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Comment: Re:disgraceful lawyering (Score 2) 243

by pellik (#48433383) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
Unlike a trial there isn't such a straight-forward course of action to appeal being wanted for questioning. Likewise, he can't fight extradition to the US from Swedish holding until he's already being extradited. Assange is screwed until he decides to enter the labyrinth, and he's probably twice as screwed when he does.

Comment: Re:Rape Apologetics Go Here (Score 1) 243

by pellik (#48433357) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
The mere fact that 90% of discourse about government wiretapping has turned instead into a discussion about Snowden himself shows that trumping up bogus charges against Snowden is unnecessary. Instead the powers that be will silently get their revenge once all the hype dies down and the story about Snowden gets old.

Comment: Electricity price doesn't matter (Score 1) 516

by pellik (#48416551) Attached to: Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016
The only way I could ever save money on my power bill is if I go off the grid completely.

I had been using normal PSE&G (southern NJ) and paying about $600/mo for my business. I switched to a different provider that locked me into a 10.3c/kWh supply contract. Now I pay $550/mo in delivery fees and $75/mo for supply.

I tried contacting the state agency that regulates power companies but, as expected, they neither knew nor cared what the expensive items on my bills were.

Comment: Re:Jeez, just come clean (Score 1) 146

by pellik (#48293565) Attached to: A Mysterious Piece of Russian Space Junk Does Maneuvers
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars It's a hundred thousand light years side to side It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point
We go 'round every two hundred million years
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth

Comment: Split them up, please (Score 1) 243

by pellik (#48274093) Attached to: First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix
Going with the notion that excessive regulation has it's own cost, maybe the solution here is to split up the cable giants? Comcast could easily be three separate companies- one that manages infrastructure and charges for it, one that sells TV channels to customers, and one that sells internet. The two later companies would just lease bandwidth from the former.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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