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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Atzanteol Re:'Bout time (173 comments)

The answer to extremism is rarely extremism in the opposite direction.

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Atzanteol Re:'Bout time (173 comments)

Old news. 15 years ago Philadelphia was trying to build out public WiFi.

Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T had nothing to do with ensuring it failed.

Verizon is far more evil than Comcast or Time Warner. They've been at it longer and are more entrenched and subtle. They're the phone company after all.

"We don't care, we don't have to. We're The Phone Company."

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Atzanteol Re:'Bout time (173 comments)

The problem is that third parties do not represent the majority of the country and likely a minority of any given area.

That's not the problem. Neither do the other two parties and they do fine.

I used to think the problem with third parties was that they do not run for local offices and only focus on national offices unlesd it is a plant designed to siphon votes from a particular canditate in order to let a less desirable one get elected. But after looking around a bit, i have concluded that the honest reality is that third parties simply do not have much support. I tend to disagree with less on issues from a candidate with a big party than i disagree with on with the closest counter part third party. Many people feel the same at least on a local level and a third party is a waste on the national level because they will have to either caucus with a big party or fight both of them and end up being ignored.

Third parties simply are not big tent parties and are likely better off running as one of the big parties through the primary process. An example of this is the tea parties (yes, there are more than one).

Now if you disagree, before replying, think about how the tea party republicans have been treated and explain how any third party trying to do something without even partial support of a big party would do any better.

The problem is that you're (and the rest of us) voting for the two candidates that the "Lesters" have picked for us to vote on. The game is rigged.

2 days ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

Atzanteol Re:please no (423 comments)

There are vineyards in NH and upstate NY today. Not all grapes need warm weather. And not all wine made is "good" wine.

about two weeks ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

Atzanteol Re:Fair Use (102 comments)

Law always trumps private contracts. Private contracts are enforced by law and dependent upon it. If I signed a contract that would make me a slave you couldn't enforce it (not with the legal system at least).

about a month and a half ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

Atzanteol Re:Well now. (102 comments)

Driving? Is that something like burning gasoline to physically relocate his body?

about a month and a half ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Atzanteol Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

Oh the horror! Imagine skills that transfer across Linux distributions! I won't LIVE in such a world!

about 1 month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Atzanteol Re:How much? (588 comments)

Ahh, I see - I read that wrong. I thought it was the difference of "before vs. after" for the low-carb group.

about 1 month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Atzanteol How much? (588 comments)

The abstract lists significant % changes for the low-carb group - but doesn't show the numbers for the low-fat group. If the change is significant but tiny then it may as well be insignificant.

about 1 month ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Atzanteol Re:Apparently the trolls are out here, too (1262 comments)

Contrary to the typical libertarian viewpoint not all opinions matter or are worth considering.

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Atzanteol Re:Display server (826 comments)

Okay grandpa. Just FYI don't be scared of all those loud things out on the roads. They're like buggies only without horses. No they're not run by magic.

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Atzanteol Re:Display server (826 comments)

init scripts are already a mess of incompatibility across Linux distros. So what if systemd is "yet one more" different? At least it brings proper process management.

about 2 months ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

Atzanteol Data Mining. (175 comments)

This is data mining. If you compare enough things you'll find strange correlations. There is little plausible reason to believe there is an actual causal relationship here.

These are also "irrefutable correlations":

US spending on science, space, and technology correlates with Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation:
http://www.tylervigen.com/view...

Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming-pool correlates with Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in
http://tylervigen.com/view_cor...

Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets:
http://tylervigen.com/view_cor...

about 2 months ago
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New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

Atzanteol Re:"Never" (185 comments)

I didn't say we can't have "machines that fly." But that we won't have a machine that performs the functions of a "machine that can fly" and a "machine that drives on roads and fits in my parking space at work."

AKA a "flying car."

about 2 months ago
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New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

Atzanteol Re:"Never" (185 comments)

Perhaps more like "we'll never have flying cars."

about 2 months ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Atzanteol Re:Sigh (748 comments)

Very nice example of confirmation bias. You went looking for everything that supported your belief.

Now go look at the down-modded ones as well. As I said - anything not toeing the line is at 1 or 2.

"2 hidden comments"
> How about hiring qualified applicants?
>> "2 hidden comments"

Notice how you only see one side of the conversation?

about 2 months ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Atzanteol Re:Sigh (748 comments)

Pick any random story about equality and it will be full of people accusing the women involved of attacking them personally and of being whiney bitches.

Clarify this for me: Are you saying:
1. Such posts exist, and some get upmodded.
- or -
2. The majority of such comments get upmodded and misogyny is the dominant sentiment in this community.

If you're saying 2, we should take action. But first, citation needed, because I think you are mistaken.

http://apple.slashdot.org/stor...

I await your action and apology. Very clear pattern of up-mods for misogynistic crap and down-mods for anything not toeing the line.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft TFS will support git nativly.

Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Atzanteol (99067) writes ""We started talking about having DVCS support for TFS a year or more ago. I even mentioned at the end of this post over a year ago that DVCS was in our future. After a few months of investigation (in the middle of working on TFS 2012), we concluded that adding Git support was the right approach."

It's amazing that Microsoft would adopt git into their offering and I hope they don't neuter it to make TFSVS look better by comparison. I remain cautiously optimistic."

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Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Atzanteol writes "Clear channel is set to introduce one-second long ads called "blinks." These short ads will be stripped of all content save for a familiar jingle such as the Intel sound. Are we one step closer to blipverts?""

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