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Court says RAM is a document

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If allowed to stand, the groundbreaking ruling may mean that anyone defending themselves in a civil suit could be required to turn over information in their computer's RAM hardware, which could force companies and individuals to store vast amounts of data, say technology experts. Roaming the Web anonymously was already nearly impossible. This ruling, which brings up serious privacy issues, could make it a lot harder.
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RAM is a computer's ephemeral and temporary memory that helps it access data quickly. Think of RAM as the yellow post-it notes that people keep to remind themselves of tasks.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9278641,00.htm

How stupid can they get...
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post #2 of 76
It would take terrabytes to store the information in your ram, for any amount of time...... If they ask, hand them the RAM sticks and invite them to take whatever information they think they can from them.
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post #3 of 76
? We all know that the RAM we have in our systems today are volatile. By that I mean that the information stored there depends on an electrical signal. As soon as you shut your computer down, say goodbye to the "stuff" stored in RAM
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How is that ever going to happen when a single stick of DDR2 can transfer like 6.4GB a second?
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post #5 of 76
Data is written and overwritten to the memory 100's of times quicker (I think, could work it out) than it can be written to a hard drive, so a backup is impossible if you decide to process a very large amount of data.
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I was writing and reading my yellow post-it notes too fast. I think I fried my yellow post-it notes.
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post #7 of 76
*****. Obviously this is indeed a lack of technical understanding.

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"Unfortunately for TorrentSpy, Judge Chooljian's decision may herald the end of an era,"
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Wow. This is a joke, right? Hahaha, wow.
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post #9 of 76
I bet they read up on this information on those interwebs we hear so much about.
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he should say he accidently fried his ram when he went to get it
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