Re: Re: Re: Re: Simple fix that Netflix could do...
i thought modern TV sets just show the blue screen when they detect too much "static"?
Play around with the buttons/settings. It might still work. Disable CATV settings. :-)
sad really, used to be a good way to illustrate how much radiation there is in everyday life.
You know you get a bigger dose from enjoying sex than your dentist's XRay machine, yet they make you wear a lead impregnated cook's uniform to do it? Ah, the good old days, when people weren't quite so credulous. Not you, btw.
You're not alone. I've seen article after article pushed out by tech reporting outfits, but I don't care about pop culture, so I've no idea, nor care about, whatever buzz the popularizers are trying to push. "Meh" or "Yawn" pretty much says it for me. Haven't even looked. I've got interesting things to do, sorry.
Why do international trade deals need to be classified secret? What purpose does that serve, from the perspective of a US citizen, that is? Why is it we didn't used to do this, and why is it we now are?
There is simply no reason to keep these details secret.
Sure, there is. Who's pushing the USTR to implement this? They want to keep their names out of it letting the USTR carry the spear instead. I wonder why? I'll guess Hollywood and Big Pharma are in front. I'll guess there's plenty of other "moochers" standing right behind them cheering it on.
You've created a uniquely accessible form of government, USA, but for special interests, not you. Kind of stinks of Imperial Rome, but whatever works right?
For reasons that aren't entirely clear, Congressional Republicans are all for this [fast track], even though it means directly giving up Congress's Constitutional authority to a President that the Republicans appear to hate. Meanwhile, Democrats seem reasonably skeptical of these new trade deals.
So the White House and the USTR have been pushing a charm offensive on Congressional Democrats concerning these trade deals ...
Is this fscked up or what? WTF is going on in Washington? Are you people crazy?
If only there was some sort of nationwide investigation thingie that would look into anomalies such as this ...
Don't mince words. It's either insane or illegal or both. Taxpayers pay USTR's and his boss' salary! Everything the USTR does, and how it demands it done, is ridiculous. How politicians get away with !@#$ like this, I don't know. They should be laughed out of town when they present it for consideration. The whole thing's a pathetic farce!
Reminds me of civil forfeiture. Insane on its face.
Re: "now that many people see no reason to continue to fork over money"
Right off, Masnick states the crucial first problem: someone has to pay for content to be produced.
Right off, you forget someone needs to produce content that's worth paying for. They're not. I don't want what they're selling, yet I pay a blank media levy to pay for my non-sins anyway. Some of my favourite music I've owned in LP record form and cassette tape and CD, and now I have it on a computer disk. I paid for the former. The media levy pays for the latter.
Re: Re: What Masnick means by "break" is "prevent piracy".
Piracy, spying, and scams are among [the] basics of life. We go to great lengths teaching our children how to handle this. It's no surprise it's on the net as well. Then again, the net's not all piracy, spying and scams or we wouldn't be here. Some argue copyright infringement is theft, others boycott it all, others resign themselves to blank media levies over which they've no control.
It was like 'I'm gonna go here.' and then totally changed it's mind at the last minute and went to a site about bomb making instead.
That happens to me all the time too. Here I am reading blog comments about some intelligence agency overreach, and the next minute, somebody posts a recipe for an explosive (?) in answer to another comment. I think it mentioned liquid Dawn soap and styrofoam.
If the report admits torture went on, and torture's illegal, shouldn't the Federal Bureau of Investigation be investigating whether crimes have been committed and charges may need to be laid, by at least reading the report?
I've done better than this with procmail scripts splitting incoming mail into separate mailboxes (or round-filing it). Certainly calling "koran_search() $parameter" isn't quite rocket science. They can't use the tools they have.
Whatever happened to Universities being bastions of free speech and centers for debate?
Add to that all that reverence for knowledge stuff; fact based reality & etc. Hypothetical: you walk up to another person on the street who you've never seen before who is chatting with another person. You tell them to shut up and show some ID. This is what UR just did to YY. This is their legal dept. talking for the administration. Sad.
Nope, you're not alone. Legality ought to be what we use to stop things like this happening. It's failing, affecting the situation fairly negatively. If you're not supposed to get into mass surveillance, how did you get into mass surveillance, and how did you not know you were into mass surveillance?