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Comment: Re:Not how it works? (Score 1) 466

by mevets (#46568653) Attached to: AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

AT&T (nee Bell) played a pivotal role in the development of packet switched networks. The combination of excessive long distance rates and circuit congestion spurred the development of least cost packet routing.

Maybe they are trying to help spur technology that will take them out of the picture completely.

Comment: How can drivers protect themselves.... (Score 1) 664

by mevets (#46307801) Attached to: Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

One way would be to insist that automakers do not nickel and dime design vehicles. The critical components related to vehicle safety should be designed for safety first, cost second.

These vehicles go for over $20 000, I should at least have the option to pay an extra $1000 to chuck the electronic crap.

Comment: Re:Not only in the US... (Score 1) 168

by mevets (#46025021) Attached to: Canadian Health Scientists Resort To Sneaker Net After Funding Slashed

So, if the CBC reported it, it does not count? That is convenient.
If you were interested, though I doubt you are, you could look at the references, citations, etc.. in:
    Muzzling Civil Servants: A Threat to Democracy?
which google will happily provide you a pointer to.

In the unlikely event that you would bother, I am sure you would label them all, along with the authors, institutions, neighbourhoods, cities and provinces as anti-right. Facts are no match for blind, stupid partisanship.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin

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