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Comment Re:Terabit ethernet (Score 1) 24

Up to the late 90's @ a regen shelter you needed to WDMdemux-Regen-OPAmp-WDMmux. Late 90's Nortel came out with MOR (Multiple Wavelength Optical Repeater) cards. Which replaced the WDMs and wavelength specific transmit regen cards but still used OPAmps. The OPAmps of the day had a theoretical range of 90 miles (at least Pirelli and Siemens did). Depending on the condition and quality of the OSP fiber you also need DSMs (Dispersion Compensation Modules). Latter Siemens and Ciena systems today do Regen and Amplify all in one. You must regen. Just amplifying degrades the signal too much. You are also referring to subsea cable. Which is a totally different doped glass compared to the stuff used on land.

Comment Re:Emergency Brake? (Score 3, Insightful) 564

Also because standard transmissions unfortunately are going the way of the dodo. The CVs and new 5,6,7 and 8 speed auto transmissions get better MPG than the standards. Wild ass guess that 75% of the drivers in the US cannot drive a standard transmission and never use the emergency brake. And I bet that number is in the 95% range in the SUV owner (Soccer moms) group.

Comment Re:Energy in? (Score 0, Troll) 156

HOW DARE YOU! That is NOT what Global Warming is meant for. It is meant for Progressive Socialist global wealth redistribution and enrichment of the keepers of the religion. Any heretics to the state religion of Global Warming will be rooted out and shamed by the SJW brown shirts and be regulated out of existence. How DARE you question the state religion. The keepers of the religion and their "useful idiots" have declared everything settled. We just need to give billions of dollars to 3rd world war lords to fix the CO2 "problem". Just stop being privileged.

Comment Re:Online lulz (Score 1) 176

Yep 1040EZ is great IF you qualify. You need to make less than $50k. Also have less than $400 in interest income. You can not claim dividends or capital gains or rental income, etc. ALSO if you have Obama Care you will receive a 1095A listing all government monthly subsidies and they count as income. So no EZ for you. Longform 1040 only.

Comment Re:Tax Returns??? (Score 1) 176

Because that is illegal. If you are self employed or own a business you must pay quarterly estimated income tax to the IRS. If you owe too much at the end of the year you will be penalized the next year. 15 years ago I owed $1200 on filing. I got a nasty gram stating if I owed more than $700 the next year I would be fined a certain %.

Comment Re:RF? (Score 1) 935

WRONG. Nice try, though. That's not what it meant. It meant "to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.:", in this case, that standing armies are injurious to freedom. It meant "to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.:" and "to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation:", and "to put in good order", as in, to do the will of the people. It had nothing to do with training. It had to do with the direction in which it was pointed. If you read the writings of the people who wrote and supported the thing, it is clear that this was the purpose, and not for providing for the national defense.

"that standing armies are injurious to freedom". 100% correct. Which is why the MILITIA MUST BE ARMED. Who would make up the army then? Do you know anything about the history of the US? Read about the Civil War. They had actual militia Artillery units with cannons all privately owned. Just like a volunteer fire department today. They drilled every month. No government approval needed. How do you think both sides raised armies? Read up on Teddy Roosevelt and the rough riders. How did the roughriders happen?

Comment Re:RF? (Score 3, Insightful) 935

"Regulated" as in well trained. Not as in governed by laws. A "well trained militia".

The 4th definition of "Regulated".
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

"Militia" = All able bodied males 18 to 45 years of age.

How do you think the Selective Service and Draft are legal? Every male 18 to 45 IS the militia.

SO this is how the law sees it.

"Males aged 18 to 45 well trained in using guns, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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Comment Re:Not a surprise (Score 1) 45

Blizzard is dying. WOW is almost a dead game compared to what it used to be. Starcraft is on life support as an Esport soon to die. HOS (LOL ripoff) is a huge flop compared to LOL. Overwatch (TF2 ripoff) will be a flop as an Esport. Diablo still has a fanbase. Hearthstone is the only healthy and growing game/community/Esport Blizzard has.

Comment Re:Not the best examples (Score 1) 428

"Regulated" as in well trained. Not as in governed by laws. A "well trained militia".

The 4th definition of "Regulated".
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

"Militia" = All able bodied males 18 to 34 years of age. Which is what makes the Selective Service and Draft legal.

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