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Comment: Re:I want to be away from people but have everythi (Score 2) 184

by jythie (#49354021) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House
It is one thing to blindly expect things to work out, but this person did their due diligence and made their decision based off the promise that the expected service was available. It is fair to want things that are promised to you after handing over massive amounts of money.

Comment: Re:Easy Solution (Score 2) 184

by jythie (#49353963) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House
Not sure that really changes the thrust of the idea since, unless you land is completely contained within protected parcels, they can run a line via another route. It is no different than them saying 'well, your next door neighbor does not want us digging up their lawn, so it is their fault you do not have service'

Comment: Re:Excellent. Maybe future candidates for presiden (Score 4, Insightful) 184

by jythie (#49335089) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act
Not really.

While people on slashdot might agree with this proposal, politically it is no different than all those other 'stunt' bills that have no chance of passing. The people proposing it get to stand up and say 'look what I did!', while being safe from any negative publicity from effects of their actions if it did pass. This IS pretending to lead.

Comment: Re:Here's MY test (Score 1) 515

by jythie (#49328657) Attached to: A Bechdel Test For Programmers?
The inverse is often used as a test too, and is not considered offensive.

It should also be noted that in media, the number of projects that fail the reverse is negligible, while the former is extremely common, even in content that passes the first.. Thus the inverse is useful in demonstrating just how minimal the requirement should be and how unidirectionally it tends to fail.

Comment: Re:OMFG (Score 2, Insightful) 283

by jythie (#49328157) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk
Well, long term, it is a problem to be solved. Each leap forward has generally resulted in more medium income jobs being replaced by low income ones than high income ones. Each wave has resulted in a increased standard of living for a smaller and smaller percentage of the population. This might not initially sound like a problem if one pictures himself being on the winning side of the shift, but the bottom can only get knocked so far out before you run into problems with insufficient consumer demand or outright civil unrest.

Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin