Look, given the mountain of evidence that the election results were clear, honest, and decisive that Trump lost, CNN has two alternatives: call Trump a liar or call Trump a moron. Granted, either would be true (my strong opinion), but calling him a liar is better than accusing him of being so abjectly stupid that he believes what he's saying.
I'm really anticipating the fireworks, even if I am naively optimistic. So this would be state autocrat is going up against a global company that has already successfully bought off Congress to ridiculously extend copyright twice, owns ABC, and has media distribution that he can only dream about. He thinks he can win a PR war like this? Not that I'm cheering for Disney, though I'm sure as hell not cheering for DeSantis. This could still be fun to watch.
Wow. This reminds me of a story from my first job after school. The building was fairly old, and an engineer received a task of mapping pipes under the building. The pipes in use were easy, but he was also supposed to map out those that were not in use but still in place under the lowest floor. I knew about the task but didn’t think anything of it until I was walking down the hall and saw the engineer with two bent pieces of wire in his hands. I saw but repeated “I will not ask” several times before turning around to ask. Sure enough, he was trying to find dried out, disused pipes with dowsing rods.
I admire the people being gentle by calling this pseudoscience. To me, dowsing is clearly antiscience.
Let's just say that she had won the case, what would this have meant for her? How many times to she and her ilk make far less substantiated connection claims? How much could she be liable for if she claimed that she could see Russia and Russia sues for land devaluation by being in an intellectually-depressed zone? What about a group that claims that video games lead to violence, and then a study comes out to show either that's not true or the opposite? Fox "News" makes gross distortions hourly that, as they put it in defending Tuckums from a defamation suit, no reasonable person would take seriously. Everyone at Fox should be happydancing that this lawsuit did a complete faceplant.
Probably the only EULA I have ever read was the one from RepublicWireless a few years ago. It was written for the average person, rather than a legalese-fluent attorney, and there were nice bits of humor sprinkled in. Someone had fun writing it, and I actually read it a couple of times. The new EULA (https://republicwireless.com/pages/terms-and-conditions) is still good, but not as much fun to read as the one I remember.
I think that we just need a lawsuit or two to claim that EULAs that are long and difficult for the average person to read are an unreasonably onerous burden. Expecting us to follow the rules means communicating them clearly.
I love the irony. The rubes are giving money to grifters in the interest of 'owning the libs.' This leaves less donation money left to fund the right-wing*. TOL (The Orange Loser) has several grifts going, and he's inspiring others. The parasites might well kneecap the right for the midterms.
*Let's not bother with calling them conservative, anymore. No ideology left besides identity politics.
So, there is officially no longer any philosophy associated with the word 'conservative.' If you're willing to wear the red cap, then everything you say, no matter how vile or anti-American, is automatically covered by the 'conservative perspective' umbrella. So much for having any principles, at all.
When it comes to repair, Framework looks to be the anti-Apple. Mine came in, and I got the DIY version. I wasn't used to the tiny wifi antenna connectors and munged one. $7 to Amazon and new antennas were here and working in under 24 hours. Sure, it weighs a little more because of connectors instead of hard-soldered pieces, but I'll take it. I know that this venture is still beginning, but I'm happy to support. If successful, then, in a couple of years when the CPU is a bit underpowered and the battery is starting to fail, I can just replace.
I pay a fee to keep my domains anonymous, and I wonder if there is an opportunity in poisoning the data around a certain phone (IMEI?). Is it even legal to clone the IMEI and SIM for a client that legitimately owns both? If so, could the vendor then spoof the geolocation data associated with the original phone to make the data worthless? Again, would this even be legal? If so, could a large enough pool subscribe to such a vendor to make the body of data effectively worthless?
Sure, I'm probably showing my ignorance by a monster degree. I thought about security risks of another body having that information, but I'm not sure that's any worse than a telco having the info. I think I'd trust about any rando more than that.