Which is why you shouldn't say a word until you consult with an attorney.
There is no such thing as Comcast-Time Warner yet. It's still a proposed merger and may or may not even get approval.
One of the threats they are investigating was a threat to shoot up a school. If you don't think that's worthy of investigation and ultimately punishment (terroristic threats are a crime, you know) then you need a reality check.
Bullshit. Willfully ignoring the law is a crime and should be treated as such. They are obstructing justice and destroying evidence in most of these cases. Those are crimes. At the very least they are in contempt of court.
Nobody forces you to use gmail or Facebook though. To you they are a free 'service' but they really aren't a service to you. That's just the carrot. You are the product they sell. Don't want them to have any information about you? Don't use them. I don't use Facebook for that very reason, and I use my gmail for innocuous things and as my spam catcher account. My choices.
Want your email to be as private as possible? Stand up your own server or use a paid service that you think you can trust. Don't want Facebook using any data it collects on you? Great, me either! So don't use it.
I already do all of my banking from a VM that *only* does my banking.
That whooshing sound you heard was not a comet passing over your head, it was the joke.
That one will be one of the limited runs. "Now, for a limited time only at participating stores."
It is not a non-issue in that these sorts of things could be prevented with proper regulation of drones, or at least the chances of something like this happening could be greatly reduced. No amount of rules, training, or regulation can control what the birds are going to do. Your analogy is very bad.
Sure, you can do that. That is not how most large companies operate though. I wasn't advocating one way or the other, just reporting what I've seen over the course of a long career in IT.
When did I say they didn't have local admins? That is a far cry from doing all of your support without a safety net.
I work with clients ranging from small business to Fortune 10 companies. On the SMB side most do support their own, though they rarely write patches. I don't know a single large enterprise using Linux that doesn't pay RedHat or whoever for support though. There are many reasons for that. SLAs are easier to hold a third party to than an internal organization. It makes the C level people feel better to have a company they are paying accountable for support. They do not have to carry the burden of the extra staff needed (that's a big one). The list goes on.
Making a tool is in itself a thoughtful act. It's not a big leap to crude doodling or 'art' with one of those tools.