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Comment Re:Wow, all the animosity towards police (Score 1) 372

No. Because what you are saying isn't true. And even if it was *sort of* true, then every "good" cop that stands behind and protects the "bad" cops makes a lie of them being "good." They are not just everyday people - everyday people do not have guns, a badge and a massive, built-up immunity to using force against other citizens regardless of the reason or the outcome. Seeing it your simplistic and flowery way is pure fantasy.

Comment Re:Too many cops think that a badge (Score 1) 372

This is entirely true. I have had friends and acquaintances that are cops. Not only are they some of the worst offenders, I and other people have found out first-hand why it's not a good idea to befriend a cop. If they decide for some reason that they don't like you (say you start dating their younger sister) or you have a falling-out in general, they can and very well may make your life a living hell. They have all the tools they need to do it, facts be-damned.

The ones that have made society an us-and-them situation isn't society.

Comment Interesting. (Score 4, Interesting) 47

I've wondered several times to myself if this was possible. I figured no, since the torrent clients / seeds participate in an ACK system of sorts (or, so I've reasoned), so the sending clients would not get a return and so wouldn't keep bothering. But then, this *IS* possible to a torrent client which clicks on a carefully formed link and always was. Ever click on a link that has 40,000+ peers and/or seeds on it?

Comment Hate to tell you this... (Score 1) 112

...ISPs do not care about file sharing much. People usually set a reasonable rate and download sporadically and through all times of the day. Most of these people don't want the data NOW RIGHT NOW and they aren't expecting live 4K video with zero stutter. Streaming content is a *BITCH* for ISPs because it's all lumped together at the same time of day - evening entertainment - and the customers want flawless video streaming at full rate in the highest resolutions possible. To multiple devices in the home, at the same time. And they do their best to convince the ISPs that they should support the home network and smart televisions, too (ISPs are having none of it, and for good reason).

They want it unlimited, as well. Free, if they could.

This really is a red herring. Streaming is what makes the Internet creak under the strain. It's essentially the worst possible, most expensive, most prone to issues way to distribute video to a wide market. Satellite broadcast is positively cheap, compared.

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer