I live in Oregon and if there is an internet tax our economy will be one of the best in the world. With no sales tax and there will never be (we won't allow it, not like the other sheep) we will have such a rich economy because we will not shop online. I already don't purchase anything I have to pay shipping on. If I have to pay both shipping and or taxes the internet will become too costly to do business with. Montana and Oregon will flourish as a result. And NO we don't want you moving here! We are exactly the right size.
I normally post as anon, because I am tired of logging into 5,000 web sites daily. But this is important and I will display my real identity.
This is Communism. Clear and simple. Monitor and Censor is the Communist way of control. We already spent a trillion dollars and went in debt to fight this and here it is in our entertainment and communication choices. Monitoring my Internet is the same as listening to my phone calls or reading my mail. It is an invasion of privacy. Every day this week I have restrained myself in my internet activities because of the nagging in my head that says! "They are watching you. Be careful what you do, what you say and where you go on the internet.". I can't live like this.
You as a US consumer need to make a real choice. Will you deal with a Communist Organization or will you get rid of their service and find another alternative. My question is: Are you really an American and will you have the guts to stand up for your rights.
I made my choice. My Internet Modem and Cable TV box are being taken to ComCast today and my service will be cancelled. I already made arrangement with the appropriate Satellite people who by the way! They want my business!
ComCast, Go ahead bite the hand that feeds you. 'The tighter your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.', I stole that from George Lucas, send me to jail.
Country musicians copy each other all the time. Every song is a copy.I mean it's country music! What more can you do to it? What more can they say in a lyric? All American Music is copied from somebody.
Where have you been? I started programming Robotics in 1980 for factories. It has only advanced since. The research hasn't stopped, nor has the coding. You need to look into AI also. It is ready to pilot Starships.
WOW! Thanks for doing the story on this totally awesome site. We need a directory of web sites by category on the web. I would have never found this if you hadn't done the story. WOW Classes on ALgorithms Part I from Princeton. Who cares about Minnesota?
I digress. My point to this post is:
'Coursera has been informed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education that under Minnesota Statutes (136A.61 to 136A.71), a university cannot offer online courses to Minnesota residents unless the university has received authorization from the State of Minnesota to do so.'
Nowhere on Coursera's site did I see any mention of the word 'University' except in the list of Universities supporting them. Where did they get this? Minnesota scared of a little free thinking?? Huh?? Little competition gonna hurt them? Sure glad I don't live there.
David Thorpe saw that as an opportunity! What an ahole. I'll remember his name forever and never read his writing or participate in his bullshit.
David Thorpe reminds me of a Mafia Thug with a little power and all he does is kick and beat on somebody. A Bully. Later with this turkey. That stupid paper ?(literally a rag) will never get my perusal either.