Would you like to print that?
My favorite sites give me an option to print out the terms of service tome. 2 toner cartridges later...
167 posts • joined 26 Jan 2021
When I was in school some bonehead student wrote a few lines of assembly code that took control of the mainframe printer and not only suppressed the CR but kept the printhead at 1,1. The printer's ink ribbon caught on fire.
I know this because when I went to pick up my batch job I got yelled at. Turned out to be another student with the same name. Honest!
From Wikipedia -
"On January 3, 1996, the 104th Congress of the United States amended or repealed sections of the Communications Act of 1934 with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It was the first major overhaul of American telecommunications policy in nearly 62 years."
No wonder big business can get away with anything.
I was a beta tester for Windows 95. It was an unbelievable amount of work each night. A CD would be on my doorstep every evening and I had to run a series of tests on my computer and report my findings to Microsoft (either by phone or CompuServe). But, they certainly were very appreciative for my efforts. Dinners at The Space Needle, beer busts for all of the beta testers, a night before party in downtown Seattle, and an invitation for the Win 95 all day party at the Microsoft campus. Loads of free software.
Somehow this company, which really appreciated working with the community of computer nerds became a selfish, "take it or leave it" company. I have heard the new term for this is "ultracompetitive behavior".
Whatever the term is, it just truly sucks.
I'm staying out of the argument of who pays for the increased bandwidth, but I can certainly sympathize with the Korean government about informing Koreans about outages IN KOREAN. As an American expat, whenever I have to deal with a so called American "International Company" about anything I run into problems.
Like I must send the document to America on 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. They say they have never heard of A4 paper. Then I call my American bank to change my phone number. Their entry system only accepts "+1" as a country code. Or I need to send three utility bills that I receive in the mail each month as proof of residence. "No, no mail here" I reply. They try to start an argument that every country has mail.
Out of sight, out of mind I suppose.
I wonder if India's drug laws are as strict as Indonesia. The international entrance form to enter Indonesia says something Like "The penalty for bringing in narcotics to the Islamic Republic of Indonesia IS DEATH. And your signature goes right under the IS DEATH part.
Not that the execs would ever get as much as a wrist slap in India though.
Why does America even bother to have age discrimination laws when they make defending them almost impossible? Oh, I know now. So they can look like a caring government but still allow corporations that lobby, I mean bribe, the politicians to stay happy. The politicians get the best of both worlds, and anyone else gets the shaft.
Yes, California had a law that prohibited putting LSD in a reservoir.
My point is that it is impossible to make enough laws to cover every possible stupid thing someone can do. If management wants to act like assholes, it's difficult to legislate the problem away. Not that we should stop trying...
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