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Comment: Huge, easily mineable, rock discovered! (Score 2) 153

by yayoubetcha (#48451729) Attached to: NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

There is a rock that orbits the sun which is well known to contain easily extracted minerals. And it is big. With a circumference of about 22,000 miles it contains vast amounts of minerals. The really great up-side to it is that it has an atmosphere which we can survive in (at least in the short-term). So mining operations should be fairly cost effective.

Comment: My proposed Constitutional Amendment (Score 3, Insightful) 127

by yayoubetcha (#48379019) Attached to: Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

Sorry, but what the NSA is doing and wants to continue to do, violates the 4th Amendment clear and simple. Any legislation passed cannot trump the 4th Amendment no matter how you slice it.

The solution is to pass a new Constitutional Amendment. Here is my proposal: "In the name of National Security, this Amendment allows the Government to do whatever the fuck it wants to do. This includes, but is not limited to, pissing on the 4th Amendment. Oh, except, the 2nd Amendment. Nope. Can't touch that."

There ya go. Now you can spy as much as you want.

Comment: Where is the pricing schedule? (Score 3, Interesting) 223

by yayoubetcha (#48378929) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

Google "[city-name-here] Internet Service" and the ads are a popn'. Yesterday, for me, I Googled "Reno, NV Internet Service". Up comes a variety of ads. When I look at the details for DSL by AT&T and Cable by Charter, they both have rates per month for the first year. That is of course trying to discover the Internet only, non-bundled, service.

Next to the monthly price for the first 12 month is an asterisk. I look for the footnote to possibly discover a link to the "regular" pricing, but that was not to be found.

So, FCC, come on, get with the damn program. Yes, work out the whole Net Neutrality thing, but let's start with the basics: providing an easy to discover (I mean OBVIOUS) listing of their rates. Then they can say "Rates from $34.95 for the first 12 months. That's a $30/month savings off the regular price of $64.95"

When you can find a pricing table, which I did a couple of years ago for COMCAST in Seattle. I discovered the lowest rate was $20 a month less than ANY other rate. I think it may have been accessed with the link "Click here for our 'Ebola, HIV, Syphilis, Leprosy, Firday the 13th, get shot in the face' plan".

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