Honestly it depends on the person. I personally think vanilla wow required too much goddamn time. I personally liked Cataclysm as it allowed me to somewhat balance my spare time and the game. And I would probably play more of it today trying to actually do the raids and all the objectives. But things went on and there's no way to play older versions of wow.
I would also try the Lich King expansion if I could but again, no official servers. It doesn't mean they screwed up (I think they did with Pandaria and I left at that expansion) but there are probably those that disagree with me too.
Yes! Let's ignore the fact that the heavy load of the costs ISPs have are actually securing BANDWIDTH or if you want something easy to understande, the WIDTH of the pipe. So what matters in terms of cost is the amount of water that can go through the ISP network at any given time and not the actual usage.
As another debunk to your idiocy from my personal experience: I use an online service that fetches files in other places and stores them so I can get later via HTTP. Their main appeal is downloading torrents automatically and letting you get the files via often faster HTTP. They sell their plans by storage not by data transferred. They migrated from charging for data transferred to storage a while back and the people in charge gave a nice explanation to all users effectively telling us that the cost to keep the files trumps the transit costs. So you are WRONG. As for the costs, they've adjusted their pricing ONCE in 4 years of existence. So, yes, ISPs in the US or anywhere asking for data caps are FULL OF SHIT.
The bias is so glaring it is becoming borderline comic (if it wasn't tragic). I've seen much more balanced views in some more alternative media than in any mainstream channel. Although there are plenty of crap in the alternative market itself but it's not nearly impacting as something mainstream as Globo.
During the last impeachment Globo resisted covering the movement until the avoidance started actually hurting them. They also regularly portrait protesters as vandals. In an iconic case where workers burned a bunch of things at the Jirau hydro plant construction site because of psychological harassment, poor work conditions and other violations, Globo classified it as "acts of vandalism". There are other examples. They only go for real journalism when it fits the agenda of these in power.
Of course, it helps comprehension when you get to know that they have one of the largest debts with the Brazilian government nowadays so they need to play politics carefully.
Even if it's true they could have waited some time before deploying the method. Or at least done it if they felt there was urgency and warned the courts to examine the whole thing. If the courts said ok then ok.
I'm not saying it isn't true by the way, I'm merely speculating on a point I don't have knowledge about. Even if law enforcement absolutely needs to take immediate action there are means to do it legally and make the evidence collected valid to the courts.
Re: "It's not my fault for stealing the cookies, it's your fault for catching me."
While he may have sped up things and the intel folks are to blame for it I wouldn't place all the blame on them. At least not if restricted to the US. There are plenty of help from abroad and I'm not talking about US allies. That said, the contribution of China and the likes is smaller for sure.
And the arms race with malicious hackers out there (remember hacking is not always bad per se) also isn't guilty alone. There's a lot of people wanting to protect their devices from plain old theft of data. Remember our phones now carry a great deal about our lives.
So in the end Clapper is giving too much importance to Ed while leaving other factors out.
That. It's actually sensible to leave less unused capacity than the actual size of pipes you are providing exactly because most people will not need it. But even then it should be said and agreed upon.
I would go for a tiered system as he said. If you want to have full speed, all the time, you are a tier 1 user otherwise you are a tier 2, 3 and on user that gets the speed limited by a percentage depending on the tier. So you get X speed, tier 1, 2 or up. The first will always get full pipe. The second will be shaped as the network load goes up during peak times up to a y% of the speed. The third z% and so on. It still needs to be regulated to a sane amount of possible tiers but it is feasible.
“people who are consuming the most should carry more of the bill rather than raise everybody’s bill by the same amount,”
No. You have to pay to keep their pipe up regardless if they use it 10% of the time or only with 10% of its capacity. I pay for you to keep my pipe up, the size I hired. The added cost for using 100% of the capacity in this case is small enough that it can be ignored.
It's crystal clear that caps are anti-competitive behavior because they can. Except if you intentionally turn a blind eye.
Oh, come on. These people passed all sorts of outrageous laws. Even going to the point of violating the Constitution. Like 'social norms' will deter anybody. And remember, many things that are very common are still criminalized or have an incredibly hard time getting a green light from the legislative. See marijuana, homosexual rights (including marriage) etc etc etc
You are right. But I suspect there will be more blood before this gets sorted out.
That's what I thought. And even if all countries happen to be sane, the costs of defending on each country are an unreasonable burden. And it wastes taxpayer money on all those countries. These clauses are nothing but trouble.
It could be that the IFPI has nothing to do with the thing and are a bunch of assholes. Not that they have a long history of being assholes, wrong and abusive, no. In case you didn't notice this is sarcasm.