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Comment: Hmm (Score 1) 649

by Greyfox (#49515029) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars
If they're going to be like that about it, how's about setting up a copyright-free car project that you could build down at the local makerspace? You could probably do something on the order of complexity of the Ariel Atom without too much difficulty, and pull in an engine from a local junkyard. If that's what it takes to own your own car in this day and age, the guys the automakers are cock-blocking are more than capable of coming up with the designs.

Comment: Re:DIR 868L (Score 1) 107

by Greyfox (#49513543) Attached to: D-Link Apologizes For Router Security
Ah well as I said, my upload speeds to Youtube are ridiculous. I generate two or three skydiving videos a week and it used to take a couple hours to upload them all to youtube. I'll have to make a video of me uploading a video to Youtube, I guess...

I also had a problem, while on Comcast, where my computer waking up from hibernation would not be able to resolve DNS for several minutes. I'd be able to ping numeric IP addresses including Google's DNS servers, which I'd set the machine to use. But it would be several minutes before I could resolve names. That problem went away completely when I switched off Comcast.

So I'm getting gigabit speeds for $59 a month from an ISP that doesn't have the reputation for fuckery that your ISP probably does. Seems worth it to me.

Comment: Re:Interstate Water Sharing system (Score 1) 670

by Greyfox (#49512785) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California
Yeah, water in 30 years will be where gasoline is today. If it were 50 years ago, the country would just embark on a mega-scale water engineering project to move water between places where there is too much of it to places where there isn't enough of it. Don't see that happening in the current political climate, though. There's some sort of political warming process going on, in which the rhetoric is getting much too heated and causing all potential progress to grind to a halt...

Comment: Re:DIR 868L (Score 1) 107

by Greyfox (#49511793) Attached to: D-Link Apologizes For Router Security
I just picked up municipal fiber in Longmont, Colorado. The company has a page that lists a number of options you could use with their service. I went with the NetGear Nighthawk and am quite pleased with it. Most of the devices in my house are wireless, but I do have a couple of machines plugged into its wired ports and do get ludicrous speed with it. It's a pretty consistent 600 mbps up and down according to, and my one-to-two gigabyte skydiving videos upload to youtube faster than I can type the description of the jump.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -- Publius Syrus