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Comment I agree (Score 1) 203

I agree on the basis of the headline alone.

I used to listen to drive-time radio on a talk station because there was a zoo-type program in the Orlando area that I actually found kinda listenable. Over the years it go to the point where I sometimes can get to work without hearing a single second of it - nothing but commercials. And that's a 15 minute drive, at least. How the hell can you play 15 minutes of solid commercials?

Sorry, radio. You can go fuck yourself.

Comment Re: Arrest him and throw him into Gitmo (Score 1) 627

If you live in Maine, you cannot theoretically have your car searched without a warrant or probable cause. Probably cause needs to be more than just "I want to" or "I think you did something", but in reality it can be many things and is hard (or just exhaustive) to prove wrongdoing on the part of the officer who really had no actual probable cause. Really they aren't supposed to be able to pull you over either without a reasonable suspicion, but that is hard (or just exhaustive) for the same reason.

Comment Constant pre-loads (Score 2) 59

I'm thinking that the browser is constantly guessing what I'm going to try to load and is preemptively loading additional content in the background just in case it's right. It may eventually get the right answer, but more often than not it's probably going to be wrong; I'm just wondering how much additional bandwidth this feature is going to use.

Comment Cue the whiners (Score 2, Insightful) 329

There's about to be way too many comments about how ESPN sucks and cable companies suck and everyone sucks for not giving me what I want. There's about to be not nearly enough comments about shutting up and voting with your dollars. Guess who enables this behavior? People who pay for it. Guess who has an option? People who pay for it. Guess who was never forced to pay for it? People who pay for it.

Aside from all that, Verizon still has to abide by the contracts. It's irrelevant how shitty the contract is for whom or what could be done which is better for consumers.

Comment Re:features hide content (Score 1) 222

This alone is the reason why I still use classic maps. When you zoom in far enough, the lines and labels start to obscure the information int he satellite imagery and, frustratingly, google will not let you turn them off in new maps.

Plus, it's a super huge pain in the ass to draw maps in the new map making tool.

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