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They can't inject into secure traffic. HTTPS solves this problem too.
For cellular at least, Verizon keeps pretty tight control over what devices they allow on their network. All they would need to do is to start shipping phones with a Verizon root cert installed that can't be removed. Phone trusts the cert, Verizon proxy performs MITM on SSL traffic...
Are these concerns listed anywhere? I don't want to assume they're unreasonable or far-fetched without having seen them. Or is "unintended consequences" about as much details as was given during lobbying?
Unintended consequence: if you support what they're lobbying against, you may find yourself receiving less campaign contributions when you're up for re-election.
Not sure if they make any now, but Aopen used to make a motherboard with vacuum tubes for sound:
In what world does that make any sense ???
It makes sense in a world where a project manager gave HR a brief explanation of what they needed as follows:
- They have an upcoming project where they'll be using Swift
- They need someone with 6 years of experience with mobile app development
My 20A appliance loop in the kitchen has 15A receptacles because, heyyyyyyy, you're not really going to draw 20A out of these right? Those 2000 watt appliances don't go on a 20A loop that can pass 2200 watts... I use a Breville 1800W toaster oven drawing over 16A through one receptacle. One 15A receptacle on 20A wiring.
Most 15A receptacles are rated for 20A pass-through, so they should be perfectly fine to use on a 20A line. The only time you should need a 20A receptacle is if you have a single device with a 20A T-shape plug.
Supporting net-metering requires adding additional complexity to all the billing, customer service, and other IT systems at a utility.
That leads to more things to build and test when making changes to those systems -- the cost of which could be very much out of proportion with the number of customers who have net-metering.
The supply of good writers is only a factor if you assume that the supply of ebooks is limited by the production of new books.
We've reached a point where the current supply of existing content exceeds the average person's lifespan by several orders of magnitude.
If authors were to stop writing books tomorrow, there would be no shortage of books available to read. The world might be at a loss, but the supply would still be far greater than the ability of readers to consume.
Sounds to me like a pretty clear case where something like this really needs to be balanced by heavy penalties for stripping metadata without permission.
Reminds me of an issue I've had with some intersections while driving.
The sign says "Left turn only on green".
The light changes to flashing red after 11pm.
Taken literally, the sign would seem to require waiting until morning.
creating an image
Wouldn't geo-tagging photos be considered having "assistance" from a satellite?
I'd tried accessing a 401k account with JP Morgan a while back and had to call their 800 #.
Interestingly enough, their voice system asked for my password. Not only had they dropped case out the window, but for each character in the password they'd also managed to condense from 3 letters and 1 number down to just 1 number.
Quite a while back I came across the following two rules for development:
1. The code written by the guy who came before is junk.
2. Eventually you will be "the guy who came before".
Rule #1 tends to work because it's rare to be unable to find some way to improve code when you come back to it again with more experience or a fresh perspective.
Rule #2 helps keep you humble.
And two things I have to say:
1) If you get the least bit motion sick, don't go see it at the high frame frate in 3D. Normally I don't, even when seeing IMAX/OMNIMAX, but this film I did.
As a counter point, I went on Friday with my sister and another friend who are prone to feeling motion sickness when watching 3d movies.
They both found that with the HFR actually made the movie as a whole easier to watch. (For my sister in particular, it was the first 3d movie she'd been able to watch without feeling motion sick throughout.)
They did, however, have some vertigo from some of the pan shots looking downward.
And the rich could probably avoid being taxed on some stuff by attending more company promotional and marketing events. You'll still get them on private dinners at expensive restaurants etc, but not on the big ticket items - yachts, planes, maybe even property (Disney won't have to pay tax on Disneyland, the tax is just on the people buying the tickets right?).
Haven't you just described things being flipped? In your corporate yacht scenario the individual doesn't get taxed, but the company pays tax when they purchase the yacht.
In the Disneyland example, they're being taxed on the materials for every new ride they build, the fabric for the costumes they buy, etc.