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Comment Re:More Incentives for Bandwidth Caps, Net Neutral (Score 1) 145

I'm in the US, we have Charter for internet and AT&T for cable (good UI). Both offer cable.

We aren't there yet, but I could see, through terribly lengthy litigation, a class action that forces local monopolies to divest internet and cable offerings. You can offer one, an independent company has to offer the other.

That said, I do have two internet choices, and Charter isn't bad at all ($40 per month unbundled, uncapped, 100/10 service, we stream 3-4 hours a day, no problems). The cable is expensive but it keeps the Mrs. happy (Can't Buy Me Love is a bullshit song).

AT&T wasn't bad internet either, just much slower DSL service.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 794

It can be far more strange as well.

There's a village in the Domican Republic where some girls "grow" penises when they hit puberty and basically switch genders. I believe this is about as strange as it can get (even having both sets of genitalia is rather passe in my opinion).

I read about this in the latest Nat Geo just last week.

Comment Re:NovaMin (Score 1) 130

I used a NovaMin toothpaste exclusively for a couple of years in the US before the patents were bought out (not sure by whom) and all products containing it were discontinued.

It was obviously an aggressive purchase with the sole purpose of pulling NovaMin products from the market. The stuff worked (based on bone regeneration research for the military I believe).

I'm trying Livionex now, in fact it arrived on my doorstep last evening. Doesn't rebuild anything, but it sure results in clean, smooth teeth. It is rather pricey.

Comment Re:I would not call this a tomb (Score 1) 173

They had worldwide experts for design, and the parts of the structure were built and pre-assembled in Italy.

The only part in the Ukraine (I'm sure with many international experts onhand) was the final assembly and moving it into place.

Rather incredible effort to me, the international partners, international construction, and the largest thing ever moved. Oh, and there was a war in the Ukraine during all of this.

Yes, I read the article...

Comment Re:A headache for the RIAA...lovely Xmas present (Score 4, Informative) 163

Being a non-believer, I edit out at least one instance of Blashpemy (G*d), most movies on VidAngel have such references. One or more filters is required for viewing (not the case a few months ago).

I would not recommend removing video content, I've had problems with audio/video synch when I tried that.

I donated about $10 to their legal effort (they made it easy, integrated into the purchasing process).

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