That's because you have a populace that gives a shit.
Agree. In fact, I really wish Snowden has limited his revelations to domestic programs. The foreign intelligence is the direct mission of the NSA, and while they might've done too much in some cases you can hardly blame them for being successful at it.
She's 80, and her current term doesn't run out until 2016. So she probably couldn't care less as to how the public opinion swings by these types of coverup attempts.
Why exactly do they get to have a say in this? Why are we even listening to them?
Feinstein and Rogers are the two key figures responsible for most of these violations in the first place. They are the ones who tacitly sanctioned wholesale violation of the constitutional right against unreasonable searches. Yet their opinion on Snowden's guilt is somehow all over the news. It's amazing that the press is quoting Rogers' preaches on how Snowden has broken the law and needs to be persecuted, when both of these bozos voted to grant retroactive immunity for warrantless wiretaps they've sanctioned under earlier administration. As far as I am concerned, asking for their opinion is like asking a robber on what to do with a good Samaritan who stopped the robbery.
Sure, but my point is that they had a chance to add two top-level domains in cyrillic and they chose to transliterate two english words.
Actually, the second one is "site", not "sale". The ludicrous thing is that neither word is actually russian - they are simply transliterations of the english "online" and "site" words in cyrillic.
You're missing the aim here - it's not to pick one, two or three "best" comments, it's to discount things that are not worth reading. In a article, you end up with hundreds of posts that are moderated as high as they can be (+5). As long as you have that minimal number of moderators who appreciated that comment, it will rise. That's as much input from the moderators as one should want - reduce noise, but don't shape the conversation.
Speaking of that, can it run Netflix and Skype (through Android or otherwise) ?
Thanks for making me RTFA, at least partially!
Why would you want to strike any kind of a deal with this dirtbag!? The guy has done a terrible deed, admitted so to multiple witnesses, wrote a confession note. Plus they have a boatload of forensic evidence.
You get an america that isn't divided into economic disparites like fucking china,
Actually, China's doing pretty well right now, with a shitload of cheap labour coming from the rural communities
But on a more serious note. One thing I've encountered is a resistance on a part of telcos to go into built-up old cities in US. They would circle all the suburbs with fiber, but wouldn't go into the inner areas that had large apartment blocks. The excuse was that it was much easier to run fiber to a house than wire a large building itself. To this day I don't know if this is true. It sort of makes sense, but on the other hand I've been to some very old cities in Europe where you have a choice of several fiber optic providers per each building.
I'd go further and say that this type of bellicose nonsense is really detrimental. We don't have a tyrannical government that's oppressing its own populace - we have a rotten political system where that very populace continuously re-elects ineffective and corrupt politicians. If, as you say, most of us were on the same page, the problem would have already been solved. And none of your firearms will be necessary.
I hear PRISM works pretty well
It's easy if you state the problem correctly: how to reach the income level the local municipality expects from the speeding tickets, while minimizing the number of tickets (processing fees) and potential court challenges.