His point isn't actually invalid, as it applies to Cable TV as well. If you want all of the new movies you have to pick up HBO, Stars, and what ever else there is, each at an additional charge per month. $271 a year (your math for netflix+hulu+amazon) is kind of expensive, and really a joke to do something like that because you would be buying the extras just for the sake of the couple exclusives they have.
Just because it is the supported theory, and all the archeological evidence does support it, and we of the scientific community hold that it is the 99% best supported explanation, it is not a fact.
If it was truly a fact, then no more resources would be spent studying evolution. And, it is way too soon to close that checkbook.
I really think it is bad when politicians and fools get involved with science.
and that's why you at least read the summary, instead of the terribly written title:
"...all free schools in England must teach evolution as a 'comprehensive and coherent scientific theory.'"
They aren't required to teach it as fact, they are simply required to actually teach it (no hand waving or "the evil overlords that oppose us require us to tell you about their lies").
Tell that to the people who get wrongly jailed.
Well, those people didn't get CAUGHT, now did they?
If you want to avoid being wrongly accused/jailed I think your only real option is prayer, as there are no real preventative measures for something you aren't related to.
If someone needs to dial for help and they can't because BART has disabled cell phone service?
Though I'm not from the Bay Area I'm rather willing to bet that the answer is "Press the button that calls for help, or at least contacts the conductor".
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What if someone drives like they expect to see other people who are dangerous accidents waiting to happen?
That's called a pedestrian.
So, it's fairly tangential but I feel like bringing it up:
Am I the only one that has issues with the concept of the fast spreading zombie virus a la Rage?
It shouldn't spread. With an incubation period of seconds it should wipe out a city, or at least a good section of a city. However it shouldn't spread past that. For a virus that 'deadly' (if the zombies were alive or dead, I don't remember), it would require a much longer incubation period for it to actually spread beyond a limited ground zero. I could see movie scenarios where you could have pockets of infection where an infected sample (zombie, zombie fluid, whatever) is brought to a different location, either intentionally (govn't research) or accidentally (gore splatter on a survivor). However, it should again only wipe out a small area before running out of victims (Rage zombies don't seem to roam, they mostly shambled about in a small area, only running when they had a scent).
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Titan is not World of Starcraft.
Titan is an MMO, however it is a new IP, so not SC, WC, etc. IIRC, it is a MMOFPS, but I will not swear to that one, as I don't remember.
It's the worst kept secret in the gaming industry currently.
I don't drive, however my mum drives a Prius.
With only the electric motor going, it's really surprisingly quite, to the point that she often surprises people in parking lots (where she is likely to just use the electric due to low speeds). It's something she independently noticed and commented on long before there started to be this public complaint about it (to my knowledge).
Obviously, the law should have something that clearly defines what is and is not permissible/required for electric cars. They shouldn't be louder than a properly operating normal car. They shouldn't operate on any ridiculous frequency. And their noise should be steady, regular, and unobtrusive (you know, like the noises made by a car under normal circumstances). I mean, we have noise pollution laws as we don't want to end up like other nations where the horn basically consists of a "Hello, I'm here" instead of "LOOK OUT!".
That all said, how about a wonderfully juvenile fart machine, with the 'intensity' of said flatulence sound being linked to the speed of the car?
Because the teaching of science, when done well, teaches students how to think, and to question the world around them. If that isn't enough, some people think that exposing children to different fields lets them discover their interests/calling at an early age. On top of those 2, I honestly can't think of any famous inventors/scientists that were drawn to the field by money, most were drawn to it because they were, you know, interested in it. Sure money is great and all, but if you don't actually like what you are doing, there isn't much of a chance of really excelling.
Your idea sounds more along the lines of "Send everyone to vocational school, people will naturally bubble up due to drive for money."
Lots of them now have the bigger redbox machines with two or three disc units hooked to the selection one.
I don't think it was Netflix that killed BB, I think it was Redbox. The draw of a brick and mortar video store (to me) is that you go there, pick out a movie, and watch it that night. Netflix is that you set up a giant honking list of stuff you want to see at some point. Sure, with Netflix's, and others, streaming services you can get a similar effect at home. That I suspect there will be a place for Redbox, and regular video stores, for some time, probably until we actually have saturated, reliable, and appropriate bandwidth (Enough to properly stream a movie at the current HD level, whatever that is at the time).
It isn't youtube people are calling abuse on, it's the company issuing the DMCA take down...
stick a bang stick on to the reverse of one:
I am so confused over this.
First up, Racksapce is a host, not an ISP. There are millions of web hosting companies out there, and a good number of them are known specifically for being ok with hosting anything you want. If rackspace says "nope, we disagree with your statements enough that we refuse to do business with you" it is THEM expressing their freedom of speech, not suppressing the church's.
If you wrote, say, a book on evolution, and I used force (as rackspace did) to prevent you from doing this, surely you'd agree I'm suppressing your free speech. The same is going on here.
No, your analogy doesn't work. A better analogy would be the church posting signs on one of those bulletin boards that some bars have for upcoming events and the bar taking it down as they don't think that it is appropriate and thus expressing their right to free speech by not broadcasting the church's message.
An argument could be made if an ISP starting blocking them, as they are subsidized by the government, and often there is no real choice in ISPs for many people. If their ISP drops them I would take issue with it. However, Rockspace isn't an ISP, they are a web host. There are options for web hosts, they aren't granted near monopoly status.
Hell, doesn't Google let you post just about anything, that doesn't break the law, on Blogger? (I honestly don't know, but I seem to remember that being the case)
No, they don't. The scammers don't 'fix' anything, they just take the money. They might give them an 'anti-virus software' (read, more malicious software), but they aren't going to remove their damn malicious software just because you gave them $80.
Even if they did, extortion is illegal, and thus a perfectly viable charge reversal.
Sorry, but your apparent argument of "people are dumb and should pay for getting scammed" doesn't really float. Basically the entire point of charge reversals is to deal with scammers.