IOW: They don't care about monopolies as long as they pay their Monopoly-insurance dues.
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So does Netgear.
For example, You cannot manage a wndr3800 with HTTPS.
You must use HTTP ONLY.
This is all courtesy of US' DMCA law.
DRM Ink and toner cartridges
DRM Keurig 2.0 coffee makers
It's only going to get worse without push back.
Pros as a Zombie:
-Immortal provided head stays connected
-NEW: Beautiful skin!
-only has one goal in life: eating Raw Human hagass
If you point the camera on a politician you won't have to wait a month to watch a crime to happen.
I bet if they came out with a game where you are an NSA agent snooping on other players to make them do things would be banned, too.
I'm more worried about MS EEE'ing FLAC/MKV.
Yes they will. Just like cable companies, they will get the best laws that money can buy.
I predict in 10 years: money is privacy
No money == no Certs == No privacy
After all, money is speech (Thanks, you corrupt USSC!)
No money == STFU
Replace Cisco, and Akamai and then maybe I'll be convinced it's better than the current situation. But it's still oxymoronic service: A central authority that *REQUIRES* trust for people who don't trust anybody.
And what do you do for countries with draconian Cert laws like England? (They want a copy of your root cert)
The resulting entity would have to be incorporated in Iceland or something. FAR away from 5-eye's dragnets.
In Australia, however, "Country Pricing" has gone "full retard"
LFTR will sit on the shelf in the US.
We'll just buy LFTRs from China and India in 10-20 years.
"Newer designs usually avoid the Pa removal and send less salt to reprocessing, which reduces the required size and costs for the chemical separation.It also avoids proliferation concerns due to high purity U-233 that might be available from the decay of the chemical separated Pa."
There are plenty of Rare Earth mines in the US but they are "Polluted" with Thorium.
In China, they would process the Rare Earth minerals and stockpile the Thorium on the side until they could find a use for it. In the US, that is illegal.
Now China is thinking about using the stockpile of Thorium in LFTR reactors. And guess what, LFTR reactors are illegal too because they are considered "Breeder Reactors".
So why is all this stuff still illegal in the US? The Old-School Nuke industry wants to keep their Dyno-Reactors until they blow up, Literally. It's WAAAY too profitable to be the sole-source for solid reactor fuel.