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Comment: Re:Good (Score 5, Insightful) 156

by wizkid (#46155151) Attached to: Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

Say what you will about the big telcos that have buildings and pop's in the area. They won't provide broadband. Yes they're there and selling services to businesses. they won't touch broadband though. That would create competition. The only way to open up competition will be to encourage small business to come in and provide a better product. The telco's would rather spend money on lobbyists then put fiber in the ground.

Comment: Re:America is fucked ... (Score 4, Insightful) 455

You've lost sight of your own Constitution and what you stand for.

The DEA lost sight of the oath they took a long time ago.

Now you're a bunch of witless idiots cowering in the dark.

Can't go along with that. I think corrupt morons is closer. Egotistical Assholes might also fit the bill.

Comment: Re:Exciting (Score 3, Insightful) 122

by wizkid (#44124853) Attached to: Canonical To Ship Mir Display Server In Ubuntu 13.10

The problem is that security holes show up in the screws. one day, instead of holding secure, they get smooth and so they have to do a security update. If they kept the same flathead design, so you could use the same damned screwdriver, then replacing the screw wouldn't be a issue. So you end up not having a choice, you have to buy the new screwdriver.

Of course I don't have that problem. I switched to mint screws. I can still use my flat screwdriver.

Comment: Re:Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute (Score 2) 400

by wizkid (#42668869) Attached to: Andrew Auernheimer Case Uncomfortably Similar To Aaron Swartz Case

Agree in part, but as long as 80% of the voters watch Fox News and attack ads and do what the rest of the 80% of America tells them to do we're going to end up with more of the same.

It's not just Fox News. CNN, MSNBC ABC are all pumping out filtered garbage too. It's sad, but the US is now the land of the sheep. Almost nobody thinks for themselves. The first amendment has become a joke, because the corporations have been allowed to buy all the news outlets, and they only let you see what they want you to see.

Comment: Re:judge will invalidate (Score 3, Insightful) 506

by wizkid (#41129593) Attached to: Apple v. Samsung Jurors Speak, Skipped Prior Art For "Bogging Us Down"

I've been following the trial on groklaw and the news. This judge has less then impressed me. She did a lot of things that I question. That being said, I'm not a expert on courts and the law. But, with what I've seen, I question whether she will overturn this jury. I think it should, just on the public comments from the jury, but the whole trial sounded to me like they were railroading samsung.
We'll see how things turn out...

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.