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Comment: I'll stay here in the northeast (Score 2) 49

by kilodelta (#47481731) Attached to: New Map Fingers Future Hot Spots For U.S. Earthquakes
Why - we had our seismic events millions of years ago. That's why. Big old mountains to my north and the city I live in is comprised of many hills.

On occasion we do get little 2-4 range tremblors though. Back in 2011 or so we were in the office and all felt a swaying sensation. We all noticed but after noticing just went back to what we were doing.

Comment: It's because (Score 1, Informative) 125

Windows 8 is a flaming piece of excrement. Even Microsoft sort of admits it by the rumor that support for Windows 7 ends in six months. That's to try to push people to upgrade to Windows 8. It's gonna be egg on their faces because this is now at least 4 times MS has done this to a user community.

And I've seen the sneak shots for Windows 9. The Start button is back bitches!

Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 753

by kilodelta (#47448645) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
I was thinking along the very same lines. The whole black market economy will either disappear or be willing to be positively identified.

And as it exists at this moment I rarely visit merchants who don't accept plastic. If I have to go out of my way to seek out an ATM to get cash you lose the sale.

And as someone pointed out this makes the criminal economy suffer in the long run.

Comment: Re:Liability (Score 1) 474

You make an extremely important point about infringement. In essence proof goes out the window when any Tom, Dick and Harry can use your access point.

And this is sort of a bad move on the part of Comcast. If my provider, Cox were to do that I'd promptly get toss their router and put my own in with full up protection.

Comment: I'm working on a political campaign in RI (Score 1) 626

by kilodelta (#47052893) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
I'm the Data Analyst/Advisor. Lately more the latter than the former. I'm working on democrat Todd Giroux's campaign for Governor.

He and I have had discussions about two things - recreational cannabis and autonomous vehicles and the impact it would have on law enforcement and corrections. Plus the tax advantages were RI to legalize recreationa cannabis before our neighbors. I also gave him a simple formula to ensure RI's sales tax remains competitive - take MA and CT rates, sum and average - then subtract 1 from the result. We'll ALWAYS be lower than either of the two states. And even in a race to the bottom - we still win.

Comment: With a couple billion in investment (Score 1) 449

by kilodelta (#46615185) Attached to: WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever
The copper plant is still usable. Taking the bridge taps off means you can sling data pretty fast and far over a copper twisted pair.

I say if they want to walk away let groups use it for their purposes. For example, it'd be a good backhaul for a little data project I want to do in my district.

Comment: I can just imagine (Score 1) 106

by kilodelta (#46615163) Attached to: Aaron Swartz and MIT: The Inside Story
That the MIT IT people must have been frazzled about this. I've been in similar situations and my answer pretty much echoes theirs in that I too told them so.

But the case against the kid did i fact have several exploitable holes in it. That whole guest access thing. I've been in places where we've had to have public access. I made sure that the screws were torqued tight regarding security on those public machines. You could get on the web but you were blocked off from things the content manager didn't like, and you could print. That's it.

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