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Comment: Re:If you regulate properly, we'll stop our busine (Score 1) 286

by Nov8tr (#47010345) Attached to: Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades
I like your idea a LOT. I agree it is time. They have screwed the public long enough. My friends in other countries call my 24 meg connection "welfare internet" and that I pay 4 times too much for it. As funny as that is, it is also just as true. Now would be a good time to do something. They are FCC is deciding today. I personally have already signed a number of petition to try and save all our asses. I don't know if it will be enough. With everyone's help it might be.

Comment: Re:A bully is a bully is a bully is a bully. (Score 1) 564

by Nov8tr (#46706237) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?
I have to apologize. I was wrong. Upon further investigation into what happened and proof of it. It would appear Mr Eich was in the wrong. While his resignation may or may not be legal or whatever. His attempt to control people's moral/political choices was wrong. I should have looked deeper and normally do. This was my failure to double check the facts. I'm sorry.

Comment: A bully is a bully is a bully is a bully. (Score 1) 564

by Nov8tr (#46677515) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?
OK lets get back to the original question. Do I believe Google bullied Eich into resigning? I think perhaps a better question would be who doesn't? The answer is so obvious they have done everything but put up a neon sign. And since everyone seems so concerned in making the issue about his believe in prop 8, OK. I'll give you MY opinion. EVERYONE deserves the same rights. It is justice for ALL, not except Bob over there. People do not just wake up one day and go "Hey think I'll be gay today!". They are born with that sexual preference. Everyone should be treated fairly and I don't think Mr Eich has been.

Comment: The bottom line (Score 1) 440

by Nov8tr (#46623339) Attached to: Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill
Irregardless of whatever reason is used to not give the peanut butter to poor hungry people is wrong. Yes I realize how bad our "sue everyone" society is. And that is wrong as well. I realize they want to sell, not give food away. I assure you I realize all the reasonable reasons involved. BUT the bottom line is it is always wrong to destroy good food that people who can't afford to buy it, people that are hungry and need it. We have the technology to feed every human on this planet and for companies to still make a profit. Literally. There is no reason for any child to go to bed hungry in any country. Oh wait there is one. Greed.

Comment: Easy (Score 1) 822

by Nov8tr (#46122913) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?
I would normally make a long statement but this truly is easy. Prosecute for what? Exposing criminals? He doesn't need pardoned. HE DID NOTHING WRONG. It is NOT a crime to expose criminals performing criminal acts. In fact it is your duty according to the Constitution of the United States. DO YOUR JOB PEOPLE. Thanks. :)

Comment: Population control? (Score 1) 111

by Nov8tr (#45722631) Attached to: Multidrug Resistance Gene Released By Chinese Wastewater Treatment Plants
No I am not joking. Given China's history are abusing and murdering it's own citizens, this is a likely suspect. If this is true, it is not only insane. it should be criminal. I may be wrong, if so, someone tell me why they would release this in a nations water supply for any other reason. It is sad we say we live in a age of military/social insanity where atrocities are committed against people in the name of whatever is convenient at the time to blame. It is a shame such a small group of people are so capable of harming so many people. But group mentality has always been that way. A few people can terrorize a large crowd. sigh...........

Comment: And time begins again!! (Score 1) 211

by Nov8tr (#45508523) Attached to: Happy 50th Doctor Who
First I think the 50th special was amazing! It was in my favorite episode of all time. They did such a great job of bringing all 3 Doctors together. And John Hurt did a superb job! But then he's always been a top level actor. My favorite Doctor use to be Tom Baker. I loved him. I could not wait for Doctor Who with him to come on every week. But since David and Matt have come onboard, I now have 3 favorites. I find myself unable to choose between the 3. I find them of equal talent, just different. I am very, very excited to see the new Doctor in his first episode. I WANT A TARDIS!!

Comment: Now here is what they need to do (Score 1) 281

by Nov8tr (#45414941) Attached to: Music Industry Issues Take Down Notices to 50 Major Lyrics Sites
OK are these guys insane? Why don't they just have all the musicians arrested so they can't write music that people will download. And how about going to kindergarten and getting all those lawbreaking students humming songs they heard on the radio? Oh oh oh, wait they need to get those radio stations that are playing those songs too. And Walmart, Target, K-Mart, etc need some take down notices for selling that music. I'm sure if they all come together and try really hard they will be able to single handed destroy the music industry for many, many years to come. Hell it could take centuries before anyone would even consider writing a song.

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