Have whatever opinion you want about Tesla's actions here, but if you don't like it, then either don't invest, or sell and take your money, and invest it elsewhere. Because seriously—if you have such backward thinking about IP—you have no business investing in a disruptive company like Tesla.
I'm with the coward on this one. I am an interface designer, and I don't think Apple is trying to send any negative message with the green. Think about how green is used in our environment: green means go; green means thriving plant life; green means living ecologically and sustainably; green mean all systems operational; and green literally means "right" (starboard) when it comes to boats.
What I think happened is that blue was introduced and it was so much better (no 160 character limits, emojis supported, free, etc) that people started to associated inferior with green. Much like the word president when it was adopted was actually chosen specifically because it was a humble, meager title. Yet the meaning we infer from it changes based on the context and reality,
In a behind-the-scenes drama, the Sony Pictures chairman Michael Lynton last month told industry colleagues of a plan to withdraw from the movie trade organization, ...[but] the MPAA convinced Sony to stay in...
I wonder how much the MPAA is now paying Sony to keep them in their racket. It would look very bad to have them lose such a prominent member.
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
—Hermann Göring Nazi Reichsmarschall and founder of the Gestapo
Oh really? So you think anyone who over-estimates what something is worth and pays dearly for it is somehow entitled to their money back? Do you think Hermann Göring deserves his money back after paying today's equivalent of $7 million for a Vermeer forgery by Han van Meegeren?
If I had Hep C, I'd book a ticket for a 90 day tour of India and take the drug while I'm there. I bet it would cost well less than $10k, and who knows? Maybe I could negotiate with my medical insurance company to cover some of that cost.
Yes, this is why my policy costs so damn much, despite having a clean record. I was just hit and my brand new car was totaled by a drunk driver last May. His "policy" covered all of $5000 per incident. For a 4 vehicle collision, this is woefully inadequate, which is why I'm glad that my insurance (both health and vehicle) covered pretty much all of my expenses.
I do have the option of going after this asshole alcoholic legally, but since my out of pocket expenses was ~$100, it's not worth it. If it were in the $1000s or more, you can bet I would take him to court and sue him for that money.
Anyway, my point is there is going to be no perfect system. In your "prepay through the DMV", there's no free-market way to shop around for the best rates, so good drivers like me will ultimately end up paying more than they should (just like today). And—Shia surprise!—people would still find a way to work around that, even if it is simply to not bother registering their cars.
Someone should start "insuring" anyone in Utah for $1
What is the definition of "insurance" in Utah, anyway? To me the way around this clearly discriminatory legislation is to have an "insurance" policy that costs $1 and has a deductible of $1 million after which it pays 1/1,000,000 of the costs.
...and also garnered 1/3 of the vote with less than $1000 spent on my campaign for county school board. I love to see more ordinary people stepping up and taking on the career politicians.
I don't agree with the cynicism @jupiterkansas; sure there is always a risk that a grassroots candidate will get sucked into the political machinery, but it's a guarantee when you vote for the other candidate.
Increased delays and added costs at U.S. airports due to new security procedures provide incentive for many short-haul passengers to drive to their destination rather than flying, and, since driving is far riskier than air travel, the extra automobile traffic generated has been estimated in one study to result in 500 or more extra road fatalities per year.
Re: 'Big broadband is going to howl and protest...'
And sites like TechDirt will continue to provide an healthy, ongoing application of sunlight to disinfect such chicanery. Do not underestimate the influence that the people and the press exerted here to cause such a dramatic 180° from Wheeler.
I just got into a discussion with a colleague who was advocating a breed-specific "pit bull" law to deal with the fact that pit bulls have a greater tendency to maul people/children than other breeds.
Here's the crux: do we really care about what breed caused the damage? Why not just legislate "if you have a pet and it harms someone, you are responsible"?
Same goes here. Why do we care that these are Muslim extremists? What if we determined the attackers weren't actually Muslim, but were some splinter religion that mainstream Muslims are distancing themselves from? And who gets to decide if they are "real" Muslims or not?
And ultimately, who really cares? Some sociopaths killed a dozen people. Let's punish them for that and not get into trying to legislating away the crazy by conflating it with other traits. Even if—and this is just a hypothetical—there was a .99 correlation between Muslim and terrorist, it still would be a shitty law because it would wrongly implicate innocent people.