...up until that point in which it becomes advantageous to do evil.
Granted, there is a great wealth of information in Wikipedia. However, due to the Wikipedia requirements, many pages are being removed, deleted and censored. Most recently, JAMWiki was removed because "there are sources but these are not good enough, may be affiliated with the subject and do not cover this software in depth".
Wait, couldn't that be said for a lot of FOSS projects?
My favorite line in the "negotiations" to keep the information free were:
Keep. "If you want to delete JAMWiki, why not delete Mediawiki?"
Another debated item was The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. The statement was "Lack of substantial coverage in reliable independent secondary sources." I guess that award to Professor Yoshiaki Arata from the Emperor of Japan just didn't cut it!
Other incidents of censorship were also noted by users' posts deleted by editors. With a history of vandalism, censorship, scandals such as EssJay and editors accused of being paid for editing, maybe it is time to just Fork it.
Let's keep information free."
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Mod up. Parent is spot-on.
I have an Xbox and my kids have an Xbox. I have to go through great pains to be able to get both of us to play DLC. The Steam DRM scheme would be quite welcome in our scenario. No DRM would be most welcome but that goes without saying. Sure, they would need to play on the same account so things like achievements would be meaningless but...meh, who cares.
Regarding always-on DRM, we have access to a vacation cabin in the mountains and the boys like to play Xbox at night after a day of fishing and hiking. So, the new scheme would make an Xbox a brick in that location? No thanks. I'm already soured that I can't relax playing my copy of Diablo III there.
This is why I won't be buying a next-gen console. The current DRM scheme has me at my limits. Adding more and you will lose a customer. I've spent thousands of dollars over the life of the 360. Now you will get $0 from me. Will your always-on DRM recoup that loss? Maybe. Seems awfully risky though.
It looks like Microsoft is taking a page from Apple and emphasizing design now - along with the warts that go with it. I've never used the wedge mouse but instinct tells me that using one will invoke carpal tunnel induced rage like Apple's Bondi iMac puck mouse and clit-scroll Mighty Mouse.
Well, Rush did claim that Bane, the main villain who has been a Batman character in the comics for at least a decade or more, was propaganda against Mitt Romney because Romney's venture capital firm is named Bain.
So, lets get back to the theory that some right-wing nutjobs that have undue influence over stupid people.
Forgot to mention, you can contact the local Public Utilities Commission and they made be able to help too.
Identify the public lands you're interested in and then go to the county government offices (recorder probably) and research easements on those properties. Many counties are starting to put that information up online. Not sure if easements on public lands would show up on tax maps but that would be a place to look as well.
Nope this is just another case of something the government is damned good at, and that is the appearance of doing SOMETHING even if that something actually is as useless as moving a rock from the left side of a field only to move it back to the right the next day.
Actually that would be good for some exercise. What the FBI is doing here seems like it would be better left not done.
I'm not sure where the constitution, bill of rights or anything else mentions tweeting. Care to enlighten us?
I believe the first amendment covers that.
You know, I'm no fun of poor public decision-making but honestly turning off the data in underground public transportation seriously does not seem like that big of a deal to me.
I'm sorry, I just don't see what possible "event" could warrant making the populace unable to communicate with each other, unless said "event" was created by the people who are turning off communications.
Way to be purposefully obtuse.
Uh, no, it was "way to be challenged on the spot". I really wanted to be on that jury, actually, not because of the issue but because I am interested in learning our civic processes. (I'm also slightly afflicted with Asperger's so do not always function correctly, socially.) And, no, I didn't think, when I was on-the-spot, that the question was related to evidence-less claims, I took the question at face value and attempted to answer it as best I could. Next time I will ask for clarification.