No CATV (or no TV at all) can be quite nice as well. There are so many other things to do besides vegetating in front of TV, and the money saved. The TV got thrown in the trash about 15 yrs ago and I've haven't missed it one bit.
So the DOJ would seek to compel Microsoft to ex-filtrate the data from Ireland. I haven't seen anyone consider of comment that such an act might be against the some Ireland law. I mean can the US government force someone to break the law?
And here I thought that, clearing the browser cache and history was popper preventative maintenance. that should be done routinely. Along with Registry error correction and compaction. FAT integrity checks, HDD de-fragmentation, slack space wipe.
I guess that doing the right thing can get one labeled a criminal.
"and after Yahoo had been revealed to have legally challenged earlier NSA dragnet attempts -- and after it had rolled out end-to-end encryption on email. " What Yahoo has ISN'T end-to-end encryption on/for email. End-to-end is where the sender or recipient have the keys, and nothing to do with a transit-provider. If Yahoo really is making that claim, then they are lying their asses off.
"... both the DA (Shane Scanlon) and the Chief of Police (Carl Graziano) are defending not only the faux tipsters' actions," and "Mr. Scanlon said. “I think it was an attempt to comply with the stalking horse law that was just done wrong."" I read those two statements to mean that the Cop-tipsters need to perfect their techniques, and please meet us behind the barn and we'll instruct you how it should be done.
Or like Ma-Bell used to charge for toll lines (long distance), a higher rate during the day. We will soon have Prime-time Internet rates and off-time Internet rates. An example could be: 600 GB per month but you use up that allotment at 5x the rate during prime-time... say 6pm till 11pm you use 10 GB but get deducted for 50 GB.
Traditional news media has been in the process of dying long before the Internet. One example: a local paper, The Gainesville Sun, went to hell long about the mid-80's. The paper was purchased by the NYT. nuff-said.
"speeds depends a lot on what your house is built out of."
The heck you say? You seems to be having an issue with how well your wireless RADIO Wi-Fi signals penetrate the walls in your home. Not so? If so then that has nothing to do will how fast, or slow, your Internet connection is.