U.S. taxpayers funded DARPA's principle research and development of ARPANET, the precursor for what is now known as the internet. IANA, the agency responsible for managing DNS namespace and IP ranges, was funded directly by DARPA up through 1998 when an act of U.S. congress established ICANN to take this responsibility over from the department of defense.
The United States need not forfeit property rights just because European, Asian, and other nations' decided to connect their sytems and infrastructure to the internet.
"Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline."
"A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy."
"In a country that prides itself on equality of opportunity, it's becoming anything but that as the gap between the super-rich and the middle class is widening." - Warren Buffett, Wed Nov 14, 2007, Senate Finance Committee Hearing
RENICE(1) BSD General Commands Manual RENICE(1)
renice - alter priority of running processes
Renice alters the scheduling priority of one or more running processes. The following who parameters are interpreted as process ID's, process
group ID's, or user names. Renice'ing a process group causes all processes in the process group to have their scheduling priority altered.
Renice'ing a user causes all processes owned by the user to have their scheduling priority altered. By default, the processes to be affected
are specified by their process ID's.
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