The real irony of the situation (and the reason for my caveat); the three regions that are blocking the deal are Wallonia, the French speaking region of Flanders... and Brussels itself (albeit as a province of Belgium rather than as the EU).
You are colossally abusive, so that ends the discussion with you.
You mean, you can't handle facts? Whatever excuse you have to use to go on living, kid.
Another point is DDOS attacks are conducted by bot nets of zombified computers, most of us
If this leads to some senile Grandma pissing her panties in the White House deciding the Internet needs her protection from itself, I'm going to be beyond pissed off.
Forgot the password to the device?? Tough shit; back to a factory reset you go!
I'm not sure that anybody who leaves his/her router on default credentials, would have the acumen to change anything else from factory defaults.
It may be more entertaining than men's soccer, if you're into soccer (I'm not), but it's hard for me to get past the fact that the best women's teams in the world (the ones that win the world cups and olympics and such) can be easily beaten by their own national under-17 boy's teams.
I don't know why exactly, but knowing that the people I am watching are only competitive in the sport because of gender segregation, takes some of the excitement away for me.
You know it's still sexism, even when it's against men, right?
Putting aside yet another "WE NEEDZ MORE WOMENZ IN IT" crap, did anyone else think "H1B" when they read "growing demand?"
Companies are already doing everything they can to bring in cheaper talent. The "demand" in question has nothing to do with the number of competent and trained talent, but rather the number of competent and trained talent willing to work for peanuts. Encouraging more domestic IT/programming workers to enter the field will only exasperate that, regardless of their plumbing.
Do you have any idea what conditions are like under occupation? Here's a hint: go ask the Palestinians what occupation is like.
Not every occupier runs a Naziesque genocidal regime. Why don't you look at the American occupation of Iraq instead? We instituted curfews, and desegregated populations that were living next to one another in relative peace, causing them to come into conflict and fomenting terrorism. That's pretty close to what American occupation of America is like, except instead of desegregating a segregated populace, our laws seek to segregate it further by demonizing and subsequently ghettoizing some races.
Alas, our police aren't as benevolent as those Niven depicts. Ours would take umbrage at rocks being thrown at their copseye-equivalents.
Are you kidding? Ours takes umbrage if you cross the street in the "wrong" place (even with no cars coming) or burn a spliff in the top of a tree where nobody can smell it. There's not going to be any benevolent anarchy. Just a boot stomping a human face if it doesn't assemble those doodads correctly, forever.
Not so fast. If I, in a developed country with good health care, had a child to be vaccinated with the MMR, I would realise that getting the measles is not by far as bad as making him autistic by trying to prevent him from getting the measles. I would never be able to forgive myself if such thing happened.
So you could forgive yourself if they got neural damage from measles, and acted as a vector to give it to other children making you a total shitbag of a parent, but not if they became autistic?
In the USA nowadays 1 in 25 children becomes autistic
Who told you that? It's 1 in 68.
and I'm sure that even if everybody got the measles, only 1 in 1,000 or so would be severely damaged by it.
Measles causes the most vaccine-preventable deaths of any disease. You're a colossal dumbass.
So we're going to have to handle it at the routing level. We're going to need a web of trust routing system and when some provider goes full retard and fails to block malicious traffic originating from their network, their peers null-route and refuse to carry their traffic until they fix it.
Some of the land was taken by force, other land was simply unoccupied.
There was no land which was simply unoccupied. Some of it was very sparsely populated, but the natives had over ten thousand years to figure out what the population densities should look like.
Are you trying to get at something?
It's the government's land, because they took it by force! But wait, it's wrong to take land by force. So... give your land back to the natives and fuck off.
Expect some sort of fixed-wing dirigible to fill this role eventually.
That's not realistic. Cities have crazy-ass winds. A multicopter will have plenty of work to do remaining stable, but at least it will be able to do it.
as owners of the land that the pipeline runs over, the government is naturally the institution demanding safety. What makes government "evil" is that it usually acquires property by force, gives it away to powerful special interests, and does a piss poor job managing and preserving it.
That is, if this land (and the Indian territory) actually was private property and managed as private property, then there would be nothing to riot and protest about.
Wait, is it evil to acquire property by force, or not? Because... how do you think the government got the land this nation is based upon?
There is probably no reason to block this merger as it would create what is clearly a massive market monopoly. AT&T and Time Warner own pretty much all the cables suitable for communication into people's houses in many areas.
Time Warner, which is what AT&T want to buy, own no cables. Time Warner Cable, which is now a separate company from Time Warner, own cables; they have already been bought by Charter Communications, who also own cables.
If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.