My ex and her sister have a very special name for the aforementioned state. They call it the People's Republic of Maryland.
This isn't altruistic of Microsoft but I'm happy they are putting up a fight just the same.
I believe NASA is operating under the assumption that the rover's on board flash memory is still serviceable. 10 years ago flash memory was still in its relative infancy. A reformat and reload risks bricking the rover completely.
I could see this being very plausible for someone that suffers from depression. Seeing other people happy could potentially adversely effect someone that is clinically depressed .
With all of the money they spend lobbying politicians and rallying people against municipal broadband, they could've built out their networks and made them even better. Utter stupidity!
I seem to remember a group of lawyers caught AT&T in the act of subtracting data from a phone that had been turned off and a class action suit ensued. Maybe do a google search on this and reach out to the same attorneys. It sounds like you have something with merit.
I'm far from an expert but the drought conditions out west are certainly telling something.
This is precisely why I go with the lesser of the evils, Verizon FiOS. I wouldn't give Comcast my money if they were the last ISP in the United States. I would simply just go with mobile broadband and stop streaming altogether if I had no alternative to Comcast. Really, all telecom companies are crooks but Comcast takes it to entirely new lows.
you aren't getting contacted by a Nigerian 411 scammer with some dead relative or something or other and trying to deposit a magical sum of money in your account.
I had one of these fookers once and decided to have a little bit of fun. I played myself off as an absolutely dumb user with very, very short term memory and kept asking the representative to repeat himself. I strung them along for 30 minutes before finally revealing that I was using Linux. I got yelled at and then they slammed the phone down. I hate these pond scum predators.
It is quite possible that all three points that the submitter raises are valid. I'm very likely to believe that the design was intentional. After all, in the software world, the consumer has become the beta tester and if the consumer has software problems, he or she needs to buy expensive "support packages." In effect, the marketing departments figured out how to force the consumer to be a beta tester and make money from the consumer's problems.
Nothing about what the Koch brothers do is ethical. They whip up a fear storm to get people who are less intelligent or less willing to think for themselves to side with them. It's amazing how many people will parrot back what they hear and vote against their interests.
Now this is quite simply and honestly pure genius! I think they have something that really contributes to safety. These kids should patent it and make money - they deserve it.
Sometimes I think what America needs is mother nature hitting the proverbial reset button on us. Americans have become greedy and hate riddled. There, you have my two cents. Let the catastrophe happen.
You can slap a new name on it but in the end, all you have is a shiny pile of shit.