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Comment: Yeah (Score 2) 37

by alzoron (#47235903) Attached to: FCC Looking Into Paid Peering Deals

They keep saying that additional regulation will degrade service, raise prices and reduce healthy competition, yet the United States has some of the worst prices, service and competition with the little regulation that already exists. I don't see how adding additional regulation at this point is going to make things any worse unless modems and routers will start spontaneously catching on fire or service technicians are going to start shooting people's dogs.

Comment: Used as a Crutch (Score 1, Insightful) 310

Computers aren't the problem. The problem is buying a bunch of computers and thinking your job is done. Before computers we didn't just throw a bunch of kids in a room with text books and lab equipment and expect them to emerge 6 months later with a deep understanding of Biology. Why do we essentially do that with computers and expect any meaningful result?

Comment: Re:scientists? (Score 4, Insightful) 94

Every time you see a headline in the form of "Scientists discover new foo" you can pretty much stop reading right there. The author is most likely the sort of person that confuses science with wizardry and isn't very likely to produce an article of any real substance. You could actually just replace every instance of scientist with wizard and impart the same level of information.

Comment: Re:Stop infecting me.. (Score 4, Insightful) 731

by alzoron (#45992645) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

This is my biggest my biggest issue with most of the ads on the internet. When it comes to sites that are proactive and actually have an approval process for ads and wrap them up in their own delivery system to avoid spreading malware to their customers, I let the ads through. Sites that take a reactive stance towards possible malware (or no action at all) and basically just spew whatever crap the third party advertiser gave them unfiltered get blocked.

The way I see it is if you don't care whether or not you're spreading malware you don't deserve ad revenue. Hell, you don't deserve any business from me at all.

Comment: Riding the bus is cognitively passive? (Score 1) 97

by alzoron (#45625461) Attached to: Need Directions? Might Not Want To Ask a Transit Rider

Shit, they make it sound like you just walk out your front door and after a short nap the driver wakes you up directly at your destination. I must be doing something wrong when I have to transfer to 3 different buses so I can pick up dinner on my way home. I may not be in the norm but after extensive travel on the bus system here over the years I've found that I have a better idea of where things than people that just drive straight to work/school and the grocery store day after day.

Comment: Re:Such vitriol for M:TG in these early comments (Score 2) 135

by alzoron (#41308533) Attached to: Magic: the Gathering Is Turing Complete

The last two years have actually seen a resurgence of poison counters. Starting with the 2010 Fall Block of Scars of Mirrodin and the follow up expansion New Phyrexia in 2011 they combined the Poison and Wither mechanics together to create the Infect mechanic. Anyone that was discouraged by poison before would probably not be to happy with it more recently.

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