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Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 130

by gfxguy (#48387437) Attached to: Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue
That may be, but I agree with the GP... what you've described is already a problem, where you need to competing services to get all of the content, despite the fact that 90% of it overlaps. Now imagine Sony content (including TV shows and several motion picture companies they own as well as libraries of content from studios like MGM, which they acquired a while back) only being available from Sony.

Comment: Re:Why are Asians always ignored in this discussio (Score 1) 459

by gfxguy (#48361149) Attached to: Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

Are they not also a significant minority in the US? And yet somehow, they managed to vastly over-represent themselves in STEM fields. Maybe, and this may be just a wild ass guess, but maybe it's because they spent their time focusing on their homework rather than whining about diversity?

And you never stop hearing the white people whining about it! Right? Right!?!? It never stops!

Comment: Re:I judge people by their merit (Score 2, Interesting) 459

by gfxguy (#48361121) Attached to: Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech
I had this argument before w.r.t. affirmative action. I asked if they didn't want to be judged on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, and was told - seriously - that quote is from Martin Luther King Jr., and he's "theirs," so I'm not allowed to use his quote in an argument. No,.. really.

Comment: Re:It must be that time of the month again... (Score 1) 459

by gfxguy (#48361085) Attached to: Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

Yet another dumbshit article about (the lack of) diversity in the workplace brought to you by your local bleeding hearts liberals. If it's not racial, it's gender. If it's not gender, they'll cry about ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, or something else.

Why aren't more women working in IT? Why aren't more men working as registered nurses?

Why aren't more homosexuals working in IT? Why aren't more heterosexuals working in interior design?

Why aren't more people of diverse racial backgrounds working in IT? Why aren't more people of caucasian background working in fast food?

Why do ducks quack? Because they look like a duck, and sound like a duck.

Quacking liberals.

And because some idiot seems likely to come along with some crap like "so says the ac," I'll echo this using my account.

For the last time - equal opportunity does NOT mean equal outcomes. Correlation is not causation - if you can actually prove the system is biased against minorities/women/any other special interest, then do it instead of complaining the outcomes aren't what you want. If you want to prove someone isn't being paid fairly, the ONLY way to do it is show that people with equal educations, equal experience, and equal OUTPUT are not being paid equally.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 5, Interesting) 706

by gfxguy (#48351091) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
Because the content providers are not the ones using the bandwidth, it's the ISPs own customers that are using the bandwidth they paid for. Netflix doesn't push it's contents onto an ISPs network - the ISPs customer pulls it, using the bandwidth they've already paid for. If the ISP wants to charge more, or renegotiate terms with all those customers they promised "unlimited high speed" bandwidth to, that's a different story. Punishing the content providers is absurd. If you could punish the spam pushers, that'd be a different story, but companies like CNN, Yahoo, Netflix, Amazon... they don't force their content onto anyone's networks.

Comment: Re: "caused by Ocean" (Score 3, Insightful) 185

by gfxguy (#48237805) Attached to: Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere
I call myself a classic liberal... it actually has meaning compared to the common nomenclature used in modern politics... neither of the two major parties has a lock on conservative or liberal thinking. In fact, they both would restrict your personal rights and freedoms, just different ones... neither party is particularly liberal, except with other people's money.

Comment: Re:'Bout time (Score 1) 175

by gfxguy (#48195835) Attached to: 32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Well... while I'm not one for hate and vitriol like most of the politically oriented people out there (it seems), I sit back and watch and: 1) I agree with the other response that neither of the two major parties actually represent a majority of anybody but politicians and businesses, and 2) I thought the tea party was an interesting idea until they became right wing on steroids. I thought they were interesting until they started campaigning against abortion, and inviting people like Sarah Pailin to speak at events. Again... I don't run out and start hating on either abortion or anti-abortion activists, I know they both have their opinions and beliefs, but I think it should largely stay out of politics at this point, and it's not going to change any time soon - both parties use it to rile up their bases, though.

So no hate against the Tea Party, but they are hardly a big difference between them and republicans - more like republicans demanding what the party SAYS they represent as opposed to how republican candidates actually act when they get into office. The GOP just needs some house cleaning, IMO.

People SAY they want freedom and liberty, but neither major party offers it. There's really only one out there that does (besides complete anarchists), and everybody thinks they're "crazy" because they want freedom and liberty, which, OMG, requires people to take back some responsibility for themselves.

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