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Comment: Re:Double Irish (Score 1) 825

Roads: funded by the gas taxes they pay for their vehicles.
Medical facilities: not used by corporations, only by individuals.
Police: funded by the property taxes on their facilities.

I'll grant you the legal system, but that doesn't require a 19%, or even 1.9%, tax on corporate income to fund.

Comment: Re:Not so sure about this... (Score 1) 252

They either cause higher electricity rates, if the utility is footing the bill, or they cause higher tax rates, if the government is footing 100% of the bill. Either way, I'm paying, and not getting anything for it.

And if you think the utilities are going to install these things and not use them as an excuse to raise rates, you're dreaming.

Comment: Re:They're assholes. (Score 2) 336

by Chaos Incarnate (#48675309) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

These systems don't need network access to play a game bought on a disk.

The Xbox One at least used to need Internet access for first-time setup (it didn't include a final firmware image out-of-the-box) - don't know about PS4. But once that's done, you can play offline in single player or local multiplayer to your heart's content.

Comment: Re:Why hyphenation in an e-text? (Score 1) 292

by Chaos Incarnate (#48657665) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

I can't speak for iBooks. But for Kindle if it's supported in Kindle Previewer, then someone screwed up pretty carelessly. Neither my Kindle Fire HD (first generation), Kindle Paperwhite (second generation), nor the Kindle app on iPhone support hyphenation in KF8 books.

As for RMSDK: Agree about the vendor prefix. However, their property predates the hyphens property being officially specced out by several months; it's not terribly surprising that they don't match up quite right. (Plus, the default is "auto" instead of "manual".) Once they had the property, they were pretty much stuck with it for compatibility reasons.

Comment: Re:All Slashdotters in favor of the merger... (Score 1) 132

by Chaos Incarnate (#48070111) Attached to: FCC Puts Comcast and Time Warner Merger On Hold
"On top of that, as separate companies, one of them could decide to try to expand operations into the other's area, as competition." Not in most places, as local cities love to grant exclusive monopolies to their cable system in exchange for... well, not much, that I can see.

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