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Comment: Re:Thieves looking to steal metal? lolwut? (Score 1) 132

by Locke2005 (#49162113) Attached to: Vandalism In Arizona Shuts Down Internet and Phone Service
That would have helped my friends. They had several dozen used bicycles they were shipping to Africa sitting behind the container they were loading. Some idiot came along and threw them in the back of a truck and took off. The police traced them to a metal recycler which paid the guy like $139 and immediately shredded all bicycles, so by the time the police got there, there was nothing to recover. Sigh. Had another meth head that took a hacksaw to a $30,000 bronze statue to sell as scrap for $100. It's depressing that morons are willing to do so much damage for so little gain; I'm sure the people that have had the copper stripped out of their houses feel the same way.

Comment: "Looking to steal metal"??? (Score 1) 132

by Locke2005 (#49162033) Attached to: Vandalism In Arizona Shuts Down Internet and Phone Service
Fiber optic cables are glass in a plastic sheath run through a PVC pipe... other than the connectors, I wasn't aware there was any metal involved. Are the morons stealing metal to buy meth really that stupid? (By this way, this is yet another reason why fiber is superior to cable -- used fiber optic cable has very little resale value, but used copper becomes more precious every day.)

Comment: Re:Reopen the accounts (Score 1) 453

ISIS doesn't use Twitter to communicate amongst it's members. It uses Twitter to recruit new members. And so far, it has been surprisingly successful at doing so. What need to stop doing is attacking Islam in general in response to the atrocities committed by criminal. Attacks on Islam is the jihadist's best recruiting tool, to the point where I no suspect many of the people bad-mouthing Islam may in fact actually be Jihadi recruiters.

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 4, Insightful) 453

No, they can also continue kidnapping young women to hand out to their soldiers as sex slaves, which as near as I can tell is their primary recruiting tool. I appreciate the air strikes, but air strikes alone don't solve the problem. What is needed is a regional coalition to put boots on the ground. The country in the best position to put boots on the ground is Iran, which may be why we are currently attempting to cozy up to them -- we share a common enemy.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by MightyYar (#49160871) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

Well, you don't seem like the original poster, but I think you answered my question.

1. Fit in a pocket
2. Are more than adequate for most pop music produced in the last 75 years.
3. Are more than adequate for most mobile listening environments.
4. Are more than adequate for podcasts.
5. Can passively cancel ambient noise without looking like Princess Leia.
6. Might, depending on personal preference, be more comfortable.
7. More amenable to wearing during physical activity.
8. Starting cost is around $1.

But yes, they completely suck for all purposes.

Have you reconsidered a computer career?