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Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 86

by hairyfeet (#48679159) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Yeah and if you buy that bullshit? Got a bridge you might be interested in. My dad's business was right in the middle of their new "fiber rollout" and after the replacement? It WENT TO SHIT with his speed DROPPING from a high of 6mbps to 1.4mbps after! What did they offer to remedy this? If you said cellular broadband we have a winnar Johnny!

Don't buy the BS man, the SECOND the old POTS is gone you'll find everybody not in a cherry picked area watching their speed drop and being offer the "chance to upgrade" to assrapey cellular. Don't say "its a fluke" either because I've had to switch 3 customers network setups to cable so far in 2 different towns, same story. AT&T before "fiber" rollout? Decent speed. After? Welcome to shitstain. And guess what all 3 were offered as a "solution"? Yep, A big old assrape with a whole 3GB per month for the same price they were paying for DSL unlimited before. For old Ma Bell its great, no more regs like on landline, fuck 'em by the MB, and their answer to everybody who dares bitch? "You are too far from the hub to benefit from fiber" even if the DSLAM can be hit with a pellet gun from where you are standing!

Comment: Re:System Hardware. Or yum install hardinfo (Score 2, Insightful) 63

by hairyfeet (#48675641) Attached to: Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features

Which leads us to the sadly all too true obligatory XKCD which is why Linux on the desktop is so low its getting its ass handed to it by "other" and has gotten so low its literally below the margin for error.

Considering that every time Linux starts to get stable the devs take a big steaming shit on it, Pulse, KDE 4, Gnome 3, Systemd, not to mention Torvalds constant kernel fiddling, is anybody really surprised by the plummeting numbers? Its a damned shame but as long as devs would rather put out yet another release instead of fixing the bugs in the previous release Linux will always remain in alpha quality.

Comment: Re:Patents... ugh (Score 1) 60

by hairyfeet (#48667915) Attached to: De-escalating the Android Patent War

Cut the time in half, simple as that. We had need for such a long length in the old days because of how long it took to make a prototype, build a factory, get a product to market, etc but today with 3D printing and factories for hire,FPGAs and SOCs? Going from finished design to working product in hand in under a year is totally doable. So cut the time in half with the option of being extended to current but with a significant cost in the form of a yearly renewal that doubles every year to discourage patent sitting.

If one were to do this along with returning copyrights to their original 27 years? the world would be a better place and we would all be better off. Sadly with the amount of power these patents give the companies at the top? We have better odds of getting flying cars and sexbots than we do of having sanity restored to patents and copyrights.

Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 86

by hairyfeet (#48667795) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Read the rest of my post drinkypoo, the rumor is that AT&T is gonna bail and rip up the copper to push their insanely overpriced cellular broadband where they don't have any regulation or oversight so you'll have cable or nothing, not even dialup.

I know I personally believe the rumor as I've been told flat footed by a city worker that the only fiber being run is for cellular towers and the city had to pay a good chunk of money to get fiber run to their buildings in the center of town because AT&T simply isn't fixing or upgrading anything that isn't cellular. I was told a similar tale by a lineman, that they are being told to fix only, do NOT upgrade and he said they are catching hell if they do more than the most basic of repair. According to him the entire POTS is falling into disrepair and its been made clear that this is by design, they want out of POTS and DSL and will be pushing the DSL customers towards their expensive as hell cellular broadband.

Comment: Re:Relying on user reviews is stupid (Score 2) 88

by hairyfeet (#48667733) Attached to: TripAdvisor Fined In Italy For Fake Reviews
I still don't get why they haven't been busted for extortion. I mean "Give us money or we wreck the rep of your business by leaving these rotten (and probably fake) reviews up" sounds like a classic case of extortion to me. Replace ad with insurance and its so classic as to be cliche so WTF?

