"they couldn't secure financing for manufacturing and shipping the first batch of units"
If only we had a way to provide funding for products? We could set up websites that enabled people to post commercially unviable ideas, collect sales in advance, and then bullshit for two years about why they haven't shipped, promised features have been removed, etc.
There was at one point a section in the Red Book for genuinely quadraphonic audio CDs, but there was no uptake on the format, and it was dropped from the IEC versions of the standard.
First, it's explicit in the Constitution that "Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member." Whatever rules a House likes for its proceedings are the rules, and whatever punishment it designates for violating them is the punishment. The case law on that goes on to state that this means that the courts may not hear a case on such matters; no Federal court has the authority to even hear a case on the rules, much less get to the point that it can rule whether something is free speech or not.
Second, the Speech or Debate Clause only protects members form being held responsible "in any other Place"; their own House is perfectly allowed to hold them responsible for what they say. In accordance with the previous bit.
Third, this isn't a law, it's a proposed rule of the House, in the decidedly non-public forum of the floor of the House. The First Amendment doesn't remotely apply, at all, either literally or in any of its court-extended meanings. Even if the courts were allowed to rule on the rule (see the first problem), current precedent would fall on the side of the rulemakers.
Here comes WWI all over again, complete with alliances of convenience between nations that aren't very friendly and escalating cycles of intervention and retaliation.
= = = No theologian would use the Old Testament as an example of Christian beliefs. The Old Testament is there for historical context, and as contrast to Jesus's message. = = =
You might want to spend a little time listening to what the hard right evangelical Christians in the US say and advocate for: 90% of it is based on the Old Testament, and much is in direct opposition to the message of the synoptic Gospels.
Well, I bought "this crap" (that is, a Netgear router) because it was a dual-band AC router, supported by my favored third-party firmware, on sale for under $60.
I didn't give a crap about any deficiencies in the native firmware because I was using my own.
The cloud is someone else's hard drive attached to someone else's server in someone else's data center at the end of an Internet pipe controlled by someone else. If that works for you - and it might! - great. But do be aware of what you are doing.
Over/under on the expropriation of the hardware by the Cuban government?
Yep. The R6400 and R7000 are both supported by both DD-WRT, and Tomato by Shibby. I think OpenWRT only supports the R7000
If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.