My first thought when this broke was about Apple having batteries that are not user replaceable. The company specializes in devices that have increasingly become unmodifiable by users in almost every respect.
That said, if Apple’s managers were not so arrogant they would have offered throttling as a software option and transparently explained why.
Apple’s 1984 ad is a fading memory. It is a company that is more authoritarian by nature than Microsoft ever approached.
Yes, the geniuses in Washington decided to spend tens of millions because they thought it was too hard for people to download other browsers for Windows. Typical of the incredibly stupid business of D.C.
I fail to see a rational objection to the idea that people who consume more should pay more. AEI's posting only seems bizarre to someone who doesn't grasp basic economics. I can't think of a single supporter of free markets who isn't opposed to net neutrality, but it appeals greatly to people who expect lunch to be free.
Am I The Only Techie Against Net Neutrality? http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshsteimle/2014/05/14/am-i-the-only-techie-against-net-neutrality/#2715e4857a0b538371c4352e
Doesn't it strike you as odd that humans may have never adapted to limited sunshine over many millennia? How could it be that for much of the year where most people live it would be impossible to get enough vitamin D without pills? That would be a might peculiar adaptation.
For many decades we're heard of the exciting new cancer treatments in the pipeline. There is scant evidence that the new prospects will be better than the old failures. It's damned ridiculous to use the single example of Jimmy Carter as a relevant example. There have always been atypical spontaneous remissions; and for all we know Carter's cancer will reappear next month. Some skepticism is in order.
60 Minutes broadcast a segment on Jan 25, 2015 called, The Cleveland Division. The report made the following assertion:
"Six Cleveland cops have been killed in the last 20 years. Danger and stress take their toll --- a police officer's life expectancy here and around the country is 10 years shorter than the average American." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cleveland-police-60-minutes-bill-whitaker/
It is false that cops live 10 years shorter than the average American. In fact they may live slightly longer.
Politifact investigated the "10 years shorter" claim and debunked it in 2011. http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2011/aug/14/robert-barber/retired-police-captain-says-law-enforcement-office/
What "environmental impact of millions of plastic k-cups"? They are thrown in the trash and taken to landfills where they consume a trivial amount of space. Coffee grounds from convention brewing, often poured down drains, have more impact than the cups do, yet their impact is also trivial.