Thursday, August 23, 2007

True Computer Geek

Now this guy is really a computer geek. Arrested and convicted for uploading Star Wars III to the internet before it was released in theaters, he had to serve some jail time, and is now under probation. He also had to have monitoring software installed on his computer, which meant he needed to switch from Ubuntu Linux to Windows (since the government didn't have a Linux version of their monitoring software).

So what did he think about all this?
It isn’t the fact that I have to be monitored that bothers me, it is the fact that I have restructure my life (different OS, different software on that OS)
Wow. It wasn't the jail time that bothered him, or forced him to "restructure" his life. It wasn't the ankle bracelet he has to wear, the restricted hours he's allowed to leave his house (8:30 am to 5 pm on weekends), or even, as he says, that he's forced to have monitoring software installed on his computer. It's the fact that he had to change his operating system from Linux to Windows.

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