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.
Only apply the simplest amount of technology to remain efficient. This is a case where too much technology is the enemy. Go back to CB, Amateur, and walkie talkie radio for communication. Use a camera that can record to an SD card and periodically switch out the card and find a safe place to "dead drop" it. This way, the police can glean very little, if anything at all.
What happens if you receive an email with malware attached that activates simply when it downloads off of the server to your mail reader application without you actually opening it? I've seen this happen before. How do you know for certain that you DON'T have a virus? It is possible for legitimate websites like CNN or The Weather Channel to develop an infection and pass it to tend user.
In an ideal world we would be a bunch of smurfs helping each other out when needed. However, this would simply be utopian. This lifestyle might work for small communities of 5-25 people where everyone is dependent upon each other for friendship, socialization, and survival.
It's been tried before and failed miserably. The experiment was called Communism and basic human nature precluded it from the being successful.
Here's to hoping that IP TV will finally takeoff and we can just choose the channels we want. I only watch 10 or 15 channels out of the 500+ that I'm forced to pay for.