Hey, since you're so good with the research, how many cops were killed in the line of duty in 2016? How much do you want to bet the number is much, much less than 1000? So this is just a political issue, too, right?
A big problem I have with Pai is that he keeps conflating land-based ISPs, which were theoretically bound by the net neutrality rules, with cellular-based ISPs which I don't believe were bound in the same way (or at all). Such a basic misunderstanding makes me think he doesn't understand his own department or his job.
I promise you that I work at a "real job", and I don't care who demands to see my phone, boss, CEO, whatever, they will be told to jump up a fat dog's ass. And if I got fired over it, I would be looking at a yuge wrongful termination suit.
Dude, did you know that gasoline is FLAMMABLE? That stuff could ignite at almost any time! And they let unqualified people just squirt it willy nilly into any old car! Have you ever seen anyone stop and read the ICSC for gas? Neither have I! In fact, one time, I saw a movie that had a scene with a bunch of guys spraying each other with gasoline and then one of them lights a cigarette and blows them all up! Proof that people don't know what they are doing!
Right-to-Refuel, what a joke. Leave refueling to the professionals, that's what I say.
Because money. If you have to go to an authorized dealer for every repair (and if you haven't noticed, authorized dealer rates are almost always MUCH higher than the guy down the road that repairs lawnmowers) then John Deere gets that much more money, probably in licensing fees and also because the authorized dealer will only buy the parts from John Deere.
"Why in the world is using the DMCA to prevent 3rd party repairs on a product under warranty legal to begin with?"
I'm not sure if this answers your question exactly, but it may get you down the road aways:
Companies put small bits of proprietary hardware/software in places they don't necessarily need to be, then claim that reverse engineering violates the DMCA, which *very* literally speaking, such act probably does, because the DMCA is worded very poorly.
I'll play Devil's Advocate. Disclaimer: I don't like Apple, and I don't use their products.
It is more than just possible. Google or checkout YouTube for punctured lithium battery videos. A tiny puncture in that battery will lead to a runaway reaction that looks like a special effects show. Their are a few non-reactive batteries being researched, but I don't think any are in production yet.
Do I think people should be able to repair their own stuff? Absolutely. In fact, I'll say that it should be regulated that any battery operated product over a certain threshold (say 200 dollars maybe?) must have replaceable batteries.
"The public overwhelmingly supports net neutrality, and attempts to undermine it will lead the internet to speak up again."
The problem is that the public in general is going to be o.k. with the current zero-rating schemes, because there is instant gratification. John Doe isn't worried about the next internet startup that won't happen because it can't afford the zero-rating tax, but he is happy that he isn't going over on his 5 gig data plan because video streams don't count against it.