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Comment: Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (Score 2) 418

by punkr0x (#47908359) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor
Comcast the ISP is part of a large media corporation including NBC and Universal Studios. They have an interest in protecting their copyrights, as well as protecting traditional cable subscriptions. This is why they are one of the lowest rated companies in the country, they are more focused on advancing other pieces of the corporation than providing customer service. What are you going to do, switch to a competitor?

Comment: Re:McDonallds should sue ... (Score 2) 251

by punkr0x (#47711777) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked
I have no doubt if McDonald's was the only place to get food, they would be much more aggressive about their policies.

Sure, you can buy just a burger, but the Big Mac combo meal is only $10.99... a single burger will cost you $23.
Your fries are cold? Well I see here that you ordered the basic meal.. for just $5 more you get the premium meal, which gives you a maximum fry temperature of 160 degrees. Actual temperature may be less depending on time of day and drive-thru congestion.
Oh you want ketchup? Sure, you can get that in our add-on package, which comes with ketchup, mustard, relish, vinegar and "special sauce," for just $14.99!
5 minutes after leaving the restaurant, you would get a phone call asking if you would like to come back and order dessert.
And your only alternative is to have frozen food delivered to you from space. Sure, it takes 2 weeks, and the options are limited, and most of the food you tastes like rubber, and it costs twice as much as McDonald's... but at least you have options!

Comment: Re:seriously, fuck this guy (Score 0) 666

by punkr0x (#45304433) Attached to: Atlanta Man Shatters Coast-to-Coast Driving Record, Averaging 98MPH
I'd rather have a team of racers in a car specially designed for racing whizz by me, as opposed to the typical SUV, with a coffee in one hand and a cell phone in the other, who has no reason at all to be travelling 90mph in the first place. Ed Bolian was probably being as careful as he could be, a crash would definitely ruin his shot at the record.

Comment: Re:Been there, seen it (Score 1) 593

by punkr0x (#37897558) Attached to: Federal Contractors Are $600 Screwdrivers
When you consider the overhead they're saving - the contractor takes care of interviewing, hiring, benefits, etc. this is the direction a lot of employers are going. It saves them a lot of time and liability, assuming the contractor is competent. This guy you describe may have started out at Best Buy but he turned out to be useful so I guess the contractor did their job.

Comment: Re:If that is representative of watson's capabilit (Score 1) 164

by punkr0x (#34550696) Attached to: 'Jeopardy!' To Pit Humans Against IBM Machine
If you read the full article, Watson was regularly crushing human competition. They've been testing it. They also mention Watson takes a "room full of servers" to run, so I doubt you're actually playing against it on the NYT site. Finally, that game was quite a bit different than jeopardy in that there are no timers and you get to answer every question or pass before Watson has a chance to buzz in. It should be interesting to see how Watson does in February.

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