Is that irony or coincidence?
Sure if thing A is inexpensive, then thing B which costs a fraction of that price might indeed be said to cost X times less. Implying that thing A is already less than some other option, and thing B is even MORE less.
But if thing A is very expensive (as in the example cited in TFA), thing B would be better described as being not a hundred times less
Each state is going to have differently worded laws in this area. The Mass one sounds like the first case where it was worded to prohibit company owned outlets of specific manufacturers to protect only dealers of the same brand.
"And if we tolerate a ramp being 1 degree off, how far do they push it in the name of saving money? "
Because, it used to be one set of regulations, and then they changed it, and will again. It isn't just the one regulation, it is ALL of them. And if you live in, or visit California you'll see "Proposition 65" plaques just about everywhere, because it is cheaper to put the sign up, than it is to not put the sign up and get caught with "cancer causing" whatevers. It is now meaningless signage that nobody pays any attention to.
Yeah, kids used to be able to sell lemonade on the corner. Those were awful days!
Per the food, kids can no longer sell lemonade on the corner, and Walnuts becomes "drugs" .
So just to be clear, then:
Ice Forms: global warming
Ice Melts: global warming
Dog crapped on my sidewalk: global warming
My shoe is untied: global warming
Whether you like or dislike net neutrality, you should NOT like government regulatory agencies setting public policy unilaterally without legislators involved. Name one person at the FCC you can vote out of office at the next election based on your feelings over how they rule on this issue.
Any medium will ultimately fail, over long enough spans of time.
Further, just the transcribing process itself has chances of introducing errors.
- back them up to the cloud. That's about the closest thing you're going to get to "permanent" storage, as you're outsourcing your (individual) chance of hardware failure to some online entity that (at least allegedly) backs up things redundantly across multiple methods, and/or
- just stop being OCD about it. At a certain point, trying to 'preserve' things forever just becomes silly. If you have the only unique recording of some substantial historical event, that's one thing. If it's your child's first steps, understand that while that might be important to you and maybe even to them, nobody else cares about it. Really. While losing it would be sad, it wouldn't be tragic. After all, there are billions of person-years of lives that have vanished, unrecorded, and life goes on.
OK, solar storm I can understand protecting against. But nuclear weapons EMP? Better to use the data center as a bunker in that case and never mind the data.
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Strawman. Pure and simple.
Clean Air becomes "Carbon Tax" (CO2 is clean), and regulations regarding all sorts of things not related to "clean air", and is just a means to totalitarian controls set by people like Al Gore.
Safe Food becomes So many regulations and costs that while food is safe, it is so expensive that most people cannot eat it. Not to mention labeling of food as a "drug" because we need the government telling us Walnuts need a prescription.
Safe Working Conditions becomes OSHA regulations so deep and thick that on any given day your company probably violates a number of "safe working condition" regulations. Not to mention big fines for violations like your 3 foot barrier being only 2'11" tall, or your wheelchair ramp being 1 degree off.
Basically, your entire argument is nothing short of a Strawman, that keeps being perpetrated by those who WANT to remain stupid. And while we're on the subject, you forgot to mention Somalia.
If anybody but a LEO does it, it is "searching for illegal pornography" and "trying to obtain illegal pornography" and a crime.
Neither of those are a crime in any jurisdiction I'm familiar with. Maybe there are some ass-backwards states in the US where that's true, but they would be the exception rather than the rule. Nice try though.
The better analogy in your case would be if the investigator had to enter someone's house (without a warrant) to view a potential crime while the homeowner had a sign out saying "come on in!".
FTFY. If you install P2P software and share files with the world, you are no longer operating in private.