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Comment: Do you trust them? (Score 1) 147

by pak9rabid (#48920885) Attached to: New Google Fiber Cities Announced
The hidden benefit is the increased competition. I live in Austin. Before Google made their intentions clear that they were moving in, the fastest Internet access I could get was 50 Mbps. Now both AT&T and TW are offering 300 Mbps connections at really affordable rates. Personally, 300 Mbps is fast enough for me and I don't intend to make the switch to Fiber, but without their market presence we'd still be stuck in the dark ages here.

Comment: Re:IMPOSSIBLE. (Score 0) 180

by pak9rabid (#48717539) Attached to: 65% of Cancers Caused by Bad Luck, Not Genetics or Environment

I think you are perhaps unfamiliar with the early history of the state of Utah, when it was called Deseret, and subsumed most of Nevada and part of Colorado and a corner of Wyoming. The early Mormon/LDS settlers practiced early Communism (early, because it predated Marx et. al., so obviously it wasn't called that yet).

One of the problems was when the kids wanted new pair of dungarees (which is what they were called at the time), they would tend to use a knife sharpening grinding wheel to "age" the cloth past the point of being patched.

Did anybody else read this in Abe Simpson's voice?

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