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Comment Re:Ringworld (Score 1) 1222

True, it's way too much for a single movie to be done right. I would just like to see a super high resolution dive into Ringworld from the edge of the solar system to the landing on the floor - something I hope to get to see before I die.

You can probably skip Ringworld Throne (#3), but you can't end the miniseries without Ringworld's Children (#4).

Also would be good to spin into the Protector story which has a lot of lead-up to Ringworld with the Pak Protectors.

Comment Ringworld (Score 5, Insightful) 1222

Oh wait, James Cameron's been sitting on the rights for that for almost two decades so he can waste our time with giant blue aliens encounter generic military stereotypes.

Either use your rights, or give them to someone else already, John. My opinion of you has gone from top-notch to meh about you over the years. Shit or get off the pot.

Comment Re:Xfinity (aka Comcast) doing this for years. (Score 1) 149

ISTR having to have my housemate phone this in.

Also it still keeps broadcasting a mystery SSID-less beacon thereafter.

And, as far as not impacting your network at all, beacon pollution is a huge deal

You're best to use your own APs on a different channel than whatever Comcast is squatting on.

Comment Re: The wage gap myth continues... (Score 1) 142

About 16 percent of the stay-at-home parent population is male. Should salaries be based on whether your spouse earns or housemakes? Should employers assume women don't have a househusband? Is having a "non-working" spouse providing free day care, taxi service, coupon cutting, grocery delivery, personal shopping services, and secretarial and butler duties a liability?

Comment Re: The wage gap myth continues... (Score 1, Insightful) 142

Pretending to have a convesation with yourself does not help you prove your point.

While the gender-based unexaplained wage gap may be as low as 3%-7% in the U.S., the larger part, that which is explained by what positions people are working, is widely recognized an an indicator of hiring bias. Whether it's unequal pay for equal work or unequal opportunity for equal qualifications, it is still a problem that compounds on itself over a lifetime. The wage gap stat represents both factors.

Comment Re:Not going to change anything (Score 2) 142

No, don't you understand? Wasting everybody's time is a moral imperative. How are we supposed to live with ourselves if we don't make people spend over an hour paging through tens of websites to buy a widget? And for a job applicant? You gotta make sure they wear out at least one keyboard before they get in the door.

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