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Comment: Re:I don't know what's scarier about this article (Score 1) 100

by jellomizer (#47785095) Attached to: How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

Being that in most area we have the choice of only one broadband provider. So we are reliant on taking what we can get. If we can have Broadband internet at the Local Town level, vs. State or Federal level. We can have internet and still be close enough to local government to control what goes on.

MaBell on the other hand was just what everyone used in the US. So we had to suck it up and pay for a monopoly.

The thing is with a municipal Internet. the carriers can still dominate the market, as they could the the Towns ISP. It is that they just won't get paid as much as charging everyone $70.00 a month.

Comment: The best games are... (Score 4, Insightful) 371

by jellomizer (#47775959) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

The best games are the ones I have played between the ages of 10-18.
The ones before that are too primitive, the ones after that are just full of eye candy and attempts to just harness a bunch of money.

Oddly enough a lot of my favorite movies and TV shows were during that time too.

I guess things were just better during the time where you didn't have any responsibilities.

Comment: Re:X - 1500 = Y? (Score 1) 125

by jellomizer (#47774833) Attached to: Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

Being that X is low. Is exactly why they should be deleted.
The voting method isn't that good for low values of X. Because there are plenty of gaps that will make even low voted scammer apps get high on placement. If the App store doesn't have Angry Birds a search for it may mean Disgruntled birds will show up.

As stated. Microsoft did try to get developers to change to avoid the confusion, many did, some didn't those who didn't... Why? Probably because you were up to no good with your app already.

Comment: Re:It's supposed to look that way (Score 1) 163

My thoughts exactly.
Back in the day there were a lot of tricks that enhanced the graphics due to the blur.
The IBM CGA Display Used tricks on old monitors to enhance the output The Composite mode which is what standard TV's were like were blurry in high resolution 640x200 but, created color artifacts that could be utilized. The RGB displays were crisper but made all those tricks moot and you ended up with a B&W display.

Nintendo didn't want people to see the pixels they wanted to see the characters. So they did the graphics so the details that they felt was important showed.

Comment: Re:The death of leniency (Score 1) 601

by jellomizer (#47768661) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

There should be particular guide lines for police discretion.
Broken lights, improper passing... Stuff in general where the person isn't really trying to do something criminal.
Besides, do you really expect to increase your staff 100% to watch what everyone else is doing all the time. The recordings should be reserved for legal proceedings, not job evaluations.

Comment: Red Hat distribution. (Score 1) 231

by jellomizer (#47768331) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Red Hat use to have a distribution for everyone. It was one of the most popular Linux distributions. Then it moved to Red Hat Enterprise, and that really caused many of the Linux users to find something else and switch. Fedora is nice and all, but it felt like Red Hat throwing a bone.

Ubuntu came up and took its place as the distribution for everyone. Red Hat got stuck in the stuffy enterprise market.

As most people who know, Enterprise software means over priced software, that barely works, but somehow it makes executives feel good about using it, probably because they need a full IT Staff just to keep it running.

So companies who want to follow the buzzards of agile and nimble, have swapped to non-Red Hat based systems.
Nothing technical, just bad PR from Red Hat, that made them loose their fan base.

Comment: Re:shoot the admins (Score 2) 133

by jellomizer (#47766147) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

While for the standard home user, 4:30-7:30 outage, means you have to forgo your morning entertainment. However there are a lot of small/mid sized businesses dependent on TWC for their operations.

I just wish they would send me an email about the outage so I know not to try to reboot my wireless router then my cable modem. Then plug my PC to the cable modem to see where the connectivity down.

(BTW I was kidding about the email notification)

I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that they might escape the lusts of the flesh. -- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"