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Comment: Re:Usage based billing is efficient (Score 1) 117

by Neil Watson (#38072630) Attached to: Canada CRTC Rules Against Usage Based Billing

I believe that the UBB plan had little or nothing to do with limited bandwidth. Bell and Rogers own TV channels and networks. They own both content and the means to distribute it. Enter new enterprises that offer content over the Internet, Netflix. I believe UBB is really about keeping control of content and eliminating any content competitors.

Comment: Good example of why a Mars base would be useful (Score 1) 204

Observations make it look like there might be some sort of water cycle going on on Mars. Now the question is can existing probes provide further evidence? If not is new probe required? If there was a human presence on Mars they could mount an expedition to investigate.

It's hard to put humans into space but, humans are so much more adaptable to changing mission parameters.

Comment: Re:Don't sign it (Score 1) 355

by Neil Watson (#36693896) Attached to: RIAA Math: Sell 1 Million Albums, Still Owe $500k

You are failing to realize that the ball is in the recording industry's park, and the potential artist has no other real options.

How about get a day job? You make it sound like artists are homeless and destitute. Perhaps they are, as the saying goes, 'starving' but there is always another job out there. It may not be as glamorous as a record deal but there is still a choice to be made.

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