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Comment: Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (Score 1) 379

by DigiShaman (#47909663) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Back when worked at Time Warner, we never charged for a truck roll that I'm aware of. Not unless you did something stupid like cut the main line to the house with a garden tool, or you request an additional outlet to be installed in the wall.

While I don' know, I'm pretty sure they're no fee in swapping the box out in person if the TSR agent states it's ok to do based on a technical issue. But for a truck to drive a box and install it to your home, yes, I can understand the delivery and setup charge. Now if a squirrel chewed through an overhead coax line, well that's their problem, not the subscriber's.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 1) 379

by DigiShaman (#47909325) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Since when does the Executive and Legislative branch give a damn about your constitutional rights?! Half of SCOTUS plays with it like jujitsu; bending and contorting its meaning to service some living-breating "modern times meaning" BS.

1rst amendment? You wacko! Don't have such thoughts.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 1) 379

by DigiShaman (#47909293) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Sure, agreed. But there is a major difference. Once is screwing you over on how you would like to use the connection you paid for. The other does it for political reasons, and at the behest of their corporate masters.

Democracy?? Please, we have a plutocracy now. One poison is worst than the other.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 0, Troll) 379

by DigiShaman (#47907737) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Into the frying pan, into the fire. You really want the Internet to be a "utility". Oh, that sounds all nice until Big Government starts regulating all sorts of shit. The first to go will be anonymous activity under the guise of "homeland security". In reality, to stifle political free speech and may *you* fear pissing off the opposition.

Be damn careful what you wish for. Be DAMN CAREFUL!!!!

Comment: Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (Score 5, Funny) 379

by DigiShaman (#47907687) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

I'm sure they'll come up with some BS term. Something like "Active services suspension" Yeah, that's it!

"Sir, we've placed a hold on your active account. You're still a valuable customer, and will be billed as such, but your connection has been disconnected" We will re-enable the connection when you agree and signed a form stating you will stop using Tor. Good day"

Brilliant. I make for such an evil villain!

Comment: Re:It's not your phone (Score -1) 561

I'm no fan of Apple but this is a storm in a molehill.

Agreed, but then again you probably don't fall in two the two groups that either find this offensive, or unfair.

1. The progressive liberals types that typically purchase Apple products over Android.
2. The entire music industry.

Both groups are very vocal, hence why it's "news". Now I could give a flying fuck about #1, in fact, they can suffer while I snort my morning coffee in laughter :). But I really feel for #2. This blatant favoritism on display when the music industry is ostensibly forced into the DLC paradigm. FYI I'm not a fan or a foe of U2.

Comment: Re:Good episode of Frontline (Score 1) 119

by DigiShaman (#47900067) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

So I finished watching it. I had no idea is was that contagious just from exposure to the skin alone. If this thing becomes airborne, half the human population could be wiped out! Society collapse's from lost industrial specialization, and civil war / revolutions breakout all over the globe.

Comment: Re:Look in the mirror (Score 1) 437

by DigiShaman (#47888145) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

made by a Chinese worker getting $1 an hour using 100s of toxic, cancerous materials, all processed by coal power.

That's part of it. The other part is the Chinese themselves. We can't change how their government regulates safety. It's also not a democracy, so don't expect the Chinese to have much say-so. For change to occur at the policy level, that would require a Chinese uprising with their government either acknowledging the problem and implementing reform, or face a revolution.

A global economy is two-way street.

Comment: Re:Cuba could have lifted it ages ago (Score 2) 528

by DigiShaman (#47883051) Attached to: Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

Your asinine statement is predicated on the idea that international trade is a -requirement- for a communist nation to be successful. Globalism opens up greater opportunities, but by no means is it required for any nation to succeed. Even complete islands of people can function without Marxist ideology. And FYI, Cuba isn't an American welfare state. They can (and do) trade with the rest of the world and South America just fine. If Communism falls, it falls on its own face. Please see N. Korea and their Juche philosophy.

Damn, what they hell are they teaching you in school these days? FFS!! Please PLEASE educate yourself.

Comment: Re:Cuba could have lifted it ages ago (Score 2) 528

by DigiShaman (#47879509) Attached to: Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

Cuba (Fidel Castro) doesn't want the embargo lifted. They know that lifting the embargo would be a threat to the command-and-control Communist regime. Censorship and the ban of capitalist media was unlike what's happening now in N. Korea. It was only recently around 2007 that the average Cuban can purchase an won their own PC. Even Internet access is still restricted.

My guess (and just a guess) Raul Castro will allow for greater reforms once his brother dies.

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