People who text and drive are dangerous (doubly so if you're naive enough to think you're capable of doing it safely, Dunning-Kruger in effect) and not just to themselves but to others. Repeated tests have shown that texting whilst driving has a very negative affect of driving abilities. Unfortunately sometimes the only way to get though to people is to take their phones and cars away, so unless suspensions are issued, people will keep writing this off under the old revenue conspiracy theory and as you pointed out, refuse to change habits.
It's not even the texting that makes them dangerous. What makes them dangerous is that they think it's okay to have their attention focused elsewhere while they continue maneuvering several thousand pounds of machinery. The text messaging is just the latest example, but there have always been examples of people reading, putting on makeup, eating, playing with the radio, talking on the phone, etc. People just don't understand, or care, that driving IS the activity you're doing. In a logical world, these people would be the biggest supporters of public transportation, so they can do those things without risk.
How many American Indian artifacts are collecting dust? And those don't require any conspiracy theories to determine that they have a stash.
They apparently have many in the facility in Suitland, MD, which occasionally does do tours, usually in conjunction with "____ history month" - for example they just did one for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Ellison and his friends sure do have a fucked up sense of priorities racing their damned yachts in the midst of an international crisis. A pox on all their houses I say.
I'm curious to hear what you think Ellison should do about the Syria situation. Convince them to install Oracle and hope the fees bring them to their knees?
I have the FiOS 25 MBPS down/up speeds. You're right - for many purposes, above a certain point, the extra speed becomes useless, especially when it's just my wife and I using it. The device you're using and the originating server become the limiting factors. Other than at Speedtest.net, I'm not sure I've ever downloaded anything at the top speed my connection is capable of. If I had a larger family, I could see possibly needing more speed, if a bunch of people wanted to do different things (streaming, downloading, gaming, etc.) at once. There is one nice thing about the faster speed, though: All of those devices that want to be connected to the net (in our case, one TV, two Blu-Ray players, Wii, iPhones/iPads, Android phones/tablets, etc.) can do so without causing a problem with bandwidth...ever.
I'm still tempted by the upgrade to 50 MPBS. Why? Because it's there...and it's only $10 a month!