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Comment Re:Why Not Every Other Day? (Score 1) 582

It is not hard to do at all. All addresses are classified by the postal service already as residential, commercial, etc. *Everyone* at a residential address that wants daily delivery should pay for daily residential delivery. The USPS should not subsidize someone's home-based business. Also, the business can always get the delivery point re-zoned and re-classified or get a PO box.

Comment What About Copyrights? (Score 1) 376

Now do the same analysis on copyright and the public domain. Trillions dollars of our public wealth has been sequestered by the corporate oligarchy. And they paid fractional cents on the dollar in "campaign donations". I'm fine with it if we tax the hell out of anything that doesn't go into the public domain after 17 years. You want to keep Mickey Mouse out of the public domain? Sure, just pay $1,000,000 the first year, doubled every year after that, and adjust the starting and ongoing amounts for inflation. At least we, the people, get something in return.

Comment WTF? (Score 1) 417

We've got car-sized rovers on Mars roaming around, taking pictures, drilling in rocks, relaying data back through a satellite in orbit around another planet and nothing new was invented to accomplish that?


Comment Re:good luck with that (Score 2) 89

If the D-star repeater is on an amateur band, it is part of the problem. There's no experimentation with D-star. There's just paying for a hunk of proprietary equipment. But, hey, we need yet another repeater on 2m and 70cm. The ones already there are just so overloaded with traffic!

No, what we need is more free space on these bands for experimentation with digital and analog modes, including some wide-band modes. But for that you need to get rid of some of the bandwidth dedicated to unused repeaters.

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