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Comment Re:A long time coming... (Score 2) 364 364

Pretty sure that has to do with trade regulations between the US and China - anti-dumping provisions and the like for US steel companies, and not a reflection on poor Chinese steel (though I do understand shortcuts taken in China regarding steel manufacturing are rampant and frightening)

Comment Re:It never worked properly anyway... (Score 1) 142 142

I was having problems because the TV was interfering with the RF signal between the Chromecast and the WAP. Here's what I did, with excellent results:

$20 worth of cabling, and I got the thing connected via Cat5. Works great now, no disconnects anymore, and it no longer takes up a spot on wireless device list in the WAP.

Comment Must have been visited by some serious looking men (Score 2) 45 45

Foxconn executive: "We'll have a black factory in 3 years!"

Communist Party: "If you do that, all your people will be unemployed, and instead of slaving away at a phone factory, making useless crap for American idiots, we'll have people available to protest our mismanaged government"

FC: "Not my problem"

CP: "Gulag."

FC: "We'll have a 30% robot presence in 5 years!"

Comment Re:Then and now (Score 1) 54 54

but they don't provide unfiltered access to the country with more internet consumers than anyone else in the world - China.

These plans are an end-run around the Great Firewall, make no mistake.

I have my popcorn waiting for when the Chinese government decides to start shooting the satellites down.

Comment Re:Better get those lobbyists ready, Comcast (Score 1) 98 98

No way. The latency would be ridiculous for most use cases. This is only actually marketable for a couple of situations -

1. Orbital internet service. The ISS can surf porn.
2. Remote internet service. The researchers at Macmurdo can surf porn.
3. Circumventing state filters on internet content. The Chinese can surf porn.
4. Interplanetary internet service. The Mars rover and future moon/Mars colonies will eventually be able to surf porn.

Comment Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

Government can and should create money to provide for the General Welfare in the form of a Basic Income.

Create money just to give out to people? Seriously? Please open a history book and look up Germany in 1934, or a newspaper and look at Zimbabwe. Printing money to pay government bills just screws the public. Money printing must be offset by taxes or some other destruction of currency, such as a natural deflationary trend or a paper shredder, or you wind up with loaves of bread costing thousands of dollars.

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