Comment: Re:Does he stand a chance? (Score 1) 161

by hairyfeet (#48665889) Attached to: 'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

Not gonna happen because the third parties won't be allowed to debate, won't be given equal air time, and will be ignored by the MSM. You can stick your head in the sand and pretend it isn't so but there is a reason why most of the EU gets multiple parties to choose from and us only two, its because our current system is designed to give us this outcome.

From the electoral college to the lack of secondary choice the current system is designed to make launching a functional competitive third party all but impossible. If you do not believe this answer me these questions WITHOUT looking them up...what was the name of the Green Party candidate for POTUS in 2012? The Libertarian? You can't because even though those 2 parties have existed for decades as far as the system is concerned they may as well not exist. Even at the state level the number of third party wins historically have been so low as to be nonexistent, so until the system itself is changed a third party vote is just throwing your ballot in the bin...although considering how corrupt both parties are now I'm not sure if that isn't what you end up doing regardless.

Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 86

by hairyfeet (#48665869) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Also Android wasn't a "bad" company before being bought out and whether Google is "bad" is strictly dependent on how you feel about the whole" you are the product" bit.

Compare this to Comcast whose rep is sooo bad they changed the name to Xfinity just to lose some of the negative feelings about the brand. Never had TWC but just the fact that this will make the resulting corp a monopoly for all intents and purposes (as the DSL in most areas is subpar and if the rumor going around is true DSL is being abandoned by AT&T in all but the largest markets so they can push their insanely priced wireless broadband) should frankly give EVERYONE reason to not want this to go through. When you look at how much we pay for honestly what is subpar Internet compared with a lot of the planet (even Romania last I checked had faster speeds and even megacities like NYC and LA have speeds that are a joke compared to most of Asia and parts of Europe) what we need is MORE competition, MORE lines being run, and MORE infrastructure upgraded. As we have seen time and time again monopolies give you less because they are the only game in town, the last thing we need when we've already been robbed out of nationwide broadband once already. Do we REALLY think another supermegacorp is gonna make things BETTER than what we have now?

Comment: Re:Why dashcams? (Score 1) 93

by hairyfeet (#48649705) Attached to: Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

And we have seen the press cannot be trusted, see how the press doxxed witness 40 or 41 that testified for the officer in the Brown case, considering we just had 2 cops in NYC killed by someone wanting to retaliate for Brown and Garner? A reasonable person would have every reason to believe the press put that witnesses life in danger.

So while we should always have the unaltered footage accessible by lawyers and grand juries there are legitimate reasons why some things shouldn't be public.

Comment: Re:Just use filters (Score 2) 114

by TeknoHog (#48648903) Attached to: Finland Announces an Anti-Laser Campaign For Air Traffic

Googles won't work, and neither will a filtering windshield. They'll just obscure vision. The wavelengths are all over the spectrum. The only thing that would filter them all is a piece of steel. Tough to land that way.

What if you just used steel windshields, along with Googles Earth to find out where you're at? I don't see any problem with

Comment: Re:people still watch that crap? (Score 1) 106

by hairyfeet (#48648167) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

THINK McFly THINK, she was BREASTFEEDING and guess what lactating does to a woman's breasts? If you say fill them with milk and thus make them bigger then ding ding ding, we have a winner! When they hired her the breastfeeding had her a full cup size larger and Mr Dudebro complained that her tits went down when she stopped which is why the catsuit got even tighter.

So you and the ACs can kiss my hairy behind, since it was Jeri Ryan complaining about this on one of the con interviews, sorry if I can't remember which of the bazillion it was.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 4, Informative) 204

by hairyfeet (#48648057) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

We have a winnnar! First thing I was taught is you say FOUR WORDS and ONLY FOUR WORDS when speaking to a cop, and those are "I want my lawyer".

But sadly you are incorrect because I've had to amend that to two sets of four words because thanks to a right wing SCOTUS things that should be fricking common sense no longer are so now along with "I want my lawyer" you have to say "I am remaining silent" but sticking to those 2 sets of four words will ALWAYS be to your advantage and not sticking to them is NEVER to your advantage.

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.

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