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Comment Re:This almost makes me want to move to Canada... (Score 2) 141

Whats going on with the cable companies isn't socialism... its customer protection... "basic" cable prices have sky rocketed and this is how the regulatory body is bringing them back in line...

It would be nice to see one or two of them to lose their licence to operate over this so they will stop screwing customers over...

25$ basic cable that has nearly 75$ in service charges? Come on now..

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 190

there isn't enough free spectrum to do it in any densely populated area.. if you think there is enough you should read and learn about wireless technologies then start to do the math on how much spectrum you will need to be equiv to FTTH...

Using a low density of 30 houses per square mile and a tower with small footprint of 30 square miles... 900 homes just at 500 Mb/s thats 450 Gig/s per second...

Now lets scale that back to a more reasonable number... 50 Mb/s... even at 45 Gb/s there are very few potential wireless technologies that could meet that modest demand in a point to multipoint configuration..and that is no where near what can be done with a fiber deployment.. Most modern fiber deployments are looking at delivering 1-2 G/s.. Wireless cannot scale to meet that in high density deployments... there just isn't enough usable spectrum out there or Point to Multipoint technologies... and if your foolish enough to think you can put 900+ antenna's on a single tower that will not interfere with each other you obviously need to start thinking about how to scale your thoughts up to a real world scenario...

Comment Re:Best of intentions (Score 1) 226

They have the infrastructure and know how to run a music streaming business.. They should reopen a pandora type service for unsigned artists that are willing to forgo royalties to get their music out there..

There needs to be someone that will champion a new music business model and weaken the control the recording industry has on music today...

Comment Re:FTFY (Score -1, Troll) 190

If MS was capable of programming a installation process that can't be circumvented then drive-by-downloads of malware wouldn't exist.,..

Just saying this looks like another layer of software that will only raise the barrier of entry for malware a little bit... Buggy software is buggy software no matter how many layers of buggy software you have ontop of it.

Comment Re: HOWTO (Score 1) 1081

And if they are a constant threat to the lives of the people that have been put in charge with their psychiatric care?

There are so many bleeding hearts out there that want to protect the rights, freedoms and lives of people that have had ultimately removed another persons right to live or be brutalized by another..

No one ever thinks about the safety and wellbeing of guards and people that have the charge to look after inmates.. How do you punish someone thats already in prison? Keep them there longer? Life in prison with no chance of parole.. WHat can you possibly deter that person from inflicting harm on law abiding people that have been put there to look after them during their incarceration let alone other inmates..

If you really think prisoners are treated harshly and deserve a better quality of life in prison you should go work in a prison for a year or so and see if you change your mind...

rehabilitation only works for a very small percentage... to the rest prison needs to be a deterrent some place they do not want to go back...

Comment Re:All it means is (Score 5, Interesting) 292

Skills to Salary converter... That is what is needed... So mindless HR drones start to plug in all these "requirements" and they see the salary for the person they are looking for skyrocket and come to the realization they are asking for the moon at a walmart payscale... Hiring offshore labour with a HB1 seems to significantly lower the requirements oddly enough...

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