This is pretty much the most disgusting comment I've ever read on Techdirt. What colossal ignorance! No one is advocating sex with animals. Gay marriage is a union between consenting adult HUMANS. Animals can't give consent. Humans can.
The point of this whole monkey selfie debacle is that animals don't have the same rights as people. So how about you stick to that, rather than spout your homophobic bilge?
No one should be carrying around a bunch of cash. Just leave your money in your bank. If you must have cash, your ATM card will work in any ATM. The ATM fee of $3 or so is small, plus your Canadian bank will use a standardized exchange rate--not one that's been set higher than average by the local bank to rip off tourists.
Okay, so if we take Comcast, Verizon, etc. at their word, specifically that they would never throttle anyone's data for fear of losing customers, then they should have nothing to fear in letting that rule stand. So why all the fuss?
Says you. I personally find the filter on French presses lacking. There's always a micro-fine sludge at the bottom of the cup that I personally find disgusting, but that's just my humble opinion.
Should I make French presses available to my customers in my office? I think I'll pass. As much as I love doing the dishes, imagine my pure joy at seeing some ass-hat fail horribly in his attempt to pour boiling water into a glass vessel without spilling it all over his crotch, or any number of other potential mishaps. Keurigs are more idiot-proof.
The DMCA form says "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
So, at what point does this mysterious "penalty of perjury" kick in?
Yeah, I don't get it either. I would assume my calling history is between me (party #1) and my phone carrier (party #2). If my carrier is party #3, who is #2? The people I call? What if I dial a wrong number? That person has not agreed to participate in a conversation, so that can't be right.
Regarding medical records--they are between me (#1) and my doctor (#2), right? I guess if my doctor is paid through my HMO, then the HMO is a third party, so I have no reasonable expectation of privacy if the snoops contact them.
Call me overly optimistic, but my guess is that from Obama on down, the powers that be are starting to wake up to the fact the the public isn't buying the BS. Rather that fan the flames further with a report saying everything is A-okay, they decided to throw us a bone.
I doubt it's just a show to silence critics though. That probably wouldn't work. The critics have election campaigns to deal with, so of course they want their names associated with the cleanup process.
If I want to use a pair of scissors to trim my fingernails, that's my business. The manufacturer of those scissors can't do anything about it, and I won't shed a tear for their lost nail-clipper revenues.
Likewise, if put down my hard earned money on an iPhone (not that I personally ever would, but that's beside the point), that iPhone is MINE. I'll do as I please with it, and Apple can suck it if they don't like it.
"Malware?" Really? "Freedomware," more like. The tool being sought in this case has to be open source; thus the code is subject to public scrutiny, and smarter guys than you and me will make sure it's not a trap before they give out the cash.
How is anyone being exposed to attack? Because they'd be able to install 3rd party apps not approved by Apple? Look, if you think Apple's walled garden is designed to keep the bad guys out, you've got another thing coming. You can still give out your credit card numbers to thieves if you visit sketchy sites, or use an unsecured wifi. I'm sorry to be the one to burst your bubble, but the walls are there to keep you in.