I agree with this. As much as I'm all for legalizing every drug under the sun, that freedom must come with responsibility, including internalizing all of the risks. If you operate heavy machinery in a factory, chances are they require you to have a 0.0% BAC on the job. Why should it be any different for machinery that actually moves around in public, in a system where driver's licenses are handed out like candy with no serious training standards?
Fuck that. No middlemen.
The real solutions are better urban planning that pulls people out of the wasteful suburbs and public transportation.
Only old people think of the media and the medium as one unified thing...just like you did.
...and shoot them behind the shed. The flying car was dreamed up in a far different world where energy independence was not an immediate matter of national security and suburbs still seemed like a good idea.
Here's the hard truth: someone's irresponsibility is not my fucking problem.
Of course I can. My Plex server is in my home office and streams over my home network.
A Roku box is a great front-end that eliminates the need for an HTPC. Why should I care about where decoding takes place in order to enjoy something? That is being pedantic. It streams from every major video provider (Netflix, Amazon, MLB.tv, etc), and I can stream videos & music stored on my desktop via Plex.
There are 3 rules of finance:
1. Debt is good
2. Don't pay taxes if you don't have to
3. Get paid now and pay your bills later
Bullshit. 100% on the user. Excel is capable of letting users make errors because its capabilities let users do clever and brilliant things as well. It's a very free-form application upon which you layer on your own structures and models. Do you also blame Microsoft Word when you make a poorly-supported argument or statement?
If I'm reviewing someone's work and we find an error in an Excel model (it happens), he or she owns the error, we fix it and move on. If someone blames Excel for their work, I'll boot them the fuck out of my office.
There was a proposed lightbulb a few years ago, using some sort of technology that would have generated a signal that would wipe out every Wifi signal for a block.
The way I see it, I am subsidizing your broadcast TV viewing and would rather not. The broadcast spectrum is a limited resource and it is currently being wasted (ie, given to) a small handful of broadcasters. I want every broadcaster shut down and the bandwidth repurposed for a nationwide wireless network. Any content production company could then offer a stream for free or for a fee, or use a VoD service like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. Everybody wins.
I'm old enough to remember pinball machines having their own prominent corner in the local video arcade (and old enough to have had local video arcades), but too young to have experienced pinball in its prime. The big hits in pinball when I grew up were Addams Family, Terminator, and Playboy. Not too long after, when arcades started closing, pinball went into a downward spiral.
In the financial world, you also have the Bloomberg terminal. It's very heavily command line driven, although it does have some pointy-clicky functionality for noobs. You get a mix of text, graphics, audio and video from what I'd call a self-contained semantic web.
If you have only one word for love, then you would think so. There are at least three different kinds of love, so you can narrow it down. You have amor, or romantic love, which is probably the forbidden one for a Jedi since it implies attachment. Then you have eros, whose meaning you can probably work out. I'd imagine the Sith are forbidden from feeling eros, which is why they're always so pissed off. Finally, you have agape, or overall brotherly love, which is compatible with compassion.