Or maybe the idea of inconveniencing someone else during their commute causes you such a large amount of stress that you're afraid to slow down for the sake of safety? Do you also find yourself apologizing to walls when you walk into them?
If Syria has dropped off the internet due to the inaccessibility of the
I see where you are coming from, but I think you're still confusing the issue. The
It's like having your arm chopped off and wondering why you can't move your fingers.
Get with the times and stop posting rubbish that is 20 years out of date.
The Internet is still built on routing protocol which is almost 20 years old. This is the reality that we face. Whether you believe it to be rubbish or not is irrelevant - if a country can control which routes it advertises in this manner, a major redesign (or a new global routing protocol) would be required to work around it.
The "non-TOR" internet does not route around damaged sections.
Forgive me for a moment, but that's exactly what the Internet was designed to do. This is accomplished via routing protocols which store multiple routes to a single destination in the event of failure.
Unless you're trying to imply that TOR is a superior "type" of Internet, in which case it should be pointed out that TOR is simply an application which runs on top of all of the fiber, copper, and wireless links built by current providers. So it really doesn't matter if someone either physically cuts the cord or starts filtering your routes, TOR will not function without the underlying layers of physical and network connectivity.
Additionally, VDSL2 with Bonding (and eventually Vectoring) turns traditional cable plant into a very expensive waste of money - cable loops are longer and a shared medium, while copper loops terminate directly from the customer premise to a cabinet or Central Office. This allows the ISP to deliver service with true data rates using existing copper up to and beyond 150 Mbps. Ultimately though, DSL and Cable will be replaced by PON.
Remember, kids, the markets tied to the real-world are based on investments - the idea of buying into something which will generate a return for you in the long run, usually a corporation beholden to the shareholders which must prove they have used your money to generate value every quarter. This stability draws more and more investors, which in turn builds confidence and ensures that you will have a buyer when you actually want to cash-out. You could have a million BTC today, but without a buyer, you don't have a penny - and judging from the news, the only way to attract buyers is by constantly screaming "Look at us! You're going to be rich!" over and over until you attract someone willing to accept greater risk than you by purchasing your BTC.
TL;DR - go ahead and play hot potato with your money if you want to, but the rest of us will play in markets that won't lose 50% of their value overnight.
Alternatively, laws like these may force Google to put safeguards into the product which detect when you are driving and prevent you from using text input or displaying any video, email, text messages, etc. My Volkswagen prevents me from doing any complex data entry when I am not parked, and restricts me to voice commands only. It's quite effective.
It simply does not matter how well-armed and prepared you are, either, life is full of examples of people, societies, and even entire species gone by the wayside for being overly aggressive and unwilling to change to their environment. So while you may be able to steal someone's can of beans at gunpoint, eventually you will either run into someone like yourself or someone who knows exactly what you are, and there is only one possible outcome.
Start thinking about how you can keep your neighbours alive during any sort of crisis, and I promise you will live much, much longer.
Ok, now that's just ümläüt abuse.
Please, allow me to abuse yours...