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Comment: Re:Bring your products to new cities (Score 1) 112

by neminem (#49548167) Attached to: Comcast Officially Gives Up On TWC Merger

That'd be nice - even if I have no desire to ever touch Comcast with a 100 foot pole (unless it had a dagger on the end and I could touch them... forcefully), just having them in the same city would force whoever was already there to stop sucking so much themselves. Sadly, there are usually laws specifically designed to protect whichever ISP is already entrenched, because competition hurts whoever already has a local monopoly, and money can do almost anything. Amazingly, not this time, but still, this was an outlier.

Comment: Fine by me... (Score 5, Insightful) 282

by neminem (#49547553) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

You know the content will still be uploaded to thepiratebay literally within seconds of release (or sometimes before... thanks, anonymous GoT leaker!), right? And everyone who wants to pirate it will just do that still? So this is only going to hurt, or at least vaguely annoy, people who weren't going to pirate it anyway?

Comment: Most ironic comment (Score 1) 112

by neminem (#49545433) Attached to: Comcast Officially Gives Up On TWC Merger

From Consumerist, where I got this news a couple hours ago: "Comcast wonâ(TM)t want to sit idle; theyâ(TM)ve got $45 billion burning a hole in their pocket and will want to spend it on something."

Gee, maybe if they would take that 45 billion dollars and invest it in not totally freaking sucking at everything, the public wouldn't hate them so much and want to block their attempts to get any bigger than they already are? Maybe invest in internal infrastructure and better processes so that they don't keep getting egg on their face for yet another boneheaded thing they did every other month?

That said, it is pretty impressive that the US government is actually doing their job for once, of protecting us against corporations with giant moneybags wanting to come in and screw us over for their profits, instead of just taking the bribe^Hdonation and rolling over like normal. Good job! (Until next time.)

Comment: Re:ASUS Acer (Score 1) 414

by neminem (#49540625) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

MSIs are indeed pretty great, in my admittedly small experience of one machine. My current laptop is an MSI - I was a little hesitant at the time to get a machine from a moderately unknown company, and one with, I've heard, pretty crap support, but the price and specs were fantastic at the time, I figured it couldn't *possibly* be worse than the HP I was replacing.

4 1/2 years later, this is the longest I've gone on a single laptop yet, since I got my first one... dang, almost 20 years ago. Haven't had to call support even once, and this is a machine I use daily. (I did have to replace the keyboard a few months ago, but it was a 10 buck ebay purchase and an easy self-swap. The plastic around the bottom of the screen is also cracking, but all the mechanical and electronic parts seem to still be working perfectly.) I would absolutely buy another MSI when my current machine eventually did die (other than, I'd be sad, that I would be forced to buy a stupid 16:9 screen no matter where I looked...)

MSIs are pretty cool... still sad Fujitsu pretty much completely got out of the "desktop replacement" market. My first couple laptops were Fujitsus, and that was a quality brand. Now they mostly just make ultrabooks and stuff.

Comment: Re:Google should just buy Sprint and T-Mo (Score 2) 111

by neminem (#49530891) Attached to: Google Launches Project Fi Mobile Phone Service

Just use Ting.

Ting was also a Sprint-only MVNO, until a few months ago, when they started supporting T-Mobile as well. They do allow you to do use any device that is capable of connecting to either of those providers, and their plan is, while not quite the same as Google's, the most similar of any existing provider.

Comment: Re:What happens... (Score 1) 599

Context? Sources? I went to Harvey Mudd (admittedly several years ago, maybe this is something new?), and have no idea what you're talking about - punishing male students for being "macho"? Yes, everyone knows it's easier to get into top tech schools if you're female, but that's not remotely specific to Harvey Mudd, and doesn't have anything to do with "punishing" or being "macho"...

We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.