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As a long-time publisher, I’ve been reasonably successful in this business; I also have always attempted to do everything right. Shur you did.
The fact that, as a publisher, you raped the hell out of authors signed by your business isn't an accurate justification of "successful". All it means is you can legally fuck over your clients because if they refuse, you don't sign them.
In our society, that's call blackmail, asshole.
So your "attempt" translates to "I've seen other publishers get rich off the backs of others, so perhaps I will too."
Karma. Maybe it be delivered one e-book at a time, asshole.
On the 12 days of Christmas, AT&T gave to me, 12 hours of ads 11 useless stations 10 days of outages 9 service calls 8 of them canceled 7 different service agents 6 different techs 5 different issues 4 wrong invoices 3 separate charges for the same signal 2 bogus charges and another fucking horr-ible year.
Merry Christmas, AT&T.
PS: Tiny Tim doesn't live because he couldn't afford both an internet connection and health care.
Right. Because this law only serves to help. Parents, don't let your teens sext each other. You could lose everything you own.
The resulting funds would be narrowly dispersed, with some going to participating agencies but the bulk of it directly to the special investigative units that handle these crimes. Fuck the victims of child sexual abuse.
"We, the governments of the free world, hate terrorism, but realize the only way to stop terrorism is to become a terrorist ourselves. Thus, we have initiated all manners to destroy the very freedoms we hold dear for the sake of a few who don't believe in our ways of freedom." - damn near every politician.
Wait a second! There's a morally ambiguous sense of irony with his opinion.
Posner, I'm a veteran of the US Navy, and I'm going to tell you what I tell any person who spews rhetoric like you do: I may not like what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death you're right to say it.
Re: "Oh by all means, don't let me stop you from blowing your own foot off."
+1 Insightful, because you took the words right out of my keyboard.
Screw CBS. Screw Disney. Screw all of these asshats.
The world would be a better place without their antiquated, racist, misogynistic programming where the highlight of such piss poor programming has a show where two people are battling a hacker by using a single keyboard together.
I'm so looking forward to the day where the Emmys and Oscars are battled out between Amazon and Netflix original broadcasts.
This is one of those "sounds good when you say it, but what does it really mean" kind of statements.
You can try to explain to this asshole his words are meaningless, but he'll just look at you, point, then say, "Kid, we're already doing it. Shut the fuck up. We own the internet. Don't you forget that."
It's easy to blame the company for its lack of security, but the ultimate responsibility lies on the consumer, who did not use any common sense while purchasing and using the product.
Companies don't care about security for one reason: they're not held accountable for any breach of information. While it's true they must offer credit protection, the consumer is still required to take the offer. Otherwise, the company walks and the consumer deals with the fallout.
Cord cutting has nothing to do with ESPN's loss of viewership.
Has anyone at Techdirt actually seen the channel lately? Rhetorical, since the answer is obvious.
When ESPN first hit cable, it was an add-on which had a separate subscription cost.
The more popular it got, the more it made sense to include it into cable packages (as well as other channels).
Then ESPN had two whammys hit them about the same time: 1) They grew in popularity, thus causing them to turn into mega jerks and price gouge for their fame and
2) Disney bought the station, and you deserve a lobotomy if you didn't know what was going to happen after that.
Cutting the cord isn't helping, I'm sure, but most people just got tired of the crap that's Disney ESPN.
Nothing can save it now. It's not even a shell of its former self and all the anti-sports fan idiocy it could throw at viewers: -Now with more ads, turning the viewer into the product for the last 10 years!
-placing stats in sport score tickers no one gave a damn about, forcing "viewership" until the team you cared about rolled past because the NFL/MLB won't let you watch that team on television.
-side-stepping hot issues in order to appease the NFL until it became (thanks, internet!) "newsworthy" that finally discussing it won't piss off Goddell and company.
-Evolving into more stations no one asked for or watched.
I'm relishing and salivating at watching ESPN become a has-been, since calling it a "sports station" lost its meaning more than 20 years ago.
So why is it that law enforcement and the intelligence community (and various politicians) around the globe are using the attacks as a reason to ban or undermine encryption? The best way to cover up complete ineptitude is to create a boogeyman which doesn't exist.
...and who recently bought a controlling stake in Business Insider for $343 million... Well, this certainly explains things.
Might as well scratch off BI as a reading source.
I've lost 4 in the past two months for being assholes: -Ars Technica, with its bullshit "You WILL obey" page-destroying ad.
-Cheat Sheet, fun little site until it now demands an email address to view its contents (and we all know how that will pan out).
-IMDB, which I'm currently working out with Amazon. For some reason, the site constantly resets its connection over VPN. A loss I'm not fond of.
-Business Insider, the Fox News of "business". Always fun to read garbage until the horror sets in others won't read the articles as anything but truth. Recently, it also changed its page to require "ad watching" before moving on.
I always said Corporate America would ruin the internet. I should have said "Corporate Global".