Perhaps you're too busy just holding on to what you've got to realize that, statistically speaking you'll be joining those unemployed people on welfare sooner rather than later.
With the exception of the cosmic rays shooting through their eyes....
If nothing else, both companies desperately need better battery technology. Could be they were talking about swapping patents or joint R&D.
That's rewriting history slightly. Was it "rammed through" the Senate? Certainly. Though, if memory serves, the House was under Republican control at the time. Also, for the last goddamn time, the ACA is not a *leftist* law. The "left" is still pissed at Obama and Congress about getting knifed in the back over a public option. The ACA started life on the right at the Heritage Foundatrion in 1989. It's a testament to how hard the right worked throughout the '90s and the aughts to drag the country their way that the ACA became centrist enough for Obama to latch onto it like a limpet.
I watch their video stream at home. their coverage of human rights issues inside Russia is the darkest of comedies, and their skew on Syria is super obvious, but I'm in the market for a news source critical of my government, and they certainly fit the bill better than MSNBC or CNN.
If anybody other than Verizon had done this to somebody, they'd be in jail.
How about the people trying to route around them? Like Bitcoin? It's not just for goldbugs anymore....
It though it boiled down to "Pay attention to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!"?
The reasonable thing to do is just block everything from their domain or that includes their name.
However that's no fun. What is fun is whipping up a python script and using a service like Tropo to respond to every single message with a phone call to tell them that the email is unwanted. Of course, to ensure that they can effectively identify the offending mail, the script should read it to them in it's entirety and ask them to press a button to acknowledge that they've understood and will stop. If the call gets... disconnected for any reason, it should call back and start over until it gets it's acknowledgement.
The Hurd has one thing going for it. It's design called for putting as much functionality as possible into client-server interfaces. This made it run horrifically slow. However, now that we're in the multicore era... It might actually be a path forward. Fortunately, BeOS went the same direction, and it's not quite dead yet.
If you've got an install with working X11, more power to you. I spent days trying to get it to work.
John Gilmore's quote was always an oversimplification. The net itself doesn't do anything but move packets. The people that use the net are the ones that find ways over, under, and around censorship. And this is censorship. We can argue about whether or not it's justified (and in the case of websites selling Chanel knockoffs as the real thing, it might be) but the fact the ICE and DHS have exerted control over ICANN is not good.
I'm a US citizen, born and raised here. The prospect of my government having the power to control the web scares me shitless. It's time to start working on a decentralized, cryptographically sound successor to DNS. It's also time to get serious about IPv6 and IPSec (encryption at the network layer) as a way to foil deep packet inspection.
Umm... Actually some "unofficial" Hero roms had this problem, and it was fixed. I can't remember exactly what the fix was, but a search of the XDA forums might be enlightening.
I'd suggest keeping an eye on it. Checkout is what Google is using for payments in the Android market, so you can bet they're busting their asses to get it up and running wherever their phones are. I know it's up in the UK....