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Comment: Re:Can someone explain this? (Score 1) 58

by sumdumass (#49157567) Attached to: Oracle Sues 5 Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence'

You do understand that cheating at taxes is more of a democrat thing than a republican thing right?

http://taxprof.typepad.com/tax...

I know it's hard for the delusional to find their world isn't as they thought, but the fact of the matter is that it would seem that either someone is lieing to you or you are ignoring reality all together. So please, look up the suicide prevention number in your area, make sure you are near a phone, then read that link. You can also do searches for words groups together like "democrat tax cheats" and see lists of people that are near the top of the party.

But hey, stay hydrated and avoid cool aid if everyone is wearing Nike sneakers if at all possible.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal, anyway? (Score 1) 128

by sumdumass (#49157445) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

The rules make sense enough for the most part. There seems to be a couple exceptions to the rules in science that nobody cares about. For instance, Mammals give live birth- except for the platypus and spiny anteater. Eggs need to be fertilized- except in some bee colonies where male bees or drones develop from unfertilized eggs.

There are plenty more and one more will not matter much at all.

Comment: Re:stop the pseudo-scientific bullshit (Score 2) 76

by sumdumass (#49157411) Attached to: Mysterious Siberian Crater Is Just One of Many

Ice expands as it freezes. We also know water under pressure will super cool and not freeze but it will still expand. Take a pop bottle and fill it with water without putting the cap on and set it in the freezer. It will spill out the top. Put the cap on it and it will simple expand the plastic bottle (or break a glass bottle)

Now imagine a hole in the ground or a pocket of water just under the surface of the ground. It freezes, pushes up, and brings the ground with it a bit. It's under pressure so it doesn't all freeze but exerts force in pretty much a radius. The relief point is up until the weight of the column of water finds another relief point (a crack in the earth leading to sea or something.) If you look at the craters again, you will not find enough material around the edges to correct for the amount missing from the hole.

Now there is something called geothermal flux which is more or less changes in the heat within the ground. It is already being blamed for some of the permafrost melting. And we know there are perforations within the permafrost in the sea beds off the coast which are letting methane release. It's could have aided in the release and removal of material assuming water under pressure was in fact not frozen in these areas.

The pictures do not look like sink holes can be ruled out. What would likely rule sink holes out would be the depths of the permafrost as well as when it was originally established (the last ice age I believe).

Comment: Re:I should think so! (Score 1) 73

by sumdumass (#49157163) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

You wouldn't need to get it pressed on a lot of disks but imagine if an ISO file of some movie was altered and when little johny downloads it and burns it in order to play on the large screen TV in the living room or perhaps a friends house, it's there.

Now what can this malware do. That depends, can it open a proxy and ping me so I can bounce my IP off yours? Can it sit idle until someone commands it to participate in a massive DDOS attack? Or can I use it to gain access to the blue ray player and have it stream video from the NAS in addition to playing blue rays?

Comment: Re:I should think so! (Score 1) 73

by sumdumass (#49157139) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

Do you have any better links with the freak dude at vimeo?

All the videos skip and stall or play sound without advancing the video for some reason.

Oh and props for the youtube link. Even though it was likely above my skill level, it was captivating and interesting. From the start of the vimeo links, it sounds like it might be good too.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal, anyway? (Score 1) 128

by sumdumass (#49157087) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

You have to add all the objects that meet the criteria.

No you do not. you can create an exception into a rule quite easily. I before E except after C. See, a rule with an exception and the earth nor it's inhabitants suffered major catastrophe. And if you look, you will find words that violate those rules too.

Comment: Re:And still (Score 1) 128

by sumdumass (#49157061) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

Why does the concept of another category, dwarfs, enrage people?

It's not the concept or name that enrages people. Well, some might get pissed if you call them a dwarf and are not yourself a dwarf. It's that all the other planets you mentioned are still considered planets while somehow the dwarf planet is being used to denote that Pluto is not a planet. Instead, Pluto is the big headed cousin of a midget or some other shit now.

Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 1) 121

by sumdumass (#49156947) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

Actually, the FCC basically wrote the lawsuit with all it's work on the internet being an information service or an enhanced service prior to 96. I doubt the FCC will have to wait until republicans get in power before having to toss the title 2 regulation over the internet.

It is important to note, the FCC has never until recently held any position that the internet was anything other than a title 1 enhanced or information service. Even the brief period of time in the 90's when it became a title 2 classification due to court action that was overturned on appeal, they wrote legal briefs and filed them with the courts proclaiming the mistake in title 2 classification.

