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Comment Re:You don't own the sky (Score 1) 184

" zoom in on your wife sunbathing in the secluded and fenced-off backyard "

Are you familiar with the focal attributes of the cameras included on most quad-copters? Most of them are so wide angled one needs to process the video to rid fish-eye. Additionally, I don't know of any with zoom features.

Comment Not the server (Score 1, Flamebait) 348

that I have a problem with. It's (once again) the ease in which the Clinton's tell bold faced lies (I did not have sexual relations with that woman).

  So this time they find a thread that she's forgot? I call BULLSHIT!

  The whole family is dirty and was the cause of the 2008 failure, what's it going to take to get rid of this bitch?

United Kingdom

UK Govt's Expensive Mobile Coverage Project Builds Just 8 Masts In 4 Years 75

An anonymous reader points out a dismal report at The Register on a project intended by the UK government to connect lots of internet have-nots, but which has so far not accomplished as much as hoped. The Mobile Infrastructure Project is intended to provide last-mile connectivity, but the project has languished, and fallen short of its promises. This year, Department for Culture, Media and Sport has managed to erect only six masts, which can serve about 200 homes apiece. Originally more than 575 sites had been commissioned, following the publication of the “no coverage” database by watchdog Ofcom. At the rate seen so far of four masts a year it will take over 140 years to complete the £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project. The original deadline was to to have all the sites equipped and live by the end of 2015. However, that deadline was extended to March 2016 to "ensure that benefits of the program are maximized."

Comment Re:What's the difference? (Score 1) 367

Major differences are (at a minimum):

Employees have state, local, federal tax, FICA, and unemployment insurance tax, withheld from their compensation. Employees are covered by unemployment insurance. The employer has other liability issues they must cover themselves for (such as workman's comp).

  Additionally, the employer matches dollar amount of the FICA withheld and generally pays the majority of the costs associated with unemployment insurance.

  Most of the time an employee costs 30%-50% more than the amount you directly compensate them for.


Comment What a patient (Score 4, Informative) 23


"In the latest study, the researchers treated Mark Pollock, who lost his sight in 1998 and later became the first blind man to race to the South Pole. In 2010, Pollock fell from a second-story window and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down."

"âoeStepping with the stimulation and having my heart rate increase, along with the awareness of my legs under me, was addictive. I wanted more,â he said."

  Sounds like a pretty strong dude.

Comment Re:No hyperbole? (Score 1) 74

"Certainly would promote responsible speech (or at least greater caution)"

  And new legislation. Depending upon what state you are in, recording audio undisclosed is against the law. Third party disclosure of undisclosed recordings is another matter in itself.

  How long before the fist lawsuit (or arrest) over undisclosed text copy of a conversation? I hope soon, if I hear one more done story, I'm going to barf!

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 146

" which is causing it to become highly untrusted even by laymen."

  I have to disagree here. Over the past few years the overall quality of result pages have become much higher in quality. Given the model of general non-authority for any given published "fact", overall there are many high quality, well referenced and verifiable results.

  What you have to wonder is how many know how to verify the authenticity and reliability of the data and that's where the problem exists.

Comment Re:And if they screw up, good luck getting it fixe (Score 1) 346

They will jerk you around forever. T-mobile consistently makes "errors" in billing backed with totally untrained staff that allows the company not be he held liable. You will receive a forever circle jerk from them trying to fix their billing "errors".

  Best way I've found is to write an exact dialogue of the issue and post it in their forum. Be specific about the issue and your attempts to fix it. Normally a moderator will get it fixed, then dump them.

They are total criminals.

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