Has anyone considered the parents are the source of the problem? OMG they put in wifi, is that making you feel bad snowflake? Are you sure its not the reason your grades are down? Blah blah blah blah blah...
Moody teenager is moody, parents look for the easy simple answer. Parent finds scientist who appears to be one of the few "scientists" pushing this forward. (Hes published several papers) Parent demands entire world stop to suit their demands, ignoring the scene they are making at the school where their outbursts spread like wildfire. Other students pile on the already stressed out kid, kid is more stressed, parents turn dial to 11.
While it would be invasive, I think having to turn over medical records of all of the complaints the parents sent him in with before spinning the wheel and landing on wifi as the source would be enlightening.
I feel bad for the kid, hes being pushed and pushed and pushed and that can't be helping him move past his issues. He's in an elite school, and his parents are doing everything they can to make his life a living hell there. He most likely has huge expectations thrust upon him constantly. They made him an outcast with his peers, but can't see past their WebMD diagnosis to maybe remember when they were 13 and the pressures that seem like the end of the world at that age.
I wonder if someone took him away from his parents for a month, and placed him in a school where no one knew this insanity if some of his symptoms would clear.
From the city who thinks it knows how much soda you should drink, fought tooth and nail against compensating people they scapegoated as being criminals (and some still claim they did it despite the real evidence), sodomized someone, randomly stops non-whites to look for a reason to arrest them (while wondering why those communities don't support them).
Perhaps if they wanted to improve their image they should stop paying to have cop dramas shot in their city highlighting close to real cases and outrageous things. Perhaps they should clean up those who enforce the law, rather than wrist slaps & paid vacations for rights violations. Perhaps they should address the societal problems that lead to busking being some peoples only choice. (Not all buskers are bad or make the decision to busk as a last resort.) Perhaps they should stop trying to police the entire fscking planet with their own special terrorist division who gets in the way more than helps.
Of all of the problems, trying to get MegaCorps to twist laws to give them the power to run undesirables out of the "nice peoples areas" shouldn't be on high on that list. But everyones been hassled by a panhandler before, so striking at those of lower social standing is a good method for staying relevant to voters.
That story about how we have to many lawyers all of the trying to pay off crippling debt using the tools at their disposal.
- Attack Fans of the Franchise Because like an abused animal they keep coming back to the franchise, until that one day they finally say fuck it and rip our your throat.
- Invent "legal demands" to cover butthurt You can't tell anyone about our threat letter, we used big words to make it sound like it was illegal to tell people how mad we are that you called us a dootie head.
- Create "crimes" to profit from. See also - Prenda, ADA Trolling, etc.
- Extract value from others Find a way to make your rights twist like a rubiks cube to cover what the successful people are doing so you can vicariously make money or destroy them.
- Extreme Ass Covering Someone might get drunk, throw a fist, and then there is even more bad media coverage. Something something championship, guns, "threats" We need to stridently disconnect ourselves and make them never want to party again (even if we blew this off for 4 years) unless we can make a buck throwing an offical party and why pay the expense to lure them to our shitshow when we can just kill the other ones off.
They sold their souls to become these masters of the universe, the problem is so did all of the other kids. They went to whatever school they could afford, and lets be honest I've seen diploma mills with higher standards than some "Law Schools" out there. We have a glut of lawyers, all in debt and well helping the little guy (those people who need good advocates advising them) can't pay enough when the kids from Big Law are still throwing down 4 credit cards in a contest to see who has the best card to pay for lunch.
$50K retainer paid by that city to an "expert" lawyer who should have told them what the other 4 lawyers said - You have no case and doing this will make more people aware of it.... but the $50K is $50K and I'll take the heat for pushing your stupid case... cause I can still bill more for my work.
Something something Henry VI, part II, act IV, scene ii.
At what point is it finally fair to demand they open up the books to support the claims? They get all of the other services they are shaking down to open up their books, and magically somehow even though they take a lions share, artists only get a tiny amount. If they had to lay bare where all the money was being chipped away, perhaps many of these societies would cease to have members.
Which version of the units are these? The first go round that failed so bad that DHS played hide the sausage moving them around warehouses to keep them from being looked at, or the next generation of Tiger Repelling Rock we shelled out for?
The company is Google. YouTube is a Google company (or is it alphabet now), they control the ads and their system has been gamed for years now. The monolith has no answers for people who create the content and only answer to corporations. Many creators CAN'T/DON'T fight back because that lands them a strike and they can lose use of the entire platform. When is the last time a corporation got strikes and banned from the platform? Even fucking Viacom who sued them for infringement over videos they uploaded themselves to the platform still has a channel.
The system is unbalanced, and only by telling people about this scummy behavior and apply public pressure will anything maybe change.
