I am a little surprised that this hasn't really happened yet, because it is value I could see myself paying for, but why havn't more websites offered "Ad Free" paywall solutions, similar to mobile apps, spotify, etc. It'd be interesting to know how much you would have to pay a website to remove the ads per user. If I could pay $5 to $12 bucks for a year of ad-free techdirt, I probably would.
Mike if your reading this, what would you have to charge to do something like this?
Regardless if they decide to end their own life or not they know that their LEGACY will live on (forever in google's archives). And that in their mentally deranged mind they know they WILL receive the attention, being dead is just a side-effect, one that they are okay with.
These horrible outbreaks of violence is as simple as Dog Training. If we Stopped giving attention to kids who do bad things, the kids will realize that bad things don't get recognition / attention they seek and won't do them.
When someone kills enough people They get facebook campaigns, National Media coverage, people who were there are interviewed on the TODAY show, there are special interruptions into primetime TV, and the president will make a heart-felt announcement about the event.
Now Re-read that paragraph starting from "They get".... I cannot think of how we could reward bad behavior anymore than we already do. This is like giving your dog a slab of bacon for pooping on your floor. I just do not get it. You want to stop horrible mass shootings, stop rewarding them. Lock them away (if they survive) and never speak about them again.
Offer an equal or ideally better experience. To me, Streaming over downloading is a huge benefit. Start watching instantly, doesn't take up space on my storage (aside from the temp files). Provide *higher quality* than the competitors... It doesn't have to be bluray quality, but HD streaming is very possible. I stream HD amazon video from my cable internet connection in Vermont... I think there are plenty of markets with far better bandwidth options. These are the first that come to mind, but then again I am not in the entertainment industry (Just a glorified CAD monkey), I am sure that those who know the industry could come up with a myriad of features and benefits that Hulu/Netflix could implement. In fact they probably already have a list titled "Cool features we'd implement if it weren't illegal".
Twitter's 140 character limit is not an artificial one (at least from Twitter's POV, from the telecom industry maybe). SMS messages can only be 160 characters long and it is reasonable for twitter to use 20 of those characters for tagging/packing the message. Hence the limit. Twitter was started before smartphones really made it big. Twitter rose up through feature phones, and needs to stick to that format so that users from 3rd world developing nations can continue to use it. Now obviously smartphones can use new protocols like MMS, or can split and stitch long messages, but not everyone is there yet, and Twitter keeps proving itself to be necessary in those countries.
Oh God, We need to rename the cloud ASAP... With Governement understanding of technology they will think cloud data is being stored as vapor in the atmosphere. And I don't even want to think of what scheme ICE will come up with to remove clouds from the sky.... Maybe a skynet?
Give him a break, it's just his ContentID system failing.
It saw an article by Mike that contained the word "Pirate" and it automatically started spewing the canned "Pirate Mike" response. Its not like there is a human behind these content identification systems that are actually reading for context.
" but to compare commercial data storage to consumer data storage is disingenuous."
Your right, they probably get a GSA discount!
You dont need a RAID array to store 2TB, you may want the RAID array for backup / redundant purposes (see Lord Blinky's post above), Also "Off Site Data Centers" would seem to pose chain of custody problems with the evidence. I don't remember police being able to trust random 3rd parties with evidence.