Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

"Where on earth did you get such a preposterous idea?


He was off on the specifics, and it's not incontrovertible proof, but take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSAKEY

it would be against all current laws and US Federal regulations, and therefore would be shut down.


Hahahahaha
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Well, I have proof those things are shutdown. Watergate, etc. Conspiracy theories are just that, theories. If you can give me actual proof, I'll begin to believe you. I don't do black helicopters.

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erikharmon Member since:
2007-06-20

I didn't say I had proof, but I had the source of where he got the idea. And if that doesn't make you wonder, there is something wrong with you. I don't really get your Watergate comment. It was an actual conspiracy, and a good example of one at that:

1. The government has broken the law knowingly and with impunity.
2. There have been confirmed "conspiracies" to deprive people of rights and privacy.
3. Even if they are badly executed, you might not find out about them unless someone on the inside blabs.

Even rant-happy Schneier doesn't think it's an NSA backdoor, which is good enough for me, but the whole point of the NSA is communications intelligence gathering.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

I didn't say I had proof, but I had the source of where he got the idea. And if that doesn't make you wonder, there is something wrong with you. I don't really get your Watergate comment. It was an actual conspiracy, and a good example of one at that:


Well, Watergate is an example of where the individuals got what they deserved and justice was served. That was not a government conspiracy, but a few individuals who happened to hold positions within the government.


1. The government has broken the law knowingly and with impunity.


Again, proof please.

2. There have been confirmed "conspiracies" to deprive people of rights and privacy.


And yet more proof needed. If they are confirmed, please supply info.

3. Even if they are badly executed, you might not find out about them unless someone on the inside blabs.


Agreed. In this case there would be no proof.

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