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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

Dishevel Re:Ross Perot is awesome! (121 comments)

Administrations did hide the fact that POWs were still in Asia.

Getting them out would be hard at best and not guaranteed. Therefor, the best move in their opinion was to just get it out of site so it would be out of mind.

Same things have happened many times since on both side of the aisle. Inconvenient things are tossed aside to be forgotten. If they are not forgotten quickly enough then they are hidden.

yesterday
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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

Dishevel Re:Ross Perot is awesome! (121 comments)

An absolutely wonderful human being. Incredibly demanding of and loyal to his people.

yesterday
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Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January

Dishevel Re: Which 6? (107 comments)

Good thing you did not start working on the problem over a year ago when they announced they would be doing this.

Now you can be all surprised and put upon by evil Google.

yesterday
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Dishevel Re:Ads (307 comments)

I don't trust google to manage this. they ONLY do evil, these days, disguised as good.

if google is part of it, I want no part of it. sorry. but I already block anything that has a G domain in it. this would require me to unblock them and that is just 100% unacceptable to me.

we need a truly good company to help make this happen. google is not the way forward. google is PART OF THE PROBLEM!

So. You do not know how to capitalize proper nouns. You failed to capitalize the beginning of a sentence, but you do like to use capitalization to yell at people.

At least I know better than to listen to your argument, which has zero facts in it.

2 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Dishevel Re:Not anywhere near "dead easy" yet. (396 comments)

Oh. So our premiums are going down despite the fact that they are going up?

Cool

2 days ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Now the air you breath out is a pollutant.

If you really believe that and it's not just a throw away line you're pretty clueless.

Umm. So Carbon Dioxide is not considered a pollutant now?

2 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Dishevel Re:Ads (307 comments)

For a while there was no way to not be one. I am on the list for this service because for some sites that I like the ads are just Too much. So I have no choice but to block. This way I can pay a few bucks a month and give support to some of the sites I like.

It is a nice choice to have.

5 days ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Dishevel Re:Duh (227 comments)

If you buy cheap badly made crap, sometimes it will not work. If you buy Monster, you are stupid. If you buy Denon, you should be euthanized.

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Dishevel Re:Not anywhere near "dead easy" yet. (396 comments)

Actually. Most conservatives understood intuitively that you could not add tons of poor to insurance roles and cover all pre existing conditions without raising prices heavily on the healthy.

We never did understand how people thought this would work. Gruber may be an asshat. But for the most part he is correct. A large part of the electorate is stupid. It is how a congressman can have an approval rating in the teens and get re elected. They will not get smarter until the money runs out for their free stuff. Then they will get angry, hungry and violent.

Of course some of us have food storage, emergency supplies and guns.

about a week ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Social Security will die very soon. Ponzi schemes always fail.

As far as the Solyndra thing goes, it is like this. The federal government has no place picking winners and losers. Every time they give money to a company that could not get it through private means they hurt that companies competitors.

Clean air act started out great. So did the EPA. When I was a kid in LA we had "Smog Days" where we could not go out an play because pollution was so bad. It got fixed. My kids have not had one single smog day. But they do not give up. Now the air you breath out is a pollutant.

Medicare is great for the people on it. It really hurts the medical professionals. The costs are passed on to other patients.

DARPA and the like. This is good stuff. Government should spend on pie in the sky stuff like DARPA does. Places where no sane private company can see a profit in. Sometimes great things can come of it. NASA going to the moon is another thing that government should do because they are the only ones that really can.

Government has a place. The problem is that when you use a government agency to "fix" a problem that problem can never be fixed or the jobs go away. Therefore they always expand their reach. They do not ever go away.

about two weeks ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Dishevel Re:Goddamn it! (276 comments)

Seems legit.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

I am pointing out that "The Internet" has gone through massive evolutions. Even though a provider may have no way to innovate beyond new billing strategies.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Try giving 5 on the Federal level.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

So you are saying that what? One out of ... 9000 government programs do ok? One out of 900?

We all know that it will almost assuredly be fucked up.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Well. To be honest though if the government owned your last mile....

It would be badly maintained at a high cost. Every issue would have to be bounced between your service provider and the government to see who was at fault.

Of course there will also be a ton of regulations put in place by the politicians and major telcom / cable lobbyists about who can and who can not provide service over that last mile.

I am sure this will end up really well for the customer.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Most companies want to control what you see. They want to insert their own ads in your streams and re direct your DNS queries.

When there is no competition they can and do do this. With competition you can have companies that maybe charge a bit more and promise FAT pipe and no messing around.

Of course you can enjoy your choice between Satellite(Slow and massive latency), Cable (What ever one company is allowed in your area), and Phone company (Decent if you happen to be near a CO) if you like, but I want real competition.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Dishevel Re:Obama (706 comments)

Some people might tell you that Comcast is not the internet.

about two weeks ago
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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

Dishevel Re:What leaked? (46 comments)

I just want to know how I can upload all of my medical data to them.

about two weeks ago

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FBI thinks Google is evil, Now.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dishevel (1105119) writes "In a story from Mike at TechDirt.
The last few weeks have been quite interesting in the world of NSLs, however. As we noted, a few weeks ago, a court in California ruled that NSLs were unconstitutional. And, now, it's come out that Google appears to be fighting an NSL, potentially in response to that very ruling. Of course, it appears that this news of Google fighting back wasn't supposed to be public either."
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CNET steps in it again.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  about 2 years ago

Dishevel writes "CNET finally comes clean.
At CES CNET voted that Dish networks "Hopper" would be best of show. Of course CBS, owner of CNET steped in to kill that due to pending litigation over the Hopper.

Well they have finally come clean about it.
Sort of. My favorite part is these two quotes from the editor in chief of CNET Lindsey Turrentine.
First.
"Going forward, I will do everything within my power to prevent this situation from happening again."
Followed by.
"If I had to face this dilemma again, I would not quit. I stand by my team and the years of work they have put into making CNET what it is."
Hmmm
 "

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