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Comment: life in the U.S. (Score 5, Insightful) 217

by MickyTheIdiot (#48903543) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I am not sure that this group of people has any business telling me what I need or don't need.

In the U.S. at least cable needs real competition in the broadband market. This is where the main oposition to growth is. We shouldn't be listening to them about anything at all.

It's too bad we live in a country almost entirely run by lobbyists...

Comment: Re:Wrong priorities (Score 1) 253

by MickyTheIdiot (#48874331) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Again, I think this is a major reason that the tax code IS NOT simplfied. If it was then there many tax giveaways would simply be gone. How the amount of money that is given away to corporate entities is NOT a scandal is itself a scandal, and it's partially pulled off because the tax laws are so hard to understand without a team of lawyers.

Comment: Re:Not gonna happen. (Score 1) 165

by MickyTheIdiot (#48865585) Attached to: Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

So the argument here is that security by obscurity is the only thing that is making it usable?

If that is a case then the whole thing should be killed. It's even worse than I thought it was.

And damn the shoddy business aps that rely on it. Maybe the can actually take responsibility for their mess for once.

Comment: Re:People Are Such Babies (Score 0, Troll) 218

by MickyTheIdiot (#48682585) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

Let's see, we have Mike Brown, who MIGHT have "attacked," though the witnesses are starting to be questionable.

We have a guy that said "I am not going to jail" and did nothing physically and was choked to death.

We have a kid who had a toy gun who was killed withing 5 seconds and was never given a chance to comply.

We have a guy in a wal-mart who had a toy gun and was given less than a SECOND to comply.

The guy in St. Louis who pointed a gun at the gas station... that's a justified one. We don't care about actual attacks.

Again, what you just called for was authoritarianism. A black guy should apparently hit the dirt whenever a cop drives by.

This is coming from a white guy, FUCK YOU, you are part of the problem.. Stop listening to assholes with an agenda like Bill O'Reilly. Learn to do some critical thinking. It's deliciously ironic you accused me of "parroting" when you're the only who can only spout stereotype and hate.

Comment: Re:Oh BS (Score 2) 461

by MickyTheIdiot (#48531433) Attached to: Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

This stinks of another all-or-nothing argument. I would guess that EVERY house will still use mains power. If you can make your own electricity at a decent enough cost it's a net gain, even if you are still connected to the grid. It doesn't solve ALL power problems, but no single system solves all problems.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai