Pity the people of Mississippi aren't paying enough attention to these things. Instead of taking care of actual problems facing the citizens he sold his office to the highest outside bidder and wasted their tax dollars on tilting at windmills. He will finally leave office and probably get a cushy job with those who bought his influence, so that he can attempt to corrupt other officials to putting the desires of a few ahead of those of the citizens.
Most of our customers don't use this much data, because we've invested heavily into punishing them for trying new things. We've made our programming more attractive by exempting it from these caps, which helps us maintain our income not only from customers but from lucrative deals holding content creators to our platform and not jumping ship to another provider who might be able to offer a better deal. We are very happy with this deal and somehow multiplying our cap nearly 4 times will not rip a hole in the space time continuum as we have previously claimed.
Good luck staying under the caps, because our meterss don't work like you'd expect and there is no push to hold us accountable yet.
We managed to screw up the guy who was going to make claims about us! That's fantastic, how did you do it? We ignored fair use, and issued a copyright claim. Then the pro-copyright side applauded what we did! *video begins to play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWhtcU4-xAM * Can you hear that? Oh no, no no no no you managed to invoke her wrath!!!!
Because if we have it, why not use it? Gather all of the data, then pretend it is shocking that some people will use it for the unintended purposes.
The temptation to go to far, is always there. Giving them everything and telling them not to do naughty things with it, with no penalties tells them just don't get caught... and if we catch you nothing bad will happen.
We keep racing down this road that if we keep doing the failed things on a bigger scale this time it will work, meanwhile ignoring the abuses of the system and of the public.
These examples should piss people off, and they should demand it stop. Instead the powers that be will pat us on the head and say how the problems aren't that bad and have been dealt with. Its time we pat the powers that be on the ass with our foot as we remove them from power and replace them with people not committed to hollywood style dragnets and work in reality. Where knowing who sleeps with who across the entire populace isn't useful data, its just creepy and invasive and will end up being used for purposes well outside those stated.
A nation with secret laws, secret courts, secret police, secret techniques that they hide by lying about them.
Its really hard to pretend people are able to examine the evidence & confront their accusers when they hide it from the prosecution so avoid triggering Brady violations. If the prosecutor doesn't know, no harm to foul.
Our secret police using secret methods have decided you are guilty, good luck in court trying to unravel the parallel construction we use to keep everything hidden from view.
When they have gotten out of control, they need to put reigned in. For all of the money with no accountability we've gained very little, and lost a majority of out alleged rights.
Pursuing the same course just because we started it is stupid, and if they won't answer to those who are supposed to be providing oversight they need to end it. There are supposed to be checks and balances, and there are none currently. They gather as much data as they can, they lie about doing so, and this undermines the entire country.
One might expect that if cable companies wanted to benefit their clients, they would find a way to make this simple, easy, and lower the costs. Unless of course trying to demand a toll to shake out a few more bucks from client or vendor is the actual goal.
I typo the thoughts in my head, and sometimes there is magic. I don't think its about being a nym, sometimes its a matter or saying what others are thinking or offering up a viewpoint they hadn't considered.
Heh, and thinking I am a team would have made more sense the few times I swept a week. But still just 1 jaded man...
IP is our most valuable asset, 6 words that hastened these antics.
You have a shadowy group of people paying 10 people to extract millions from people actually creating things. Once upon a time the system worked where people would build upon what came before, now what came before cannibalizes the present at the expense of the future.
We still have creative people, but many dare not share with the world because these zombies of the past will devour them. This is the mentality that has run unchecked, and might help explain why anything innovative as treated as the devil out to steal their souls, because it might change how everything works.
In 10 years when a Kim Kardasian Enterprises is demanding a cut from all celebutant faked sex tapes, might we finally figure out this was a bad idea? Pity it'll probably be to late... our culture is dying because we keep feeding fat zombies and letting them call the shots.
They tried asking and got told to GTFO... so now they are trying to get the law changed so they can skip innocent until proven guilty, evidence those pesky due process things so they can terrorize account holders.
Power.... say it with me.... causes a form of brain damage.
When the pepper spray initially happened and then she threw the officers under the bus I remember thinking she probably told them to fix it and do whatever it takes, and then she sacrificed them all when they did exactly what she wanted but didn't get the desired result.
She thought she could reform the schools image and in particular hers, she is unfit for the job. She is more concerned with how she is perceived than if she is actually doing a good job. She has spared no expense to save her reputation, its time she leave before she spends again.
But the rules don't matter, because our targets are really bad guys!
The laws aren't maybe kinda sorta guidelines, they are how things are supposed to be done. This sloppy kind of corner cutting hoping that the courts will suspend the rights of the accused because they are bad guys weakens the entire system. The fact an agency charged with upholding the law time and time again gets passes to the point where they feel they can ignore the law, suggests that serious reform is needed.
And the EU ends up in a corner, where they lead themselves. On the one hand they have publishers bitching about blocked ads and scraping on the other hand they have those same publishers violating the law.
Perhaps the easiest solution is for them to consider perhaps it is the shitty ads they serve up that are the real problem. That consumers don't really owe them anything, and serving up hostile ads and hostile ad blocking is the reason they are in trouble. This isn't something consumers should have to fix, the industry needs to fix itself rather than just invent new ways to be shitty.
We are going to outlaw rumor-mongering, even if the rumors are true. We will watch over each of your shoulders to make sure you behave correctly, and if anyone else in your group does not we will hold you responsible for the others.
We will make it much easier to harass you for using this communication we can't tap secretly, so you might as well just do what we want and never say anything bad about those of us in government who are better than the rest of you chattel.