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BART Disables Cell Service To Disrupt Protests

Douglas Simmons Re:Welcome to Fascism (440 comments)

Wow check out the low UID on that guy!

more than 3 years ago

Tethered, Water-Powered Jetpack Provides Two Hours of Flight Time

Douglas Simmons Re:Rebellion against the Javascript Floaters (170 comments)

Bump on that bro. Thanks, didn't even occur to me to disable js. Nice uid btw. You must remember the old days with low five digits.

more than 3 years ago

The Informant Is Back At Work

Douglas Simmons Re:To Be Human (155 comments)

Thank you for that.

more than 5 years ago

News Sites Slammed By Michael Jackson Traffic

Douglas Simmons Re:Wikipedia article (387 comments)

grub with the rimshot. nice.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Douglas Simmons free badass bandwidth meter (591 comments)

For those of you who wish to keep track of how much bandwidth you're using, FreeMeter's an open source meter for XP that lets you both monitor your speed, chart that shit out and you can set it to alert you when you hit whatever limit you set it to. A must if you're in Texas, are a TW customer anywhere else or like to tether. Sourceforge, yo, it's legit.


more than 5 years ago

Time Warner To Offer Unlimited Bandwidth For $150

Douglas Simmons Time Warner, we need to talk. (479 comments)

I've been a little tuned out, last time I checked in only hearing about Time Warner testing this capping out in other markets (I'm in NYC), thinking it would never happen to me. So I take it this means a cap is already imposed for me, presumably with prohibitive surcharges after I break it?

The one thing I like about Time Warner is that they tend to look the other way (you know what I'm talking about) unlike OptimumOnline for example with their silly letters. I also like having a somewhat static IP without ports blocked and a general laisez faire attitude about running any kind of daemon, at least off-paper.

Question to Verizon FiOS users in NYC: Is it really badass in general? Same kind of throughput regardless of the nature of your packets? Duplex? Any scary letters show up in the mail? Any downside for me, other than the schlep, to switch from TW to Verizon FiOS for both Internet and television? Because I'm this close to making the two phone calls. Sad because I live close to the Time Warner building and I like the building. It's a nice building. But I spend more time on the Internet than I do walking by their building so I'm not going to let that sway me entirely. But Verizon is such an ugly name. I mean.. Verizon. ugh :(. They paid someone to come up with that?

I could have just googled this, Time Warner NYC's TOS and pricing, but I want my post to serve as an example of what happens to a Time Warner customer once he reads this New York Times article. God bless free market competition.

more than 5 years ago

US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy

Douglas Simmons Re:47% (1038 comments)

step "away" from the excessive quotation "mark" usage buddy.

more than 5 years ago

Porn Dominates the Spam Battlefield

Douglas Simmons Not all spam is bad. (183 comments)

Go to the site in my .sig and you'll see that this spam post is the best thing that's happened to you all day. NSFW.

more than 8 years ago


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