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Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 335

I get the "bought" part, that is after all how lobbying works (it's not a secret), but how does one "sell" a politician? Do you mean that political parties are pimping out their people?

Also I would suggest that given the kind of loyalty one can find in Washington, the proper term should be "rent" rather than "buy".

If my company wants to build a pipeline through several states I will approach the incumbent owner of the politicians in those states and shower them with money to get them to steer those politicians my direction.

Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 2) 76

by ArhcAngel (#47731841) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

No thanks, I want my phone's maps and navigation on my car display.

You might have just hit on the reason for the delay. They charge $600 for that GPS system in the car and I'm sure Garmin, Tom Tom, Magellan, & Nokia are lobbying to keep their turf safe.

Music subscription services too.

I'd love to have a car interface to my phone apps on my car's screen, something like chromecast, but gets data from the phone instead of the internet, and the ability to send back interactions from a knob, a couple buttons, and touch.

You mean like MirrorLink?

Comment: Re:Big Data (Score 4, Interesting) 181

by ArhcAngel (#47712251) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem
I'm not sure if you are unfamiliar with the situation or just have a portfolio full of ComCast stock but There is some very insightful material over at Level 3 that paints a clear picture of just who is ganging up on who. And Netflix isn't the only Internet site that suffers from these ISP's greed. They just happen to be the largest. And as far as their CDN how is relieving the congestion on your network not a payment in and of itself? Netflix traffic from the backbone would decrease 90% once they are allowed to put their CDN inside your network leaving you free to use it for other traffic. If Netflix is causing the congestion then allowing them to put their CDN in is a win/win but ISPs want Netflix to lose so their on demand service can pick up those customers. If you truly want the truth then read the articles in the link.

Comment: Too specific (Score 1) 199

by ArhcAngel (#47704755) Attached to: Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses
Is there already a law about filming someone without their knowledge? If there is it's all that is needed. No need to add "On the internet"...I mean "with a drone" to it. If not then why should it be illegal for use with a drone? Would that mean that it is illegal to do with a drone but perfectly legal if I am using a jetpack? It's just like having a specific no texting and driving law when it's already illegal to drive distracted. Just start enforcing the law already there!

Comment: Re:Notify them (Score 1) 188

by ArhcAngel (#47697833) Attached to: Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware
Currently Microsoft needs more apps than it does quality. When they approach a customer they can tell them they have a gazillion apps in their store to deflect the "but the iPhone/Android has so many more apps.". Rest assured once it blows up in their faces they will clamp down hard. They are famous for reactionary overcompensation.

Comment: Re:Some people... (Score 2) 457

by ArhcAngel (#47677613) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Priest Vito Cornelius: I try to serve life. And you seem to want to destroy it.
Zorg: Oh, Father. You're so wrong. Let me explain.
[Puts and empty water glass on his desk]
Zorg: Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder and chaos. Now take this empty glass. Here it is: peaceful, serene, boring. But if it is destroyed
[Pushes the glass off the table. It shatter on the floor, and several small machines come out to clean it up]
Zorg: Look at all these little things! So busy now! Notice how each one is useful. A lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color. Now, think about all those people that created them. Technicians, engineers, hundreds of people, who will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own, and so on and so forth. Thus, adding to the great chain of life. You see, father, by causing a little destruction, I am in fact encouraging life. In reality, you and I are in the same business.

Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.