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How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

BobandMax Re:Eliminate municipal monopolies (108 comments)

The subject under discussion is broadband. Try to pay attention. And, yes, municipalities do prohibit competition through sleazy deals with all-too-eager providers. In those areas where there are no contractual monopolies, lower rates, better service and higher consumer satisfaction are the norm. The reason why there is only one choice in so many locations, like mine, is because local government has sold the monopoly rights.
http://www.wired.com/2013/07/w...

2 days ago
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Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun

BobandMax In doubt? (140 comments)

I'm with the other two posters who also thought this was considered fact.

4 days ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

BobandMax It's for your own good (299 comments)

But, if you must complain, file a grievance with the Internal Security Ministry, Sedition Division.

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

BobandMax Re:Global Warming is NOW, kidlings (327 comments)

What caused the dust bowl in the thirties? Global warming? What caused the Saharan climate shift six thousand years ago? SUV-driving Republicans? Attempts to link individual weather events or even climate shifts to the eidolon of "climate change" are pointless and scientifically vacuous.

about two weeks ago
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Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

BobandMax Impressive! (136 comments)

Just when I thought there could not possibly be another reason for not reading WaPo. Wow, Bezos is a true innovator!

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

BobandMax Leftist Hypocrisy (327 comments)

They are adamant about the letter of the law if you are a conventional business, just trying to address market needs and make a profit. But, if you are supporting their wet dream crap (windmills, solar farms, trains to nowhere, etc.), they throw all the rules out the window. To hell with the environment, raptors, Desert Tortoises or anyone and anything that gets in their way. If the laws and regulations are necessary and good, they they are necessary good for everyone. If they are bad, then they are bad for everyone. Should leftists ever gain full control of government, does anyone still believe that corruption of this ilk will not be the norm?

about three weeks ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

BobandMax Did he invent or discover? (259 comments)

If he invented the 26th dimension, then it did not previously exist and probably still does not. If he discovered it, then it previously existed and probably still does. Both within reasonable uncertainty bounds, of course.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

BobandMax Unless it is blatantly illegal... (246 comments)

...it stops with you. I saw many embarrassing/absurd/job threatening/demeaning things while servicing employee computers. One of them belonged to the company president. None ever appeared to be criminally illegal and did not go beyond me. Part of the job.

about a month ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

BobandMax Contradistory positions (514 comments)

Jackson and others routinely take the position that corporations are money grubbers that only care about profit. If that is true; why would they not hire a qualified candidate, regardless of ancestry? I strongly suspect, as another poster alluded, that this is a problem specific to Silicon Valley. But, it is clearly ripe for plundering by shakedown scammers like Jackson, who has perfected this sort of swindle to a high level.

about a month ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

BobandMax Re:Same lies told about Canadian TFWP (225 comments)

Hear, hear! If they were actually hiring Native Americans and lifting them out of poverty and dependence, I would support them wholeheartedly. All they want, as many other posters have noted, is abusable workers that they can pay sub-market wages.

about a month ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

BobandMax What contemptible crap (564 comments)

People have been predicting either utopian or dystopian futures for millennia. The reality is that humans largely continue to do the same kind of crap, over and over again. I predict more of the same. Maybe, if we're lucky, a significant die-off.

about 2 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

BobandMax A modest proposal (619 comments)

Hey, why not raise the gas tax to $3 per gallon? We could fund all kinds of useless crap with that kind of money. All those lies the Republicans tell about market forces are BS. We have those CO2 spewing bastards over a barrel. If they want to drive on roads that were built by and belong to the government, make them pay! Taxes like this also have the charm of regressivity, affecting lower wage earners far more than those in higher income brackets. Who doesn't like that?

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

BobandMax Let's simplify this (465 comments)

The Congress should provide a list of all IRS employees under suspicion so that the IRS can lose all their emails and documents from the relevant period. Then, the Democrats will declare the investigation closed and we can move to the next scandal. P.S.: I got this plan from Harry Reid, Thanks, Harry!

about 2 months ago
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After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email

BobandMax Not on my servers (372 comments)

I spec'ed, installed and managed mail servers for several organizations and this never happened on my watch. We had this magical power called "backups" that insulated us from user ineptitude and malfeasance. Another item is the "ten million dollars" to retrieve emails and documents. I was asked to provide several years of emails and documents involving eleven employees and specific criteria for a lawsuit. Legal had it in their hands within two days and that involved pulling and selectively restoring the identified tapes and burning to DVD. I call bullshit.

about 3 months ago
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FWD.us: GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

BobandMax Feckless tools of big business (422 comments)

These folks simply do not understand that the underlying goal is to drive U.S. wages to third world levels by introducing large labor surpluses. Not just unskilled/low skill labor, either. They want to greatly expand work visas for skilled and highly skilled workers to reduce labor costs and increase profits. Anyone who does not understand this needs to take some J.C. basic Economics courses. And, for those who talk about expanding the economy to accommodate millions of new workers; how's that working for you?

about 3 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

BobandMax I can smell the curry, already! (288 comments)

Outsource out whatever you can and cover the rest with H1B imports. The stock price will go up, for a while, and everyone will live crappily ever after.

about 3 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

BobandMax Re:photos are shocking (379 comments)

Maybe they're just taking better pictures.

about 3 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

BobandMax Re:No, no it's not. (379 comments)

Not true. We have "Santa Anas" every Christmas in San Diego. They can happen any time of the year. I've been here more than a while and seen years range from ~5" of rain to ~29". Weather and climate both vary. The problem is that some folks are abusing temperature data and statistical models to blame a specific cause, and, make money in the bargain.

about 3 months ago

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Bar Exam Fails Law Grads

BobandMax BobandMax writes  |  about a month ago

BobandMax (95054) writes "ExamSoft, the management platform software that handles digital bar exam submissions for multiple states, experienced a severe technical meltdown on Tuesday, leaving many graduates temporarily unable to complete the exams needed to practice law. The snafu also left bar associations from nearly 20 states with no choice but to extend their submission deadlines."
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Don't Panic About Global Warming Say 16 Scientists

BobandMax BobandMax writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BobandMax (95054) writes "16 Scientists, Physicists and Engineers signed an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today urging caution about prescriptive remedies to "Global Warming." Burt Rutan was among those who signed."
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