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Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 2) 276

by AK Marc (#49603753) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

[LBGT] are perfectly equal already — there are no laws singling them out in any way.

Nope, there are hundreds, if not thousands of laws that single them out, whether by name or omission. There are piles of laws on housing and other things that state you can't discriminate on race, gender, age, family status, religion, and/or other factors, but very few of them extend anti-discrimination laws to LBGT. This is singling them out as one of the non-protected classes is singling them out.

Comment: Re:Not really an issue (Score 1) 62

Or the have two products that are free because one is more "secure" with more false positives, and the other is more "permissive" because some people only want "hits" when it's a real virus, not the more generic hits when it detects a nonvirus, like a kegen. As for the mixup for which was provided, did the reviewer use a native Chinese speaker to discuss the versions and which is delivered? It may have been a simple miscommunication on the default config, not malicious.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 108

by AK Marc (#49591305) Attached to: Messenger's Mercury Trip Ends With a Bang, and Silence
It takes less than that. If you want to escape Mercury, you'd need to go Mercury's escape velocity parallel to the orbit, or greater if headed away from the sun, and less if headed towards the sun. So to burn up in the sun would be less than the stated or free-body calculated Mercury escape velocity. Also, the number is reduced because the calculated number is related to from a rest at the surface, not for something already moving in orbit. It wouldn't take nearly that much more velocity to end up orbiting the sun, or smashing into it, if you were already moving and in orbit.

Comment: Re:FCC shouldn't regulate this - it's FTC's job. (Score 1) 430

by AK Marc (#49590205) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

Network Neutrality conflates two issues: Traffic management and anticompetitive behavior. Some packets SHOULD be treated differently than others, in order to make diverse services "play well together". (Example: Streaming vs. File Download.)

All net-neutrality rules officially presented allow for network QoS of all kinds. Prioritizing VoIP above FTP is allowed in all net-neutrality rules. What's not allowed is prioritizing *your* VoIP over your competitor's VoIP.

Also allowed under all net neutrality is blocking P2P, and various other QoS schemes, so long as they are not explicitly anti-competitive.

Yes, it should be the FTC doing the enforcement, but the FTC doesn't understand the issue. The FCC is tasked with understanding the problem. The Justice Department, working with both the FTC and FCC should do the enforcement. Maybe the FCC could write the rules, and hand them to the FTC. But having the FTC write the rules will end up with the bad rules everyone claims are what Net Neutrality is.

The FCC is using this as a power-grab on the Internet, in direct contravention of Congress' authorization.

The FCC is chartered to regulate communications. That's what the first "c" stands for in the name. The Internet is Communication. So it seems quite in-line with the goals and purpose of the organization.

Comment: Re:With REALLY Huge Fans... (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49589941) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving
There are trial systems for car batteries. You can change a car's batteries (for specific prototypes) resulting in an energy transfer rate faster than liquid fuel. You drive on a special changer, the old battery is disconnected and drops out the bottom, and a new one is fitted in place. I've seen the videos, so I'm sure you can google it.

Comment: Re:What about a bus? (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49589881) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving
I flew Christmas Eve in about 1993 from Boston to Dallas, and there were more flight attendants than passengers. "We are suspending all service on this flight. If you want something, just ask." Most everyone pulled up the armrests in the middle row, and laid across middle seats to sleep on the empty plane.

Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.