Thanks Apple for fighting to prevent me from repairing my NON-APPLE products! That's just what I always wanted. I want all my non-Apple products to be non-openable sealed bricks just like Apple products are. Oh, and overpriced too, assuming Apple hasn't patented that.
Imagine if a president were so unpopular to have the unpresidented (sic) bad luck that his top officials put out these leaks rather than saving them years and years for their memoirs. Now imagine that anyone investigating these leaks would not feel it necessary to do a through and complete job for the same reasons as the leakers leak.
Some bad world leaders of the past were hated by pretty much everyone within and outside of their administration.
> Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
Oh, now that's hilarious.
Protip: when you deliberately (or stupidly?) decide to make your dealings with N. Korea a public spectacle for the entertainment and amusement of your private club members, who paid $200,000 membership for the unstated but understood opportunity for photo ops, you may discover that you have unexpected leaks.
If minimum wage is good for the FCC Commissioner, it's also good for congress, cabinet positions and the president.
I am partly (62%) serious here. Ever serve on a jury? Did you get something like $10 a day for your service?
How many people who make way more than $25 an hour would never take off work for $10 a day. But poor people might take $10 a day when they could be making $10 an hour instead. It is a real sacrifice to some of them.
If congress critters, presidents and cabinet positions were paid minimum wage, would this potentially weed out the worst elements who aspire to power for its own sake, or to influence the business prospects of their wealthy friends? And it would weed out those who seek office merely for wealth instead of power, because they would get no wealth out of it. Like jury duty, it would be a service you perform for the public good.
Or maybe nothing would work to get good honest people into government.
As I understand it, you get unlimited data "for the phone" but limited data for tethering.
Now just what is "for the phone" vs "tethering".
We all know what they *WANT* it to mean.
But tethering is nothing more than an app that creates a hotspot and routes packets.
What if I had my own app that would talk over bluetooth or USB to my laptop? Is *that* tethering? I didn't use the built in tethering feature of my phone. And it is just a custom app using data on the unlimited data plan for the phone.
What if I didn't use either bluetooth or USB. Suppose I drop the phone into a gadget with an Arduino board. (This is hypothetical) The arduino has a sensor that watches the bottom right corner of the screen for blinking to represent bits received, and it has an LED emitter right in front of the camera port to represent bits sent. Then this arduino has an ordinary USB cable or WiFi hotspot for my laptop to work with. So all that is on the phone is an app that blinks pixels and reads light signals from the camera port. Oh, and the custom app uses the internet.
That is an interesting idea. Charge for speed rather than data cap.
One could even define a "speed" plan as: XXX megabits / second for first 22 GB of data, then YYY megabits / second for next 10 GB of data, then ZZZ megabits / second for as much data as you can use
And you could qualify it with "subject to availability" because you cannot guarantee that data rates might drop due to unexpected crowding -- but I don't want to open the door to abuse by ISPs.
But remember AOL almost got in serious trouble with state AGs back in the day, with one AG saying it is as if AOL sold 10,000 theater tickets to a theater with only 3,000 seats. The problem being AOL didn't have enough inbound phone lines to not get a busy signal.