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Comment Re:Oh please you old windbag (Score 1) 604

True, So where is this Freedom of Speech infringement? Much like I would gladly pay for the inner 2 lanes of I-40 between Raleigh and Winston Salem NC to be the express lane,I also would pay extra to have my packets have priority. " Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. " oh like they do during the Superbowl? Why should the internet be any different than TV?

Comment Neve ending cycle. (Score 1, Interesting) 207

Eat the crap; Makes you fat. Need a bigger car to lug your fat ass around. Burn it in your car; Exhaust smells like it, making you hungry. Repeat. Also 75 milllion gallons sounds like a lot, but when compared to the annual gasoline consumption of the US (~140 billion gallons), you'll need to eat a lot of chickens to make a dent. Sound like some gov't make work program.

Comment Good For Them (Score 1) 1193

It's thier money. People always love complaining about others that have more than them. Simple jelousy. Like those in upstate NY who don't want Google to build a datatcenter because of the PILOT (payment in leu of taxes) agreement. Well you know what? Its not like that 40 acres is bringing in much tax revenue as it sits now. Yes collection rates are going to be lower but its better than the current yield. Not to mention the jobs both Google and Yahoo are bringing to the area,.

Comment Another PILOT scam. (Score 1) 111

Ah another project brought to you by PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes). Screwing the homeowners and tax payers of Niagara County once again. Niagara county is one of the most taxed counties in NY, PILOT was supposed to help start-ups get their feet off the ground, but has since been abused by large companies by promising high paying jobs in return for sales tax exemptions and property tax waiving. Case in point AES Sumerset. As with Google (in Lenoir county NC), its likely only a small fraction of the 175 announced jobs will be filled. Many of them being building maintenance jobs with most of the admins and engineers working remotely and not really contributing to the local economy (after all who wants to live in Lockport?, where yes the houses are cheap...but you have to pay 5000/year property tax on your 100k house).

Comment Re:Fascinating stuff (Score 1) 293

a "golden record", which is technology long since obsolete here on earth during only the short 30 year span of the mission. Food for thought.

For 189.99 you can get "The Doors Vinyl Box" at Best Buy. Hardly obsolete. High Def Vinyl? Funny thing is they have these crappy turntables on display near the Vinyl display. Who would spend 200 on 7 records then play them on a $150 jackhammer.

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