A lot of folks will probably not agree with me but I have long felt the 'low' speed limits increase the number of accidents! Why? It is usually set low to keep the timid drivers from getting too afraid. This is too low to demand most folks attention. They get bored and do dumb stuff just because they have the free time and attention. At higher speeds they would have to focus on the task that matters, DRIVING! Yes, higher speeds will increase the effects of an accident! That's the reason more attention will be directed to driving. Deadly crashes can and do occur at fairly low speeds, higher speeds would be dangerous still but if drivers were paying attention because they had to it would decrease total number of deaths. No, it wouldn't eliminate them all. Traffic engineers set a higher speed for their roads, but the local politicians demand lower limits to look like they are doing something to "protect' the public. As always this is code for 'getting more votes'. This 'dumbs down' the driving most folks do cause they don't have to work at it. Goes back to the old saying "Build a system even a fool can use and only a fool will use it".
Just another sign that Sony is going down hill(maybe it can come back, I used to be a fan of theirs.). I still boycott Sony because of what they did to Bleem (a PlayStation emulator to allow play on PCs). And I am wondering if they are ever going to get called to blame for their first root-kit. It wasn't first on CDs, they put it on later PlayStation games. If you put in a game issued after they took Bleem to court it put in a root-kit on your PC. It would render you PC unable to run a game under Bleem until you wiped your OS and re installed it. Older games would work again but if you loaded a later title you were back to square one. When they got caught a year or two later for CDs I thought the earlier exploit would come out. By the way Bleem wasn't found guilty, they just got lawyered to death. Too bad, they would have made me buy a lot more of Sony's stuff!
The itu is wanting to do what some of our own politicians and companies want to do. Place restrictions and controls on the internet. They should have left it alone, but they just couldn't do it (think of a wet paint sign, it was there . They couldn't not meddle.). Some of our own actions have alarmed other countries and they want to keep our gov. from controlling it. The treaties we are pushing (transpacific and such) are seen as a power grab. In some ways this is a reaction to that. It is a push back that is being use by others to gain power and control.
I tend to agree this is a ploy, but I think it might work. As to the comment from johno "you Yanks WOULD LOVE to stick the the Neard on a spit and bake Him but You dont have the power!" I think he is right. I don't really like Assange much but I think this has gotten to be a witch hunt by folks who took it personally.
We have had lots of music for decades. This isn't new, just the way to discover it. Some folks seem to get nostalgic for a golden age of great music that wasn't there. When I was growing up as a kid in the '50s-'70s we had great music. We also had a whole lot of forgettable trash music. True then, true now. The big change has been the medium. I miss the old medium, I love the new medium. Is that a contradiction? Nope, just the flow of progress.
They wouldn't need to make up a fake beer. Back while I was stationed at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Ga. I purchased a case of beer from the NCO club. It actually was labeled "Beer" as the brand. I was a bit dubious but it was on sale, and i was short of funds. Strange thing, it was pretty good beer!
Sony got caught in a big flap about rootkits before but I never heard more about an earlier example. Back in the late '90s on my first PC I purchased Beem, an emulator for playing Play-station games on PCs. I used it to play the games while my kids were hogging the consoles. It worked pretty well till Sony took them to court and caused them to go out of business. Older games would still play. But if you tryed a game launched after Sony started to go after them suddenly Beem wouldn't work. Even games that had played stopped functioning until you re-installed your OS and then only with the older games. Run a newer game and you were back to re-installing the OS. I have boycotted all new Sony products since then. Before that I was pretty much a big fan-boy of Sony. May they get much sand in their swim trunks at the beach:) We just got our third new Xbox, never another Play-Station!
I'm reminded of the Seldon patents in this case. If you don't remember it it involved the automobile and Henry Ford. Seldon shook-down the auto manufacturers. Ford fought him and won. Seems till ford said no Seldon had never built even one car. When he did to prove in court that his car worked, it didn't. Oops. Maybe some of the same arguments should be brought up.