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Comment Scientifically Optimize for Which Variable? (Score 3, Insightful) 609

Using scientific reasoning to rationally choose between potential decisions is a great idea, but it doesn't solve the problem of deciding the basis of the questions. Logic can really only solve for one variable at a time. People will still have to decide which societal variables to solve and how to balance the weight of multiple variables. Fair is never fair to everybody. You are always having to make trade-offs between forms of fairness: equity, equality and welfare.

Comment Re:Safari has monopoly on iOS (Score 1) 249

Tough to tell how the browsers are being tracked, but they are each easily identifiable. Interestingly even Chrome has a Safari fingerprint.

Safari
xx.xx.xx.xx - - [03/Jul/2016:17:17:36 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 295 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 9_3_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/601.1.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.0 Mobile/13F69 Safari/601.1"

Firefox
xx.xx.xx.xx - - [03/Jul/2016:17:16:32 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 295 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 9_3_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/601.1.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) FxiOS/4.0 Mobile/13F69 Safari/601.1.46"

Chrome
xx.xx.xx.xx - - [03/Jul/2016:17:20:06 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 295 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 9_3_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/601.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) CriOS/51.0.2704.104 Mobile/13F69 Safari/601.1.46"

Chrome on Linux
xx.xx.xx.xx - - [03/Jul/2016:17:27:35 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 295 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.106 Safari/537.36"

Comment Re:More context (Score 1) 228

And the answer was, sure, but THEY (the unwashed poor masses who buy the Model 3) will have to pay for it, while you (the rich washed) will still get yours for free.

Another way of looking at it would be:

Sure, but THEY (the unwashed poor masses who buy the Model 3) will have the option of not paying for Supercharger access, while you (the rich washed) will still have to pay for access regardless if you ever intend on using it.

I think this is a much more accurate statement.

Comment Re:Brakes? Tires? (Score 2) 555

Here is an article that discusses the health risks of rubberized materials such as crumb rubber on football fields.

https://www.washingtonpost.com...

Personally I do not think that this is a big issue for electric cars being the weight of batteries is what causes tire wear. It is the fact that electric cars are so damn quick off the line. If we can only make electric vehicles as sluggish as gas cars the tire problem would go aware.

Comment Re:charging per device used (Score 1) 595

Net neutrality does not specify how devices or bandwidth use are licensed. Net neutrality only deals with the potential gatekeeping abuses by providers and peering points. Providers are still free to segment the market for accessing the Internet in any way they see fit . . . obviously within the general constraints of market forces.

Comment Re: Absence?! (Score 1) 595

One of the early advantages of NAT is that providers charged for individual addresses. Having only a single address prevented providers from charging per device. I bet that within a year of IPv6 going mainstream providers will then have a means of counting devices on private networks and start charging accordingly again.

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