Withdrawn unilaterally from several of the Geneva conventions...which ones would those be? The convention of 1949 or which one? We do know, right, that the Geneva convention only applies to uniformed combatants of a national armed force, right? Right? The proper response to an uniformed militant who doesn't represent a nation - someone like a Taliban - is, under the Geneva convention, immediate battlefield execution. No really.
I remember a time when in-state long distance was 50 cents a minute while out-of-state was 20-30 cents a minute. Some federal law or something. Which sucked, because everything I wanted to do was in-state. Enter phone phreaking! Make all your calls for free, from any phone in the country. There was a period of about eight years where I never paid for a phone call, ever. It was convenient as I ended up doing a lot of traveling and at the end I was making hour-long international phone calls originating overseas without worrying about a thing.
What killed it? The cost of long distance fell through the floor. It's been a while since cell networks let you call nationwide for the same price as local calls. Even direct-dialing international calls from my cell phone is a reasonable price.
Plus, SS7. Seriously, fuck SS7.
Other websites manage to display the time correctly without the stupid hack of "show the computer's local time."
Maybe the reason that everything they do is heavily scrutinised by rabid right-wing politicians and licence-fee payers is because the BBC are corrupt to the core. Seems like extra scrutiny is not only warranted but heartily welcomed.
There's a huge backlash - right here. By weakening one amendment we weaken them all. hell, there are a lot of educated people who think the US Constitution is dumb and evil, because they despise the people who celebrate it.
I see comments everywhere decrying this. Where is the lack of concern, or are you just making shit up because you hate the 2nd?
I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ... -- F. H. Wales (1936)