In all seriousness, the protocols (with a goal to converge on standard protocols) should be managed in totally separate organizations than the client applications.
The exception does not prove the rule.
In the most general of senses, the Democratic party is much more responsive to the will of the electorate. The Republicans, on the other hand, tend to get in office and declare they have a mandate and no longer listen to what the people want.
Not one of those bills were authored by democrats.
Al Gore led the way in the funding initiative that created the Internet.
Politicians are only as attentive as the people who lobby them.
It boggles me how people seem to think their politicians are mind readers and need to magically understand their priorities. You do realize they aren't monitoring your Facebook feed or paying any attention to the retarded petitions you fill out? If you want your politicians to represent your priorities, call them. Complaining that they don't represent your interests when you don't do jack squat to get their attention is the epitome of ignorance.
And let's dispense with this "bipartisan bill" bullshit.
This bill was authored by Democrats, and one republican helped sponsor it. That does not make it a "bipartisan effort" in any real sense of the word.
It's the height of irony to blame the loss of decent jobs on unions.
Look up the definition of a standard corporation and you'll find nowhere in their charter is to create jobs or make the world a better place. All corporations care about is creating value for their shareholders. If they can outsource, replace employees with robots, poison the air and water (and get away with it) they absolutely will.
Unions are one of the few ways workers can protect themselves from the predatory nature built into every corporation.
Anti-spyware and anti-malware is not necessary if you follow a few simple guidelines: don't click on anything suspicious, don't use html e-mail, don't use internet explorer, install a whitelist plugin like NoScript into your browser.
I haven't run av software in ten years and never had a problem.
People need to stop voting for asshats like the MI governor. They should be allowed to do business. The fossil fuel industry is intent on dragging us into the abyss and their minions need to be kicked to the curb.
Real Programmers think better when playing Adventure or Rogue.