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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    02 Mar '08 09:15
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
  2. 02 Mar '08 10:16
    rolling paper

  3. 02 Mar '08 10:57
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    bikini
  4. 02 Mar '08 14:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    I reckon the recordable cassette tape had a good go at it a few decades previously.
  5. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    02 Mar '08 17:51
    Paperclips.
    Staples.
    Matches.
  6. Standard member agryson
    AGW Hitman
    02 Mar '08 20:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    Recrystallisation.
    It took a while for the process to be used ilegally, but boy, once they copped on...
  7. Standard member Mexico
    Quis custodiet
    02 Mar '08 22:03
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    Hydroponics..... Made growing weed oh so easy to hide..... Seriously hydro weed is so easy to come by in Australia its not even funny....
  8. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    02 Mar '08 22:39
    Originally posted by agryson
    Recrystallisation.
    It took a while for the process to be used ilegally, but boy, once they copped on...
    We have a winner!
  9. 04 Mar '08 15:12
    torrents
  10. 06 Mar '08 17:13
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    Speed Cameras!!

    Might fail on the unquantifiable front.
  11. 06 Mar '08 17:27
    Lasers.

    Without lasers, no CD or DVDs, no MP3.
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Mar '08 00:37
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Lasers.

    Without lasers, no CD or DVDs, no MP3.
    He's talking about the illegal use of technology like mp3, illegal downloads, etc. Not a whole lot of illegal laser use, although I REALLY pissed off one guy when I hit him with a laser pointer
  13. 07 Mar '08 12:44
    Originally posted by FMF
    The MP3 format is relatively simple scientific invention. Are there any other simple technologies that have lead to such widespread and basically unquantifiable law breaking all around the world, almost all at once?
    Widespread pirating of software preceded mp3 by at least a decade, and pirating of cassette tapes and video tapes is even older. The internet and mp3 just made it cheaper (and therefore even more widespread).
  14. 07 Mar '08 13:05
    Originally posted by gezza
    Speed Cameras!!

    Might fail on the unquantifiable front.
    Speed cameras make people drive faster?
  15. 14 Mar '08 17:54
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Speed cameras make people drive faster?
    Speed cameras make people pay attention to "absolute" speed, and ignore the speed which might be appropriate for the conditions.

    So yes, sometimes!