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Comment Re:Fusion energy is impractical (Score 1) 98

You can't control where the neutrons go since they aren't contained by the magnetic fields the way the plasma is. Some of the neutrons will stay within the reactor and propagate the reaction and others will exit the containment vessel. And my understanding is that the neutrons leaving containment are necessary too, since they contain energy which can be collected and turned into electricity.

Comment Re:Lightning Strikes Twice with Entitled Customer (Score 4, Insightful) 338

You've probably seen signs in stores that say "We reserve the right to refuse service to any one". Guys like Alsop are why those signs exist. Companies can choose not to do business with you every bit as much as you can choose not to do business with them.

Comment Re:That is still stupid (Score 1) 217

The reality is that video data is not the same as other data. Throttling all data increases load times for web pages and slows down apps and downloads. Throttling video streams reduces the bitrate of the stream that is sent (assuming a typical modern streaming service) so that I get a lower resolution video but probably doesn't result in any noticeable change to the user who is watching on a 5" screen. So it's perfectly reasonable for a user to wish to have only their video data throttled.

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