It looks like this bill just forces ISPs to change their DNS information to not have sites in it. As horrible as that is (and it IS ridiculous), what would stop people from using 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168 (Those are from Toronto via a quick Google look up. They're perhaps not the best ones available, but it's the kind of thing that you can search for.) or something at which point the Internet is exactly the same? Am I missing something?
The ones in Redmond, WA don't trigger for that if you stop... but they did give me a warning once for not coming to a complete stop first. The speed I was going?
Yes, technically illegal, but I had thought I had come to a complete stop. The precision they have is beyond what a human does.
This is insane. I tell the freaking truth about unemployment and it's flamebait?
Every single person I have ever met who has used unemployment actively avoided getting a new job
The assumption here is that you know enough people to form a significant sample size. If you have a dozen friends who leeched off of UI, it doesn't mean that the millions of people on it are all doing that any more than the fact that it saved me a few times while it took me a few months to find a new job means that no one would abuse it.
I actually came up with one once - a subscription service that allows unlimited mp3 downloads with the monthly costs split up by percentage of downloads. While would customers pay the $10? Well first a limited subscription could be built into the cost of an MP3 player to get people addicted to having access to anything without even having to search for it. But the second part of this is to have a contest system where only registered members could vote for various bands. The winner would get a prize. So if I'm a huge fan of a band and they ask me to go and vote for them, I'm going to be tempted to keep my membership active.
"Instead, libertarian thought is a belief in the greatest possible reasonable amount of freedom for everyone. "
Only true if you don't care about freedom of assembly (only true if there is public property which there wouldn't be in Libertopia). Of course you'd also have to miss that many of our freedoms come about because we don't have the dubious "freedom" to sign a contracts that would let the powerful easily bully around the weak. It would not be hard to effectively enslave people in a Libertarian society through non-compete clauses and obfuscated language. For that matter, a majority could commit legal genocide by just refusing to sell any of them food or let them use private roads to leave the area, but - hey - at least the rights of the shop owners and road creators wouldn't be destroyed.
It's the TV output that makes this interesting to me. Could this be an Apple TV that actually works? Add a decent digital audio out, the ability to stream from iTunes, and a decent (256-512 gigs) amount of storage space and this device becomes a lot more interesting as a portable video player.
"only "boys" are stupid enough to go into a field that's globally-fungible, where entry-level salaries are declining, "
I'd like to know what fields out there are having increasing entry level salaries and can't be outsourced. Most of the examples given - like plumbing - require the existence of other people making good salaries to pay for the services so if all manufacturing jobs go away, we're pretty doomed in general.
May I borrow your ATM card now please?