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Comment Just a money grab (Score 4, Insightful) 224

The only reason they are making any changes is because the FCC is considering doing something.

As a point for comparison where I live there are two cable providers, Cox and Comcast, covering different parts of the city. Cox has a data cap, but it is 2TB. Also that is a soft cap. If you hit it, nothing happens. They may call and complain at you if you do it too much, but that's all. It is there to try and keep people reasonable, and so they can cut off someone in truly egregious cases (I've never actually heard of anyone getting cut off).

Now somehow both these companies can make money, yet only Comcast charges for overages and yet has much lower caps.

It is just a money grab. While some kind of soft cap or throttling can be needed to make sure people play nice (we can only have Internet fast and cheap if people share, otherwise the backhaul is prohibitively expensive) low hard caps with overage fees are just used to try and make more cash.

Comment Re:Well, that's embarrassing (Score 1) 600

Folks who would hold the shroud to be proof of Christ's resurrection would likely hold to a literal reading of the 10 commandments too, so worshiping the image on the shroud would be inconsistent with their profession.

That makes sense. They'd be betraying their own lies to themselves.

Oh, you want to have a philosophical argument about the existence of God... Sorry, I'm not sure you have even a basic command of the facts given your wording, and there is a saying about "Not casting your pearls before swine" that comes to mind...

You appear to be a bit short on the pearl front. Meanwhile, I guess I'm a cannibal. Gammon is GOOD.

Comment Re:Cue terrorist bombings/shootings (Score 1) 600

I suggest you read something other than propaganda before exposing your own ignorance further.

I don't give a flying fuck whether Jesus existed or not. I just wish people would stop brainwashing small children, making immortal threats and using violence to impose their beliefs on others.

How about that?

Comment Here's a question for you to think about (Score 4, Interesting) 174

Do those same techniques work on frequencies through all different mediums, or do they only work in the air? (this is a rhetorical question by the way).

Whatever you can get in the air, you can get more in a cable or fibre. Sorry, that is just how it is going to be. Find the fastest wireless technology on the market, and then compare it to what you can get over a copper or fibre. Do it at any given point in history, and you see that it is always behind.

There's a reason for that, and I gave the reason.

Comment Guess what? (Score 1) 205

1) A PS3 is not a gaming PC, which is what we are talking about.

2) PCs go in to idle states BY DEFAULT, you have to work to turn them off. My PC, an exceptionally high powered one, idles at about 90 watts. A more normal PC idles at 50 or so. Not turning off, not suspending, not doing anything special. The processors normal C-states and throttling which are enabled by default.

3) You can turn your PC off. I do.

"Is it really you, Fuzz, or is it Memorex, or is it radiation sickness?" -- Sonic Disruptors comics