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Comment: Re:maybe because it's a quote (Score 1) 308

by omnichad (#49380557) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

That would be relevant if they were quoting the article where the reporter says that. Click through and read. The word penetrate doesn't appear in the article.

This was the summary writer using quotation marks for emphasis of some sort. If they were quoting something, we don't know from where.

Comment: Re:Be careful what you ask for (Score 1) 326

by omnichad (#49373305) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You

How do you expect people to measure their consumption of goods such as public roadways?

Hardly matters. Commercial trucks do all the damage to roads and that's the reason for the upkeep expenses. But that "stimulates the economy" too much for anyone to try to go after more money from them.

Comment: Re:Easy Solution (Score 1) 222

by omnichad (#49354005) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Right - and once you become a monopoly, you behave like one without tight regulation - which we're lacking. That's why it's time for municipalities to start offering Internet along with water, sometimes electricity, contracted group trash pickup, etc. The Internet still needs a backbone and lots of secondary networks, but I think last mile is no longer a viable consumer product thanks to the telcos screwing that up.

Comment: Re:Satellite (Score 1) 222

by omnichad (#49353741) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Pretty sure just increasing a timeout or two at most

Depends on the company. If they're large enough that this requires changing at the server level - not every employer is just going to change server settings for one employee.

And what about VoIP? The guy works from home. Just Googling over a Satellite link is too high of a latency to maintain your sanity.

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.

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