Google/YouTube does bear some blame here, they allow "corporations" to claim ownership of content without demanding they offer evidence. If you are going to assign penalties, perhaps making people prove their claims wouldn't be to much of a burden. It is their playpen & they can do what they want, but they are facilitating copyfraud and theft while pretending the law leaves them no option. If a creator gets 3 strikes they get fucked, when is the last time a corporation tripled down on a birdsong and got cut off from automatically being able to submit claims without review? Its YouTube's playpen, they can ban creators they can ban corporations from ContentID and force them to use the actual DMCA and not the law sidestepping BS system the cartels demanded that is being abused constantly.
because the law has no penalties for doing this. Google doesn't have the courts threatening to hold them liable for jumping to fast to a bogus notice, only that they jump on any notice.
An easy elegant solution would be for Google to withhold any revenue until all appeals are done. Many of these asshats hold the claim until they have to answer then release, then show up and file another bogus complaint - lather, rinse, repeat.
This can't happen in copyright land, only corporations can have copyrights, only corporations can benefit from copyrights, only corporations can make money from copyrights.
The law needs to allow them to cut off those who make faulty complaints, without fear of billions of dollars in lawsuits.
YouTube is flawed, but it really is hard to kill the behemoth once its rolling along. Now we need to force the law to be changed, and since we aren't asking for another 120 years extension to the rights no one is listening.
"In-Browser User Engagement Solutions" And what they failed to mention is they will engage users in ways to express their outrage & finding workarounds. It will help damage the brand, and when it finally starts infecting peoples computers you will then have to walk back your stupidity and the amount of fines & legal damages will outweigh anything you earned from this idiotic methods.
No end user thinks kindly of ads. This type of intrusive kind is really shitty. Isn't it bad enough you have supercookies, tracking IDs and the 1000 other ways you spy on consumers to make a buck enough? Do you really have to try and scrape that last half a cent out of it?
We must teach them early to not stand up for their "rights", that way they will accept everything we do to them. The rules are to protect our bad acts, and if you dare highlight those we will use the full force of law to crush you. Be obedient to your masters.
I wonder if he will try to play the but I'm not a lawyer in IL card again, IIRC (I admit this one is a bit hazy) something was working its way through the system towards him and he stopped being a lawyer in IL to avoid the hassle.
I'm more entertained that you think my entire response was demanding a war on guns, totally ignoring the point that we spend more time fighting over guns than putting any effort into helping the mentally ill in this country.
Thanks for proving my point that fucking guns are more important than human lives in this country.
I had predicted that it was Lutz would be found dead having drunk himself to death, then the lawyers would place all of the blame on their client and try to walk away as the Feds tried to get information out of Nevis.
Before that I had wondered if Duffy was dead and had been replaced with a mannequin, he hadn't appeared in person in any court where he was to show up and kept filing the telephonic appearance requests. Given many of the documents filed via ECF were shown to come from machines not in Duffys control. This was dispelled when a Judge finally said no to telephonic appearances and after several more delay tactics Duffy appeared in court.
Because I know his ego won't let him look away... Hey Steele. How's it going? What's it like to fail this hard? You don't show up and post mocking us anymore, problem?
All my love, One of those meddling kids on the internet who destroyed your world.
The beast, so bloated, did not notice its mortal wounds and keep trudging forward. Messages sent, flirtations imagined, all to get another monthly fee - unaware that the transactions would not finish. Another sign up, see how special and shiny we are, give us money, send flirtation #28972... the money will flow as the zombie beast kept plodding forward.
OMG WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!! QUICK DO WHAT THOSE OTHER GUYS ARE DOING!!!! WE CAN RAISE OUR PROFITS!!!!
Should we perhaps stop running blindly to the fast "fix" that does nothing of benefit for people?
We have in this country some serious issues that a fucking bag check will not fucking fix. - Our mental health system has failed. Those who require help are priced out of getting the help they need. Their illness is seen as some sort of punishment from a higher power, and as long as they aren't panhandling & bothering me I don't have to care... until the voices tell them the blood god demands blood. - Which leads to the insanity of MOAR GUNS! FEWER CHECKS! My right to bear arms trumps common fucking sense! The system is woefully inadequate to keep weapons out of the hands of those who legally can not possess them. But this hot button issue results in its own form of mental illness, helped along with the 'the secret mooslim president is gonna take yer guns!!!' rhetoric.
We have more weapons than rational people should need, they are stolen, pawned, and vanish from the grid until someone is murdered. Even those charged with protecting citizens can't keep track of their caches.
We do have many more problems, but we care more about weapons than making sure our neighbors are well. It has a tragic cost, and instead of deciding society would be better off if we showed actual concern about those who need help we decide that some security theatre will solve it (or at least shut people up until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one...
At what point is the bodycount high enough to admit that as a society we keep failing those who need help because we "needed" a tax break and to stop protecting the least of us?