Here are a few notable quotes from one of the reports I have have been looking at.

i]t
certainly was not Congress's intent in enacting the supposedly pro-competitive, deregulatory 1996 Act to extend the burdens of current Title II regulation to Internet services, which historically have been excluded from regulation."

and

Senators Ashcroft, Ford, John F. Kerry, Abraham and Wyden emphasize that "[n]othing in the 1996 Act or its legislative history suggests that Congress intended to alter
the current classification of Internet and other information services or to expand traditional telephone regulation to new and advanced services." 75 Like Senator McCain, they state: "Rather than expand regulation to new service providers, a critical goal of the 1996 Act was to diminish regulatory burdens as competition grew."

http://transition.fcc.gov/Bure...

As much as something needed to be done about the state of internet, I don't think the FCC's move was the right thing and I'm pretty sure it will not pass the court's especially seeing how they are bragging about doing it to get around a failed court challenge to something previously. I can't see the courts siding with the FCC if there is any ambiguity at all.

Comment: Re:Can someone explain this? (Score 1) 58

by sumdumass (#49156895) Attached to: Oracle Sues 5 Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence'

This is so funny. You are so invested in your worldview that you must create a fiction in order to blame the failings on your enemy. Of course the no true scottsman is a valid fallacy even being a fallacy, but you take it to the point of absurdity making you the king of la la land.

Comment: Re:Inproper influence (Score 1) 58

by sumdumass (#49156865) Attached to: Oracle Sues 5 Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence'

He did say he got caught being involved with tax fraud. The IRS is investigating him. We know that doesn't happen to democrats. Well, we know nobody pays attention and little is ever done about it because excuses like the tax software was confusing works good enough for them to keep their offices. It's just the republicans who seem to implode and lose their seats when caught despite studies say the democrat tax cheats outweigh the republicans 72% to 28%.

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 617

by sumdumass (#49154139) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Thr FCC has never reclassified the internet until now. When i say never, i absolutely mean never and you will not find any comment period or rule making process or even press release stating they previously reclassified the internet to or from anything other than an information service or the unregulated enhanced services that the information services was defined from.

I do not know who started this lie that the FCC had previously reclassified the internet or what reasoning other than recruiting usefuil idiots this lie spread but that is all it is. There was a brief period where a court case ruled it was a regulated telecon but the FCC not only maintained it was not a title 2 service, they filed briefs with the courts stating so. The court decision was reversed in the appeals process and the FCC never changed any stance on the subject.

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 617

by sumdumass (#49151271) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Nah, he's just not looking at the right set of rules. Those rules are the ones that allow exclusive access to a larger area in which a portion may be profitable on the condition of them serving the unprofitable areas equally as well. It also includes rules concerning municipal provided broadband competing with those monopolies in particular 2 states, Tennessee and North Carolina.

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fc...

in combination with page 4 of this

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fc...

makes it clear that exclusive access is no longer allowed. This means that I can run in and saturate the profitable areas with my offerings making comcast or whoever else either lose money in general or raise their rates to avoid doing so

Ensures fair access to poles and conduits under Section 224, which would boost the deployment of new broadband networks

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 617

by sumdumass (#49151187) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

HEH... I'm laughing with you on this.

I typed that from my phone. It was march of 1998 not 88. This is my fault as I used 98 in the first reference but later lapsed with the incorrect 1988.

  It's a PDF

http://transition.fcc.gov/Bure...

Here are a few highlights

Senators Ashcroft, Ford, John F. Kerry, Abraham and Wyden emphasize that
"[n]othing in the 1996 Act or its legislative history suggests that Congress intended to alter
the current classification of Internet and other information services or to expand traditional
telephone regulation to new and advanced services."
75
Like
Senator McCain, they state:
"Rather than expand regulation to new service providers, a critical goal of the 1996 Act was
to diminish regulatory burdens as competition grew

And I'm not sure if this is separating the two quotes because preview sucks it all into one.

We
find, however, that in defining
"telecommunications" and "information services," Congress built upon the MFJ and the
Commission's prior deregulatory actions in
Computer II
. After
careful consideration of the
statutory language and its legislative history, we affirm our prior findings that the categories
of "telecommunications service" and "information service" in the 1996 Act are mutually
exclusive.
77
Under
this interpretation, an entity offering a simple, transparent transmission
path, without the capability of providing enhanced functionality, offers
âoetelecommunications.â By
contrast, when an entity offers transmission incorporating the
âoecapability for generating, acquiring, storing, transforming, processing, retrieving, utilizing,
or making available information,â it does not offer telecommunications.
Rather,
it offers an
"information service" even though it uses telecommunications to do so.
We
believe that
this reading of the statute is most consistent with the 1996 Act's text, its legislative history,
and its procompetitive, deregulatory goals

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 617

by sumdumass (#49150633) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

The law needs changed if you think the internet has now grown to the point of needing regulated. FFS, Can the cop make the ticket for the red cars twice as expensive simply because things change? Until the law changes, the law remains the same. The only way to change a law is for congress to act or the courts to strike down as unconstitutional.

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