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[News] FDA Corrupt -- 'Approves' Dangerous Devices, Linux-powered Kindle Dangerous Too (Defective by Design)

  • Subject: [News] FDA Corrupt -- 'Approves' Dangerous Devices, Linux-powered Kindle Dangerous Too (Defective by Design)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 07:45:14 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The Safety Gap: Dangerous Devices

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| From defibrillators to pacemakers, some experts say too many mistakes are 
| making it to market. There are close to 24,000 companies across the globe 
| manufacturing medical devices -- many that help people live longer, healthier 
| lives. But a group of scientists in charge of inspecting these life-saving 
| products say a stamp of approval by the FDA doesn't mean it's safe.    


Mr. Bezos, Tear Down This Wall

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| Amazon is not-so-quietly building a wall between itself, its competitors, and 
| open e-book formats. It’s time to show them that those of us who seek e-book 
| readers without boundaries will not stand for their market monopolization and 
| Soviet-style platform containment.   


Amazon gives a bad name to Linux by using it to attack people's freedom.


Caving into bullies (aka, here we go again)

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| So here we go again -- How long till we can buy Alice's Adventures in
| Wonderland and be told that this book "cannot be read aloud"?
| But the bigger trend here is much more troubling: Innovative technology
| company (Amazon (Kindle 2), Google (Google Books)) releases new innovative
| way to access or use content; so-called "representatives" of rights owners,
| Corleone-like, baselessly insist on a cut; innovative technology company
| settles with baseless demanders, and we're all arguably worse off.


Kindle 2 hacks: bypassing Whispernet

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| Vincent has also achieved a root shell with telnet access on his Kindle but
| for the time being has declined to share step-by-step details on how to
| achieve this for yourself. He writes, "If you're interested in voiding the
| warranty on your Kindle 2, my writeup about USB Networking, igorsk's posts
| from 2007, the Kindle 2.0.1 update, a copy of the right build of busybox and
| a little bit of hackery will get you your very own login on a cute little ARM
| Linux box with 128 megs of RAM."

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