God I wish I had mod points right now...
God I wish I had mod points right now...
Also in reference to the 2010 movie, after reading the title to this article, all I could here was Curnow screaming, "It's shrinking, IT'S SHRINKING!!!"
...they did the whole 'we're going back in time to change everything' thing.
This is when I get all nostalgic for the 'old' Slashdot and wish they'd never replaced the Monty's stamping foot for this sort of thing.
Ever seen the metallic material completely stripped off of the plastic of the disk? I have. Some companies were better than others are producing quality disks - who knows what might have happened otherwise? Better not to take the chance of damaging something not restorable and doing it the hard way rather than the easy and quick method.
Perhaps. But if they can't get a permit to build the pipeline, I suspect there's a chance only slightly greater than 0 that they'd get one to build a refinery.
This isn't so much about a paid subscription as it is not having to pay Apple for each copy of Office sold. This is their way of getting around that. Wonder how long it'll take Apple to close this loophole in the future...
What you say sounds good, but the reality is, not everyone is cut out for anything other than 'menial labor'. When the low wage (think: menial) jobs are replaced by robotics, where do those people go?
I have a number of friends who work in the trucking industry as drivers. Surely, their jobs are in jeopardy as robotized trucking is right around the corner (so to speak). These are guys who love what they do, and really have no skill in anything else.
Maybe the next generation will have a greater chance at higher skilled work, but I believe that not everyone will be cut out for it, and then... What then?
I agree with you, and perhaps my comment was poorly placed in the stream. But I'm not sure an FCC-mandated Net Neutrality would apply to the 'little' guys anyway.
Let's say there was a complaint from, oh, I dunno, Aereo, for instance. You know, the guys who re-stream live TV from tiny antennas? Now here's a great example of a startup that ISP's (especially the cablecos), would LOVE to de-prioritize. So they do. And Aereo goes to the FCC and complains.
Just how long do you suppose the process will take when you take into account the government's notoriously slow moving processes, and then everyone lawyering up with 'he said/she said' testimony, tech demos and the like? My guess is that it could be held up for YEARS, and meanwhile, who's paying for those government lawyers and bureaucrats all so someone can watch Monday Night Football or some reality show over their Internet connection?
Not saying it's fair, just saying it sucks all the way around...
What about: Netflix defending it's own turf? Why must the government step into everything?
Now before you mark this as 'flamebait', consider this: What does Netflix and other providers have, that ISPs generally do not? A direct line of sight. Their own apps.
Consider: What if Netflix decided to provide an 'ISP test', presented to the user when playback is poor? Or, conversely, what if Netflix just pulled a 'Time Warner' and displayed something like: 'Your ISP purposely limits the quality level of your connection to Netflix. Here's their number, and here are other ISPs in your area who do not'...
Just an idea, and something the ISPs would have difficulty justifying.
This is my first thought...
"The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and..." -This is Spinal Tap
After 30 years, the debate rages on - is '11' any louder than 10?
Healthcare? You mean the ACA? WONDERFUL example there, where the Dems decided to 'suspend the rules', twist arms, bribe, and outright threaten reps to vote for it. Not a single Republican did, and whether that was a good idea or not is up for debate.
The fillibuster was put in place to prevent passage without debate - the House has no such protection, and now neither does the Senate.
As I said before, what comes around, goes around. Expect to be VERY disappointed at some time in the future, when the Republicans simply rubber-stamp-pass everything and there's no mechanism to say, "Hey guys, wait a minute..."
Ahahahaha! You are the funny man, aren't you? Tell me, was the filibuster a 'loophole' when the Dems used it mercilessly during the Reagan administration? When you put a 90+ year old man out there to talk about his life growing up in West Virginia (conveniently leaving out details of his time in the KKK), until his senility overcame him?
No, it was placed there to prevent the tyranny of the majority. We put up with it then, and in times past. God help you Democrats if the Republicans win the House and Senate. Don't think using the 'nuclear option' isn't going to come back and bite you in the ass - big time.
When my son was just 2 1/2 years old, we learned he was autistic. He had a lot of trouble with coordination and had some sensory issues. He seemed very interested in my computer, but was frustrated trying to do anything on it.
I put an old Slick-Stik joystick in his hands (they fit little hands MUCH better than a controller full of buttons), and fired up my old Atari 2600. Once I got him to understand that the stick needed the button to be up and to the left, the simplistic nature of the games allowed him to learn how to manipulate objects on the screen and avoid other ones (Ms. Pac Man was one of his favorites). In time, he got pretty good at it.
I think it helped him get out of his bubble, and he seemed thrilled that he was finally able to do something that DID something else in a constructive and playful way. It was a long time before he was able to talk, and even longer before he would read with any kind of comprehension, so the older games were PERFECT for him.