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Comment: Re:And yet here I am (Score 1) 98

by coinreturn (#47646461) Attached to: For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

Here I am, in downtown Richmond... ...3Mbps DSL.

You do know that they are talking about the average speed for the state..?

The way it breaks down in Virginia is:

You (and everybody else) = 3 Mbps The CIA in Langley = 2000 Tbps

State average = 13.7 Mbps

Though your post was likely meant to be humorous, there is some truth to it. The infrastructure here in NoVa is definitely influenced by the heavy presence of intelligence work.

Comment: Re:Translated into English (Score 1) 306

I am left wondering how it could be $35K / cottage in Florida. Maybe it's to go off-grid altogether, thus requiring storage?

I'm not sure what a "cottage" is in Florida, but if I look at local prices (Central Europe), I see offers for off-grid PV installations (with storage) for cottages starting around $7k.

Florida likely needs a lot more A/C than Central Europe.

Comment: Re:Translated into English (Score 1) 306

Heat, humidity, bugs, snakes, rabies. Also invasive species; the Nile Monitor Lizard looks like a real sweetie.

There's lots more (potential for) mosquito-borne disease -- yellow fever epidemics in the past, dengue showing up in Key West lately, and encephalitis is more common there than elsewhere. Termites are much more destructive down there, too. Sinkholes are common enough that you see billboard advertisements for lawyers to help sue for damage to your home.

Plus you're not the only person who had the bright idea of retiring there.

You forgot - Rick Scott, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio,

Comment: Re:not really that hard, theoretically (Score -1, Offtopic) 177

by coinreturn (#47621599) Attached to: Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

Of course, I believe phrases like "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" are indisputably clear, and I'm astonished that people can find convoluted ways to try to tear it apart syntactically.and semantically.

I agree - as long as the bears don't mind you taking their arms.

Repel them. Repel them. Induce them to relinquish the spheroid. - Indiana University fans' chant for their perennially bad football team