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Comment: Re:"They" is us (Score 1) 161

by argStyopa (#48913177) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

His point is that the widespread class warfare against "the rich" is a useful tool for the left to generate rage (because who doesn't envy at least a little the people that are wealthier, and despise the grossly wealthy who flaunt their wealth through ostentatious consumption), but in fact the "rich" that are the target of POLICY - ie the top 10% or top 25% - reaches well down into what most of us would colloquially call the middle class.

Comment: Re:Cable company still doesn't get it (Score 1) 40

by Jhon (#48905103) Attached to: For New Yorkers, Cablevision Introduces a Wi-Fi-Centric VoiP Network

Freedompop also offers free service. 200 mins/mo, 500 text and 500mb of data. Free. As in zero ($) dollars.

I picked up a cheap iphone 4s (sprint), activated it on FP and it is decent. It doesn't do great on the move (driving), but stationary, the voice quality isn't bad. Data speeds are around 1mbps +/- 500mbps.

Their app also offers a similar free service via an app (wifi only) sans data (for obvious reasons).

Comment: huh? (Score 2, Insightful) 368

by argStyopa (#48889613) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

A 32 year old woman took a year to recognize that the harassment "started day one", and when she was "pushed" by her PHYSICS professor to participate in online sexual roleplay and send naked pictures (which she did?) she didn't comprehend that his interest in her might be more than academic?

At what age is someone expected to be able to deploy the word "no" on their own behalf?

Comment: Re:Just Require an IQ Test (Score 1) 653

by TheSync (#48886609) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Considering recent studies show that cancer is more likely to be caused by genetics than smoking

Can you link to these "recent studies"?

And if so, why did lung cancer rates fall by 12% in the last 30 years in the US, does that mean we are evolving immunity?

Or perhaps it lines up with reflect changes in the nation's smoking habits - smoking less, especially by men.

Comment: Re:thatsracist.gif (Score 1) 799

by cayenne8 (#48885655) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Also, I think you're a racist old fuck. How is "rap shit" music at 1200dB any worse than your 455 also blaring at 1200dB?

Where at all in my post, did I mention the race of anyone listening to rap shit?

I think you're the racist if you start playing the race card based on a statement about loud obnoxious music being blared by someone whose race was never mentioned.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 799

by cayenne8 (#48882021) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Your the exact kind of asshat the proves why new laws should be implemented to reduce the sounds vehicles make at their exhaust.

Where did you get the impression that I'd be doing what I said with my car that would be outside the bounds of current laws and noise issues?

I'm talking about restoring a car that was and would be perfectly legal, it also just happens to sound really good. It isn't like I'd be running straight pipes like one would at a race track...geez, lighten up Francis.

What I'm talking about driving is certainly less loud and obnoxious that those that drive around in cars with sound systems at full blast, constructed by those that I guess have no concept of midrange and highs, only bass..pumping out rap shit music at 1200dB and rattling peoples homes for a 4x block radius.

Lemme guess, you hate legally constructed and outfitted motorcycles too, right?

Comment: Re:I want silent vehicles (Score 1) 799

by cayenne8 (#48879895) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
I'm the opposite, I LOVE the sound or a nicely tuned powerful engine. Revving it is fun, hitting the gas and laying some rubber from time to time is fun.

I guess you like some others consider a car as *nothing* more than transportation to get from A to B. I think that's sad. I've never owned anything but 2x seat sports cars with the exception of a great 1986 911 Turbo which "technically" had 4 seats but the rear ones wouldn't even hold groceries, so doesn't really count.

The cars I buy and drive, are basically a fun adventure to me every time I sit in it and turn the key on. Right now, I'm trying to get a good, rebuilt mid 70's or so big block engine...something hopefully before catalytic converters and mostly just mechanical and non-computerized. Something with brute force and power.

Now THAT is fun....and hell, I can afford the gas.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 799

by cayenne8 (#48879841) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

In either case there is no need for them to be annoying to the driver, which engine noise is to many people.

I'm guessing you don't like the sound of a nicely tuned motorcycle engine too, right?

I'm not talking over the top obnoxious, but one that you can hear readily within the block.

I mean, a silent electric motorcycle would be no fun whatsoever with no sound.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 799

by cayenne8 (#48879825) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
Either way, I"m looking to soon buy and modify a '75-'75 Trans Am 455- 4-speed.

That engine, sounds GOOD. And with a little new exhaust magic, and cutting through the shaker hood so that it become functional again, it will sound AND have close to 500HP.

Sure it gets 10gal to the mile, but its fun,and I have a job where I can afford it. I miss cars with tons of torque and that sound. I don't want a silent car, what fun is that?

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