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Comment Re:Arrogant bastards (Score 1) 446 446

"Google presumes to know what is good for boys and girls. They presume to know better than the parents of those boys and girls. They presume to know more than the boys and girls themselves." Google probably has a lot more data on what boys and girls want than either the parents or the children, probably even for a particular set of children.

Comment Re:Correction (Score 1) 182 182

As I understand it, the fiber roll out was done to support smart metering by the utility. Much of the infrastructure the city is supporting for fiber to the house is supported by electricity costs not the internet cost. It is hard enough to undercut the competition if it is a government provider, but this is a government provider that is providing a lot of the business expenses through a service sector you can't even compete in.

Comment Re:Benghazzzzzzzzi (Score 1) 676 676

Innocent until proven guilty is one of the great achievements for human justice. This isn't about the standards for administering a punishment; this is about the standards for administering a reward. Not only a reward, a reward that could help or harm every one of us. Sorry, innocent until proven guilty just doesn't cut it for me for voting. The Clintons have a strong reputation of not being proven guilty.

Comment ESA (Score 3, Interesting) 153 153

I am on the EFF's side here, but isn't it the game industry's job? If the game industry wants to be taken seriously artistically, it is ultimately the industry's duty to set up ways to preserve the art. If the industry won't take itself seriously, then individuals attempting preservation are going to end up being blocked over and over again by whatever form our trademark and copyright laws take.

Comment Re:No kidding ... (Score 1) 88 88

Do I care if my valuables that can only be accessed virtually are protected by virtual security? Yes. Do I care that my valuables that can only be accessed physically have a virtual security flaw that is not any bigger than the security flaws with my existing traditional physical security? Not one bit.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt