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Comment: Re:Lets use correct terminology. (Score 1) 160

by ClickOnThis (#49496333) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

There's a difference between being fired and laid off (just ask your local unemployment office).

AFAIK, the unemployment office treats fired and laid off the same way. What they might treat differently is a voluntary resignation. The resignation would have to be truly voluntary, i.e., you were not forced to resign in some way, otherwise it would be the same as being fired.

Comment: Re:systemd (Score 3, Informative) 212

by ClickOnThis (#49490179) Attached to: GNU Hurd 0.6 Released

From the GNU Hurd Wiki page:

It's time [to] explain the meaning of "Hurd". "Hurd" stands for "Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons". And, then, "Hird" stands for "Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth". We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms.

—Thomas (then Michael) Bushnell

Comment: Re:title is wrong (Score 1) 236

by ClickOnThis (#49476139) Attached to: Chess Grandmaster Used iPhone To Cheat During Tournament

This is the same things muslims say. "Muslims don't commit crime. He isn't a muslim if he committed crime".

This is the same thing Christians say. "Christians don't commit crime. He isn't a Christian if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Jews say. "Jews don't commit crime. He isn't a Jew if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Hindus say. "Hindus don't commit crime. He isn't a Hindu if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Buddhists say. "Buddhists don't commit crime. He isn't a Buddhist if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Sikhs say. "Sikhs don't commit crime. He isn't a Sikh if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Humanists say. "Humanists don't commit crime. He isn't a Humanist if he committed a crime."

This is the same thing Atheists say. "Atheists don't commit crime. He isn't an Atheist if he committed a crime."

[sarcasm off]

Seriously, the "true Scotsman" defense has been invoked by many groups, not just Muslims. And I think they may be entitled to do so. Our ideals of behavior, expressed in many philosophies, are not necessarily followed consistently by all of their adherents.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 1) 440

by ClickOnThis (#49467673) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

The internet is not a broadcast medium.

This.

But alas, turning the internet into a broadcast medium is exactly what ISPs want to do.

I hope that someday net neutrality also means bandwidth into your home equals bandwidth out of it. Check your service: we don't live in that world today.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 4, Informative) 440

by ClickOnThis (#49467597) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

The issue is not open and unfettered internet vs. evil corporate control. It is one set of bureaucrats and corporations against another set of bureaucrats and corporations. Just because they use the words "net neutrality" doesn't mean there is anything neutrality related involved. Remember, the same national politicians got together to give us the Republic-led bipartisan "USA PATRIOT Act", which had absolutely nothing to do with patriotism.

False equivalence. Just because the Patriot Act was newspeak doesn't mean Net Neutrality is.

"free and open internet" as we knew it is not an option on the table. The discussion at hand is about how much power Washington will have to pick winners and losers in corporate fights. And who in Washington will wield that power.

Net Neutrality is not about giving Washington the power to pick winners and losers. It's about keeping that power out of the hands of service-providers.

Oh, and a few new fees and tacked-on unrelated regulations "just because".

Citation please?

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