When are people going to stop paying attention to these clowns? How are they going to launch in 4 years without having working prototypes right now, nor a lot of money? Or are they going to sell 100M mugs in the coming months?
Well, their site doesn't say anything like that anymore, as it's mostly down because of the ruling.
Actually, one of the essential features of our legal system is just that ability to flip-flop. I recall one murder case where the defense announced that it'd be using three arguments on behalf of the accused:
[didn't do it, self defense, insane]
I had heard that the insane defense is a plea. You must declare it before the trial started, and if you declare "not guilty" you may not change that to "not guilty, by reason of insanity". But maybe that's jurisdictional.
Either way, Aereo isn't changing a legal argument. It was found in court to be "rebroadcasting" like a cable company, so they are simply agreeing with the finding. They didn't change their definition, the broadcasters did by suing them.
After that, they'll move the scan further away from the old lines. About a week later, bomb them there, 5 more different large airports. Probably at the check-in counters.
Then, 3 more days after the last, go back to the original 5 airports, and car-bomb the line of cars stopping to drop-off/pick-up.
Air traffic would stop. For weeks at least, maybe months. The economy would collapse.
The equivalent is if the English had backed the South, and the US Civil War ended with Louisiana being the Confederacy, under the protectorate of the English. Louisiana isn't going to win an "invasion" of the USA, but it's not worth a second Revolutionary War to finish them off, so you wall them off, and mostly ignore them, while keeping the "claim" on the territory. Though the LA governemnt is formed mostly of former US Senators and Representatives from around the country, so they "claim" to be the head of the government, but can't (and don't) do anything about it.
The Ukraine is like Somalia or Yugoslavia. We don't know. We don't care. We didn't start it, and we will try to not get involved, and when we do, we'll accuse the president of treason for defending non-Americans.
Are you suggesting we should also take out all the safety gear in planes since there's only a
Does having a life vest under my seat add to my travel time? What's the additional cost, per trip, for having it there?
I'm only asking for sanity. You are preaching the opposite.
Oh yeah, lets also take out the airbags in our car because there's only a 0.00001% chance you'll ever need them.
Statistically speaking, they are a waste of money. Though the most in-depth studies were on the first generation bags. They were a complete failure. They "saved" less than 5% of the time, and killed about 5% of the time. The money wasted on them would have saved more lives if it were spent on rural medivac helicopters. Airbags kill. Statistics and actuaries say so. Why do you want things that are a waste of resources and don't save lives?