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Comment: Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (Score 1) 269

by OzPeter (#47937679) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Why do you feel entitled to to decide that rural inhabitants should enjoy more internet and less live sport events?

Because in general sports franchises could pay for new stadiums out of petty cash, but still demand subsidies for said stadiums.

Comment: Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (Score 2) 269

by OzPeter (#47936063) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

And that's kind of the point. Where nature/reality/market dictates the different availability of certain services, let people who choose to live there absorb those consequences. Don't protect them from the consequences of their choices. They're adults, and will adapt.

Except that there are benefits to society as a whole by having these people live in rural areas.

Comment: Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (Score 2) 269

by OzPeter (#47935829) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

No. I would simply not support subsidizing them.

And in doing you are implying that market conditions should dictate the availability of such services in rural areas. However the cost of such services is increased by the fact that they are being provided in rural areas compared with more densely populated areas. In addition the effect of this cost is exacerbated by depressed earnings in rural areas compared with metropolitan earnings. Thus by removing all subsidies you are reducing the ability of people in rural areas to enjoy the same levels of service as people in metropolitan areas. Which will create a society of Haves vs Have Nots based on location. In effect condemning the Have Nots to a sub standard living compared to the Haves. This is not begging the question .. its a direct consequence of your desired policy.

And while you can't expect to have everything available in rural areas, increasing access to fundamentals such as power, water, health care, education and now internet service benefits the country as a whole. However you seems to have philosophy that its is OK to stratify society based on location. I disagree and think that the job of a country is to raise up all members of its society regardless of where they live.

Now if you want to talk subsidies for sports stadiums .. then yeah .. they should go.

Comment: .5 seconds per cut (Score 1) 34

by Iamthecheese (#47934127) Attached to: Are Matt's Robot Hexapods Creepy or Cute? (Video)

If the only way to make your video more compelling is to jiggle it like a twelve year old with his first Penthouse maybe you should be using different subject matter. Not only has the video of 10,000 cuts been done a million times it wasn't that interesting in the first place.

As for the robot I couldn't judge. Maybe a video of it lasting more than two seconds would help.

Comment: Re:Flash and Silverlight (Score 1) 58

by Iamthecheese (#47934083) Attached to: Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks
>If everyone ran a linux desktop, they'd be forced to learn how computing works And that is why we won't have the year of Linux on the desktop for a very long time, if ever. People don't want to spend their time learning new computing skills, especially esoteric ones. They want to do their work and play their games.

Comment: Re:as good as a pair of pliers to drive in a nail (Score 1) 105

by OzPeter (#47925875) Attached to: A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

Why not use the right tool for the job. A *REAL* firefighting airplane.
The CL415 http://www.bombardier.com/en/a... is *designed* for that purpose.
It can reload in 12 second by scooping over any body of water just 6 feet deep. How long does it take to reload a DC-10?

If only there lakes full of fire retardant that a plane could just fly down to and scoop up a full load in a mere 12 seconds.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 73

by OzPeter (#47916501) Attached to: NSW Police Named as FinFisher Spyware Users

There are a lot of Muslims in Australia, and it makes sense to keep an eye on them as a lot of them support terrorism

That seems like an obvious trolling comment, but sadly I'm not sure.

You just need to look at the Rise up Australia party for that. (Run by the same person as the "Catch the fire" ministries in Melbourne)

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