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Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 3, Informative) 341

I have never seen a commercial for home internet service that is explicitly unlimited it's usually:

Blazing* Fast** High-Speed*** Internet**** Up to***** 50****** megs******* for only******** $69.99 per month*********

* Our lawyers advise us to tell you that we are not liable any house fires that may or may not be related to your internet equipment.
** When compared to dial up internet from 20 years ago
*** Only available during off-peak hours
**** Until we decide to deny access to websites that don't pay us for the privilege of being carried to our customers
***** But never actually anywhere near....
****** Random number picked out of a hat, you'll never actually get this
******* Bits? Bytes? Who cares! (Personal story: I asked the Comcast salesmen if he meant megabits or megabytes when he said "50 megs" and he had no idea...)
******** Introductory rate for new customers only. We will double the rates in 3 months after joining
********* Plus taxes, fees, extra charges, and tribute payments

Comment: Re:They're not gamers. (Score 4, Insightful) 276

by TheNastyInThePasty (#47741533) Attached to: Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

The way I see it, calling someone who only plays Candy Crush a gamer is like calling someone who only plays Putt Putt a golfer. As for the number of hours and the amount of dedication, they can be indicated with qualifiers like "Occasional", "Casual", or "Hardcore".

Comment: Re:Would YOU be able to sleep in space?? (Score 1) 106

by TheNastyInThePasty (#47634541) Attached to: Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived

I don't think I would be able to. Every moment in space feels like you're on a roller coaster drop. Your stomach constantly feels like it's in your throat. Not even the tightest strap can make your internals feel like you're back on solid ground. It would be amazing to experience space but awful to live there without some kind of artificial gravity.

Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 0) 497

"Non catastrophic AGW" is the answer, "catastrophic AGW" is a different answer. It's not the question. The question is "What is the effect of humans dumping CO2 into the atmosphere?". You don't get to decide whether or not climate change will have an effect on the earth before doing the study. That's not how science works. You get the money to study the effects of climate change and then you find out "Surprise! Dumping a bunch of CO2 into the atmosphere is a problem." And then you publish a bunch of data that led you to that conclusion and other people (97%) agree and we all move on and do something about it.

Comment: Re:The problem with traffic engineers... (Score 1) 579

by TheNastyInThePasty (#47369847) Attached to: Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

The problem is worse around me. The construction companies put up cones and signs along several miles of road while only working on a small portion at a time. To make matters even worse, these construction zones are kept in place for years where weeks or even months go by with minimal or no work being done. So there are signs everywhere but they are irrelevant 90% of the time so no one follows the lowered speed limit.

Comment: Re:Myth: Corp shields you from company failure (Score 2) 1330

Like "Tiffany Blue", UPS has its branding associated with a particular color. There's a difference. People don't prefer colors so people will have an easier time recognizing them. Their favorite color appeals to their subjective tastes. Saying a business has subjective tastes is like saying the number 8 has a crush on 9. You are anthropomorphizing the business despite it being a legal entity and not a person.

Comment: Re:Myth: Corp shields you from company failure (Score 1) 1330

I'm aware of LLC's that can do that so they don't have to pay corporate taxes on the profit and then pay income tax by transferring the money to the owner. However, the benefit of such a company is still that your net income is taxed rather than your gross. Without a corporate status, you would be paying income tax on any and all revenue but with the tax benefits of an LLC, you get to write off your operating expenses and or money routed into business expansion instead of your own pocket.

Comment: Re:Myth: Corp shields you from company failure (Score 2) 1330

Can you spend the company money on whatever you want, like a new house or a boat for yourself? No. That's embezzlement. The money belongs to the company until it is paid out to you. You may be able to make that decision, but the company exists as a separate entity from you for legal and tax purposes. That separate entity doesn't have a religion any more than it has a favorite color. It is not a person.

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