If you own a locked-down VZW phone -- and by locked down I mean no root access possible via encrypted bootloader -- there's nothing you can do to avoid it. The APN configuration that's made possible by Android is removed by VZW... so you can't route your mobile traffic to an on-system proxy to protect yourself.
And, of course, you can't unload all of the modules and such to eliminate the root cause(s) either. All the more reason to stick with Developer Models where possible.
GSM, or any radio, should be part of the modularity. You get a phone that by virtue of the module, works on any carrier. You need a new screen, swap it out. Memory? Go for it. My gosh, someone can bring back keyboards!
It's not about NJTA (which manages NJ TPKE and GSP) fighting another pizza competitor. It's about borrowing a logo in existence for 50-60 years to sell pizza, in effect trading on the national recognition of one entity to promote your business.
Whether that has legal merit or not, whether they then choose to go the copyright route (where I suspect they will enjoy more success) is left to be seen. To characterize this disingenuously as "pizza versus highway" is lazy high school writing.
"Earlier this week, the A Good Cartoon tumblr first posted a bunch of ridiculous and misleading political cartoons about net neutrality that showed zero understanding of net neutrality. And then the person behind the site remade many of those cartoons, but replaced the words in them with "the cartoonist has no idea how net neutrality works!" "
So the admission of error counts for nothing here? How about amending the article to call this out?
Fifty years ago, before SWAT: -cops carried nightsticks and used them; -bulletproof vests weren't available; -cops carried way more than six rounds, as they had dump pouches, speed loaders, even ammo belts. Only a desk officer carried a moldy six-gun with no reloads. Any patrol officer carried as many rounds as possible, and backup weapons if they could afford them; -no civil service protection existed; -no medical benefits, no insurance, five days sick time; -pay was about the same as an entry-level manufacturing job; -patrol cars were not the overwhelming norm in cities, foot patrols were; -rural towns had shotguns or deer rifles for deputies of elected sheriffs; -prosecutors were even more likely to take an officer's word over a suspect; -no-knock warrants happened then, too, but good luck finding as many stats on them.
It's a better job than it was then. However, an officer had a pension and respect, was taught restraint because the dangers were more immediate and fatal, and had the backing of most of the population because of this. Debatable? Sure, but it fits the overall pattern of the job in 1965.
I know many, many people who were there. I'm all for thought experiments, but first-hand accounts trump them.
... why JetBlue is now constricting seats and introducing fees for bags. JetBlue isn't intentionally trying to make lives miserable, but their shareholders will take away their capital if they don't. Can JetBlue tell them to GFY? Sure, but it won't be long before an activist shareholder pulls a stunt to force JetBlue's compliance.
The 1% are immune to these things, of course, which is why they are always implemented by them.
Given a choice between the cop coming home, and the fat turd resisting arrest, I pick the cop every time. Comply, and nothing bad happens. Resist, and get thrown down and arrested. Oh, you were asthmatic? Then I guess resisting arrest was a bad decision on your part Eric.
It was death, it was a homicide, it was an accident, and too bad. I'd rather have people obey the law.