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Comment: Re:Questionable numbers (Score 1) 219

If by 'years' you mean in the less than two, then I can buy that. If you mean three, then no as was on it then and daytime/eve+torrent = nosedive in all speeds.

Rest still stands though, and as more alternatives show up, people can and are jumping ship (actually got a mail from a new isp in the area the other week: better offer than Bell, but inferior to the ISP jumped to already).

Comment: Re:Questionable numbers (Score 1, Interesting) 219

Bell also has fun throttling of torrents, and pathetic monthly bandwidth caps. Could be that the people who'd pirate have changed to other ISPs, ones that aren't as irksome in their offering.

To use an example: simply by changing from Bell's DSL to another ISP's DSL, I quintupled my overall speed, removed a 50G monthly quota (which was actually paid extra over the original quota), increased reliability, am no longer throttled during peak hours, and pay 15$ a month less.

Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 1) 1097

by aevan (#49610077) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
Which Mary? Because if you mean Mag then yes. If it's just sodomy in general, seen Romans raping him while on the cross. If you meant incest type, no, since honestly can't say before your post I've ever actually looked at this.
If you're wanting to claim though that Christianity's significant figures aren't subject to ridicule and mockery and degradation, well, you're wrong.

Welcome to the internet, Rule 34 is always enforced. Rule 63, optional.

Comment: Re: Prefer support (Score 2) 286

by aevan (#49602297) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope
The logic is that polynesia isn't a monolithic entity, and different groups colonised hawaii; an initial group in around 1800 years ago, another took over a millenia later. Whether this was a cultural influence or an actual invasion is disputed, but the idea is "if we restore Hawaii to the initial people, it'd go to the Marquesas and not the Tahitian polynesians".

Or the midgets . I favour them personally.

Comment: Re:Disturbing. (Score 1) 106

by aevan (#49451957) Attached to: Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Negative Reviews From Google Maps
True, but I wasn't considering US Law.

Note: 230-1 is defamation
Article 230-2(1)When an act prescribed under paragraph (1) of the preceding Article is found to relate to matters of public interest and to have been conducted solely for the benefit of the public, the truth or falsity of the alleged facts shall be examined, and punishment shall not be imposed if they are proven to be true.

Comment: Re:Disturbing. (Score 2) 106

Depends. If it's pursuant to a defamation lawsuit... and slander and libel are things untrue... how is that review of lies helping your personal decision?

Not entirely germane, but were the reviews involved not anonymous I'd be more inclined to side with them: their reputation versus the reputation that feels slandered. By hiding behind anonymity, they aren't really feeling the burden an unsubstantiated declaration should entail.

Comment: Re:I tried this myself (Score 1) 892

I've seen people call in managers are 'big ticket' items and get price cuts that way (things with prices over 1,000) while at WalMart, at Sears, etc. Rather pissed me off to be honest, after having repeatedly told them we cannot negotiate the price, a manager comes in and blames us for being rigid but he will 'help them out'.

Another job in an electrical warehouse, prices were negotiated all the time. Losses were just taken out on clients with less ability or that bought less overall. Remember that smirk on the one guys face as he sold a lamp fixture at triple normal price, all because the old lady took it at face value that was its worth. Eventually that place went under. Good riddance.

Comment: Re:This whole issue needs to be buried (Score 1) 365

Just to throw it out there for you: my retired grandparents did. Just as mine are doing so for my sibling's spawns.

It isn't unusual in some cultures for an extended family to care for children, thus allowing both parents to work.

May or may not result in kids with more emotional ties to the grandparents but, what can you do.

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 1) 326

by aevan (#49349499) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"
You're right. It's sexist. It implies men can only be drawn in by sexual attraction. It implies men cannot be hired at the booths because the jobs are preferentially given to women. It implies women hold a power over men just by existing that reduces men to simmering hormonal idiots that then cannot make a rational decision because their libido trumps their common sense.

Oh wait, you were going for the women being the victim here. My mistake. Misuse of 'literal' should have been the flag.

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