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Comment Re:To be fair... (Score 1) 277

Anybody claiming that the 2nd Amendment isn't confusingly worded has an agenda.

Who are you kidding? Nobody talks like this: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". You'd fail in English class.

It turns out that the following words also don't mean the same things today as they did when written:

"bear arms"

Every one of those needs to be defined.

Comment Re: Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 1) 709

One obvious way is if it blows the warm air across the A/C's heat sensor, triggering it to do the actual cooling.

Another is if it pushes the heat toward areas of weaker insulation and away from areas of stronger insulation. If the outside is cooler than the inside, then the temperature will leak out more rapidly. If the outside is warmer than the inside, then the warmth will leak in more slowly.

Another is if you're in building and where a vaulted ceiling fan is pushing floor 2 heat down to floor 1. My last house was like that, and I kept the fan on constantly because the floor-by-floor difference was enormous.

Another is if the temperature was not evenly distributed within the room's bottom (eg. because one wall is an exterior wall, or one shares a wall with the kitchen, or there are electrically powered devices in there acting as heat sources). Redistributing will directly cool those parts at the expense of parts further away.

Comment Re:Is it real unlimited? (Score 2) 196

If a road gets congested, then travelling on it gets slower, it doesn't ban new cars from entering the roadway. However the road might open up carpool lanes, which effectively prioritize those people who are taking actions to reduce road congestion...

Use of a shared resource will always, always, always be subject to prioritization. That's inherent. The people using more than 26GB are already the ones who are getting the best deal out of everyone before the throttling.

(this said, I'm switching to the cheaper $50 / month plan with limited data on T-Mobile the second my AT&T contract expires, which should be before those are discontinued).

Comment Re:It's the server, not the broadband (Score 1) 108

4k streaming is a thing these days. Netflix recommends 25Mbps. I imagine the majority of people don't have more than 1 4k TV today (though a significant minority will), but a 4k stream + some HD streams for other TV / browser use + miscellaneous use simultaneously isn't unreasonable. That means 50 is about the right capacity.

Comment Re:real reasion (Score 1) 460

It contradicts exactly what you said

This story is not about people leaving. It's about them not getting as many NEW customers as they thought.

But they say:

Gross additions were on target, but churn ticked up slightly and unexpectedly.

That's literally the opposite of what you said. They are getting as many new customers as they thought, but people are leaving.

Comment Re:Don't like bats? (Score 2) 115

Although nobody is talking about building enclosures to attract lightning to your bathroom...

There is a degree to which rabies in humans is rare because people are afraid of it. And fatal shark attacks are rare because humans don't like to swim where the dangerous shark varieties are. Etc..

That doesn't mean this isn't a good idea -- mosquitoes are a disease reservoir that is typically much more infectious, and choosing bats because they suppress mosquito populations* seems likely to be a good choice. It's just an explanation for why people don't love bats. I didn't care about bats much but my parents would tell me to avoid them due to the rabies risk.

* This of course assumes it's true. I've read that there's little evidence that bats eat enough mosquitoes to make up for the fake that they eat the things that already eat mosquitoes.

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