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Comment: Re:Gonna see a Net Neutrality Fee (Score 1) 568

by volmtech (#49142469) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
I live five miles outside a city with 11,000 population. Cable and DSL service ends a mile and half from my house. AT&T buried fiber the entire length of my road but did not hook it up. Dial-up or $80 a month satellite internet only for me. People three miles past my house have DSL because their phone lines come from the opposite direction. With only about 20 homes affected, without a subsidy it wouldn't pay to hook us up

Comment: Re:Problem: breeding multiresistentcies brings mon (Score 1) 238

by volmtech (#49136827) Attached to: The Peculiar Economics of Developing New Antibiotics
I have chronic tooth abscesses. My dentist always proscribes Amoxicillin 500MG. Fish mox forte from Cal Vet supply is identical. At my last dentist visit he told me I had an anaerobic bacteria infection and proscribed something different. A few months later more tooth pain. A quick search for anaerobic antibiotics gives me Metronidazole for the treatment of anaerobic abscesses. $60 for 60 from the vet supply. I would pay less at a pharmacy but my insurance doesn't cover dental visits.

Comment: Re:AC Rant (Score 1) 481

by volmtech (#49003337) Attached to: DOT Warns of Dystopian Future For Transportation

Northeast Florida is growing by leaps and bounds. Fortunately the highway planers were ready for it. Forty years ago I-295 was built as a four lane connector between I-95 and I-10. Now it's six lanes and work crews are clearing the trees that have grownup on the extra ROW purchased back then to add four more lanes. No houses have to be moved because this widening was planed for.

The two lane road between my town and St. Augustine was widened to four lanes ten years ago with extra land purchased for extra widening later. Most of it was farm land and the few people who lost houses along the route got enough money to build nice brick homes on the backside of the land they had left. Florida doesn't have to deal with freezes and road builders know that tourist and tractor trailers keep the state going and construct roads suitable for both. Some parts of I-4 through Orlando are getting a little rough I'm sure there is a plan to fix that.

Comment: Re:Cue the libertarian fucktards (Score 1) 379

by volmtech (#48985849) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II
I always wondered about that. I was a contractor doing hookups for Comcast. In some housing developments the main cable ran through the backyards of adjacent houses instead of in front down the street. I had to go into one house's backyard to hook up cable for the house next door. One homeowner was very angry with me and the cable company because by law I was free to walk into her backyard and dig in a cable to her neighbors house.

Comment: Re:Anecdote, completely non-scientific (Score 1) 198

by volmtech (#48949551) Attached to: Can Students Have Too Much Tech?
I'm sure most commentators here have smart children. My oldest daughter started reading when she was three and now has an English PhD. My college junior son has his own Minecraft server and builds computers for his friends. The trouble is smart people do most teaching and we can't really empathize with the less intelligent. They have less need to know things, they just want entertainment.

Comment: Check your facts (Score 1) 420

by volmtech (#48886873) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut
Kenny Knight, a longtime political adviser to Duke, said Scalise spoke at a meeting of the Jefferson Heights Civic Association -- not affiliated with the European-American Unity and Rights conference that was held in the same Metairie hotel -- two-and-a-half hours before the white nationalist event started.

Never let the truth get in the way if you are a Liberal.

Comment: Re:Not so difficult (Score 1) 514

by volmtech (#48884557) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration
I do not believe American export man hours equal import man hours. Look at the disaster happening in North Dakota as fracking jobs disappear due to the sudden drop in oil prices. We mostly export raw materials or automated factory goods. Great for corporate profits but little value to the American worker. All the job growth is in service industries, where is the money coming from? Record number of people on food stamps and disability, eighteen trillion dollars of debt. Found it!

Comment: Re:Lest we Forget.. (Score 1) 130

by volmtech (#48883811) Attached to: New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild
Who remembers the Alar scare? When the news broke panicked mothers rushed to schools to pull apples out of their child's lunch. The FDA had pulled Alar's registration but allowed all remaining stocks on hand to be used. Unfortunately most orchards had already been sprayed and with the panic no one was buying. Many farmers lost their orchards.

Comment: Re:Stick cards in your spokes (Score 1) 823

by volmtech (#48883571) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Maybe I'm wrong but I though an internal combustion engine was basically an air pump. Getting the air in and out in an efficient manner produced more power. I flipped the air cleaner cover on my 68 327 Impala because it allowed more air to the air cleaner than the one and a quarter inch hole on the side snout. It had nothing to do with the sweet moan from the spread bore carburetor at full throttle.

One of the best sounding exhaust I ever heard was on a ten wheel flat bed truck with a big block V-8. The owner had simply welded a three ft section of six inch black pipe to each exhaust pipe in place of a traditional muffler.

Comment: Re:Why is lack of male nurses not an issue? (Score 1) 479

by volmtech (#48833417) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

My wife just started nursing school. Tonight she is going to practice doing a bed bath on me. I hope she wears her naughty nurse outfit ;)

She has been helping take care of her invalid mother for almost ten years so she knows how. She just needs a male patient and figured I would enjoy it. Out of the fifteen students in her class, one is male.

Comment: Re:The pendulum swings too far... (Score 1) 441

by volmtech (#48832237) Attached to: Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now
Take your first sentence to it's logical conclusion. Ban all things pertaining to fossil fuels. Most people do nothing productive, they can all stay home. Many of those now unemployed can then start work on the all renewable infrastructure. It will require a North Korean style totalitarian government because the sacrifice and deprivation of a carbon free existence will be intolerable to all but a few of the population. Of course those few will gleefully man the guard towers and put aside their fear of guns.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln

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