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Comment: Truck drivers live on a constant shifting clock (Score 1) 134

by nobuddy (#49149015) Attached to: Adjusting To a Martian Day More Difficult Than Expected

And it does not hurt them (us, I did it for a few years myself) at all. By current law you can only operate for 14 hours a day, then take 10 hours off. This means your day is constantly shifting about an hour longer every day. 14 hours working and driving, then an hour or two working on paperwork and inspecting your truck. Then the mandatory 10 hours rest. A 25 or 26 hour day cycle is perfectly normal and you adjust easily.

Comment: Re:Should read (Score 1, Informative) 623

by nobuddy (#49140237) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

We have a Conservative President. He is far more Conservative than Reagan or Bush Sr.
We only have Conservative parties at the moment. There is the just right of center Democrats, and the holy-shit-complete-nutbag so far to the right as to be off the fucking charts Republicans. And then we have the Tea Party subset that make THEM look sane.

Comment: Re:Get ready for metered service (Score 4, Interesting) 623

by nobuddy (#49140105) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

They do that out here. The cities have laid a fiber network and charge a small fee to anyone who hooks up to it. The providers are all given equal access to that network. We have 12 of them, and they fight tooth and nail to get your business. No caps, cheap costs, and customer service just this side of fellatio.

Comment: Re:Gonna see a Net Neutrality Fee (Score 5, Insightful) 623

by nobuddy (#49140077) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

No need. Taxpayers already gave Comcast and Verizon $2.5Bn to ensure that rural broadband is set up.
Of course, they immediately used it to increase executive salaries and pay out bonuses to themselves- but they will do as they promised eventually, right? Its only been 10 years, it would be absurd to expect some sort of progress on this already.

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