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Comment: Re:Solution: Decouple wired buisness from company (Score 3, Informative) 231

by dave420 (#48904565) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

Stop thinking about borders - telecoms doesn't give two hoots about them. If what you say is true, internet in US cities should be the best and cheapest around, with the boondocks suffering. As it is, it's mainly crap across the board. Making excuses for shoddy US infrastructure is only helping it continue - I know you might feel upset at not being #1 #1 #1, but without accepting that you're not going to improve anything.

Plus your map is not showing 'continental Europe' - Europe is larger than the US, so it appears you are merely furthering the stereotype of geographically-hindered Americans. Shame on you. You got so much wrong in one post it's bordering on the hilarious.

Comment: Re:More Global Warming Alarmism!!!!!!!! (Score 2) 214

by dave420 (#48902731) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57
Amongh many other things, with carbon credits you get less CO2 pumped into the atmosphere, giving humanity more time to come up with a solution, and a method of partially funding it at the same time. It would help you to know what you're complaining about before doing so, in order to differentiate you from some ignorant talk radio listener railing against whatever his chosen broadcaster hates this week. I know it's tempting to post pithy one-liners in order to try to make a point, but when the one liners merely illustrate your lack of understanding, it's not particularly beneficial to the discussion, or to you, to do so.

Comment: Re:Yawn ... (Score 1) 228

by dave420 (#48884595) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

The toys of the rich become the tools of the poor, when given enough time. Yes, the rich will get all this stuff soon, but eventually, if successful, they will become so cheap everyone will have (or be able to have, should they wish) one.

Anyone who is enthusiastic about something might overemphasise its abilities, especially if they are trying to sell it. If you know that you won't get quite so offended or surprised by these pitches not precisely panning out in the long run, saving us from having to read the age-old faux-outrage responses again and again and again every time someone attempts to introduce a new way of doing things.

The petty ramblings of billionaire technologists are allowing you to read what I'm writing, so I'm not sure you can call it mostly drivel...

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.