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Comment Re:There's an easy solution to this (Score 2) 426

I've already started clicking on every ad to hide it, and then choose offense / sexually explicity. Time to pollute their data set, and if they actually action on this feedback then that system will get broken if enough people also do the same.

You'd need a LOT of people (like a large majority of the userbase) to do this for it really to work. All you've done is trained the algorithm to ignore your flags.

Comment Re:Utopia, American Style (Score 1) 213

You're looking at it the wrong way around. You need to look at the share of the population of the native country that have chosen to move to the destination country. 25k people born in Norway (0.5% of the current population) have chosen to move to the US. 9k people born in the US (0.003% of the current population) have chosen to move to Norway. So, Norwegians are 173x more likely to have moved to the US than Americans are to have moved to Norway.

Comment Re:Either may be more profitable, but competition (Score 1) 95

So, you think that an article about the Louisville city government possibly overstepping its authority in an attempt to make it EASIER for Google Fiber to enter the market is evidence that there are local monopoly franchises? Intriguing. Do you also view the sunrise as evidence to support your theory that we are doomed to eternal darkness?

Comment Re:Either may be more profitable, but competition (Score 1) 95

(a) could show you had sufficient financial backing to be a viable concern

What are the common ways for startups to show (a)?

Show cash on hand, show borrowing capacity, show a business plan.

(b) agreed to cover at least a large portion of the city, if not all, and weren't just going to cherry-pick affluent neighborhoods

Is a franchisee allowed to propose a multi-year plan to cover "a large portion of the city", using revenue from one neighborhood to fund expansion into adjacent neighborhoods, or does it have to be at least borough-wide from day one?

It can be a phased rollout (don't need to have the entire network built to light it up), but reasonably rapid, and not just "attractive markets first." (can't say "we'll do Richguy Heights in 2016, and then 2% of Poverty Falls per year for the next 50 years").

Comment Re:Either may be more profitable, but competition (Score 1) 95

Those aren't franchise monopolies. Franchise monopolies have been illegal for around 20 years. FiOS doesn't violate cable monopoly rights because those rights don't exist, not because of the physical medium Verizon chose to use. You're absolutely right about the easements (and, more importantly, rights of way on public property). Again, if you want to start a competing service, you're welcome to do so, but the municipality won't just let you build what you want, where you want (i.e. you can't just cherry pick serving densely populated rich neighborhoods), just as the cable and Telco provider weren't allowed to only serve part of the municipality.

Comment Re:Either may be more profitable, but competition (Score 3, Insightful) 95

It's not illegal at all - how do you think Verizon is rolling out FiOS? If you wanted to launch the Raymorris Cable Company, and deploy service in NYC, you could certainly do so, provided you (a) could show you had sufficient financial backing to be a viable concern, and (b) agreed to cover at least a large portion of the city, if not all, and weren't just going to cherry-pick affluent neighborhoods.

Comment Re:Old Media = HRC and Trump (Score 1) 213

Just about all non-conservative people under 40 supported Sanders over Clinton

I don't have data handy with a +/-40 break point, but while Sanders did dominate in 18-24 (65/27), 24-34 was essentially tied (45/44), and Clinton won handily 35-44 (54/34). So, overall, Sanders probably had an edge for under 40 as a whole, but it's around 55/45, not "just about all". http://www.vox.com/2016/1/15/1...

Comment Seems Reasonable (Score 1) 534

Facebook's in the business of selling ads. If they keep adblockers from working, then some people will just put up with the ads, and some people will stop using Facebook. I bet the second group is actually pretty darn small (/. readers are HIGHLY non-representative of the population as a whole), and, since they aren't generating any revenue for FB, I don't think they'll be crushed to see them go.

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