What makes a troll a troll is the behavior of trying to get money from people for doing what they are already doing. There is no value add. A legitimate non-practicing entity, on the other hand, gets money by getting people do do something new that they were not already doing.
The distinction is clear and simple. If you approach me and tell me I need a license to do what I'm already doing, you're a troll. That's the only way to be a troll.
Citizens United must be reversed. This will probably require a constitutional amendment.
Laws and regulations need feedback loops so that efficacy can be determined and acted upon. This means that the goal and rationale for laws and regulations needs to be explicitly stated and then the effects measured and reported.
The premise is wrong. At 12Mbps, it takes 44 minutes to move 4GB.
If you're going to post ads, they cannot look like stories.
If you're going to post ads, make sure they're good or nobody will click on more than one.
While you can't predict against future failures, if you want to make sure that your drive media is okay today, there is a tool that will fill your disk with garbage and then verify that your disk has the right garbage on it: spew. Spew isn't the friendliest tool, but it does the job.
As a side effect, it stresses your I/O systems and memory. Years ago, I discovered that some Dell 2550's I had couldn't pass this test with the SATA controller I had shoved into them that seemed to work fine otherwise.
Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve. - Anonymous