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Comment Re:Is he even eligible? (Score 1) 242

Yes, you can. You can also renounce it. But that's irrelevant to my point. I'm not talking about citizenship, nor questioning his status as a natural born citizen.

But, rather the last part of Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: ...neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

The "been fourteen Years a Resident" part.

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 1) 207

This is what I don't get. Clarkson has this British bloke persona, the kind of guy you can have a pint with and not have to worry about the conversation delving into fashion design or spa treatments. Basically, the opposite of the effeminate metrosexual.

Yet, he basically punched someone out over catering.

The last words out of the mouth of the guy he hit had better have been "vegan only."

Comment Re:kind of a crappy deal. (Score 5, Informative) 84

You misread the TFA. Google offers a 5Mbps plan with a $300 one time connection/construction fee, that can be paid for with $25 a month over one year. Afterwards, the connection is free for at least another six years. You can get the same deal in any area Google Fiber is offering service.

5Mbps for $25/month for one year, and then $0/month for six years, not a crappy deal at all.

The news here is that the deal Google Fiber struck with the City of Austin, which was to waive the $300 connection fee and provide 5Mbps for $0/month for 10 years to public housing residents, will now be offered in all the markets they are in or will enter.

5Mbps for free for 10 years is definately not a crappy deal by an reasonable standard.

Comment Re:this is the thing that really gets me (Score 1) 1146

Cost is not the important factor, margin is. With today's business always focused on the short time, the margins would need to be higher than 3x on the alternatives in order for the suits to be bothered with greasing the palms to get a ban on the older bulbs.

Do you have any data on the difference in margins between the incandescent and newer bulbs? Because I'd really like to know what they are.

Comment Re:ATT scared shitless (Score 1) 291

Want to know how scared AT&T is of Google Fiber in Austin? AT&T is now advertizing Uverse with "Gigapower!" Sounds like AT&T has a product to compete with Google's gigabit/s services, doesn't it? Well, no, it's only 300 megabit/s. Fastest residential service available in Austin at the moment, but still under 2/3rds the speed of coming Google. Only reason to call it "gigapower" is to confuse people into thinking it's equivalent to Google's gigabit/s service.

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