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Comment: Re:Just buy a CRT (Score 2) 88

Seriously, just buy a good CRT. Stop fooling around with all this line doubler crap

I still have 3 Commodore era monitors I use for my older console gaming. In fact, I like to have my wii hooked up to it because I get the best looking emulators running that way. (going to point out while I have some consoles, I don't have them all, so emulate I must)

On top of this, at least in my city, you can get a big ass free CRT TV for free, all you have to do is pick it up. Check Craigslist free section.

Trying to use old consoles on modern TV's is silly, as they don't scale well at all. Even the Wii, which does 640x480p looks crappy on a 1080p TV.

Comment: Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (Score 1) 79

Yeah right, brown dwarfs spontaneously arranging themselves so we can conveniently see past them from earth is a very likely scenario. The paradox that you are relying on is that an infinite number of one dimensional points on a number line cannot get you from point A to point B. Stars are not one dimensional points but yes I quite likely exaggerated when I said only the moon and sun would be visible.

Now dont discuss this subject any more unless you learn at least a few basic things.

Your post was interesting and informative but my reaction to this parting shot is - go fuck yourself you arrogant son of a bitch.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 1) 84

by Nyder (#47770763) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, me again. I actually decided to do a search and this is what I came up with.

I live on the edge of Downtown Seattle and Capital Hill. Not even a mile from the heart of downtown Seattle.

I have the internet choices of:

Cable: Comcast
Satelite: HughesNet
DSL: Centurylink

So my middle post doesn't matter. I don't have a choice of providers, I just have a choice of how I get the internet. Sat, DSL or Cable.

So sure, we might have other DSL providers in Seattle, but they can't overlap with any other providers. Total bullshit system. Time to open it up.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 3, Informative) 84

by Nyder (#47770735) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, after I did this post, I did some research and we apparently have other DSL providers. It's possible that you can get them in the same area's as Centurylink, i'm not going to bother to ask them If i can get there service.

So maybe my post is wrong. Sorry.

Comment: Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (Score 4, Informative) 232

by TapeCutter (#47770635) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

My 2x4 lumber is actually 3.5" wide.

Only if it has already been dried and dressed, it comes off the greenchain at the sawmill as 2X4 (to within 1/16th of an inch), as it dries the dimensions change, dressing the timber takes an 1/8th of an inch off each side. If a lumber yard attempted to sell you undressed timber as 2X4 that was actually 3.75 X 1.75 then the weights and measures people would definitely be interested. Here in Oz dressed timber is now advertised with real dimensions not it's undressed dimensions The practice goes way back to the days when most buildings used undressed timber for structural purposes. These days carpenters don't normally build frames on site, it's all prefab frames and roofs that just bolt together, for that technique to work it needs the more consistent dimensions of dressed timber.

Nobody is scamming you out of useful timber, the industry terminology is well defined and is not hidden from the customer. The point of TFA is that comcast's network metering methods are hidden from customer scrutiny and nobody at weights and measures seems to give a damn.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 0, Flamebait) 84

by Nyder (#47770537) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

If there is research to do regarding what service to choose, how does comcast have a monopoly?

I'm not sure what they were saying, I live in Seattle and the areas that aren't covered by Comcast are covered by other cable companies. And as far as I know, Centurylink can access all those various areas because as for DSL centuraylink doesn't have any competition. Yep, while Centurylink is bitching about comcast monopoly, they, at least here in Seattle, is the only DSL provider. Of course, they say they don't offer internet, they just rent the connect to you and MS is the one giving you internet.

Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 1) 232

by TapeCutter (#47770417) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?
Mine is a single person (Aussie) household with a 200GB/mo cap. I have a RDC open 8hrs a day to work during weekdays, I watch more YT than I do TV and regularly play WoT in the evenings, often with a friend playing on my second PC. My account rarely exceeds 30GB/mo. 350GB/mo would indicate to me that either someone in your household is downloading a shitload of torrented movies (too many to possibly watch in a month), or more likely you have a malware problem.

Comment: Re:I like... (Score 2) 515

by Samantha Wright (#47767495) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
Everyone likes accountability when they have control over it. The cops would have control over the tapes, right? So they get to choose which parts to show and which parts to "inconveniently lose." Every other time this topic has come up on Slashdot, there's been quite a cynical kerfuffle about precisely this.

Comment: Re:Occam's razor. (Score 2) 79

How was my reply "uncivil"? Blunt with just a hint of sarcasm certainly, but there's nothing in there that should offend someone who is genuinely interested in an answer. In fact I deliberately used the word "unaware" because "ignorant" is normally viewed as derogatory (even though it actually isn't).

If you feel a gentler more informative answer can be provided then why not provide it? I'm sure the OP is quite capable of defending himself against my prose if it has unintentionally offended him in some way that I'm unaware of. What I'm not so sure of is why do you feel the need to be offended on his behalf?

Comment: Re:Occam's razor. (Score 2) 79

Very interesting but kind of irrelevant since the question I was addressing asked if brown dwarf could be the famous "missing matter". What we have actually observed is the effects of a gravitational field, precisely what is causing that field to manifest itself we don't know, but we have known for a long time it's not an overabundance of brown dwarfs.

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