It would be absolutely fantastic if people would be rational about tech news.
With the amount of fearmongering that goes on in the media, it would be great if people would be rational about ALL news. With that said, I can't help but think that in some cases the reason that the proposed regulation isn't as bad as people fear is because the fearful raise some reasonable objections and the government scales back the scope of the new regulations. Therefore, a little paranoia (and more importantly, voicing your concern to the government) can be good at limiting the scope of proposed regulations.
This is exactly why we need liberty-minded proponents setting up anonymous mechanisms of communications. Nobody should have the right to censor content online.
Wait, what? You don't believe that the people that go through the effort of creating and maintaining their own forum should have the ability to exercise some control over the content being posted on that forum? The comments they host become a reflection of that site and mold its reputation.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely hate censorship and I think Reddit is doing a great job of tearing itself apart from the inside out. But if you really believe in liberty, then you also have to recognize the liberty of the owners and moderators to shape their content and the liberty of the users to migrate to other forums.
While only available on mobile via Apple products at launch, the company says it will announce plans to expand to other platforms and providers soon. That also mirrors the path that HBO took with its streaming service
That path that HBO took was a three-month exclusive deal with Apple, so I'm deducing that Showtime has a similar deal based on the phrase "mirrors the path" in the article. I guess, if true, that isn't that bad, especially compared to the rumors of Apple trying to get content providers to avoid using other distribution channels entirely once the Apple music streaming service goes live.
Finally someone else who understands that limiting yourselves to already existing customers is an extremely dumb idea.
Did they, though? Now instead of being locked into a cable provider you're locked into a cable provider or the Apple ecosystem. It looks like Apple is pushing everyone who wants to do digital distribution with them into exclusivity deals. Slightly less evil than their previous tactics of price fixing but still pretty evil.
Take out a second mortgage
Buy two Macs
Buy one thunderbolt cable
Plug cable into both macs
Turn on both macs.
We declare the names of all variables and functions. Yet the Tao has no type specifier.