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Comment Worst workers (Score 1, Insightful) 294

The worst workers, as identified by small businesses are: Smokers, Women with children, other women. I can attest to that. I was an ISP from 1998 to 2004, and
smokers took out 10-15 out of every hour to go outside to smoke. Women with children: "Oh, I can't make it to work, I have to go to the school teacher conference", or "My babysitter did not show up" etc. Women in general do not have a good work ethic because to THEM, family and kids come first, and twice as many women are smokers as compared to men.

Comment VPN is the solution (Score 1) 225

Think VPN. And, speaking of VPN, why can't an ISP have its own VPN and use it as default, unless a user wants a routable IP address.
When I browse on my cell phone or tablet, and go to view my network settings, I see my IP is 10.x.y.z. This is called "Carrier grade NAT"
and is just one breath away from VPN. But my local cable ISP gives me a routable IP by default.

Comment Home Made (Score 2) 537

You can do the same thing if you insulate your house with foil-faced insulation, use aluminized tape in the joints, and e-Glass on your windows. Don't
forget the ceiling and floor. The floor should be a screen because moisture in the floor will rot it. Joints are very critical everywhere. Small gaps in
the window mechanism, sliders and frames are an issue also. Conductive paint is a help. I have a house similar to those specs --inadvertently-- and
my AT&T cell tower is 5 bars outside on the porch, and 0 to 1 bar inside. E-Glass is particularly opaque to radio signals. In a non-foil building, the
stronger signals are not inside the window, but to the side of the window.

Comment Re:Did he sign for the letter? (Score 1) 571

Generally, when a lawsuit is first filed, it is served by Certified Mail or by a process server. However, SUBSEQUENT
filings etc are simply mailed "to the address of record, first class." Having established an address of record by the
first small claims suit, all after that was by first class mail. I see a little wiggle room here in that the small claims
was dismissed, but since the "admissions" pertained to this case, it probably was legally correct.

Comment Re: No downside - DWI v2 (Score 1) 655

Bars. So what you are saying is that "Driving While Intoxicated" V1.0 will be replaced with the non-criminal DWI V2.0 "Driven While Intoxicated." Love it.

Prostitutes will love it. "Hey, John, wanna have a little party?" "Sure, when." "My car with extra wide back seat will be here in 3 minutes and 22 seconds"

Philanderers having Nooners now will do it on the way to work.

Private Eyes will be dying to hack those cars for video footage.

Etc. Yes, it will transform *many* industries ... !

Comment Re:The Toilet!! (Score 1) 397

Toilets in general, but specific brand? Patented by T. John Crapper in the 1800's, his patents and manufacturing dominated 19th Century
England, Europe and the U.S. At a time when a man made $30-$50 a month in wages, his device netted him MILLIONS. Until the 20th
Century, and to a large extent today, the Paper Industry and the Deforestation so common today is due to Toilet Paper.

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