No, the solution is well-known, just unpalatable to many people: stop having the government attempting to micromanage the economy. Every time Congress decides to treat one segment of the economy differently than another, through special taxes, regulations, subsidies, privileges, etc., the lobbyists will appear. Note that I am not arguing against all taxes and such, just pointing out that all such interference produces lobbyists.
Besides, if you want Congress to (e.g.) redesign the health care system, do you think they would actually do a better job if doctors, hospitals, and drug companies weren't consulted at all? I don't. I think they'd end up with legislation that was even more clueless. Just because lobbyists are arguing for a particular group doesn't mean they're always wrong.
If you want to minimize lobbyists, advocate against all special tax breaks and subsidies and for making taxes and regulation as uniform, sensible, and simple as possible.
The scary thing is you believe that with the influence of lobbyists, the laws that are made won't be at least somewhat influenced by the company's or industry's interests and not those of the country as a whole. It's quite likely it's the lobbyists that are the ones responsible for some of the tax breaks that are afforded to certain industries. I was all for Obama when he said he was going to get rid of lobbyists and I am incredibly disappointed that promise fell through. The very idea of a representative of an industry or company putting his nose in lawmaking should be disgusting to anyone. Let the companies voice their opinion on laws like the rest of us: the Internet. It has the side benefit of making lawmaking more transparent because it's quite hard to hide stuff on the Internet in the first place (as ACS Law recently found out). Let the people hired to make laws make the laws and let the rest of the country have the same voice as any individual. In my mind, lobbying amounts to bribery and those with the most money can bribe the best, which is likely never a single individual. It really is disgusting. Different industries need different laws governing them if for nothing else than to tax them differently to promote growth.
Terminator is old news. It's all about the Mass Effect references.
As long as we find Legion and not followers of Sovereign, I'm good with this.
It seems like the biggest problem for the 4k videos is not the frame rate but the bit rate. There's a ton of compression artifacts in all those 4k videos that I'm not convinced are going to look any better on a 4k-capable monitor.
Also, I thought he wanted to shoot it at a higher frame rate because it would make the 3D less eye-straining?
Counting in binary is just like counting in decimal -- if you are all thumbs. -- Glaser and Way