The problem here is Tom Wheeler, afaik, already was a corporate bigwig in the telecom industry. So he has a vested interest in helping out all his buddies. His being chairman is a pretty big conflict of interest, but such is the US today.
The problem with the school zone ones are, they obnoxiously are active well outside of school hours, weekends, and holidays. Some are reasonable with allowing 5mph before they go into alert status. Some in the area go to "high alert" with even 1mph over the speed limit -- speed numbers in red with strobing red and white blinking lights around it. Even at 2am. On a Saturday.
You're pretty judgmental of what random people on the Internet do with their time. Who died and made you King? They cost companies a lot of revenue, and ruined Xmas for thousands of children who don't care about epeen wars. They just know they can't play games with their family or friends on a holiday bc some script kiddies wanted to advertise to make a few thousand dollars selling ddos. Which BTW takes far less effort to implement than defend against due to inherent flaws in Internet protocols.
Coal?! Definitely not! That would just help them stay warm through the winter. Send dirt instead.
The Keurig 2.0 has the "only drink liquids specified by the manufacturer" part down already.
But will a Beowolf Cluster of these jokes blend?
They breached a poorly protected computer network from halfway around the world. What are they going to do to a local theater? Hack their movie time listings?
This should be ignored exactly because it *isn't* a rational caution, as you put it. NK has no physical force projection available to it, and the average small business has nothing worth defacing. Is NK going to hack their Coca-cola Fusion soda dispenser or something?
The ultimate revenge: Making everyone drink... WATER!
Welcome to Star Trek's Earth in the Federation of Planets? Free to instead pursue whatever hobby or interest we so choose?
Just as fine as private industry did with work safety before OSHA, child labor/overtime/workers compensation before labor laws, and food safety before the FDA. They were really standup businesses back around 1900...
...But my new computer has a 28.8k modem and an active matrix display!
GIFs and EPS files should be good enough for everyone!
Seemed to me to be symbolism for a "Dark Templar" as it were. Crusader
My cable download speeds have gone from something like 10mbps to 60mbps, yet my upload speeds remain at 3mbps. Sounds legit to me.
How about the markets where they refused to put in fiber, so the municipality did themselves, then they sued them in court to prevent them from offering fiber internet? And continued to not offer fiber, or in certain markets a fiber-like service that was exorbitantly expensive, yet not any faster than higher-end cable options.
I'm a realist in that I wish it weren't required, but at the same time see it as a necessary evil unless you're willing to burn the bill of rights or worse. Without that money, crime rates would rise significantly, causing you to instead spend that money on more policing. You wouldn't actually save money. It's similar to how people have issues with the ACA/Obamacare, but the situation without something like it is that you ARE paying for other people -- every person that goes into the ER and can't pay the bill has it written off by the hospital, and that money is taken from increased premiums for everyone that DOES have insurance. So wouldn't you rather everyone paid their fair share and had insurance than mooched off the system and raised rates?
AKA: We're unwilling to temporarily spend the amount of money needed on social programs to break the cycle of poverty and violence in low-income neighborhoods. While at the same time even that might/would require curbing personal freedoms to force people from making poor life choices -- IE: Limiting the number of children to those they can afford, preventing poor spending choices like buying $3000 in low-profile chrome wheels for a $1000 car instead of buying a $4000 car that wouldn't break down all the time, provide safe environments with a good education for children throughout K-12 so they aren't dragged into the same ruts as the previous generation, etc.
Neither is something the American polity has much of a stomach for, obviously.