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Comment: Re:Blah blah blah (Score 1) 359

by Coren22 (#48888953) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

The [SIC] is the accepted way of saying that the mistake is in the original, not the copy. As for the language, your statement did not say what you meant it to say, you said that the predator should feel no remorse, not that people who don't do it should feel no remorse. There is a significant difference in the two.

Comment: Re:My experience with Fios was largely negative (Score 1) 191

by Coren22 (#48888847) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

These issues have been corrected as far as I can tell. VZ was pressuring Netflix, which has been corrected by Netflix buying a VZ connection. This should be corrected by legislation, but it seems no one in the FCC actually has the balls. I am not sure what was wrong with YouTube, but that also has been corrected.

Comment: Re:You're really not missing much.... (Score 1) 191

by Coren22 (#48888447) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

I would be curious to see the difference. Comcrap isn't available in my area, so I cannot compare.

My plan:

75/75 (all FiOS connections are now symmetric) $89.99

I recently added TV, and the only cost difference was the set top box, which I believe was $13, and the cable card for $3

Comment: Re: No way! (Score 1) 506

by Coren22 (#48888241) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

How about if the police officers that tried to stop the attack BEFORE it happened had had a gun? Maybe they would not have fled and called in reinforcements?

I would tend to agree though, even with a gun, you still have to have an indication of the attack, and have time to react, as well as the mindset to be able to defend yourself, but who was saved by the laws outlawing guns in these two situations?

Obviously all the gun control laws of both France and Australia didn't stop these mentally unstable individuals getting their hands on guns. So why should we disarm all the people who haven't hurt someone because some have? How will removing more guns used for legitimate purposes slow down or stop attacks by people who are already willing to break the law? How did it work out to have guns outlawed in France and Australia when these people were still able to get a hold of these weapons?

Comment: Re:Blah blah blah (Score 1) 359

by Coren22 (#48888127) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Not that I disagree with what you are trying to say, I would like to point something out to you about your comment:

No one's talling[SIC] you [SIC]should be ashamed of yourself for harassing women.

I think anyone who harasses people should be ashamed of themselves. What you maybe meant to type would be more like: "No one is telling you that you should be ashamed for being male because some males harass women", which is a bit different from what you did type.

Now, my question is, why do we get inundated with stories about women being harassed by men, but never stories about the many men who are harassed by women? I have heard that both happen about equally, though I cannot say from personal experience, as my only experience occured in high school where a girl accused me of sexual harassment as a means of trying to get me in trouble, even though I had done nothing to actually harass her.

Comment: Re:Physics doesn't work like that. (Score 1) 54

by Coren22 (#48885453) Attached to: TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

It is point to multipoint. So it will be a connection to your cell phone, or someone's internet access.

Taking the average population density of the US vs other countries is counter intuitive, much of the central US is farmland, mountains or deserts, most of the population is on the coasts, so the density of the cities is much higher than that figure would imply. A better figure would be comparing specific city's population densities, which you would be amazed at with New York, but would find LA or Dallas to be very low.

Comment: Re:No way! (Score 2) 506

by Coren22 (#48884883) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Thankfully, that person was living in India at the time and my company could afford to wait for the paperwork to finally settle, but imagine if that person had been already living in the US, or if my company had been less patient.

What if the company was less patient? By applying for H1B status for this employee, the company is saying that they cannot find this talent AT ALL in the US, so than they better be patient, because this is a damn special person.

Comment: Re:No way! (Score 1) 506

by Coren22 (#48884783) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

I can tell that you are anti US as your opinions are heavily weighted in that way.

Everyone in the developed world thinks it's common sense to restrict access to firearms. Not the USA - That's Theft of Freedom.

The problem with removal of guns is that our country was built on this freedom. There are many very good reasons for gun ownership, one being wild animals. much of Europe does not have large carnivores (bears, wolves, etc) like the US does.

If people want to change this, there has to be a major change, such as a constitutional amendment. This is not something you can just decide to change. You would have to convince some percentage of states to agree to an amendment (I can't remember my high school civics well enough for the %, but it is easily looked up and I am too lazy at this moment).

These are some of the problems with starting from the point of view of just removing guns, it isn't that easy. Mostly though, the issues with guns in the US are nothing to do with the guns themselves which are tools, but with the situation of mental health in the US. If mental health care was easier to get, and there wasn't this massive stigma of it, there would be less people out there with these untreated issues.

Now, saying we should get rid of the guns in the US, doesn't solve the problems of violence, just removes the average citizen's ability to defend themselves against violence, which causes such things as happened recently in a Sydney cafe, and at a newspaper in Paris. Even the police were ill equipped to deal with a determined terrorist. If the police were armed, or even some of the citizens in these cases, less harm would have been done to these people.

Comment: Re:Physics doesn't work like that. (Score 3, Interesting) 54

by Coren22 (#48879695) Attached to: TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

From Wikipedia:

Compared to lower bands, radio waves in this band have high atmospheric attenuation; they are absorbed by the gases in the atmosphere. Therefore they have a short range and can only be used for terrestrial communication over about a kilometer.

and

While this absorption limits potential communications range, it also allows for smaller frequency reuse distances than lower frequencies. The small wavelength allows modest size antennas to have a small beam width, further increasing frequency reuse potential.

It sounds like the absorption will be a feature, not a bug. This will allow many more antennas in a city like situation. It won't be any good in rural areas, but I don't think it is meant for that.

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