That's a determination that the device and/or user should make, not some website that doesn't know all the facts. This is the same type of thinking that led to some Youtube changes that piss me off. "We've detected that your connection is sub optimal so instead of buffering the video we've made the video entirely unwatchable."
The flu isn't really a great example for "risky behavior." I would be surprised if I've been exposed to less than 50 strains of the flu virus and I go 3-5 years between being sick with the flu or similar on average. The flu is mostly just a symptom of a life-style that involves being around other people.
You can't tell people not to reproduce and you can't kill people to preserve resources and space.
Sure we can. It might be morally reprehensible to do but it hasn't stopped people in power in the past as well as the present.
For one thing, the tickets capture seats that will go unused, and an airline would have no way to sell those unused seats.
So they're arguing that because the customer doesn't use a seat they paid for thus preventing them from reselling it to someone else that they can't resell it to someone else.
I am completely and totally for letting people have the freedom to do whatever drugs they want to. The war on drugs has been a blight on our civilation long enough
That being said, a world where taking things like adderall to compete in the employment world is not only accepted but possibly even expected scares the shit out of me.
You know what else would increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi? We could run run wires from the router to each individual device.
The beauty of Wi-Fi is that it just works as long as you're in range of the signal without having to mess with wires or aiming.
Some sites out there are designed from the ground up to look great on pretty much anything with one version of the site. Will they be punished for their forethought and skill?
Speaking of cruel and unusual most people like to focus on the cruel part but at what point will enough of the world forbid capital punishment will it become an "unusual" way of dealing with crime?
Wouldn't Earth and Theia have been both planetoids at that point? One of the new requirements for being a planet is clearing your orbital path. It's pretty clear neither body had done that yet before that point, given the fact they smashed into each other.
According to the summary the problem is already being solved. I'm not quite sure what the point of this article is.
Your rates don't go up because of Netflix, your rates go up because your ISP oversold their capacity and their customers called their bluff.
A lot of sci-fi has its roots in an earlier era where it was risky to question the way things were. Authors of the time got around this by setting everything in an alien setting to disguise what it really was. Most sci-fi to this day continues the tradition of being more about social commentary than getting things accurate.
This is a very good point. There's a very active campaign going on to confuse people about net neutrality. I've gotten into enough arguments with people that actually agreed with me but had been misled by some of these campaigns that I have to ask people what they think it is before we talk about it.