including hiking rates during peak hours with so-called surge pricing
Oh no he's charging more when the supply can't keep up with the demand! how dare he?! Reminds me of the Taiwanese flood that disabled hard drive factories, hard drive prices shot up because supply twiddled. How is that immoral (let alone illegal) in any way? It's completely benign, they should go after assholes like Marty Skreli instead, and assholes that profit only from arbitrage and asshole tactics.
I had cable TV for free for many years because my cable modem provider forgot to block cable TV when I signed up for just internet. Even though I was getting hundreds of channels for free, I just couldn't get myself to watch it. I'm not sure why anyone would pay for to watch that drivel.
I pay for Netflix now because I like the TV shows they have... but I still download the pirated versions of the TV shows even if Netflix has them just because I like the ability to click a file and have it instantly start playing without buffering or having to get it from a server, without having to worry about Network congestion.
They show the desk recline and the mouse stays attached to the mouse pad. It's either:
A. mouse glued down: useless
B. magnetic pad with enough friction to hold a mouse still (too much friction)
C. magic (aka lies)
Either way this doesn't seem useful. I wouldn't get one even if it was 1/50th of the cost. There are suckers out there who are willing to give it a try, that's why there are companies out there that make this junk and this is why God invented the "junk closet" - because that's where this contraption will go after roughly 5 hours of usage.
"All life dying" is never going to happen. Life has survived on this planet through far worse cataclysmic events. And humans aren't about to go extinct anytime soon.
However, climate change has consequences. When climate shifts, fertile land becomes less fertile. When food runs out, there's famine. When there's famine there's disease and war.
Let's say it's a relatively small disruption, then only 1% of population dies off. That's not too bad? That's 70 million people. If you kill 70 people, you're a serial killer. If you kill 70 million people, you're a climate change denier.
You already pay the AG's salary as well as his business expenses and his medical/dental/vision through your taxes. You shouldn't have to illegally bribe him extra to have him do what's best for the general public that he's being legally paid to serve.
Serving someone other than the people who elect you and pay your salary needs to be tried as treason or at least heavily stigmatized. Unfortunately, it's not even frowned upon lately.
No matter how outdated you are, you have to protect the family business. These big content distribution moguls are all up in arms about the fact that content distribution is trivially easy now. What would you do if you had a multi-billion dollar business built around doing something that became trivially easy to do? Start breaking some knee caps of course!
They've been operating in the grey area of the law for half a century. It's only a matter of time until MPAA/RIAA and their constituents get tried under RICO statutes.
No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.