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He is <24 years old and his primary world view has been formed whilst "cloud" was the pinnacle of technical obviousness.



>40 and primary world view formed working in fortune 100 corporate environment. Basically, every company I have ever worked for has had it's own multiple large data centers. I guess the point I didn't try very hard to make was, do you think a company the size of pinboard has the financial resources to engage in a prolonged legal battle with the FBI? I'm thinking not, but I could be wrong.

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The US court system is not nearly as utterly corrupt as you seem to think. Even individual people often fight law enforcement agencies in court there, and win. Certainly a Fortune 100 company would stand a better chance. (Maciej might be at a bit of a disadvantage, being a foreigner, and one who's written publicly about a run-in with law enforcement in China, at that.)

There's a pretty large range between Pinboard (10 000 customers, maybe? Two employees? Annual revenue in the range of $100k? I'm guessing here) and Rite Aid (109000 "associates", maybe 20 million customers, $26 billion revenue). More than five orders of magnitude, actually.

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