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Comment: Re:pretty much the opposite here (Score 1) 15

by Captain Splendid (#49600433) Attached to: When did Net Neutrality change?
Yeah. BillDog has it right, the libertarians couldn't have given a toss about net neutrality.

All I've ever seen about it is Left-wingers saying we must have it. I've gathered that it's about getting government to interfere with the free market, by telling carriers that they can't charge more for premium levels of service.

Fuck me. It's not like slashdot has decades of articles and comments on this very issue which would help you not sound like such a tool.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 5, Informative) 420

by drerwk (#49596389) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

If I were to peer-review a paper on this, I would insist on a plausible physical explanation for the claimed measurement. The burden of proof is on them: they are making a truly extraordinary claim, one that, if true, would entail revising all of physics from its very foundation.

When somebody sounds like a total fucking crackpot, they almost always are.

You might have missed high temp super conductivity entirely then. The phenomenon was measured and replicated in many labs - but it was at least a few years before any plausible theory came out - and 20 years on we do not have firm agreement on the cause.

Comment: For what an anecdote is worth: Samsung S3 (Score 1) 484

by blind biker (#49554281) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

I've got this Samsung S3 about 2.5 years ago. I did not unlock it, unlike my tablet. I decided to use it as-is. And I have not once had it crash, or lose any of its functions, since. Not one single time. This in spite me being a very intense user of this device, including its excellent GPS sensor.

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Comcast Officially Gives Up On TWC Merger 112

Posted by Soulskill
from the keeping-them-small-enough-to-govern dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Confirming speculation from yesterday, Comcast announced this morning that its attempt to merge with Time Warner Cable has been terminated. The announcement was very brief, but indicated that regulatory pressure was the reason they killed the deal. CEO Brian Roberts said, "Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn't agree, we could walk away." The Washington Post adds, "The move by regulators to throw up roadblocks shows that the government has grown concerned about massive media conglomerates bigfooting rivals that are finding success by streaming content over the Internet, analysts said. And after years of approving a wave of mergers in the industry — including that of Comcast and NBC Universal in 2011 — federal officials are taking a new tone, they said."

Comment: Microsoft still evil (Score 2) 192

by blind biker (#49491175) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

MS is extracting royalties from all the Android phone manufacturers based on bogus patents. They make far more money from that than their own Windows Phone business. MS has also formed the patent troll company Rockstar Consortium, a "patent holding non-practicing entity" also known as patent troll.
And let's not forget that MS is in the process of locking down every new motherboard and laptop so that it can boot only Windows.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 676

by Captain Splendid (#49458845) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
How about all them deleted emails?

Yawn.

Benghazi?

If you can't get the citizenry outraged over the 9/11 fuckup what makes you think they'll even wake up for that nothingburger?

Monica Lewinsky?

Who?

...and this is why she'll be president, because her opponents are brain dead monkeys who can't actually criticize her where's she weak, just come up with useless bumfluff like parent did. Good job conservatives! You suck so hard, you can't even run decent oppo anymore.

Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.

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