Money can't buy happiness by itself, but this would free both of us up to do the kind of things that can bring happiness, even if we're not doing those things together.
I'll be honest.... I won't shed a tear if a good 50 or 60% of the existing web sites die off, due to lack of revenue generation.
Wouldn't your tear-sheding kind of depend on which 50-60% die off? Eg, I'd be pretty upset if slashdot disappeared...
The airlines don't like this, because if you book NY to LA, they can no longer sell the Chicago to LA seat
What do you mean? They did sell that seat: to me, as part of a trip I paid for, and at the price they thought was fair. If I choose to not use part of what I paid for, well, I still paid for it.
The airline's complaint would be like me going to a restaurant, ordering the steak&potatoes but only eating the steak, and the restaurant complaining this should be illegal because they could've made more money selling the (wasted) potatoes to someone else.
libertarians have a big problem with vaccines
Watch it with the broad brush there, sparky. In the words of Frederic Bastiat:
"every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.
Touche, broad brush indeed.
Also, waterboarding was done on 3 prisoners, though the media would have you believe every single prisoner in gitmo had it done to them.
The torture was more than just waterboarding, and was done to more people than just gitmo's.
Result after unions:
... ... where the petty minded rulers feel like you slighted them means you will never work as a coder again because other union shops are told not to work with you
What's this have to do with unions? Do non-union industries have some mystical property that makes hiring-managers inherently non-petty?
OTOH, if the system is hackable then you could easily lose all your data to some guy on another continent.
I resent that- they're perfectly capable of losing our data to some guy on this continent, too.
"I like and believe very much that we should have to obtain a warrant from an independent judge to be able to take the contents," FBI Director James Comey told reporters.
Had "obtain a warrant" been their approach leading up to now, maybe encryption-everywhere wouldn't be gaining traction.
Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!