It is another day in the reich of sweden. Fuhrer Reinfeldt is still at the
helm of this vessel and from what I can judge, he wont go down
with his ship, he will shackle the rest of us to it and then get into the
only lifeboat there is to laugh while the rest of us drowns.
Ok, ok. I dont really have any hatred towards Fredrik Reinfeldt personally
but I really cant bring myself to agree with his politics, and well, up until
last month at least, everyone was entitled to an opinion.
Do I sound bitter? You bet. Remember what I said about things not
gonna be on my taxes? Well, they wont be, but they will come out
of my pockets nonetheless. The ISPs needs to pipe things to the FRA
and thats gonna cost a minor country’s gross national product.
How are the ISPs and the phone companies gonna finance that?
You guessed it. Higher rates. So, instead of moving technology
into evolution, we strike people where it hurts them the most, the wallet
and in doing so, we stagnate the technology, since without funding,
noone will develop new, faster things. And noone will be able to afford
these new, cool things when we all are addicted to this fad, as it was
referred to, by a multitude of ministers.
So, once again, we strike at the small people, but wait, this time we
also strike at the people that wants to aid the people by bringing fourth
new ways to do things. Cool huh?
Another thought. We have a lot of companies that really has the need
for secrecy. Screw privacy in this example, but, lets say that Ericsson
finds a new revolutionary technique for conducting phone calls, it will
revolutionize the mobile phone industry making them earn 4 times
the gross of what they usually do. They of course, have to send
this to Sony, in japan.
Wee .. its tapped by the FRA, some hackers gets it and sells it to
nokia/lg/motorola/whatever. Now dont tell me FRA cant be hacked.
Already names of their “top secret” spies have been revealed by ordinary
geeks like me. But, in the extension, that means that Ericsson loses the
dominant position it would have had, and the swedish nation loses
millions, if not billions, in taxes. Hows that for making a better tomorrow
for swedish companies?
A sidenote. Google will never place servers in sweden.
Due to the above mentioned.
Now, another sidenote, this time on a more humourus scale.
We all know that the word minister comes from latin, right?
Here’s the twist. Magister means “He who knows more”
Minister means ? 🙂