the subject says it all pick your favorite distro and LookXP to it.
...and all online. There's just the minor issue of geolocation to circumvent.
Everyone's coverage is better than NBC's
Your list of potential crimes is insanely stupid and completely unrealistic. What next? Are you going to outlaw all sodas sold in cups 17 oz or larger? That will be the day.
That was the point
It all boils down to the rapidly disappearing concept of common sense. Everyone should know that consuming 2000 calories a day in sugary drinks is bad for you
All I know is that, I've got nothing to hide, so I don't care, but, for those who do, they may have to switch to another provider....
And what happens when it becomes a felony to possess $100 bill, or to take 4 pain killers when the bottle says 2,
not taking reusable bags to the grocery store
In this day and age
And? So what? How does that harm the public?
It reduces the stream a licensing royalties the non UK BBCs pay, which in the end would cause the UK Tele license fee to go up.
And I guarantee any money made from overseas tele licensing wouldn't make up for the lost revenue from royalties.
I'm happy for overseas people to pay to be able to get access. I see no reason why overseas subscription isn't an option. The BBC is wonderful and the content should be seen.
Basically, the oversite board ruled that if the BBC sold "internet license" to non-UK residents, it would be canabilizing the overseas alternatives like BBC-America, BBC-Canada etc. and thus reducing there profits
when you watch programs the day after they are first aired
Wouldn't that suggest they can use that 15 minutes for something else?
How about better story lines as well as plot and character development.... oh wait, poor johnny grew up watching ads, so he can't write to save his life.
So yeah, there may be a certain value in not having to get a new prescription each year, but don't go overboard.
Seeing an ophthalmologist is more than just getting a new prescription. It is about catching the myriad of treatable disease before they make you go blind.
Depends on the drugs you require...
For me, without insurance, 1 drug is $10 per quarter( $40 for the year), the other is $900 per quarter($2,700 for the year) total outlay $2,740
To get the drug coverage, I simply see my primary doctor 1 time (covered 100% by the insurance) and get 2 prescriptions for 90 days worth of meds with 3 refills.
If you are dealing with a chronic disease, you go in for an annual checkup and get prescriptions for a years worth of all your drugs and never see the doctor again until next year unless you get sick or hurt
I remember when Comcast put on the extremely low 250GB caps per month, a lot of people around here said that anybody using more than 250GB a month was probably a pirate.
Does anybody still believe that?
What 250GB caps really means is that your ISP won't invest in infrastructure, because its expensive.
It may have been slightly more true in some cases back then, but let's see:
4) XBLA/PSN demos, games and videos
5) Netflix instant watch
6) An occasional Linux ISO
7) Everything else
I've probably forgotten a few things, but I see it as pretty easy to hit 250GB on some months, even if not every month (seriously, if you bought Dragon Age complete pack from Amazon.com when it was on sale, that is 40 GB or more worth of downloading for those two games alone!).
For me it isn't a true cap
Funny thing is
Most months my usages ends up in the 80-100GB range..
Texas is close to the ocean, if they're going to spend money, why not also include desalinization equipment -- plenty of water there.
rtfa.. it says West Texas
We already charge by the mile via gasoline taxes; is there evidence to show that the current level of taxes is insufficient to cover the cost of road building and repair? Or is the problem that a large portion of such taxes is siphoned off to pay for mass transit, bicycle paths, transportation-related museums and other programs that are only tangentially related to road building and repair?
That is so wrong as to be funny. Gas taxes have NOTHING to do with miles driven. In fact as the average vehicle mileage climbs the amount of gas tax money falls. Which is why governments at all levels are looking at taxing by mile.. that way the bozo commuting to work 40 miles a day in SUV that gets 10 miles to the gallon will pay the same amount of taxes at the person driving 40 miles a day in a Prius.
The real trick is figuring out how many cents per mile will keep people driving and how rapidly it will drop off if you go higher.
You would need to provide a shipping address to get a tax amount, but it wouldn't be that hard to code. You can get a database of tax rates by zip code pretty trivially. I think (when I programmed for a brick-and-mortar that delivered all over the state of CA) that we paid $100 annually for a CSV of the whole state's data, and if my memory serves me correctly, a national database was $500. It was updated from time to time, when tax rates changed, but it was a matter of dumping the CSV into a MySQL database a few times a year. I don't think that Amazon could legally set a flat "tax rate" and charge that for purchases, but charging by delivery zip would not be that hard.
No one said it was hard. The issue is how current is the data. With the current 7,500 or more taxing jurisdictions all changing the data on some unknown period ( in Texas it could be monthly, quarterly, or yearly)
Given that situation, you can bet that every jurisdiction will want to have every corporations books audited make sure they are being handed the right amount. Without a doubt New York, California, and Illinois will be the first in line claiming that online company XYZ under collected taxes for their state.
I don't want to read this kind of stuff on Slashdot. I come here for tech news that has some bearing on the world. This story is specifically about American politics and should have no place on this site.
And if the position of the court swings to support more ridged software patents or towards supporting what is proposed in the ACTA treaty.. won't that have an extreme impact on the technological realms ?
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