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Comment Here's the deal (Score 1) 193 193

If you keep making Chicken Little the sky is falling predictions with computer models as your proof to bring about some desired political change. Then eventually you will lose all credibility and no one will listen to you anymore. You damage the reputation of the sciences and certainly of computer models when you do this. Knock it off.

Comment Don't get too excited (Score 5, Insightful) 379 379

No last mile unbundling! That's the core issue. That's what causes this nonsense is no real competition in the marketplace! This means you still have to deal with shitty companies like Comcast and Verizon because in many cases you have no other choice. It's a broken market. They should have forced last mile competition that would not only solve the net neutrality issue it would have lowered cost and increased speed and access.

I feel like he's really saying well look ISPs looks like our swindle is not going to fly with the icky proles but at least I will protect your duopolies so be thankful for that.

Comment This is good (Score 1) 703 703

It's about time, other civilized countries such as Germany offer free college education. Our economy is much bigger than Germany but we prefer to spend all our money on make work projects in the military industrial complex. Less B2 bombers and more education to actually help people get ahead and eventually pay it back in the form of taxes they pay from having a decent job. Let's make it happen.

Comment Re:Let's ban all guns! (Score 1) 1350 1350

How bout those IRA pipe bombs those are way better right? You don't need guns to cause mayhem just intent. Pipe bombs, LP Gas Bombs, pressure cooker bombs IEDs etc.... Infringing on peaceful law abiding citizens constitutional rights only screws them and for what purpose? Those that have the intent will still kill. Only now the citizens are unarmed and even less able to protect themselves and have less rights than what they started with. Super great plan. looks like you have it all figured out.

Comment Grandstanding (Score 2) 81 81

The problem is "security researchers" want to gain notoriety so they can make more money as consultants and doing paid appearances. The way you do that is irresponsible disclosure that causes a big stir. If you tell someone I discovered heartbleed they have heard of that and will take it as a credibility indicator. If you tell them I discovered XSA-128 everyone says never heard of it. It's all about marketing and PR and making bucks. That's how these things end up with catchy names. The people doing this are acting rationally but with questionable motives and their dedication to actual security should be under great scrutiny.

Comment Re:Because they compete (Score 2) 238 238

You got the numbers wrong they make 97% profit on an Internet connection. People keep missing that point. Verizon/Comcast are already making money hand over fist with profit margins that would make most CEOs high five their finance guy. That means if you are paying $60.00 month their fixed cost for providing your connection is like $2.00 a month. That's just not enough for the greedy robber barons. Mind you while providing customer satisfaction that by all counts is below average. AND the best part is taking huge tax incentives in the 90s to build out the information super highway only to renege when it came time to do the work saying they could not do it because of the tech bubble pop of 1999.

Also they claim title 2 common carrier status when it is to their benefit to get right of ways and claim information service when they want to block any competition. It's far far far worse than anyone really sells it. Links in case you don't believe it.

Comment Re:Electric. (Score 1) 659 659

Insightful? Really? You do realize that Hydrogen Fuel Cells use your vaunted electricity right? They just don't use batteries they use hydrogen converted to electricity by a fuel cell. The level of ignorance here for your post to get to +5 insightful is sort of astounding.

Comment Re:Yeah? (Score 2) 360 360

Have you been in a Tesla Model S. Because I have been driven around in one and I have been in a Mercedes S Class and the one thing that struck me about the Tesla was oh my this is like an S Class maybe even nicer. I have never been in a nicer American built car. All the sudden the price made more sense to me. It's in BMW 7 series S class territory for sure.

I am not an eco guy by any stretch more of a car guy actually but that seems to me to be the best built American car you can buy. I think Tesla has a lot to be proud of with that car and not just because it's electric.

Comment Re:Why bother? (Score 2) 182 182

So this!

IBM Is a terrible company and a completely poisoned culture. You would have to be a masochist with low self esteem to agree to work for them. If you work there and aren't looking for a job you might be the last chump holding the bag.

I know tons of people that left IBM here in Colorado and the ones still working there, the really hardcore types that bleed blue, even they are completely broken and miserable and ready to move on. Some after 20+ years. I would not agree to work for them under any circumstance.

Comment Hey Comcast Eat a Dick (Score 1) 361 361

Netflix should ask them for money for their content like all the networks do on cable TV. Careful what you wish for douche bags. You already make like 96% profit on the lethargic connections you sell at a premium. While taking billions in tax subsidies and not providing the promised improvements for which those subsidies where given. In short you are some of the worst scum known to the American consumer.

The only potential savior is perhaps Google fiber., As our government is pretty much entirely compromised by industry lobbyists at this point.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein