Netflix should encourage every customer to call Comcast tech support. which ought to cost the company more money than it's worth. But it would still result in Netflix going out of business, Amazon shutting down their video on demand services, and Comcast finally being the only option available. We can go back to cable company monopolies like in the good old days!
caches installed at Comcast locations would be a great idea, and honestly big ISPs ought to pay Netflix for hosting such things because it reduces the amount of traffic that comcast must switch outside of their network (which is part of their costs). The "pay" might be a discount for co-location that helps cover the rack space and electricity, but seems like a useful idea.
expect to pay the same rate, but get less for your money.
A proper upbringing means taking responsibility for one's actions. Given the tone of the post, I'm going to say that there were some consequences for the young man beyond what the county gave him. Grounding, chores, and other consequences seem likely to me.
After having a good upbringing and you still make bad choices, then you deserve to be called an idiot.
You're not really a Google customer, you're the product.
Bicyclists ought to pay for all the bike lanes they are forcing on us. Those are expensive to build!
The cost for sidewalks for pedestrians is hopefully already covered by a property tax.
I think we should tax home owners with a luxury tax if they have a car or boat in their driveway. As I'm sick of looking these toys on every suburban street.
Electric vehicles should pay an EV tax or agree to a GPS recorder and millage tax to pay for public roads. I would be OK with suspending the gas tax entirely and switching everyone over to a fairer mileage based system.
But sudden changes might get ugly for the trucking industry. But the trucking industry isn't really absolutely necessary for our national economy, so I don't buy the argument too big to fail. We could gradually transition back to railroads if they got to be competitive in prices for small goods. (maybe better containers for transporting). Definitely would be complicated and difficult, and some medium sized cities would wither up and die unless new rails are built. Would be really nice to double up all the rail lines to make cross country transport more efficient, but it's such a huge capital investment.
America is 75% christian, and given how feral and out-of-countrol some of the groups are, I'd say they're fair game.
Domestic terrorism is a thing, and attacks have occurred in the past. Just because you have problem with one group doesn't mean we're ignoring all the other groups either.
Given that I would gladly work for any of their companies, I don't see the problem.
What specific issues do you have with them, and do you think they would operate the government the same or different than their own business? Specific examples would be helpful for me to follow your line of reasoning.
So Silicon Valley and DC politicians do have some common ground.
Why do you keep electing a privileged elite to represent you in DC, but you shy away from a privileged tech elite that have a track record for economic growth?
Something doesn't add up here, and I suspect it's your own personal bias. Try take a more anti-establishment stance, at least when the world is crumbling around us.
Well if my building is a large square, I can take a diagonal hallways, so instead of pi * d, I can do sqrt(x2+y2). If my building is a cube and the elevator shafts run diagonally (which they don't, but stairwells kind of do) then it's sqrt(x2+y2+z2).
And I'll take a sqrt over a linear distance any day of the week.
My 3pm meeting ends at 4pm, so I'll only be 7 minutes late for my 4pm meeting. Assuming my 3pm meeting doesn't go over.
It could also indicate that the survey is deeply flawed.
Hopefully we won't be able to start any new wars while the government is in shutdown.
Tech start-ups in the US? Really? Why would any country use American technology now that the NSA has their fingers in everything? I don't think the ease of creating start-ups will offset the amount of market our paranoid government has pissed away.
Maybe he went to public school. I know I was too busy circumventing the security on the Apple II's to learn basic grammar, or punctuation.