Funny, in at least two examples you could make the argument that the fraud was caused but deregulation. In other words the government getting out of the business of playing referee to the market. Enron - deregulated energy markets in the 90s. TB&W - banking industry deregulated in the 2000s. And none of these examples show that government involvement was the cause. So I am not sure what your point is.
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I think combined with the announcement on municipal fiber that competition could arise. If the service is really terrible, towns are now open to create their own infrastructure. I truly believe this would be the absolute best situation. If municipalities built a fiber backbone and allowed any company to lease bandwidth, you'd see true competition.
Don't underestimate how much the public outcry affected this. I am involved in politics, and have had discussions about this on the federal level. One thing I learned is that most leaders in congress only know what the people around them tell them. They don't have time to surf Slashdot and Reddit (and people wonder why I don't want to run for office), and for the most part don't understand technology. They are getting spoon fed industry lines from everyone around them, and rarely hear from ordinary people. So the protests and outcry got their attention, and they started asking questions. Many of them came to a much better understanding of the issue, and that's why you have seen the change.
It is so easy to be cynical these days, and this is probably the exception to the rule. Leaders of both parties are isolated in DC, and often aren't swayed. But they can be, and this is one case where they were.
Don't have mod points, but that would have just qualified as funny to me...
My thought too. None of their objections were over restrictions against a functionality they were trying to deliver. The objections were all philosophical.
Exactly. Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. Plus ask Mozilla how their purity stands over h.264 and not using WebKit on iOS worked out...
Fair enough, I should have said "except marijuana". I certainly agree it's s drug, but like your caffeine analogy.
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While I don't believe that marijuana is without it's risks, if police are telling children that meth and weed are the same then they are doing a disservice to the children. There is absolutely no comparison between the impact of the two drugs on peoples lives. Meth is highly addictive, and will make your body slowly melt into death. I should know, I watched it happen to my uncle. I on the other hand have stayed away from all drugs (including alcohol) for years, but have enjoyed and used marijuana on a regular basis. I am in great health, have a happy, fulfilled life, and am in loving relationship. Weed didn't wreck my life, in fact it has helped in many ways.
So when part of what you tell a child is a lie, they won't believe the parts you told them that were true. When people lump marijuana in with harder drugs like heroin and meth and kids then don't have a bad experience with weed, they will believe that what you told them about everything else was also a lie.
Yeah, but maybe they're not dead enough.
I tried capturing boxes of old tapes, and gave up because it was so time consuming. So I sent a box to ScanCafe (who had done great work scanning tons of old pics), and they did a really good job. Yes I could have done it myself, but yes I am glad that I sent it to them,
And no I am not a ScanCafe rep, or have any interest in promoting them. I just had a good experience.
Yeah? Well you guys may have the LHC, but our cutting edge tech is run out of a trailer!
Which ones are the good ones again? I get confused.
I wonder if Tesla building a huge battery factory plays into this. If other auto makers build to the Tesla standard, I bet they will need batteries that can handle it.
Yeah, Unix is total crap by now.