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Comment: Re:You can't sell what you don't have! (Score 1) 261

by sacrilicious (#47543883) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE
There is a huge difference between "limited by physical laws to the best of humankind's understanding of them" and "limited by policy". Your implication that Verizon has been portraying "unlimited" to mean "any amount of data in any arbitrarily small amount of time regardless of physics" is utter drivel... bullshit of the most asinine form.

Comment: Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (Score 4, Informative) 253

by sacrilicious (#47481461) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes
Really liked reading your entry... I'm same-minded about exercise and what I eat, for largely the same reasons. Thought I'd put in a plug for xylitol; exactly as sweet as sugar gram for gram, no bitterness/weirdness in taste, natural, long long history of usage in Europe, *is safe for diabetics* because it doesn't cause the same insulin reaction that sugar does, and even helps prevent tooth decay (because it looks enough like sugar to mouth bacteria that they try to digest it, but fail/die). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X...

Comment: Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (Score 1) 220

by sacrilicious (#47202005) Attached to: NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin
I remember when the RIAA had some pirate place raided years ago, and the coverage of the raid said that they'd found "thousands" of dvd burners. Turns out the actual number was lower by an order of magnitude, and that the numbers had been inflated on the pretense that a 16x speed burner was "equivalent" to 16 dvd burners.

Do not -- by any stretch -- put it past the interested parties to thusly lie.

Comment: Re:V2V Developer (Score 1) 390

by sacrilicious (#46153501) Attached to: Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

If it's not transparent and open, it will be hijacked and abused by the government. Not even a question. You yourself may have the best of intentions, and the evolving system may currently be in a benign state; that's well and good, and I thank you for both your intents and for your summary of things as they seem at the moment. That being said, it does not in any way serve to derail the larger theme that this will be abused and corrupted. I have no doubt, however, that the government will do its utmost to pretend otherwise. And this opinion of mine is based on a LOT of evidence.

Comment: Figures (Score 3, Funny) 151

by sacrilicious (#45545511) Attached to: Online Shopping: Hazardous To Junk Food's Health

Anthony Hopper, chief executive of advertising agency Lowe Open, said brands need to change how people buy chocolate, but acknowledges that it won't be easy.

After that scene where he talks about eating fava beans with a light chianti, I figured he could make anything sound tasty. No surprise he ended up in food advertising.

Comment: Imagine (Score 5, Insightful) 786

by sacrilicious (#45258285) Attached to: Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?

Imagine if President Obama had stated, 'I believe the nation should commit itself to the goal of enabling all Americans to access affordable health insurance' but then left the how to do it to some of the best experts in health care and economics without partisan interference."

Yes, imagine if he or anyone had had the political freedom to leave such a choice to truly non-partisan experts... but he didn't have that freedom, because there are such corporate interests vested in the outcome, with tentacles all into both parties, that such freedom to do so does not exist. If back in Kennedy's day there were numerous huge wealthy corporations with interests in the moon landing NOT happening, or happening on different timetables with different agendas, *and* the liberty to corrupt politics with money had reached the fever pitch it has today, *and* politicians had already given up the idea of even posturing to seem like they had nobility and dignity above that of a Geraldo show, THEN the moon landing might well and truly have been f*cked.

Comment: Misleading (Score 4, Insightful) 1160

US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

HIGHLY misleading headline. I read the headline and thought, "wow, so many executions are occurring in the US that there's not enough of this drug for non-execution purposes"... which is a much more straightforward interpretation than what the article eventually gets into, which is that the use of the drug in a single execution would make an EU regulation kick in.

BOOOOOOO, slashdot editor. Boooo.

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