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Comment: Re:URLs (Score 3, Informative) 271 271

They didn't get the channel. They just got the shorthand URL - https://www.youtube.com/user/l... still goes to his channel, he still has all his followers, etc. This is just redirection of the shorthand URL https://www.youtube.com/lush/ to Lush Cosmetic's channel.

Probably their algorithm, like most of Google's stuff, is based on usage - they saw that people frequently visited /lush/; then went to the channel for Lush Cosmetics afterwards.

Comment: Re:The downside is taxpayers... (Score 2, Insightful) 283 283

by Fwipp (#49941101) Attached to: FCC Votes To Subsidize Broadband Connections For Low-Income Households

Because, as amazing as Basic Income would be, the outrage would be tremendous if anyone got close to passing it.

It's the best solution, but in today's political climate and for the forseeable future, it's a total non-starter.

(Also, the FCC isn't really the agency that's able to give poor people cash directly).

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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