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  • Consumers who buy phones from cellular carriers no longer have legal protection to unlock the devices so they can work on another operator's network. Under a change in regulation from the Library of Congress's Copyright Office that came into force yesterday, unlocking phones is not expressly permitted under law. "It may go to court some time, and then it will be up to a judge," says lawyer Mitch Stoltz.  [View news story]
    I am tech stupid so I have no problem asking stupid questions. That said, if I contract with Verizon and then hack my phone so that I can use AT&Ts service am I not stealing service from AT&T?
    Jan 27, 2013. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Card Issuers' Reported Profits Should Not Be Taken for Granted  [View article]
    Maybe if the banks would forgo some of their profits by lowering the interest rates fewer people would default and the bank would not lose the principle along with the interest. Charging someone huge late fees on top of excessive interest doesn
    Oct 25, 2009. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Carbon Emissions Tax Effect  [View article]
    And your argument is, they are just saying all this doom and gloom stuff because they want to tax business into oblivion and destroy the country? So I guess that makes the proponents of global warming theories, suicidal? What would cause that many people to have this condition? And why wouldn't they just collect at the top of a tall building and have a collective jump off??

    If you HAVE kids and you think trying to protect them from harm, real or perceived, is losing the argument, then no amount of reason will change your position. Which I wouldn't have a problem with if you and those who believe as you do would be the only ones to suffer if you are wrong.
    May 18, 2009. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Carbon Emissions Tax Effect  [View article]
    What a great discussion, much disagreeing with out the usual name calling and vitriol. Well not much anyway. I would offer this, if the warming advocates are wrong, we've spent a bunch of money and gotten a cleaner environment. If the opposition is wrong our children may not be able to live on the planet. When it comes to my kids, I'll pay a little more to take the safe road.
    May 18, 2009. 09:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Carbon Emissions Tax Effect  [View article]
    Seems to me cap and trade is just another business expense. If you run a clean company you can sell your allowance and set your prices lower than the guy who runs a "dirty" company and has to buy additional allowances. Eventually he goes out of business, your business gets bigger and capitalism reigns supreme. All this junk about a tax on every household is Rushaganda. IMO
    May 17, 2009. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Carbon Emissions Tax Effect  [View article]
    It seems that everyone is focusing on the "dirty" companies. The cap and TRADE program as iI understand it allows those companies that are responsibly and successfully trying to reduce their emissions, to sell their unused allowance to the "dirty" companies who don't want to make changes. It seems to me that this would allow the "cleaner" companies to REDUCE the cost of their product and therefore capture a larger portion of the market and eventually put the "dirty" companies out of business. Sounds like capitalism and free enterprise to me. JMO
    May 17, 2009. 10:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paulson Throws Bernanke Under the Bus, Backs Ken Lewis  [View article]
    So let me get this straight, Paulson was only involved in an illegal act, facilitated that illegal act and did not report that illegal act. Doesn't that make him an accomplice? If not then we have to release all those bad guys who only delivered the threats to victims, or only drove the getaway car. Why aren't these guys in JAIL?
    Apr 24, 2009. 09:33 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment