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Comment: Re:inertia... oops! I mean, moo. (Score 1) 9

by Chacham (#49300167) Attached to: Verbiage: 42 is here

I'm probably the same way. Got to milk my 3 digit UID for all its worth. :)

I've never gone to a meetup. I'd be self-conscious, feel out of place, and so on. Add travel, and forget it. If there was one here in Detroit, i'd at least consider it.

I did meet one slashdotter though. He got me an interview in Toledo. Though i don't remember who it was, i remember his smile when i came through the door and feeling good about meeting someone else.

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Journal: Verbiage: 42 is here 9

Journal by Chacham

Last night, as the calendar shifted to 27 Adar, i became 42. My birthday is actually in Adar 1, but not being a leap year, there's no intercalary month, so its just plain Adar.

42 is cool and all, but as each year passes, i care less and less about birthdays. It's not more than just getting older. It's about understanding things, realizing how stupid young people are (like i was, back then) and just a general non caring. Life simply is.

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White House Office of Administration Not Subject to FOIA, Says White House 334

Posted by timothy
from the well-they-certainly-are-transparent dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this story at USA Today: The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office. The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law.

Comment: Re:How will this affect the current Netflix/ISP fi (Score 1) 631

by Sneftel (#49145293) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

It is virtually certain that the contract Netflix signed with Verizon includes a provision specifically covering the eventuality of net neutrality regulations being passed. Both those companies know what they're doing, would have realized the possibility, and would have wanted to negotiate explicit terms for it rather than leave them to litigation.

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