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Comment: Re:It's only fair (Score 1) 138

Yes, I'm assuming that. My point is that Aereo would operate the same way as a conventional cable service, but because it offers its content over the Internet it could go totally a la carte. And if it did so, the competition could induce other cable providers to do the same, switching their existing cable capacity over to Internet service. This would happen first in markets where a large percentage of subscribers already had streaming boxes attached to their TV sets, this being a proxy for tech awareness.

Comment: Re:It's only fair (Score 2) 138

I was also wondering about the relevance of Aereo's technology in this new business model. If it gets classified as cable carrier, which is what the SCOTUS decision requires, then why not pick up its signal in the same way as all the other cable companies? Then it can trump everyone by offering networks a la carte over the Internet.

Comment: Re:If you want local solar (Score 1) 381

by Applehu Akbar (#47419039) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

Restructuring the grid to accommodate renewables ("smart grid" design) involves installing new meters that continuously send rich information about your power usage and which can control start and stop times for your large appliances. Sorry, but the flat-earth lobby has already decided we can't have those smart meters.

Comment: Re:Or (Score 0) 381

by Applehu Akbar (#47418923) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

You mean 'falsifiable': when a scientist publishes a hypothesis, the standard procedure is to describe what observations might support that hypothesis and which could call it into question. This guides scientific peers in designing experiments to test the hypothesis.

The problem here is that now that AGW has gone political, the rules of politics, not science, apply. The Church of Warminetics claims that all weather phenomena support their hypothesis. Question this, and they'll demand that your credentials be yanked and (the latest tactic) sue your ass off.

+ - Alleged escort arrested in tech exec's fatal heroin overdose on yacht-> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "A 26-year-old woman accused of being a high-priced escort is under arrest after allegedly injecting a 51 year-old former tech executive with heroin on his yacht in Santa Cruz and then watching him fatally overdose as she gathered her things.

Alix Catherine Tichleman of Folsom was arrested by Santa Cruz police Friday and booked on suspicion of murder, prostitution, destruction of evidence and providing narcotics in connection with the death of the 51-year-old man, identified by KSBW-TV as Forrest Timothy Hayes, who had worked for Google, Sun Microsystems and Apple.

Police allege Hayes was a client of Tichleman, who met him one night in November on his yacht in a local harbor. Security video from the yacht purportedly shows Tichleman preparing a dose of heroin and injecting Hayes with it. He is then seen having an adverse reaction to the dose, collapsing and becoming unconscious.

Rather than trying to help or calling 911, police say, Tichleman packed up the drugs and needles and at one point stepped over the body to finish a glass of wine before leaving.

"Finally, she leaves the boat and reaches back in to lower the blind and conceal the victim’s body from outside view," police said in a statement."

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