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Comment: History repeats itself (Score 2) 287

by ThatsNotPudding (#49563065) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles
Just like Google after them, ESPN was once the plucky, decent, little engine that could. But once the money started rolling in, they both turned into rapacious, black-hearted juggernauts with out-sized influence at every level including regulatory capture.

A pox on both their mansions.

Comment: Seeds of the Revolution (Score 1) 256

When even the menial, back-breaking labor jobs disappear, what are the masses of humanity (on both sides of every border) supposed to do? If the One-Percenters don't change soon, they won't be able to find high enough gates for their communities nor enough mercenaries to keep them alive against the human tidal wave of the underclass shouting "I'm hungry NOW!!".

Comment: Re:Write your Congresscritters (Score 1) 202

by ThatsNotPudding (#49530407) Attached to: McConnell Introduces Bill To Extend NSA Surveillance

Time to write your representatives and tell them you oppose this bill. Seriously. Go to their web sites and write them. The only way you can attempt to derail this thing is to be proactive and tell the people elected to represent your interests what your interests ARE.

You've leapt to the conclusion my 'representatives' are not miserable, lizard-brained fascists, endlessly voted for by the staggeringly stupid mouth breathers in this intellectually-forsaken blood-red rectangle of a state.

Comment: Rural perspective (Score 1) 350

From personal experience in a rural setting, where the FM transmitters were tens of miles (or more) away, there was virtually no FM reception on my Moto G unless I had my earphones plugged in to act as an external antenna. So I guess add in a set of earphones to your Go bags.

Comment: Norway (Score 2) 105

by ThatsNotPudding (#49487067) Attached to: The Voting Machine Anyone Can Hack
I once asked a man visiting us at work from Norway what voting system they used. "Paper and pen and then we count them.", he said with a facial expression as if I'd asked him how he normally cooked his offspring for consumption.

You only need voting machines for one thing: FRAUD. Fuck the corporate-owned networks wanting a winner two minutes after the polls close; if it takes a few days to count manually marked paper ballots openly, fully, and properly, SO BE IT.

Comment: Insurance Companies (Score 1) 192

by ThatsNotPudding (#49484293) Attached to: The Car That Knows When You'll Get In an Accident Before You Do
No doubt research like this is being underwritten by insurance companies, whose lobbying arm will buy the politicians necessary to make this a legal requirement, along with some astroturfing sheeple moms: "Driving a car is a privilege, not a right! Won't someone think of the children!"

One more of our independencies snuffed out by the tech we thought would free us.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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