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Comment Just a bit of nostalgia (Score 2) 33

Fond memories of using something like this, if not SixXS itself over 10 years ago. Our ISP didn't do v6, and we needed to test with it. Tunnel providers to the rescue! Now even my local ISP that everybody complains about provides v4 and v6. It's been in Windows for... how many versions now?

I'd forgotten all about these tunnel providers. News of one shutting down and a trip down nostalgia lane seems appropriate. So long, and thank-you for providing something that we needed at the time.

Comment If I were a farmer, here's what I'd do. (Score 3, Insightful) 490

I'd research alternatives to John Deere. I think there are actually some, right? If there are, I'd go to the Deere dealers first. I'd take my time, chat up the sales guy, get all the way to what looks like a closed sale. Then just as I'm about to sign I'd back out and tell him why. Waste their sales guy's time, and tell all your buddies to do it too.

If all of the companies are pulling this shit, it might be time for another tractorcade like we had in the 70s. Block the Beltway and turn up the turf on the Mall like they did back then. Maybe that'll get their attention.

Comment The real issue is preemption (Score 1) 164

The real issue is preemption. State law preempts local law. It's a tool, and thus value-neutral. Preemption has also been used to prevent cities from setting up municipal WiFi. Comcast bought the state legislature. Bad. In this case, preemption appears to be used to create a "right to rent". Good if you want to rent. Bad if you don't like people coming and going in your neighborhood.

Preemption at the state level means that if the law doesn't suit you, you must chose another state or live with it. Since leaving Indiana is not an option for many of the people who will find this undesirable (namely, people who find short-term rentals in their neighborhood to be a nuisance), I find myself leaning against this.

IMHO, preemption should generally only be used when municipal governments are "mis-behaving" in ways that would cause problems to the state as a whole. e.g., cities generally aren't allowed to license drivers as it would just annoy the hell out of anybody moving within the state. OTOH, cities are generally allowed to license businesses and Airbnb fits that pattern. So does WiFi. We ought to have a right to municipal WiFi... but a lot of places don't.

Comment Re:goddammit (Score 1) 322

You and the other Anonymous Coward just prove that the problem is not Pulse, but the fact that you are stupid.

If you run Pulse on top of jack, you can just run your realtime audio apps direct into jack; Pulse has no influence on jack's realtime behaviour if it runs as just another jack client.

So who is the fuckwit now?

Comment Roku, Amazon Fire, etc? (Score 1, Insightful) 80

So are they going to consider the Roku and Amazon Fire and similar devices to be "mobile devices"? Because a lot of people use these devices to output via HDMI to their TVs. That doesn't seem right to give these users different content just because they're not using a computer as their primary output device.

Comment Free speech and a more general lie filter (Score 1) 429

The point that even Holocaust denial is free speech is well taken; but HD is also a lie. It's also just one particular type of lie. How about a general purpose registry of lies and a "warning, contains registered lies" flag next to the search results?

Now even what's a lie can be subject to debate. Some people think climate change is a lie. Some people think evolution is a lie. So. We'd need multiple lie registries, and you could chose to have your search results flagged based on preferences. Christians could chose a Christian lie registry, and any search results with evolution in them would be flagged as lies.

Eventually, everything would be flagged by somebody's lie registry. Believe me when I tell you, everybody's a liar.

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You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone companies?