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Comment: Re:Confused. (Score -1, Flamebait) 750

Two other airplanes (non-commercial with much lower loss of life and thus less interesting to news outlets I presume) were shot down within the week in similar airspace. Why aren't we discussing those? Go ahead and try to put a techie spin on it, but the point remains that we're only oogling over this because a bunch of people died, which not only seem distasteful, but again, has nothing to with the type of news this site represents.

+ - Supreme Court rules against Aereo streaming service.-> 1

Submitted by Last_Available_Usern
Last_Available_Usern (756093) writes "The U.S. Supreme Court today dealt a potentially fatal blow to Aereo, an Internet service that allows customers to watch broadcast TV programs on mobile devices by renting a small DVR and antenae (in supported cities) to record and then retransmit local programming on-demand over the internet."
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Comment: Re:Did someone just figure this out *NOW*?? (Score 2) 234

by Last_Available_Usern (#47159825) Attached to: Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower
So what you're saying is the second anyone infringes on the rights of a group you belong to you automatically band together in protest, even if it's at the potential expense of your livlihood? Gathering legitmate evidence to make a reasonable case for your claim takes time. Rallying troops together takes time. Planning for possibly not having a job if this backfires takes time. I guess fortunate for you that firing off a [weird] rant on Slashdot doesn't take any time at all.

Comment: Re:Why (Score 3, Informative) 166

by Last_Available_Usern (#46890529) Attached to: SpaceX Wins Injunction Against Russian Rocket Purchases
To be clear, USAF awarded ULA (United Launch Alliance, jointly run by Boeing and Lockheed) the uncompeted contract. What this prevents is ULA from making purchases from Russia for parts, which essentially cripples their entire contract since the Russian parts included the first-stage engine I believe. Without that, ULA doesn't have a functional rocket as far as I can tell. I'm sure ULA will find an intermediary who will "just happen" to have some of these engines laying around that they can then use to fulfill the contract. The bigger question is whether the contract as a whole will be recompeted, as it should.

Comment: Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 1) 467

None of your reasons show that owning a home is a bad financial decision, which is all my point was meant to convey. If owning a home is bad a decision for you logistically, then you shouldn't own. But all things being equal, buying a home within your means makes far more financial sense in the long run than renting.

Comment: Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 1) 467

Ok, so after X amount of years of renting or paying a mortgage you've spent $400K. In one of those situation you have an investment that is VERY likely to be worth a lot more than the original $200K purchase price, and in the other you have nothing. How is wasting some of the money on mortgage interest better than wasting ALL of the money on rent?

Comment: Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 1) 467

that they don't waste it on things like mortgages, car debt, credit cards, and other bad habits that keep people at "average" and "normal" net worth.

How is a mortgage a waste? You even listed it first as if to denote it's importance of being avoided. Owning your own home is advantageous for a lot of reasons, but the most important of which is people base their rent prices on what their mortgage costs. If you're renting - you're paying off someone else's mortgage for them. Unless you want to be single your whole life and rent a flat with a bunch of other guys I fail to see how renting would ever be worthwhile over purchasing.

Comment: Of course Symantec did that... (Score 4, Interesting) 85

by Last_Available_Usern (#46714871) Attached to: Stung By File-Encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back
It's in Symantec's interest that the authors mitigate the weakness in their malware so the threat will permeate through media and people will continue to be terrified into buying copious amounts of security software that in most cases won't even mitigate the risk.

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