I don't see how Twitter is useful honestly. It's an echo chamber and who has the time to follow it? I've also really scaled back on FB once I found myself doom scrolling too much on ranker.com posts. At least I escaped early enough!
But if you look at the numbers of Twitter Users, it's not really all that many compared to other methods. It's big, but it's short and honestly, so damn annoying to actually follow and read. Blech.
I suspect Musk is going to get burned badly on this deal, but hey that's why most successful people don't succeed at everything, because they're really not that good in the first place. They're in the right place at the right time with the right product. It's random. Success is fleeting unless you're willing to know when you don't know anything.
Musk is smart. And driven. And don't care much about other people really. It's obvious when you look at his professional and personal life. He's driven (in both good and bad ways) and has done some amazing things. He really is a success in alot of ways.
But he falls into the belief that one major success means all you do will be a success. Reminds me of the SMBC cartoon about the old physicist who has to be put down like an old dog, but starts spouting all kinds of nonsense. LOL! Too funny...
So there's lots of smoke and the smell of something burning all through these comments, along with tp's random silliness. But no where is there any analysis of the ruling the court made, which is really what needs to happen here before anyone can comment intelligently on the reasons why the ruling came out like this.
I wish I read any other languages so I could help, but I don't so I can't.
Starlink would also be a possibly decent alternative for small, distant towns without good infrastructure. A caching proxy, local wifi, and you might have something. At least it would be better than nothing.
Yes, pulling fibre everywhere is the long term answer... but in the short term this will probably help.
I thought the copyright belonged to the person or entity who made the recording. In this case, was King in a public space when he made this speech? Was the recording done by a news organization? How did the copyright end up in his estate? Sure, the copyright on his speech might be his, but in this case, the film is adding more ontop of that, which is (should?) be transformative and worth a new copyright.
My solution to most football games (and even futball!) is to just record the damn thing on my Tivo, go away for an hour or so and then watch the game.
Snap the ball, watch the play til it ends, hit the button to skip 30 seconds and bam! they're snapping the ball again. Cuts out all the crap. And if I miss something, back it up 6 seconds and I'm all set.
Commercials come on, skip skip skip, and I'm back in the game. Simply awesome!
Want to watch a play over and over again? In slow-mo? Pause the game to go get some food? Need a bathroom break? Need to put a kid to bed? Pause it! It will be there when you come back!
I don't care about the realtime games too much.
And even for the superbowl, I'll probably just skip most of the ads even though they're supposed to be interesting and fun. Why can't they be interesting and fun all year long? Would be alot cheaper to produce for sure...
The simplest answer is to just put everyone on the no fly list, because it won't trample anyone's 2nd amendment rights that way. And think of the economic advantages? Amtrak will finally get the funding it needs for better Accela service?
Think of all the new train engines that GE and EMD will have to make to haul the new traffic? Or all the new cars that will be made to handle the increased load!
Think of all the land we'll save from big empty airports than can be used for better purposes, like landfill! Think of how safe the american people will be without all those terrorist bombs-to-be going by overhead! Think of all the noise pollution saved from those darn airplanes taking off over my house that I just moved into two years ago. How dare they have a 50 year old airport fly over my house!
Think of finally getting Peter Pan and Greyhound back into competition, the prices will drop, bus travel will be glorious again!
You know why this was filed by some lawyer. They got paid either way, and they're paid to be "safe". If they didn't, and then they had a (perceived) problem down the road, they would be prejudiced because they didn't file when they coulda shoulda woulda done so.
The laywer who did this doesn't get less money for doing this, and might even get more, because now they got to bill for all those extra hours of confidential negotiation. Esp if they're an outside law firm.
Sad to say the least.
Anyway, I'm not sure how you can dilute Natty Lite any more and not have plain water anyway.
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