First, there's only one aspect to that is really objectionable--that the federal government gets the data with no limitations. A fingerprint scanner isn't a bad idea for something needing low security where you're dealing with forgetful preteens. They're inexpensive although the software/system isn't.
To be honest, I don't really understand the objection to being tracked in the first place. It's just an extension of tracking food stamps. The government makes no secret that if you're going to be the recipient of funds, you're going to be tracked (unless you're a multinational corporation). All that needs to be done is explicitly state that the data will be anonymized (which is likely to be done anyway as this involves minors) and there's minimal issue here.
It's not like Comcast is a wealth of accurate information. According to their own website, there are 6 devices that can support 250 mbps that you can buy off amazon. http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.ne...
On the hand, the packages for any given area are highly dependent on how much Comcast has neglected their network in that area.
The science behind what he's saying isn't really adding up. While there's naturally studies on both sides, this study indicates greater CO2 levels can inhibit growth http://news.stanford.edu/pr/02...
Moreover, methane is significantly more responsible for global climate change because it traps 100 times more heat than CO2. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/...
You really don't understand the difference between global and local climate, do you? A 4 degree C change in local climate doesn't mean that much. A 4 degree C change in the global average is a catastrophe.
Mod parent up
Pratchett said it best:
“I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.”
...break down complicated tasks into simple steps and then explaining those steps to an idiot.
Hmm, that sounds suspiciously like the IT support I do every day.
You mean everything the 'evil' companies already do but don't give us decent speeds, try to cap our bandwidth, and charge us too much for the hassle?
Shut up AC and dammit Google, take my money!
'This uncertainty is not good for investment, and it's not good for jobs here in America.'
'Overpriced unreliable internet is not good for investment, and it's not good for jobs here in America'
I consider it good policy that I don't rate countries or companies based on profitability
From my perspective, there's only one question worth asking. "On average, are they better to work for?"
"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.