A while ago I used ING Direct as my bank. They made you use a PIN instead of a password to log in, but to keep from having people be able to keylog the password, they assigned each number a letter at random, then you had to type in the letters. A bit of a hassle, but I would bet that the number of keylogger-related stolen passwords dropped to zero.
Are you just stupid? Apple makes its money from both selling phones and iTunes. While ITMS was made profitable by the advent of the iPod, ITMS is far more profitable than selling the phones. Remember that ITMS did multiple billions of dollars worth of sales last year, and Apple gets a non-trivial cut of that revenue, AND operating costs are fairly low.
I don't know if Apple will block the app or not, seeing as Pandora made it through the certification process, but this has lots more access, and you can choose what song you want to listen to. I have to think they will block it for some BS reason.
What's interesting is that they do something similar (I think) at my school, yet no one complains about it (unless they get caught). Michigan Tech assigns each student a static IP address for each MAC address they have registered. So we get nice, distinct, static IPs in our dorms (you have to renew them every semester, but who cares?). That way, if they get a DMCA request from the RIAA/MPAA, they cut off your internet access, and fine you $100. When you pay the $100, your internet access is restored. This is all through a deal with the RIAA/MPAA, in which the settlement amount is lowered to $100, with repeat offenders getting internet access cut off permanently.
This isn't to say that I agree with it, but it sounds to me like LSU's plan is similar to MTU's, only LSU's policy isn't nearly as clear.
Sure, bartenders may use salty peanuts to make someone thirstier, but alcohol is a diuretic, and will make you thirstier anyways (although I would concede that peanuts will make you thirsty faster). Yet this doesn't matter, because knowledge is not consumed as you say, it doesn't just go into the brain and into a black hole, the knowledge is stored (for a time at least), and may make someone realize that they know less than he or she thought. And even that pales in comparison to your question: "Wouldn't this need to consume more information contradict china's[sic] ability to control it's[sic] populace?" That question makes no sense whatsoever; how does information lead to an inability to control your populace?
GoDaddy is awful. While yes, they are cheap, they do nothing to protect your site, once it is yours. GoDaddy sites are relatively easy to commandeer, because they seem to cut corners, and while no site is impenetrable, GoDaddy sites are crap. You can easily commandeer sites, and I almost did, before I thought about the repercussions, because some kid at school was pissing me off. Not to say that it is an easy feat, but for the knowledgeable person, a GoDaddy site is a prime target.
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by Michael Witt.