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Comment Clinton's emails? (Score 1, Insightful) 85

One point that keeps getting lost on the whole Clinton email fiasco is FOIA requests. Shouldn't she be in jail for violating that law? She was running a private server that contained official government records subject to this Act. She controlled the information that could be "lost" or "not found" whenever she wanted. That was legal but this isnt?

Comment Re:Happens all the time in the private sector (Score 5, Insightful) 1010

Would you tell your CEO that he wasn't able to access his email from some unsecure consumer laptop on his private jet?

Yes, because there are laws regarding what you can and more importantly CANNOT do in government that don't apply to the private sector. Besides being potentiality classified, official government emails are official records and have to be treated as such so that us lowly citizens can use the freedom of information requests to see them. Now that she got away with this, what is to stop the head of every government organization from breaking the law and keeping their email on their own servers? Servers they control and can wipe before evidence of other crimes can come to light.

Comment But, it's up to.... (Score 2) 99

It says so...very clearly on page 23 of the fine print. It is the section entitled "You give us money and we might** give you service". **One day per year, on Feb 3rd during the hours of 2-3 am EST. Your results may vary, it which case your equipment is to blame. If you don't receive the advertised speeds during this time frame please contact customer support and we will be happy to walk you through the troubleshooting steps on our website that don't work.

Comment Re:A great cost (Score 1) 56

You are only throttled to 2G speeds AFTER you have consumed your data allotment. So in your example if you were only paying for 1GB per month you would start getting 2G speeds after 1GB is used. You shouldn't expect to continue surfing at full speed after you used your allotment. I'm glad they don't charge you additional fees for overages like AT&T and Verizon.

Submission + - Comcast's attempt to bash Google Fiber backfires

Chris453 writes: Comcast's Xfinity posted a snide comment on Facebook about Google Fiber's hiccup during a televised pro sports event. Comcast customers used the opportunity to fire back at the much-hated cable provider.

The first reply to the post said, "Screw yourself, Xfinity. Google Fiber has failed once, and you are failing continuously." Comcast deleted the thread but not before someone took a screenshot.

Comment Re:Record License Plate Number? (Score 2) 328

No-one cares if you "buy" their argument. In a civilized country with laws you cannot run people over because they got in your way. How could any SANE person think that someone standing behind your car gives you the right to run them over? Man, I hope no kids are riding their bikes in your neighborhood. Those protesters in front of those police cars, just run them over -- right? You are clearly deranged.

Comment Re:Seat-belt cut AFTER the "incident"? (Score 1) 328

Um.. they were trying to escape to avoid the Sheriff whom was on the way? I was pointing out how both sides could be true. Since the reporters didn't dispute Tesla's side, the only discrepancy is the reporters claiming that their window was broken and the seat-belt cut. A lot of people jumped on the reporters side after that claim because they assumed that the security guards broke the window first.

I never claimed to be a genius, but you were obviously shown to be a blubbering idiot.

Submission + - Google Fiber coming to San Antonio (

Chris453 writes: A major technology initiative that began with former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro nearly two years ago is finally coming to fruition.

Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Wednesday that Google Fiber will be coming to the Alamo City, bringing with it a fiberoptic network 100 times faster than the average Internet currently being used in the city.

Although the announcement came a little bit later than hoped for, it is a definite positive for the city. The fast-speed gig-network will allow customers to download HD movies or hundreds of songs in just a matter of seconds.

Mark Strama, head of Google Fiber Austin, said they will be deploying the process of moving Fiber into the city as quickly and efficiently as possible, but it will likely unfold over the next couple or few years.

"It is a major construction project," Strama said. "That is one of the reasons we've spent so much time in the due diligence phase."

However, Strama said while they are completing construction, they will stagger the service, meaning they will roll out the service to one neighborhood while still working on the next.

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