It should be interesting to see how much (or little, more likely) our comments add to the conversation, since TFA presents the same basic position that most Slashdot readers already hold and it's presented with far more legal knowledge and in-depth analysis than most Slashdot readers are capable of.
>>>"Free" broadcast is alive and well - online.
That's NOT free. You have to pay a monthly bill, and if you go over ~250 gigabytes per month (which would be easy to do if internet == television in your home), then you have to pay even more money.
In contrast my broadcast television has NO monthly free and I get all of these channels:
10 (Xena, Hercules, and other 90s classic)
11 (syndicated/independent shows)
SUBchannels (X-2, X-3, X-4, X-5)
This movie channel
Megahertz (world news)
FOX News (local 24 hour news)
Smile of a Child (SOAC)
JCTV (music vids)
So that's what? About 40 channels? And they are all free-of-charge and takeup very little space on the spectrum (about 0.4 gigahertz). I don't see any reason to kill off broadcast, free TV as some companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple want to do.
I'm sorry, where is the logic there?
Have you ever had your eyes open for the last 20 years about anything in existence?
free on computing: it generally rocks
free on healthcare: it generally rocks
free food: that sucks?
I'm an american and I think you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Gamers are some of the biggest mindless consumers there are right after the Apple fanatics
Some people have paid good money for Ayn Rand books, so it's hardly fair to single out gamers and Apple fanatics as mindless consumers. I mean, fucking hell, we're talking orders of magnitude here people.
The first 5 are based on time and place of your application for an SSN. My siblings and I all have the same first 5, despite all being born in different states.
Your spending limit is clearly printed on your contract with Sprint, and you are required to initial that section confirming that you are aware of it.
I think that would be Back to the Future 2. IIRC the scene where old/crippled Marty gets fired.
But the "Zeroth" Law was not created by US Robots. As I recall it was created by R. Grissom who suffered irreparable damage to his positronic brain by executing that law, however he was able to modify another robot's (R. Daneel Olivaw) brain to allow for that law.