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Comment: Re:What about latency? (Score 1) 115

by Benzido (#32450670) Attached to: Six Major 3G and 4G Networks Tested Nationwide

Yeah, I'm not sure how to explain that. I almost never got any useful data in 0.62 seconds, (NYC) not even from something like twitter.

I wouldn't put it past AT&T to have fast download speeds, quick latency for the first byte, but to make you sit and wait for 10 seconds for the second and third byte.

Comment: Re:oh god (Score 1) 262

by Benzido (#30539140) Attached to: Typing With Your Brain

People who bitch about how stupid twitter is Do Not Get Twitter. Twitter is not for broadcasting the fact that you're on the toilet. It's for disseminating news (and yes, this includes advertising and PR) more quickly than any other medium, ever. Twitter is quickly obsoleting one particular hook of 24-hour cable news networks: the ability to be the first to report a major event.

Comment: Sometimes I wish they would... (Score 1) 275

by Benzido (#29310413) Attached to: MPAA Pushes Once Again To Close the Analog Hole

Sometimes I wish the MPAA would go the whole hog and just block everyone from viewing any of their content outside of a cinema. I don't think we'd all die of grief. TV stations would have nothing to just broadcast but news and youtube clips. Then the whole recorded-images industry would collapse and die. But I suspect we might come up with something really great to replace its cultural role.

Comment: Re:Fuck you Linus and the horse you rode in on (Score 2, Insightful) 590

by Benzido (#27365177) Attached to: ACLU Sues Penn Prosecutor For Empty Threat of Child Porn

No I agree with you, the current law is very unjust. Part of the problem nobody wants to deal with is that children become sexualized quite gradually starting at a very young age.

Having said that, wanting to have sex is not the same as being able to give valid consent to have sex. These are two separate issues. To give valid consent (so the theory goes) you have to be able to assess the likely consequences of an action in light of an understanding of your true desires and intentions. The orthodox view is that 13-year-olds don't know what's good for them.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759