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Comment: Re:Transparent? (Score 1) 147

Reality proves my assertion.

You need to be more specific. Narrow your description of your proof down from "something, somewhere" proves your assertion, to an actual, verifiable and believable reason. Otherwise, your proof has all the credibility of a guy screaming "A Wizard did it!"

Comment: Re:Did I miss the breakthrough? (Score 1) 175

by jo_ham (#47709235) Attached to: If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

They never ran JET above Q = 1.0 because they were doing other experiments with it (mainly relating to material research on what to make the walls out of that don't become brittle due to neutron flux over time) but the data that was collected was conclusive enough that they felt confident that they could if they wanted to.

As it stands, they reached the point where the time and energy is better spent on the ITER experiment as the next stage of the research.

Of course, the funding is still tiny trickle compared to what it really ought to be, but such as it is.

Comment: Anecdote (Score 1) 132

by tepples (#47709041) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked
I recently had to get my cable TV fixed, as the cable box wasn't syncing for more than a minute after being plugged in. After about six calls the "customer account executive" finally determined that I should bring the box in and swap it. During the last of these six calls, the rep asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 105 Mbps Internet. I told him my computers are too low-end to make good use of that, and when I see speed problems, it's usually on the other side. I forget what else I had to embellish my "no thanks" with to get him to back off.

Comment: Vote with your feet, literally (Score 1) 111

by tepples (#47708879) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

Sure, I'd be pissed if [TWC or Verizon DSL] or both were dropped by Netflix, but I can't switch to anyone else.

If the Internet connection where you live has become unusable, you could always switch to somewhere else. Compare this: I imagine a lot of people would like to move to a rural area, but they like the Internet more than they like the country.

Comment: Opposition to a penny more per year (Score 1) 111

by tepples (#47708843) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

most netflix customers use it as a secondary service. it's the tiny percentage of cord cutters

Among some members of my family, I've detected a Grover Norquist mentality against any increase in entertainment spending. To afford another $120 per year recurring fee, they'd have to cut out something else. Cord cutters in countries where over-the-top video on demand (OTT VOD) services such as Hulu and Netflix are available recognize that everything but the "festering pile of social ills" that is televised sports is available on OTT VOD.

Comment: Conduit lease (Score 2) 111

by tepples (#47708763) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem
One problem leading to broadband monopoly is city ownership of city roads. What alternative would you recommend? The only one I can think of is burying a few conduits in advance when performing other utility maintenance, and then leasing each individual conduit to an ISP to blow its own fiber or copper.

Comment: Re:Non-monetized platforms (Score 1) 61

by tepples (#47708587) Attached to: YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

Yes, the Wii U has an ARM processor used as an I/O processor, but games actually run on a separate multi-core application processor derived from a PowerPC G3. Conceptually it resembles the ARM9/ARM7 setup of the DS, PowerPC/ARM setup of the original Wii, or the big.LITTLE setup that ARM is trying to push in mobile.

But I was referring only to YouTube policy. Thanks for testing the video.

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