But services aren't taxed (I'm not saying they should or shouldn't, i'm just stating a fact).
Yes they are. Most sales taxes are in fact Goods and Services Taxes.
You don't get to decide things you don't pay for. The people that pay for things gets to decide them.
If you ever feel the need to install an ad blocker, you're doing it wrong.
Hence why CNN doesn't get to decide whether their ads display on the computer I paid for or not.
What I want doesn't matter one whit. Every asshole is going to have that freedom because there's nothing that can be done about it.
It's that thing that is dangerous, not the drones. Drones are never going to get any more expensive than they are now. They're only going to get cheaper, more disposable, and harder to trace back to their pilot.
People are going to do whatever they please with them. If some other activity isn't compatible, then it's that activity we'll have to restrict.
Amazon isn't forcing DRM on the publishers. They would be quite happy to let them sell ebooks without it.
That and the publishers "share" of profits is exactly zero. Anything above that is a market inefficiency.
We should be sending samples there, to try to find one that can thrive. Once we do, spread it liberally over the surface.
So that's not going to be an improvement.
Which, of course, it is not, that still leaves the entirely reasonable objection that they have the data for any reason at all. Why should they be trusted with it?
I had a pretty good idea that it would be coffee, and not an empty cup. Nor did I feel the need to download five different coffees to find one that worked.
I don't want to have to think about whether an app is worth a dollar or not, so I don't even consider purchasing them. If they're worth so little they should just round it down to free.
The proper comparison would be that if you don't like gay marriage, don't marry someone of the same sex.
There's not much you can do about Jobs, Balmer, or Cook being assholes, but we probably can force Mozilla to kick Eich to the curb.
Now, assholes don't much care about being assholes, but this will make at least some of them think of the future implications of supporting something assholish like Prop 8.
And I did not say we could. I simply said we could stop using that oil.
But I'll be choosing something else now. Fuck the bioconservatives.