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Comment: Re:It's high time for a new consumer protection la (Score 1) 227 227

So I suppose product placement in movies should be forbidden as well? Don't give Republicans ammo to whine about over-regulation. Let's just break up companies that provide data delivery and ISP services, into those two components.

Comment: Re:Why would I want low quality video? (Score 1) 152 152

I read the poll narrowly as "streamed from an internet source", and for me, that would (potentially) be sourced by 98% Netflix, 2% Amazon. The point I was trying to make is that AV quality matters much more to me than convenience. I'd rather wait for the BluRay disk in the mail, than to stream.

Comment: AIX @ IBM (Score 1) 204 204

I was a co-op at IBM in Manassas, VA in 1992. My group was aggregating components for a submarine-based rack system with an embedded "monstrous" 19" monitor. I thought running processes on a remote system and viewing the result on a local system was the coolest thing I had ever seen in my life. My mentor was tasked with finding every security leak he could in X. I was clueless then and my brain on overdrive just learning vi (not vim) and ksh. It was a mostly worthless internship, but it did imbue my soul with unix. So I have that going for me.

Comment: Re:What are we doing to our children? (Score 1) 217 217

Yes, because "we" demand zero-defect terrorism policies.

The people are demanding that. The politicians are claiming that the people are demanding that. The distinction isnt subtle.

Citation? The same could be requested of me. Has anyone even asked this question. Google doesn't turn up much on the topic amazing.

Comment: Re:What are we doing to our children? (Score 2) 217 217

We are conditioning them to live in a police state.

Yes, because "we" demand zero-defect terrorism policies. Don't blame the gubrmnt just because people flip out over bombs but accept causes of death orders of magnitude more significant. The terrorists have officially won.

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