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Comment: Re:It may survive a court challenge... (Score 1) 33

by Richard_at_work (#49368949) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

I'm personally not so sure about it surviving a court challenge anyway - the FCC decided suddenly to substantially change the regulatory system for an established, massive market, bring in a huge swathe of new rules and regulations for existing major players. I don't feel comfortable where a government agency can something of that scale to an established market without any new laws passed.

Comment: Re: Maybe it's time these companies learn... (Score 1) 91

by jedidiah (#49368045) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

Walmart and McDonalds are most certainly hated for the products they provide. They're just big enough that they don't need to care. They can be viewed as crap by a large chunk of the population and still make money on what's left.

There are plenty of mindless bargain hunters and people with no taste.

Comment: Re:Wrong target (Score 1) 56

by Richard_at_work (#49357813) Attached to: Google Loses Ruling In Safari Tracking Case

Yeah, let's go with that logic next time a major healthcare website is hacked and your private data is suddenly plastered everywhere.

Or, let's realise there is no restriction on how much blame there is to go round, and we blame Apple for having bugs in their software, and we blame Google for going out of their way to exploit a bug in Apples software.

Google deserves to be slapped down for this.

Comment: Re:Actually... No. (Score 2) 345

Revenue != usable, spare income.

For the past few decades, apart from a spike in 2010, Coca Colas profit margins have hovered roughly between 15% and 20% - so a 15% increase in cost base would have left them borderline profitable or unprofitable for quite a lot of that period.

Comment: Re:Not concerned (Score 1) 176

by afidel (#49348275) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software

I think it's more likely we'll ban human drivers. Just this morning I counted over 16 silver/grey/blue-grey vehicles driving in pouring rain and light fog without headlights on. On average a computer driver today is probably better than a human, and they'll just get better as time moves on whereas human improvements are a bit slower to happen.

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