But Comcast is better known as "Comcrap" for a reason! As for AT&T? Well, this month I suffered sticker shock when they doubled the price of my business internet U-verse access, from $80 to $155... I called and threatened to switch to Comcast immediately. Guess what? The rep. immediately rolled me back to $80 / month (25mbps uncapped service), at least for the next year. I guess I'll have to go through this crap again next fall... :-( My neighbors who voted against municipal fiber broadband some years ago (after extensive lobbying by Comcrap and AT&T) all regret their decision now. Duh? I wonder why?
Well, if I have to drive my car to Connecticut, then I am going to wire a tear gas grenade so if anyone other than me opens the door, they will get a real snoot full! And I hope it would be a cop! Maybe I just leave some swag visible in the car to temp them!
First, Wasserman-Schultz has to go. Second, Lessig should be in the debates - he is one of the few truly honest candidates. So, I think that W-S has taken too much of Joseph Heller's book to heart - and all of the bad stuff at that! Lessig must feel a bit like Yossarian and all... :-(
If you cannot have an independent expert examine the tools that have convicted you, then those tools, and their results, should be summarily rejected by the courts! DNA is notoriously difficult to analyze without extensive lab work, even today. That some software tool some years ago could do this accurately with 100% certainty is ludicrous!
I loved it when Verizon was pushing fiber to the home in the Boston suburb where I lived (Burlington). Better price, included basic cable (along with the SciFy channel), and much better speed. Then they sold the cable part to Comcrap and things started going downhill from there. Verizon? They are a dishonest gang of thieves!
If they can claim rights over the number one, what about prior art, like the song "One is the loneliest number"? What if I write a new song, "Minus 9 is the best number there ever was"? Am I in violation of their rights?
Just say NO to ANY DRM'd application, game, tool, or whatever. It just isn't worth the pain and suffering it causes. There are often as-good-as or better options out there that are DRM-free. FOSS is better, but that is not always possible, especially on proprietary (closed) systems such as Windows and OSX.
This is why before legislators are allowed to write laws limiting tech they must first pass a course on the tech they are going to pass laws about (that will cost them $5000 minimum and take 6 months), take an exam to be certified, and renew their certification every 6 months (another $2000 cost to them). Then, every law they propose has to be approved by a panel of experts on the tech in question. Oh, and each type of tech requires a separate certification.