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Comment: Re:Well done FCC (Score 3, Insightful) 233

by bjwest (#49157277) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

If we can get the content providers and ISPs separated, like it should be, maybe we'll see competition like we had in the days of dial-in. Oh to have the option to choose my ISP based on MY needs and desires, rather than either DSL or Cable, or only one of them and no other choice.

That should be our next goal. Split the content providers and ISPs into two separate entities.

Comment: Re: Note that this is a little different from sof (Score 2) 207

by bjwest (#49102045) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers

Mickey Mouse is 85 and that little shit is still under copyright. Most likely will be for the rest of time, too.

I do get the point though. I see nothing wrong with making a copy of a physical object and selling it, if he value of the object is it's originality. Making copies of physical consumer items and selling them is, and should remain, illegal.

Comment: Re:While the idea it good. Impractical (Score 1) 38

by bjwest (#49060185) Attached to: Li-Fi-like System Pushes 100Gbps Within a Small Room

I'm positive about it. I had to cut into a wall to reroute my toilet fill line (old one filled from the top of the reservoir, new ones fill from the bottom). Definitely drywall and tongue and groove boards. There's still tatters of the original fabric wall coverings nailed to the boards.

Butifull wood, too. Very tight growth rings and zero knots in the couple of square foot section I opened up.

Comment: Re:While the idea it good. Impractical (Score 1) 38

by bjwest (#49057957) Attached to: Li-Fi-like System Pushes 100Gbps Within a Small Room

...Tell that to anyone with a house that is more than 400 sqft.... Wifi has a range of about 100 ft indoors

Which means the range covers over 30,000 sqft. Now of course your house is not perfectly round, and your access point won't be in the exact center. But there's still plenty of margin to cover a decent-sized house.

Yeah, right. My house was build in the 1940's. My router is about 40 feet straight line to my bedroom. We're talking three walls between it and me, and I get piss-poor wifi in the bedroom.

Now granted those three walls do have quite a bit of lumber in them, being 1/2" tongue and grove boards covered in drywall. I'd be willing to bet you could get close to completing two of todays "normal sized" 2400 sq. ft. homes with what's in my 1800 sq. ft. home.

Comment: EMI and computers.... (Score 1) 192

by bjwest (#49022931) Attached to: Xenon Flashes Can Make New Raspberry Pi 2 Freeze and Reboot
Maybe this will bring some sanity back into the computer world and put an end to all these windowed cases and caseless computers spewing radiation all over the place. People really have no idea that radiation is detectable and can be deciphered.

Wondering how your neighbor got your banking info? Well, you transmitted it to him...

Comment: Re:They do it for us! (Score 2) 484

by bjwest (#48816333) Attached to: IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

US Jobs Policy:

Step 1: Export tech jobs overseas to increase corporate profit
Step 2: Throw all low-skill immigrants back across the border
Step 3: Now US tech workers can get jobs doing lawn work, picking crops, and nannying.

Step 2 needs to happen so we can put our own uneducated unemployed to work. And before you start saying the current illegal immigrants in the country pay taxes I'll counter that with the fact that the current uneducated unemployed will not only pay those same taxes, but will also not be sending money to family out of country. This will both lessen their burden on the system (more/some income means less/no government aid) and increase the tax revenues for state, federal and sales.

Comment: Re:No thru traffic (Score 1) 611

by bjwest (#48604593) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents
In that case, there should no objections to prohibiting through traffic, however not by increasing the local police presence. Their salary does not come from property taxes.

One thing to keep in mind here though, is that by limiting usage they may be making things harder on themselves. Having to drive around through another's neighborhood would be doing the same to another they are trying to prevent in their own. Making one ways and dead ends where they weren't planed for from the beginning can cause more trouble.

Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 1) 469

by bjwest (#47961927) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Current uptime on my desktop: 23 days 4 minutes and 42 seconds

I do not understand - that wouldn't even be a boast on Windows95 let alone something designed for stability.

If I were boasting I would've fudged the uptime. I don't like lugging my UPS around, so it also gets powered down for relocation, the occasional hardware upgrade/replacement, and every now and then for a thorough clean out.

Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 2) 469

by bjwest (#47961883) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Hit the button, grab coffee, work.

More like hit the button, go to get coffee and get new mail notification before I get two steps away. My system gets put to sleep, not powered down at night, and it's up and ready for me within five seconds. The only time I reboot is for a kernel update.

Current uptime on my desktop: 23 days 4 minutes and 42 seconds.

Comment: Disney doesn't own the airspace. (Score 1) 138

by bjwest (#47956525) Attached to: Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

Sorry Disney, you don't own the airspace. If you want to be outdoors in private, you build a fence. If there's a building or hill with a view of your property, oh well. Someone wants to fly over the property? Oh well. If you want privacy of that nature, film indoors or use a tarp of some kind. You have no right to stop people from exercising their rights, and you have no right to privacy if you can be seen from a public location.

This is one of the main reasons for the push to limit drone operation in the U.S. It has nothing to do with public safety, it has everything to do with corporate secrecy.

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