Does anyone remember that GTA 2 (was it?) mission where you had to grab a bus, collect some homeless on the streets and take to the sausage factory for... "Processing"?
The way society treats individuals it doesn't like or don't fit in their perfect bubble is despicable and this is yet another example. It's just that there isn't another Australia to send them too as all continents are occupied.
1. disincentivizes work 2. stagnates creativity 3. results in inflationary pressures 4. will expand an entitlement mentality 5. ignores the nature of "value"
1- Nope. If you want to get all the neat gadgets you will still need to work to increase your income.
2- Nope. In fact, some people that need to get a decent paying job instead of focusing on what they love would be free to pursue their stuff. Case point: most careers that don't generate immediate profit such as science in general.
3- Maybe. Depends on which products and how you implement basic income. The current system also generates such pressures when you try to take people out of misery anyway.
4- Maybe. And even if it does the citizen IS entitled to Govt services (depending, of course, on the country). See the US and how the basic rights are being eroded easily.
Consider that a flat sceen TV, cable, and cell phones are now considered a "necessity" in today's welfare programs.
Do you have a citation? And there are steps to think about before welfare comes into the equation.
5- I struggle with this part too but again it depends on the implementation and it goes right into the inflationary point. This can happen but we know that the current system has plenty of faults too so it's not an excuse not to do it.
This has been attempted in a small scale and it usually works. There are the ones that will simply lay back and spend most of the money given without strings attached in booze or whatever bad thing but you are underestimating people and their aspirations.
Dude, read the article again, slowly. Disney is arguing how a vibrant, dynamic Public Domain is necessary to help further developments and derived works while fighting tooth and nail to extend copyright terms that, sit down, breath deeply... deprive the Public Domain from being vibrant, dynamic.
I know, I know that intellectual work is not your strong point but that's what happened here. Sorry if your head explode out of the effort to understand it.
It's part of their job, and they have no business claiming that fulfilling open records requests is an imposition and a hardship.
Speaking from experience the employees often aren't even aware that there is a public request for information. It's often held on superior stances where they make up all sorts of excuses painting the public servant/employee as some sort of lazy slime ball that couldn't care less in the process. Sure there are these types that avoid work at all costs and I'm not denying it but when it comes to something that might put the Govt in a less than stellar light this tends to happen. I feel particularly sad when people complain about Govt employees and I know it's mostly not their fault.
Did any Danish (or resident in countries that have some levies) try to use the "that content was already paid for" defense? It would be interesting to see if it sticks. I mean, if I don't pirate I still have to pay for it so why bother?
Re: Nobody of value uses Yahoo -- and nobody should
I can't dispute your assertions since I don't use Yahoo but honestly I seldom receive spam from Yahoo addresses. Amuzingly I get more spam from Gmail itself (my provider) than Yahoo or Microsoft. But even if you sum all three it doesn't even come close to 1% of the rest of the domains. I've built my custom filter with most of the offenders so today when I get spam it's only from newly compromised servers so it has been reduced to one or two spam mails a week.
So my point is, do you have articles and sources that provide facts and proper explanations to your assertions? I'm not mocking you or anything, it's an honest question.
As far as I understood it's an app that generates passwords tied to the current date and time, much like Google auth. You could encrypt your phone with a key and further protect this password generator (that should be open for use with any service that requires random key generators so you can put everything in one place and secure that place accordingly). You still need to remember some passwords (two if you encrypt your phone and lock the app) but nothing more. Also, like Google auth, it seems connections are factored out.
I'd argue that you could make things safer if there was a standalone device that would act solely as the key generator instead of bundling it with a computer (cellphone) but it's at least a start.
Right, right? Even though I couldn't care less about that series specifically I kept hearing noises about it for a good while. People were even surprised I had Netflix and hadn't seen it. And I'm not in America.
I would be all for that if I knew the money was going to the artists. I mean, a small tax so everybody can share for free while giving some juice to the artists. But we know the money doesn't go to the artists and when some miserable penny does reach them it's only for the big stars.
I hope everybody remembers an article a while ago here (and on other places) that showed law enforcement requests for identities of users on online services skyrocketed in a very short time frame. So I'll give this scenario: requests to implant malware/backdoors on machines start slow and then skyrocket as well (remember, if you go a few links up the chain of some suspected terrorist everyone in the world is connected to one) leaving tens of thousands of machines with the piece of software in them. At some point, some external player finds out how to access such backdoors. The rest is predictable.
Or do we expect them to narrowly focus real suspects?
And as for the rest of the world -- it will be playing by our rules, whether it wants to or not.
And then some of you act surprised when people hate you and some lunatics try to bomb you. (Using 'you' in a general sense as I know many Americans despise what the Govt does). Go figure.