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Comment: Re:Smart guns... (Score 1) 814

by Rhonwyn (#44300315) Attached to: Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

Actually, according to the FBI site, the vast majority of homicides ARE with firearms.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8

So I'm not sure what your comment was referring to.

The FBI also has statistics saying that 3X as many people kill themselves with a gun than kill someone else. There are also significantly more deaths via vehicle than firearms, but your point was homicides and that is mostly (68%) firearms.

Comment: Re:Maybe they could ... (Score 2, Insightful) 545

by Rhonwyn (#29890993) Attached to: Film Studios May Block DVD Rentals For One Month

This would only be plausable if they charged less than the cost of the DVD they were showing. Since a movie rental is roughly $5, and for that I get to watch it as much as I want, with as many people as I want, in my own home, a shared viewing of a DVD on a large screen should be $2-3/person. At that rate, they pay for the DVD with 10 people and I save a little money over renting it at the cost of having to deal with other people.

Comment: Re:No such thing as unlimited (Score 1) 479

by Rhonwyn (#27534933) Attached to: Time Warner To Offer Unlimited Bandwidth For $150

Why? Why do they have to cut me off eventually? Throughput (which is what they're talking about here, not bandwidth) is essentially free. It doesn't matter if I download 1 GB, 10GB, or 500GB in a month. It is the bandwidth that costs money.

If I download, constantly, for 28 days, at 512kb/sec, I'll use 1209.6 gigabits of data. That's well over all of their caps, but 512 kbs is a very small amount of bandwidth and a very cheap line.

With their standard cable internet plan, at 6MB/sec, I can download for less than 14 minutes and hit the 5GB cap, 27 minutes for 10 GB, an hour for 20, and 2 hours for 40. That's not including their faster packages.

I am here by the will of the people and I won't leave until I get my raincoat back. - a slogan of the anarchists in Richard Kadrey's "Metrophage"

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