"... 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.
There are issue where a person must be a hardliner, a fundamentalist, and this one of those issue. Just say no to backdoored / broken crypto. Compromise isn't possible. Fixed legislative language? Clever legislative language? No it's actually deceitful legislative language.
It would make no sense to hold mfgrs of ... Microcassette records with voice activation. Wireless microphones. Pinhole cameras. Security cameras.... responsible. That it was done on a computer makes no difference.
Advertisements in general.. I really can't think of a single advertisement that prompted me to purchase a product. Quit the reverse actually. Some adverts were quite repellent and gave me a negative impression; 'Is that really how seller thinks of the buying public?, Nope don't want anything to do with that.'