I wonder if this can and bite them in the end. My thought (vain hope, perhaps?) is that it will result in a court case later that will cost a ton of taxpayer money. Also a thought, if the local governments start having to pay for the defence of people they charge because of petty laws maybe they will drop some of them.
I first saw this last night on RNS. When Rachel was talking about it there was a comment flashed on the screen. It was only on for a moment but I noticed the way it was worded. It said that the firewall had gone down "again". No other mention was made by anyone about the other time(s) this happened, or what had happened then. Anyone else hear anything about this?
I think we're missing the big picture here. The Texas AtGen isn't making a point about anything in Texas. He's sticking it to the 'Federal. Trademark laws. After all, you gotta fight Obama anyway you can!
"And there are other things I am very concerned about. I’ve committed to read the bill, and I will read it, but right now I’m leaning against it.” Yep, he has strong opinions on this and he is "committed" to read the bill. He just hasn't bothered to yet! Yeah, trust me, I know what I'm doing.
Stepping to the side a bit, I saw bad management and "me too'ism" from ESPN and Disney. A couple of years ago they bought the Speed Channel. It had a loyal following that was growing and focused on vehicles (not just NASCAR), where almost nobody else was. They bought it out, stripped almost all connection to cars, and put on MORE sports, namely ball games, just like everyone else. I figure they got a boost at first, but how have they held up since then? I know I almost never watch them anymore.
I had been allowing soundcloud. It shows up on Ghostly on allowed or unallowed trackers. I let it run because of this one site. With this story I have moved it to "blocked" status. Perhaps if more readers did so and you folks told SoundCloud of this feedback? It might make an impression on them, or at least make them think a moment.
So, is GM gonna step in and sue 'em both because they are using the name Northstar. Everybody knows that means Caddy Northstar engines. Really wouldn't want anybody pouring beer and wine in their tank.
"While politicians are happy to take Comcast's money, it appears that few actually want to be publicly associated with a company with the lowest consumer approval rating in any industry." Doesn't that approval rating describe Congress as well?
In the army we had a phrase we used a lot. CYA. It made it into common usage, it means Cover Your A--. Thanks to Under Armours lawyers I think I'll do that with this lovely new product just to give them the finger.
I used to get on Google, and youtube a lot. When they started this policy they also cut off the old account I had and made it so that I couldn't keep my old favorites. I started avoiding Google and especially Youtube. Is there any way to get back our old accounts now? Maybe some other folks will come back if they make it possible. I had been using Youtube before Google bought it and liked my old account.
Just a small point to add in. Recently I was looking for a broadband plan to help an elderly friend. I looked up one of the "free" services that was mentioned. She is on SS and medicare but still working to make ends meet. The plan availible in our area is wireless and has a 3g cap. She wouldn't be able to afford Netficks anyway, so the cap doesn't much matter I guess. Still how well would you do with just a 3g cap? We run 3 PCs or more a day at my house and I'm not even sure how much we use. I don't think that cap would last us much more than a day or two! Oh, by the way there is a big charge for going over the 3g cap!
I hope this works out, but I noticed a name that makes me wonder, Elsiver. Aren't they the group causing problems now by wanting to lock up publishing research? Maybe they have a good side and a bad side that don't talk to one-another.
I hope that this system gets "abused" by the public to file take-downs against Agcom. I'm sure it would only be done by 'accident' of course. Who would be so mean as to have them get a taste of their own medicine?
I was thinking about the comment that the need to be "published" is a factor in gaining tenure. I can see that as being valid. I have noticed a push to cut down on tenured positions to cut costs (even as education costs skyrocket). This makes me wonder if this will result in a point where there are too few folks bothering to post to Elsevier and the like. Will it be because they have killed the gold plated goose by raising costs?