The Location of data has what to do with its movement around the world?
It always exists in at least one place.
Even that is not a given. Think about a RAID5 spread over several legislations, where each hard drive is in another country. No legislation has control over a complete set of the information in the RAID5, and only if one reads a sector of it, its parts get requested in the different locations and combined to the real data. And only if all but one legislations agree, you are able to get the complete information, as the data from n-1 stripes can reconstruct the original.
Can't just replace kat.cr with kickass.cd, the RSS feed facility is badly broken.
RSS feeds seems to work at the top-level categories, but you can't turn your search results into an RSS feed anymore... Still got the RSS icon at the top of the page and in the META so your browser bar shows it. But both just show the same old HTML page instead of an RSS page:
Replacing Usenet with 8 million different web forums that I have to register with individually and use a different interface to read is not an improvement.
You don't have to visit any web forums to read them. Nearly every site has an RSS feed, and those which don't can be scraped and converted into RSS with something like Feed43.com.
I would HATE using my smart phone to read the news if it wasn't for RSS.
You can read my RSS tips here:
That's factually incorrect. George Washington has been a mediocre president, just like his military skills. His most valuable decision as president has been not wanting to become "benevolent dictator" for life and stepping down after two terms.
There have been much better presidents than him, he just was the first.
Look up the 1957 Federal revenues per capita, and adjust for inflation. You'll find the revenues per capita today is a little over twice as much as that in 1957. While the nominal tax rates are lower - the effective tax rates now are considerably higher.
Note too that the last time the Federal Government actually ran a real surplus (meaning - no new debt because we paid for everything, didn't borrow to buy) was in 1957 with half the effective tax rate. Spending has gotten insanely out-of-hand, and the calls by Stiglitz and others to "raise more revenue" will just ensure spending accelerates even further. At least that's what history shows - as revenues increase, spending increases even faster.
Reading comprehension old boy... I didn't say that 1/7th of the world was using or had bought an iPhone (in fact I specifically said I didn't think that). I was simply comparing the magnitudes of the sales figure and the population of the planet.
The beer-cooled computer does not harm the ozone layer. -- John M. Ford, a.k.a. Dr. Mike