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Comment: It's all about Taxes (Score 1) 706

by saleenS281 (#48356741) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
If I get competition in the ISP space, tax away. Speakeasy DSL over Qwest lines was one of the greatest services I ever had, and it was competitive at the time. I remember how crestfallen I was when the government decided that next gen fiber and cable internet services wouldn't be title II, and as such, ISP's didn't have to lease their lines. If that hadn't been the case, we wouldn't even have to discuss whether or not it's OK for Comcast to double charge. The second they tried to do that, everyone would just switch to a different ISP.

Comment: Re:Easy solution (Score 1) 178

by saleenS281 (#48095487) Attached to: Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
1. I guess you should tell that to OP then, I was responding with terminology he chose. I just chose not to respond like a condescending douche. You should try it sometime.
2. No, that's not what causes a brain tumor. I'm glad you managed to garner some buzz words in your second year biology course, but you might want to crack that book back open.

I never claimed to "know so much about" the immune system. I guess your reading comprehension issues still persist. Now shoo troll, nobody cares.

Comment: Easy solution (Score 2) 178

by saleenS281 (#48093371) Attached to: Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
The solution to this is easy, it's just ones America's puritan's can't swallow. You send over terminally ill volunteers who have a short time to live anyways. You use them as the non-vaccinated group. If they contract Ebola, you allow them an assisted death (OH THE HORROR/THINK OF BABY JESUS). Everyone wins.

Comment: Re:Hardware isn't Progressing (Score 3, Interesting) 554

I've been saying this for years. All the idiots decrying "PC's are dead! Tablets are replacing them!". No, tablets aren't replacing PCs. Most people just have a PC that's fast enough for their needs and don't need to buy a new one because it's "slow". As a gamer, and a "geek", I have a box that's probably pushing 5 years old, and outside of adding an SSD, there's been no need to upgrade anything. I could probably stand to grab a new video card (gtx460's in SLI), but outside of that, it's fast enough for everything I do.

Comment: No (Score 1) 189

by saleenS281 (#47990011) Attached to: BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone
Been off of BB since the first iPhone came out. You're full of shit. Nothing in the AAW ecosystems can touch blackberry email/contacts/calendaring even after having almost a decade to catch up. I wouldn't go back to blackberry, but to claim it isn't a better alternative at those three tasks is either bold faced lying, or you've never actually owned a blackberry.

Comment: upgrades baby (Score 1, Interesting) 504

by saleenS281 (#47959829) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
This is standard practice for Apple. While they will continue to support your phone, they have this habit of making the new major OS rev run slowly right about the time your phone is 2 years old. I struggle to believe it's a coincidence as it has happened with literally every revision they've released.

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.