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Comment Re:Culture (Score 2) 201

Actually - if colleges had the leeway, I think it could be that easy.

College bans all alcohol everywhere on campus - caught with as much as a nip bottle anywhere, automatic expulsion. Everywhere, that is, except the bars the college establishes on campus, for students.

Students can go there and drink, but the place is staffed (and serves food too - that is a must). So no binge drinking - gone. No getting too drunk - you're cut off. Students learn responsible behavior, cause it is reinforced. Past a certain point car keys must be surrendered if they have 'em. Etc. Everything a well-run bar does.

OK - I've put it out there. Discuss!

Comment Re:What's there to celebrate? (Score 1) 106

I was actually OK with the opening music - grew on me. What I could not STAND was taking something new and unique and hammering it (badly) into the same format as TOS.

No! Let's not explore how we could have explored space with technology just a little more advanced than what we have - where's the fun in that?? Let's give 'em Phasers and Transporter technology too, as well as a first generation warp drive. Remember the 'testing the missles' sequence during the maiden voyage? C'mon.

Let's make 'em technologically equivalent with everyone around them too - yeah, that will make for better stores! [Hint - it really doesn't]

I'm ticked off that they basically removed 300 years (!) of development between Enterprise and TOS. Really? Every spacefaring race has their collective thumbs up their asses for 3 centuries?

That was when I stopped watching. Heard about the 'temporal cold war' second hand - and was even more disgusted.

Could have been great. Sad really.

Comment Re:Landlords (Score 1) 260

"If you rent an apartment or condo, there may be a subletting prohibition. In that case it would be illegal for you to sublet as the man in the example has listed."

Um.... No. AFAIK it would not be *illegal* - it would be a breach of your contract with the landlord. Illegal means criminal, contract breach is civil and between the two parties only.

Comment Re:there's a major problem... but how does that he (Score 1) 393

First off, thank you for serving in the police - I like the answer you give for why you joined. It is sad you felt the need to post AC, but on this thread I can certainly understand it.

Second, serious question - like someone posed higher up in the thread, you, I, and two of your fellow police officers are alone in a room. One of the other two just pulls his weapon and shoots me in the head. The question, and I'd like an honest answer: Do you cover for him?

Comment Re:f!rstPo$t (Score 1) 140

So, basically getting rid of uppercase letters essentially shortens your effective password by 2 letters? OK, makes sense.

On the subject of dictionary based sequences of words - how much entropy would be added if you deliberately misspelled one of the words in the password phrase? Would you get the entire sequence of characters for entropy in that case - 26^42 in your example, since the codebreaker would have to go back to fully brute force? (I get 2 x 10^59)

Comment Re: daily mail reporting (Score 1) 555

To be fair, my first thought on reading the Fine Summary was that IF it were accurate - that road, tire, and brake dust are 10x the particulate emissions of all the ENGINES on the road today - and from the source we do need to be somewhat skeptical - then holy crap Batman - we've won! I mean, if engine emissions are that low, we never need any new emissions regs for particulates - we've effectively eliminated them.

Now we need new standards on brakes and tires - we need EPA regs to improve THEIR 'emissions' next. That is a staggering amount of progress vs. air quality - like, wow!

Yeah! 'Merica!

Anyone else got that sense of awe? Or is it just me?

Comment Re:Lies (Score 1) 287

    Well Angelo,
      I guess you had better get used to the idea of an ice free planet. It is not even remotely possible to get CO2 emissions down to ZERO - [Really?? ZERO - not stabilized, not substantially reduced, but ZERO?? Pfffft] in any timeframe, much les "very very rapidly".

      Also, since I have seen the evidence that CO2 levels have been higher in the distant past, the notion of a "runaway self reinforcing effect" is ludicrous. If that were even possible it would have already happened sometime in the last 4 BILLION years and would never have reversed.

      Stop self aggrandizing - you are not vital, are not alive in the pivotal moment of Earth's history - all this vitriol is simply to feed your own ego, and has nothing to do with hard science.

      I'll still be around in 20 years, so will you, and you will find the world is still spinning, same as it always has, same as it always will. The sky is not falling Chicken Little.

Comment Re:can someone give the TL;DR (Score 1) 205

From what I gather from the articles - I had to dig a little - zero-rating is the practice of having a data cap on your mobile data plan, and then offering certain sites/services that do NOT count towards your cap.

      Net neutrality is preventing your carrier from slowing down OR SPEEDING UP certain services or sites in relation to others - everything must be on an absolutely equal level.

      This breaks that by effectively creating a fast lane. So they could force, say, Netflixs to pay them in order to be included in the zero-rated zone. OR, have their own service that competes with Netflix, but look - it's zero rated too! Why not use ours - won't count against your data cap!

        Basically just another way to get around net neutrality.

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