No, the F word wasn't an appropriate response. I apologize. I was very angry at your tone. You dismissed my daughter, and all the other deaf, blind, and otherwise disabled people in the United States when you said, "Maybe netflix should put up a sign on their website, content only available for those that can consume it." That's not a reasonable or polite response to the issue either. Small, cheap changes to the website and to the laws would be a much better response.
I don't think you realize the value that the ADA has brought to the US. Whenever we make something handicap accessible, we make more jobs available to the disabled, which reduces the public burden of supporting them, while making life easier for all or us. When you carry your shopping bags out the automatic door at the supermarket, you are looking at an innovation that would not be in place if the ADA had not mandated it. I could go on, but this is not the forum.
This article conflates two issues. The burden of complying with the requirements of the ADA, and the possibly criminal, definitely immoral behavior of Team Prenda. What is needed to deal with Team Prenda is an "anti shakedown" law. This law has been needed for a long time and would solve problems not just in copyright, not just in ADA compliance, but in a large number of legal venues.
The ADA, is not an onerous burden. As Anonymous Coward, points out, good web site design makes a lot of this moot. And, equally importantly, it is good manner, good ethically, and good business to make your website as open to as many people as possible. AND IT IS EASY TO DO. As for the ADA's supposed burdens, as Gumnos above points out, the burden to should be passed upstream to the creators of movies etc., where the "burden" would be lightest.
She can "consume" their website if they would just do the right thing and use closed captioning. It doesn't cost much and it makes her lives and the lives of many other people better. I'm sorry if my daughter isn't important to you, but a lot of people love her - including me. Oh, and by the way - f**** you.
Microsoft has had an answer to open source for a long time
What you do is flood them with misinformation and false alternatives. I.e. "To make a really great explosive, first chew a 60cc wad of superglue in you mouth for 30 seconds. It is important that all members of the bomb-making team begin chewing simultaneously, while snorting 20cc of corn starch."
A castrated male (occasionally a female or in some areas a bull) kept for draft purposes is called an ox (plural oxen); "ox" may also be used to refer to some carcass products from any adult cattle, such as ox-hide, ox-blood, oxtail, or ox-liver.
It won't make a bit of difference how many cameras they have. The cameras will have been turned on during attacks (of any type, for any reason, without context) on police, and "accidently" left off the rest of the time.
Re: Re: I disagree completely. There are good people. We must
Look, you agree there are at least SOME good cops. Vigilantism will simply kill the good with the bad. The cops who DO NOTHING are in a bad spot. They cannot say anything or they will be killed - it has happened many times before. They also cannot quit. Most of them, like most of us, have spent years and thousands of dollars, and lots of sweat, getting into their jobs. They have people and kids,and mortgages, and car payments, that demand that they keep working - and working at at least their current salary. Even if they did quit - they could still be killed by any dishonest cop that felt threatened - even easier after quitting the force.
I disagree completely. There are good people. We must
Find them, support them (with money not just lip-service), hold them accountable, and reward their just efforts. Taking the law into your own hands just empowers the murders of random people - as happened in New York with those two police officers who were murdered. No "Justice" was done. The murder of the unarmed black man who was selling cigarettes, Eric Garner, was not avenged. Rather, the police feel more certain than ever (in my estimation of their mind-set) that they were right. The REAL cause of the deaths, and by that I mean the people who gave the police the power to kill with impunity and who protected that minority of the police who are abusive, continue to consolidate their power.
We need instead to stop the violence and use our minds - not our emotions - to guide our acts. We need to support BETTER government (EVEN IF IT'S NOT THE BEST GOVERNMENT) and work to get rid of lobbyists and power-brokers.
The article says cops are, "Cops who do this sort of thing rarely find themselves behind bars. "
My question is, when there was video evidence that a police officer broke the law, has one EVER been arrested, and if so, when was the last time it happened, what was the offense, and what was the sentence. Anyone know?
that the judges will still find you guilty and setence you. Just think of the number of young girls who have gone to prison because they got a ride from a guy who was on his way to rob some store and ended up killing someone.
We don't need a nation-wide martial law crackdown. We'll just do it piecemeal, thank you. It's SO much nicer that way. You know, for safety...think of the children...they shouldn't be allowed to get away with droopy pants...marijuana is a gateway to heroin...
They, the citations and court costs, need not pay for themselves. They only need to be expensive enough to ensure that the people they are directed toward are kept impoverished, which is their aim: a target that they hit with astounding accuracy.
Also, who knows if that so? Movie studios almost always say that they loose money on pictures. It doesn't matter how many Billions the movie grosses - they've always "lost money." It's called "creative accounting."
Forget airplane terminals. At least THEY'RE comfortable. Look at public transit terminals. Vaulting ceilings, with semi-enclosed walls and NO HEAT. These are designed for people? NO! They are designed to look pretty on paper. If they were designed for people, they would have lower ceilings, they would be fully-enclosed, and you would be able to sit down and watch the busses and trains coming in.
Boorish? Are you nuts?! Clinton was the best president we ever had.
We'll never know if Obama could have been a good president (He's only fair in my estimation, which has gone downhill since the NSA stuff) But again, we'll never know because from the start the racist republicans were intent on nothing else except blocking his every move.
Clinton was allowed to be great, and he was. Oh Yeah! He got a blow-j*b. Big F'ing deal.