Well, at least I have command of the English language.
Yup, the telecom nazis have no interest in bringing anything resembling high speeds at affordable prices. Heaven forefend, it might be socialist!
The telecom oligarchy will find a way to fuck us out of it anyway
I believe this is the end of civilization as we know it. Banks are not meant to be in the business of IP and patents. Patents were meant for true innovators. If this is an attempt to kill Bitcoin, it'll never work because Bitcoin is decentralized! Plus, this is clearly prior art.
It would seem that this is sweet irony! Epic fail on politicians trying to promote their religion.
As a small business owner in IT managed services, age absolutely does NOT matter to me. I'm more interested in a person's willingness to continue to learn and not stay stagnant. If you are in your 80s and have continued to learn on your own and want to stay engaged, I can do the heavy lifting
... that's no problem, welcome aboard. Attitude, experience, and wisdom trump youth every time. My marketing director is 25 years older than I am and I can constantly learn from him because he stays on the cutting edge and subscribes to lifelong learning. My brother has a mechanical engineer on his payroll that is 92 years old and is an extremely talented and creative guy. He can design something on paper in a mere fraction of the time it would take a lesser experienced engineer to do. Don't ever make the mistake of judging someone on age - judge on attitudes.
Actually, I have several friends that are Airbus 330 and 321 captains that actually would like to have more control over the plane and less automation. To some degree, they are hamstrung by the company, Airbus Industrie, that is relegating to pilots to "flight management" duties instead of actually "stick and rudder" flying. Most pilots I know lean towards type A and would much rather have control over their plane then hand it over to avionics and flight management systems.
and makes me think that there is still hope. MBAs destroy innovation, motivation, and productivity in the name of short term profits. MBAs represent modern scorched earth business tactics. Profit in the short term and destroy a thriving business in the long term. I run my own consulting business and an MBA is my weedout criteria - have MBA, will not travel.
If the price were absolutely right, I'd be all over it in a heartbeat.
We have a big thank you to Snowden for making us aware of what is actually going on behind the scenes. As a result, I've taken extra security precautions. I don't really know whether or not they will do any good but suffice it to say that I'm taking it more seriously. And, by the way, the old argument, "If you have nothing to hide, you need not worry" is bullshit. Look at the innocent people that get wrapped up in the Criminal Injustice System.
Mod parent up! Snowden is a true patriot!
I say just do away with daylight savings time altogether! All we really need is two time zones: one for east of the Mississippi and one for the west. Simplicity is underrated.
I don't think complete hosting providers are a very good idea at all. I can see doing web/email in one place but putting all of your eggs in one basket with a single provider is never a good idea. You trade convenience for a single point of failure and that is just no bueno.
Linux is good for some things but as a network OS, OpenBSD is far better for security and routing. I would use Linux maybe as an internet server or desktop OS but OpenBSD hands down for anything security and network related. The Linux kernel may have a fast robust network stack but it's tool chain is an ineffective quagmire of different projects with different leadership. OpenBSD has a unified, open source tool chain all driven under the direction of a single organization. I would argue that the inefficient Linux networking tool chain renders any benefit a moot point.
I'm a capitalist and all for competition. For too long the telecom industry has been an oligopoly. If Google wants to come into Austin and shake things up a litte, so be it! I welcome when they come to the Philadelphia area. Comcast and Verizon, the duopoly in my area, will be scrambling!