Wow, that sounds like regulation gone wild. I'm all for well-considered coherent policy regimes, but not for conflicting ones with disincentives towards doing the right thing.
Yeah, I understand that point. Governments in general always prefer to see things come in to general revenue. There's a similar fight going on in Toronto about new revenue streams for transportation infrastructure and how to ensure it doesn't get diverted.
The impervious surface fee actually makes a lot of sense, and isn't simply a "rain tax".
Storm-water runoff is a negative externality that right now everyone in a community pays for regardless of their actual runoff. It's a tragedy of the commons - there's no incentive to minimize it. Charging a fee based on the area of impervious surface on a property converts that externality into a direct cost, rewarding those who minimize runoff and charging those who produce the most runoff more. A property owner need only replace impervious surfaces with pervious surfaces and they'll produce less runoff and pay less; everyone wins. It's the same idea as a carbon tax.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and J. K. Rowling vs. RDR Books (575 F.Supp.2d 513) is a copyright lawsuit brought on 31 October 2007 by the media company Warner Bros. and Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling against RDR Books, an independent publishing company based in Muskegon, Michigan. Lawyers for Rowling and Time Warner argued that RDR's attempt to publish for profit a print facsimile of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a free online guide to the Harry Potter fictional universe, constituted an infringement of their copyright and was not protected by the affirmative defense of fair use. The trial was held from 14–17 April 2008 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In September 2008, the court ruled in Rowling's favor, and publication of the book was blocked.
Ah, gotcha. I suppose their philosophy is to outsource that sort of thing to addons to keep the mainline trim, which is why they haven't integrated flashblock into the core.
You can disable plugins by going to the plugin panel of about:addons. As far as I can remember you've always been able to disable plugins through some means or another. Unless you're talking about something else?
Likewise. Having built computers and nursed them until death, having bought new and used laptops, having tech supported family computers and dealt with tons of office computers; buying this macbook pro made computing such a better experience.
The only bad news is Lion
There'd be nothing stopping the artist (or their estate) from selling it too.
It's checked for me before the last couple of updates. Maybe it's a setting somewhere?
Bind exposé to a hot corner, and your problems with finding windows will be over forever.
In many large cities, tap water tastes like you are drinking out of a sewer. NYC is probably the most famous example, but it is also true elsewhere.
Um, what? Someone is actually selling bottle NYC tap water and people love it. Check out this article. Here's a choice quote:
Michael Saucier, a spokesman for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, notes that the city's water beat 150 other municipal water systems in New York state in a taste test last summer.
some just want a solid cable that will last for 20 years
If you want a cable you're frequently moving around to last for ages, you probably don't want a "solid" one. Stranded wire will be less likely to break.
Why would Sony make a move which would lead to *fewer* sales because a competitor "complained"?
Tomato was the only firmware I could get to be stable on a WRT54GL. It was a rock though. Give it a look.
Are you running n or g? Does MIMO still work?