That was a pretty dumb clause... since pretty much any country on earth with a few billion on hand could build a rudimentary rover, pay Lockheed Martin a butt-load of money and have one there in a few months. Hell, give me a couple of billion and I'll get the pirate bays servers up there... that'd be hilarious.
American corporations, and these 5, in particular, have shown a history of not minding deceitful marketing in the slightest. I feel no compelling reason to trust them.
As well you shouldn't. But don't look a gift horse in the mouth. This is capitalism at work... our government doing the wrong thing has hurt their bottom line, so they are using their financial and political muscle to get change. This is a good thing. I, like you, doubt they are acting out of pure good will, but I'll take what I can get.
2ndly, Google having my personal data is a bad thing, I agree... but it's orders of magnitude less dangerous than the government having that same data. At most, Google can annoy me with spam, hurt my credit rating, or use psychology to trick me into buying something I otherwise wouldn't have. The government on the other hand can imprison me, force me to implicate friends, blackmail me, or even torture and kill me. Lets work on the securing the serial killer in the room before we worry about the shady used car salesman.
Have you ever heard the phrase "all rivers run into the sea"?
There are lots of ecological problems to be concerned about, freshwater contamination of the oceans is not one of them. Environmentalist over-reaction to damn near every scientific advance put forth doesn't do them any favors. It just makes you look like reactionary nutjobs.
This is a social problem. These people continue to be idiots because all of the rest of us are "too nice" to say anything when they start spewing their bullshit. Every time I run into one of these asshats at work, or at a party, I tell them they're committing child abuse, they should be ashamed of themselves, and more importantly they're child is not allowed to play with my child. Then I inform every other parent that might know them that they should let their kids play with them either and that they should shun the adult. This wont change until it's no longer socially "cool" to do this.
In the RP paradigm, you can...
I'm sorry, but as soon as I read the word "paradigm" I knew you were management and therefor had no idea what you were talking about. I could be wrong, but I can' risk reading any more of the post for fear of running into that word again. I don't want to get contaminated.
You can still get the service by calling in.
I will never do that however, because there's no way I'm giving the US federal government any of my medical information voluntarily. Though, they likely have it all already anyway.
Get Ready For a LEGAL Streaming Music Die-Off
Fixed it for you.
The next Pandora will just be based overseas and not pay the labels anything at all.
I think if there's one thing we've learned over the past decade its the the media industries here in the US have absolutely no problem shooting themselves in the foot... over and over and over again.
Because you call it "SoCal"
That's only ok if you're from Southern California. Say that anywhere else and you sound like a douche.
The drugs flow to the US so you'd just be killing our suburban teens with those shipments. Also, large parts of south America are supported by the cartels. They are effectively the government in those areas. If the cartels just vanished one day those ares would just devolve further into lawlessness. The majority of south Americas problems revolve around the US's idiotic drug policies and trade practices. Fix those and everything else would follow suit.
They all used Anons ddos app. It doesn't disguise your IP or anything. The point of it is, this is supposed to be a type of protest. I doubt there were any leaders in this case. 1 dude just pointed the application at the target and everyone else just ran the client for a few minutes. It's insane that this is illegal. This should be entirely a civil matter. Your ISP should ban you or you should be subject to a civil suit. But criminal charges? This is clearly a protest. Sounds like it was a hippie protest to me, and I hate hippies. But if we throw them in jail for bitching now, what's going to happen to all us non-hippies when we decide to bitch?
The logic espoused by the quoted idea is the same as saying if police were to start strip searching everyone without cause, it would be reasonable simply because it always happens.
But they already have been doing that:
Seriously people, wake the fuck up. This has happened before, we know where it leads. Technologies getting better though, this time around all the worlds armies my not be able to stop them. Why do we keep letting this happen?
They would then DMCA that site. You'd have to put it somewhere friendly to copyright law. Also, there's no real way to index it. It's just a bunch of links.
Capitalism has a really neat way of figuring that sort of thing out for us. I need not bother.
The data required to run Universal healthcare is the same data needed to run a police state.
The control needed to force people to accept your heath care is the same control needed to run a police state.
The belief in government as a father figure to make universal healthcare popular is the same belief needed to make a police state popular.
The trust in government needed to hand over your medical records to the state is the same trust needed for all of the other records needed by the police state.
Government is the Lion in wood. We need him for protection from our neighbors. To ward off predators. To carry away dead game. But don't think for a second the lion is your friend. He craves dominance over you, he does not understand that he cannot exist without you, he will devour you if able. Do not confuse the soft mewings in the night as friendship, he craves your flesh and bone.
Cops don't like Hippies. What's new here?