Prepaid debit cards, and burner cell phones, are only anonymous if you...oh, pay for them in cash!
Can highly respected "engingeering" school graduates also spell "engineering"?
If those folks could just pick up a cheap Areo subscription
There won't be any such thing as a cheap Aereo subscription though.
Once Aereo starts paying broadcasters their requested fees their product will cost as much as any basic cable subscription, because the bulk of the cost of the service is the content, and Aereo needs to cover service costs and make a profit on top of that. Aereo's entire business plan (from a revenue standpoint) was based on using OTA provisions to cut out the content costs, making their only cost the service itself. The SCOTUS ruling has put an end to that.
Aereo can "win" in as much as they may be able to force the networks to negotiate with them, but that's it. And TFS got something very wrong here: the 1996 cable reforms mean that the rates are de facto set by the networks and not the government. The older statutory royalties provisions will not apply here; for various reasons this is not how business is done today, and every last cable company is now paying rates set by negotiations.
Consequently Aereo's backup plan of simply paying less than the cable companies for the same content will also fall flat on its face. They are going to pay full price, the same as anyone else, and they're going to need to find a way to structure their business around it to make it viable. Otherwise, to invoke XKCD, this is the copyright equivalent of thinking you can protect a laptop from the government with encryption. Aereo will simply get wrenched; this isn't a battle that can be won with legal tricks, as evidenced by the SCOTUS ruling.
What they DID NOT know, was the spying on their gov, which I have to say was surprising.
Yes, some of you will scream that I am racists, and yet, over and over and over, this occurs.
But the idea is to get builders to change how they build. Better insulation in homes. Use aerogel in windows. Fewer Windows. Likewise, geo-thermal HVAC is IDEAL for most new buildings, which really allows for low energy usage.
And yes, if you live in the northwest, then these are all things that you will want. That way, a minimum amount of solar panels will equal your annual HVAC.
In fact, one of our bigger wastes, are the buildings that we continue to build. That is why I have suggested elsewhere that we stop focusing on installing solar on current homes and instead, focus on making NEW places be efficient WRT HVAC. In fact, we should also require it on rentals. That stops the issue right away and allows us time to focus on slowing down the waste more.
BTW, I have also suggested elsewhere that we need to tax all goods based on where their parts come from and the CO2 emissions of those areas. But to normalize these areas, should be based on $ GDP/emissions. China has one of the lowests, while nations like sweden is one of the tops. Therefor it is better for us to get goods from Sweden, than from China. That will force nations like China to bring their emissions way down very quickly instead, of their continuing to build 2 new coal plants each week.
BUT, when going after innocent parties, that gets old.