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Comment: Re:Your task: explain how Net Neutrality stops thi (Score 1) 298

by sglines (#46204119) Attached to: Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

ISP's should be classified as nothing more than common carriers, just like the phone system. Imagine your local phone company throttling your voice communications to some company because they wanted to blackmail that company into paying more to connect.

I pay for a certain bandwidth. Netflex also pays for a certain bandwidth. Verizon may have a legitimate claim that they are carrying more bandwidth than they are delivering to AWS. The conflict is between AWS and Verizon since Netflex is already paying AWS for bandwidth.

Comment: Steel trap mind (Score 1) 206

by sglines (#46121419) Attached to: It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

I've said for years that I have a steel trap mind, I remember everything. Unfortunately, eventually the pores in that trap become full and data starts overflowing without sticking. I need a pill to selectively forget stuff that's now useless like how to code in Fortran and COBOL or who pitched in the 1972 World Series.

Comment: Re:Not much info (Score 1) 202

by sglines (#45215783) Attached to: Finnish Team Makes Diabetes Vaccine Breakthrough

Indeed this is very old news. My 30 year old daughter is a type 1 diabetic. It was well known 25 years ago that coxsackie viruses are associated with type 1 diabetes. Specifically coxsackie viruse 23b if memory serves me correctly. It's called baby measles and all kids get it. Get one version of coxsackie and it's believed that you are immune from the rest. At least that was the state of diabetes research 25 years ago.

Comment: Re:Proud? (Score 4, Interesting) 1233

by sglines (#44657399) Attached to: Don't Fly During Ramadan

I'm proud of my daughter who has the gumption to leave the US with no intention of returning. I'm proud of my sister and her kids who walked into the consulate in Alberta Canada and renounced their American Citizenship.

Reminds me of a confused Brit who was asked when he applied for US Citizenship 50 years ago, "Do you advocate the overthrow of the US government by force or violence?" He thought for a moment then answered, "Violence I suppose."

It's time for a second American Revolution.

Comment: Re:Violent crime rates (Score 1) 835

... and when they cornered the bad guy did they yell, "Come out with your hands up?" No they shot 400 bullets into the boat the kid was hiding in and still managed not to kill him. Lots of people praise the police for their actions but all I see is lots and lots of gross incompetence.

"Regardless of the legal speed limit, your Buick must be operated at speeds faster than 85 MPH (140kph)." -- 1987 Buick Grand National owners manual.