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Comment Re:Treasonous behavior (Score -1, Troll) 248

What sort of backwater third world dictatorship do you think you live in where vocal criticism of the dear leader amounts to treason?

Russia.

Mothers in Russia can face jail time for speaking out about their sons who are being killed in the Ukraine. Uzak of the President of the Russian Federation, No. 237 makes it a crime to talk about the deaths of soldiers. If you criticize the government for not telling you where and how your son died, the government will withhold death benefits. And put you in jail.

Comment Talk about fake (Score 1) 154

To compare a search engine, which someone can choose or not choose to use, to a broadband provider, where there is only one, or if you are lucky two, to choose from in any given area is the literal definition of apples and oranges.

Off the top of my head I can count six different search engines I could use. In my area there are exactly two broadband providers, and both offer the same high prices for the same slow speeds.

As to this supposed "industry analysis", who did the analysis, Comcast? Of course they would say there is plenty of competition.

We knew this shill would be completely against consumer rights and his words and deeds are proof. We can all expect even higher prices and worse service than we already have, forcing the U.S. further down the list of industrialized countries with broadband service. Meanwhile, the con artist will claim it's a great thing for consumers to have only one or two options.

Comment Re: Nah (Score 0, Troll) 163

And by "works" you mean after you've manually configured files, got told to RTFM which doesn't exist, got yelled at online by people who think you should automatically know what to do, then sacrifice a goat in the hope an obscure posting from three years ago will do the trick.

If Linux just "works", why is it people on here repeatedly post about not having sound or cameras or drives working even with the latest packages and instead have to jump through hoop trying to get the above to work?

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Comment This is a good thing (Score 1, Interesting) 547

Now ISPs can be regulated just like cable or phone companies because they are no longer pass-through entities. Remember, ISPs keep saying they shouldn't be regulated like those others, but now, since they are controlling what you can and can't access (through deals they cut with Netflix and such), they are no different than cable companies.

Now that they're collecting data, similar to what cable companies do when they know what you watch, ISPs can now be classified as common carriers.

Even better, since these folks will now know where you go, they can be held responsible for not reporting child pornography and other criminal acts. Nor can they claim ignorance. After all, they're no longer a pass-through entity. They're watching you.

Comment Re:Where's the news? (Score 3, Insightful) 266

Golf balls. Someone actually designs the things? What an awful way to spend your life.

Pick any industry and someone is designing something for it. One could have the same opinion for keyboards, mice, or the little stick on a PS3 controller.

How about designing a knob for a radio in a car? You think that's glamorous? A button on the steering wheel perhaps? Just because you don't think it's anything worthy of doing doesn't mean someone else doesn't enjoy doing it.

Comment Re:Give the consumers a refund on what they paid (Score 0) 48

Constitutional rights, for the most part, apply only about the government. For example, a business is free to limit speech or prohibit people from carrying firearms on their premises.

Casinos can prevent you from coming on to their property even though a casino is open to the public (above the age of 21). They don't even have to give a reason.

In the case of Google, there is no 9th Amendment violation of your right to privacy since the government isn't involved. You are using their service, free of charge. They make the rules.

Comment Re:Umm (Score 0) 402

It's called citing your sources and peer review.

That doesn't matter any more. Look at Trump's claims about vaccines and autism. How many times has it been shown the study he cites is completely fake? How many discussions on here have gone over this same subject?

Witness Trump's comments about vote fraud. He says it took place but cites no evidence. In fact, when he filed to stop the vote recounts he explicitly cited no evidence of vote fraud taking place so there was no reason for the recounts.

I could go on but it's quite clear citing evidence, showing the facts and everything which is normally done to show how one side is lying, is no longer effective. Instead, the more evidence one shows the more they are shouted down. Why? Because showing evidence and facts hurts people's feelings. It forces them to admit they're wrong and in so doing makes them feel bad. Evolution anyone?

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