livet snudd opp ned. Klassiker! Anbefales
"Many of us now have private information on our computers: personal records, business data, e-mails, web history, or information we have about our friends, family, or colleagues. Encryption is a great way to ensure that your data will remain safe when you travel or if your laptop is lost or stolen. Best of all, it's free."