Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 143

I have Gracie signatures on two of my old belts, so go figure out how far, so far.

Christ, who gives a fuck about signatures? Even if you'd have mentioned the color of the belts, it would have meant little.

People who earn them. You posited, incorrectly, that I was an absolute beginner. That I have trained with one of the pioneers of the art was a polite way of telling you that you are wrong.

jeez mate, chillout.

I'm just trying to prevent people from trying the same stupid shit.

No you're not. You're taking an opportunity for some recreational outrage so you can feel superior.

Failing to comply with that is potentially dangerous and disrespectful to everybody you are training with.

A lesson you have obviously not learned: be humble and respectful to everybody.

Suggesting wearing a fitness tracker is fueling bad behavior (although only highly unprofessional trainers would even allow it).

Your comprehension skills are poor and you are trying to twist what I said. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and instead of being graceful about it you use it to launch an attack.

I did not suggest people wear them, I said it was a bad idea that insurance companies are moving towards forcing people to wear them because they do not fit in with my use case. I pointed out why I see them as a bad idea for my training and you used that information, your assumptions and poor understanding to launch a rant. Next time try reading something you intend to reply to more than once.

Comment Re:Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss? (Score 5, Interesting) 190

I'm surprised Comcast hasnt gone after Netflix already.

They have, and been caught. The whole Net Neutrality thing was over this very concept. The example was that the location of the Peering nodes were deliberately not upgraded an thus Netflix traffic was impacted. Netflix went so far as to say that they would pay for all the equipment needed at all of the peering locations, and even install CDN points INSIDE Comcast's network to help prevent the congestion problems for Comcast's Netflix customers. Comcast said no thanks.

Comcast has a vested interest in both Broadcast and Cable TV, and Netflix has a direct impact on both. Comcast is not going to help Netflix even if Netflix does all the work.

However, since this is all being done on the Network side, it is hidden (obfuscated) to the customer. All they know is Netflix streaming "sucks" a lot of the time, while Comcast streaming almost never does. The customer doesn't see it as a Comcast problem, they see it as a Netflix Problem.

Comment Re:It won't matter what Comey says (Score 2) 343

I think you are confusing what is really happening here. I've seen all sorts of arguments about Hillary vs Donald and it almost always boils down to one basic argument.

1) Trump is worse than Clinton (Excusing bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior).

They mostly try to avoid her actual record, because quite frankly it SUCKS.Her four years as SoS are a complete disaster. Her stint as Senator is mostly resume lining material (no actual accomplishments), and that she won because she was Bill's wife isn't really that great either. Basically, she has no record of accomplishments. None. Which is why she is playing the "gotcha" game, and sitting there wondering why she isn't "50 points ahead". Well, when you run douchbad against asshole (I'll let you figure out which is which), it is clear that she shouldn't be "50 points" ahead, and why they are basically neck n neck.

If everyone who actually believes that NEITHER are good for America, actually voted for Gary Johnson (or Jill Stein), it would cause chaos in the election.

Comment Re:Two types of laws (Score 5, Insightful) 343

Which is why they go through a series of training meeting, of which Clinton doesn't recall attending, due to traumatic brain injury, but she is okay to be president.

Another "convenient" excuse. She either didn't attend the requisite training (a dereliction of duty, and evidence she isn't qualified to be President) or she did, and ignorance is no longer an excuse. Now, you might claim she is too stupid to understand (as Director of the FBI basically said), but then that doesn't look to good if you're running for President either.

The whole EMAIL thing is a tar pit for the Clinton's because she is either incompetent, or evil. There really is no other option. And as I have said before, (apologies to Arthur C. Clarke) "Any sufficient level of incompetence is indistinguishable from malice". So which is it, is she incompetent or evil?

Of all the things Clinton should have done, she did none of them. The argument "no proof" is utter bullshit, there is plenty of evidence, and proof is only a conclusion. If you see all the evidence, and can't conclude she is either stupid or evil, you're just being an obtuse party hack.

Comment Re:People deserve their government. (Score 2, Informative) 343

But if we're going to use these emails as part of a measuring stick as to who is more trustworthy, when we tally up all lie and half truths of our major candidates

If your best case for your candidate is that "they lie less than the other guy", and there are a huge long line of lies both candidates have, you're making the best case I have that you shouldn't vote for either one.

The newest revelation is the darling Hispanic Woman who says (no actual proof, which is what you're claiming for Clinton now) Trump said some "mean things" to her, was allegedly involved in a murder, and had relationships with drug dealers. A perfect fit for the Clinton Crime Family if you ask me.

AND if everything about the Clinton's is "ancient history" (as said by others) then why are they digging up what some Drug Cartel's Leaders old girlfriend has to say from 20+ years ago?

The double standards people use in defending Clinton is amazing.

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 5, Interesting) 343

Actually the deletion of email was enough "evidence" of guilt because legally it can be assumed that doing so is evidence of guilt. Gowdy made that case when confronting the FBI director. In fact, Gowdy pretty much proved that the FBI was complicit in the coverup by not prosecuting Clinton on the grounds that the FBI director actually gave.

But there is more, Clinton's Lawyer AND personal Aide (convenient dual role) Mills said in sworn testimony that she didn't know about the server until after it was destroyed, but they just found an email in which she ASKS about that same server, years before. She perjured herself. But nothing will come of it, because she is both a Clinton Aide and her Lawyer. The convenience of having Aides that are also Lawyers will now be fully realized, they will be pretty much untouchable, because you cannot untangle when she was being a Lawyer, and when she was being an Aide.

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 4, Insightful) 343

The whole system and a large part of the government is corrupt to the point where nothing will be done.

I'm sure that even most liberals would agree, but the solution liberals have is "more government" (and thus, more corruption), rather than reigning in the corruption we have now by limiting government actions. Liberty is messy. The greatest promotion of Fascism was "at least the trains run on time" (nice neat orderly).

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 5, Insightful) 343

Which is why people still use the "But Bobby's Mom lets him smoke" argument, little kids try on parents. The thing of it is, we are supposed to be adults and not persuaded by childish arguments.

Pointing to another person's wrong NEVER justifies the wrong you're doing. Justice is never going to be exact, so we should stop trying comparison justice, and let each case stand on its own merits. Anything less leads to lawless anarchy.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 143

He must be an absolute beginner.

I have Gracie signatures on two of my old belts, so go figure out how far, so far.

No martial artist worth his salt is retarded enough to wear anything but the required gear for that art.

Yes, I did point out in one of my other post how I could see people would come to that conclusion.

You know: "They also injure training partners."

Not as much as sharp fingernails.

Yeah, no shit, Sherlock (-GP).

jeez mate, chillout.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 143

Training at your level, you're probably so healthy that it should be pretty trivial to demonstrate to your insurance company that you're fit.

Indeed. Currently I'm missing it a lot.

Aetna covers wellness exams, and it probably wouldn't hurt to have one.

I'm still recovering from an extended injury period. I had to have surgery on my neck (C4) and recover from a head injury. So a few more months of doctors checking me.

you could always execute a gogoplata or flying omoplata on your doctor and then suggest he certify your fitness.

Ouch, nasty dude, that would really hurt someones shoulder at my mass. I don't think I'd have the agility or control to pull a move off like that without it coming across as something personal. I'd more likely meekly follow his advice and go home.

And who knows, implantable fitness detectors will come soon enough

errrh, you are right about that. The data is interesting to me personally however all the insurance company involvement often makes something cool, really, really, creepy.

Slashdot Top Deals

Are we running light with overbyte?