We actually do have Sprint for wireless, and although we're about a mile from a 4G tower according to their coverage map, we only get spotty 4G and decent 3G service at home. The other carriers probably use the same tower, so switching probably wouldn't provide any benefit. As much as I hate to admit it, Fios works well even if it is overpriced. And the cable company tombstone near our house is almost continuously left open exposing the interior to the elements, which probably doesn't have any positive effect on reliability. There's really no other good choice for now.
It seems like Verizon is trying to make me actually want to switch to Comcast (those being the two pathetic choices we have for internet/cable here). Seeing stuff like this actually makes me want to ditch cable and wired internet and go all wireless (i.e. no business with Verizon, but with another somewhat-less-evil corporation).
I'd probably save a lot of money by ditching cable, too- it's mostly used for my wife to watch QVC.
Given previous states of confusion evidenced by the NYPD, maybe their plan is not to treat protestors like terrorists, but to treat terrorists like protestors?
Should some terrorists appear in NYC, the NYPD SRG will set up some barriers, clear a bit of space around them, and then randomly beat, pepper spray, and arrest some of them. The rest of the terrorists will be told to leave the city. The SRG will then go back to trying to figure out how to remove their machine guns from their holsters, and wondering why they were each only given one bullet.
"Undoubtedly they could have been drafted rather more precisely,"
the justices said sheepishly...
Seriously, is there any precedent in NZ for police activity to be "close enough" to what's legal to be acceptable? Will this go the other way too? What about actions that are legal but "close enough" to illegal to be actionable? Seems like the type of ruling that will come back to haunt them.
2019? This gives the police and pols plenty of time to play
Four years out? I expect this to be repealed and reinstated a few times before then, probably pushed back each time. This gives the politicians something to campaign on, i.e. "I voted for (eventual) police reform, vote for me...", while not accomplishing anything that actually reforms the police or helps the citizens of DC. If they wanted to help the citizens of DC, they would make this effective immediately, and force the DC police to revert to their traditional method of obtaining funding: fraudulent parking tickets.
That said, do you support net neutrality...when it involves getting kicked in the groin? --- Well, speaking as someone who gets to choose between Verizon and Comcast, I have to ask a few questions- is the kick squarely in the groin, or somewhere in the area? Is it a soccer style kick, or more like a football punt? What type of footwear will be involved? Will I have to pay a rental fee for the footwear? Which pre-kick positions do I get to choose from? Will the post-kick recovery involve a punch to another area to help me ignore the groin pain, or will it be a kick to another area? What are the stated charges for the kick, and how much less are they than the actual charges? How long is the appointment window for the kick, and how long will I have to wait to re-schedule when the first kicker doesn't show up?
These are the questions that customers familiar with the cable/internet industry in the US will want to know the answers to. Now, who was it that trusts these same companies to act in the customers best interests unless forced to (via net neutrality)?
Here's an idea for deterrent- Anyone caught posting revenge porn or forwarding intimate pictures illegally will, as punishment, have pictures of them in a position, state of dress, and using one "household implement" of the victims choosing. Victim will also have the option of photoshopping in one farm animal. One such picture shall be created for each picture forwarded or posted. All such pictures shall be posted on a website created for this purpose, and shall also be prominently placed on all social media accounts the perpetrator uses for not less than 1 month.
I think the possibility of suffering the same effects as their victim would deter many criminals.