Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Havoc (in many senses)

Two player Havoc with my daughter. It plays well, though certainly not as tensely as with more than two. My box came only with three "poker hand chart" cards, one on the back of a "setup" card and two on the back of "turn summary" cards. Shouldn't there be six of these? Three are not enough when six people are playing.

Speaking of havoc, the idiots of telecommunication in Israel are trying to bully the ISPs to block all VOiP traffic because of loss of income to the telecommunication companies, i.e. Bezeq and their ilk. How many industries now exist that provide absolutely nothing to the world and continue to exist solely due to legal and governmental action to prop them up? Phone service. Music distribution. Printing. Newspapers. The list continues. Soon we will be a world of people who do nothing but sue each other all day.

And, as usual, if the idiots that be actually embraced the technology and changed to merge it into their business, they would be able to profit from it. Instead they harm themselves, as well as every consumer. Because the Internet views censorship as damage and routes around it.

Yehuda
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