But it will cost $X per year for 20 years without monitoring and treatment. Do you think that monitoring and treatment will cost $4X per year?
In 2010, the average was right around $30k for a high security inmate. So if we spent up to $120k per year for 5 years, we'd be better off. That is basically giving that guy his own psychologist for 5 years. You have to imagine we could have one psychologist treat at least a half dozen of these dudes per year.
I don't think he is doing funny business here. If he was calling Marco Rubio "Marco Boobio" instead, then I would say you have a point.
This is satire which typically is NOT funny. Mass surveillance is a serious issue and Marco Rubio is actually the one making light of it. His meh-its-no-big-deal attitude is a problem and by satirically pointing out that Marco should be subject to it, he is bring the seriousness of the situation to the forefront.
I'm going to agree with the dev as well. Unleashing Starbound on your bro because you are both gushing over it on the phone is way different than buying an unknown game that is unfinished on someone who may or may not be interested in the first place.
While replacing the global DNS infrastructure would be an expensive pain in the ass, it's preferable to allowing the Internet to be broken in order to serve the myopic vision of a dying industry.
You say dying industry, but as the article points out, the film industry is booming.
To be more exact, top-down industry representation is dying. Groups like the MPAA just aren't really needed any more and their support is drying up, slowly but surely.
In any case, as you point out, I think the challenge to DNS is a good thing, much like NSA over-reach has been for encryption. Something like DNS 2.0 can't really grow until it is has been sufficiently stressed to the breaking point.
Just had an awesome idea. How about we make a law saying that safes cannot have doors on them. Think about what people put in safes: criminal stuff! Obviously! There are probably hundreds of kidnapped kids locked in safes RIGHT NOW!
"Despite the fact that the investigation has been widely condemned by legal experts and Constitutional scholars—former Times general counsel James Goodale said Holder might as well be investigating WikiLeaks for “a conspiracy to commit journalism”—recent court documents show the grand jury is still active."
Too bad we don't have a constitutional scholar in charge over the DoJ that could step in and make sure what they are doing is constitutional.
Wait! What? Obama is a constitutional scholar?!? WTF!?!