I think I'll buy one, and then drive back to "The Mews at Wuthering Heights" to surf the web.
Note carefully how the PEACEFUL and UNARMED protesters of the 'occupy' movement were beaten, maced, and otherwise abused by the police.
I was thinking about that, too. It's an interesting point, but I don't think it's just dependent on the presence or absence of firearms. I suspect that the location of the 'occupation' matters a lot. For example, if these same militia guys tried to 'occupy' any building on Wall Street, I'm certain they would find themselves SWATted faster than you could say 'insider trading'.
On the other hand, if Occupy Wall Street showed up in Oregon, I think that their protest would not last as long as the protest by the militia guys, due to the 'peaceful and unarmed' aspect. So, yeah.
The six Republican senators who signed the letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler say most users don't need fast broadband Internet as it's now defined. From that letter: "Looking at the market for broadband applications, we are aware of few applications that require download speeds of 25 Mbps. Netflix, for example, recommends a download speed of 5 Mbps to receive high-definition streaming video; and Amazon recommends as speed of 3.5 Mbps."
The senators' claims are accurate. However, they mistakenly assume consumers don't simultaneously connect multiple devices to the Internet. And when newer video formats such as 4K become more common, even single devices will need additional bandwidth. The ISPs know this, of course, and they frequently tout the benefits of faster — and more expensive — connectivity.
Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson