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Comment: This is what's wrong... (Score 5, Insightful) 216

by Last_Available_Usern (#48758547) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

and with Republicans now in charge of both house of Congress, the chances of it passing seem slim.

To preface, this is not a partisan-based slam. This is a slam on our entire system. The fact that we accept something won't pass despite it being universally wanted by "the people" (not pronounced "corporations") shows our biggest hurdle that we as a country need to overcome. Not race/gender equality or financial disparity, but the ability of this country to be propelled forward by a system that is representative to the needs of the many, not the powerful.

Comment: Re:VPN and tethering (Score 1) 209

You can no longer get subsidized phones through Verizon if you want to keep your Unlimited. Your options are to get a subsidized phone and move down to one of the metered plans or purchase a phone at full price and keep your unlimited (that is, until Verizon pulls the plug and you have the choice to going metered or switching carriers).

Comment: Time will tell... (Score 2) 49

by Last_Available_Usern (#48019255) Attached to: Lenovo Set To Close $2.1 Billion Server Deal With IBM
Lenovo has made their money selling very cheap equipment with very small margins in very large quantities. I'm really not sure how well this will translate into a market where buyers like you or me apply a lot more discretion to our choices. They are going to have to come out of the gate with excellent hardware and likely take a loss just to prove their merit.

Comment: But you can't know how long you will live. (Score 1) 478

To say you shouldn't work as hard at living longer because you don't want to live to 80+ is a bit off. For all you know, your body may require all that preventative effort just to reach 75. Not only that, when you start closing in on 75 you might find yourself feeling differently about the topic. Furthermore, the quality of life through advanced science and medicine may differ significantly from what it is now.

Comment: Why is this Google's problem? (Score 4, Insightful) 155

by Last_Available_Usern (#47713359) Attached to: Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds
They aren't hosting the content, they're merely making pointers to it. Isn't this an issue that should be handled by the company hosting/managing the web content? I'm surprised Google is getting involved in this at all and it makes me wonder what their motivations for doing so are, given the obvious administrative burden this is imposing.

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.