I'm all for open platforms, but you can't force these companies to use them if they don't want to.
Actually, you can, especially when said exclusion creates an unfair advantage in the market in question. Ever heard of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? That said, there happens to be a mile-wide difference between being able to bring an anti-trust suit to court and actually doing it.
- I saw no other posters at the convention. The poster could have been wildly inappropriate.
A medium size poster, in English, promoting the 2nd ONI volume “Access Controlled” book was removed by the Internet Governance Forum security forces, because of a phrase on it saying:
The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national Internet filtering systems.
Just thought I'd clarify.
I wonder what would happen if you 127.0.0.1 the advertising IPs in your hosts file? Conceivably you'd be bricking the box (while breaking the ToS you signed up to, too, no doubt).
You bring up an interesting point about which I've always wondered; how is it legal for a company to change the ToS, and still claim that a customer "signed" it? Are all contracts "update-able" in the same manner? What language would I have to use when writing a contract to reflect that property?
I tried that with my work contract once by adding a couple of zeros to the end of the salary field... Unfortunately my paychecks have yet to reflect the change...
Do I sound picky? Perhaps. I have a nice TV at home, and renting movies is very cheap. It is up to the theater to give me a reason to not just stay home.
Sooo, let me get this straight...
Yea, dude, I'd say that's pretty picky... P.S. you can't rent new releases...
Being afraid isn't a crime, nor is it probable cause for a search.
Yet. Remember not so long ago, making a mix tape for a party wasn't a crime either... Now that same action can get you fined into bankruptcy.
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