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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

Dunbal Seriously (253 comments)

1200 baud should be enough for anyone.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

Dunbal Evoluent definitely (421 comments)

Vertical mouse best mouse. Yeah it takes a week or so to really get used to the new hand position and buttons but after the learning period it's everything a regular mouse is but without the wrist/forearm pain I used to have after long gaming sessions.

3 days ago
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Uber Will Provide Transit Data To Cities

Dunbal Re:public feed? (32 comments)

Or Waze...

about two weeks ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Dunbal Re:car prices have been decreasing (426 comments)

That's a 10% increase over 19 yrs! It's actually a decrease in price if you consider what you're getting for the cost

You must work for the treasury department.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?

Dunbal Re:Bah ... (189 comments)

Total cost of ownership is way too high nowadays. And they've even taken away the "ownership" part. If you read the TOS it's scary as hell. You just can't whip them anymore.

about three weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

Dunbal But the very best bit (160 comments)

The best bit is the banks valuing Uber at 17 billion dollars and thinking of raking in many more billions than this with a possible IPO. Caveat emptor.

about three weeks ago
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Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

Dunbal Re:huh? (300 comments)

They had a damn good safety record too.

Yeah right up till the end when all those people died, excellent safety record...

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Dunbal Re:Funny how "free trade" is not on this level (437 comments)

What, you find the Pax Americana to be one sided? Shame on you. I think perhaps we should park a few legions in your province for a few decades.

about three weeks ago
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What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

Dunbal Heard it before (578 comments)

But that's unlikely. For one, Latin happens to have gotten there first. It is now so deeply entrenched in print, education and media that switching to anything else would entail an enormous effort. We retain the QWERTY keyboard... the Chinese do not use QWERTY, either.

about three weeks ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Dunbal Easy fix. (232 comments)

We can solve this problem if everyone stops breathing for 10 minutes. No cheating. Ready? 3, 2, 1 GO

about three weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

Dunbal Personally (278 comments)

I'm waiting for punch cards to come back. You just don't get the same experience when loading your program on cassette tape.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Dunbal Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (400 comments)

No I think it has to do more with the shitty overpriced movies.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Birds Slur Their Songs When Drunk, Just Like Humans

Dunbal So (63 comments)

In b4 drunk parrots become an internet thing...

about three weeks ago
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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

Dunbal Re: One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

Municipalities charge taxes for roads, garbage, schools etc. At least where I live it's the power company or the phone company that fixes their own damaged equipment when lines come down, not the city. And you bet your ass the city won't lift a finger to fix anything unless they are generating revenue from it.

What GP is proposing is some sort of "public" trunk that everyone can then attach to at the end points and sell from there. OK. What GP has not mentioned is that someone has to own and maintain this "public" line and if it's the city, you bet your ass they are going to charge you for it one way or another. It's not a city service otherwise, is it?

As for private industry being the only one that can fix anything no, that's simply not true. The city will charge you an arm and a leg to fix something, do a shitty job and call what they bilk you for it "taxes". Private industry will charge you an arm and a leg, do a shitty job, and call the difference profit. But unless it's a life or death service, governments tend to take their sweet time about things. Feasibility studies have to be done, committees have to meet and decide, and finally the 2 guys responsible for actually fixing anything that goes wrong in the whole town have to fit it into their schedule. Or does your town not have potholes, burst pipes, etc? If those get fixed overnight please tell me where you live so I can move there. Private industry tends to be a bit quicker because they want the money ASAP. The city already has your money. Try not to pay them and see what happens.

about a month ago
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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

Dunbal Re:One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

Sure. When a car crashes into the pole and takes out that one fiber, who is going to repair it? The municipality will do it in 2 months because they just don't give a shit. Anyone else won't touch it because they don't own it. Be careful what you wish for.

about a month ago
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Sony Sends DMCA Notices Against Users Spreading Leaked Emails

Dunbal Re:Are emails copyrighted ? (138 comments)

Unless you happen to be creating NEWS. Those emails are not copyrighted they are news-worthy and their publication and republication is to substantiate said news. Wouldn't it be a sad day if everyone could hide behind copyright. Politician - what I said was copyrighted don't repeat it. Court - this judgement is copyrighted you can't see it. Criminal - the slashing patterns on the victim are my copyrighted work, you can't reproduce it... etc. But first, "let's kill all the lawyers..." -- Shakespeare (proving you can still make money and be famous even 400 years after you are dead and copyright has expired).

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Dunbal Re:Police (139 comments)

So your argument basically boils down to "put up with whatever they want or shut the fuck up". Uh huh. You are the new America. I'm glad I don't live there.

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Dunbal Re:Police (139 comments)

But then they'd run the risk of entering the right house and god forbid - run the risk of maybe facing CRIMINALS. That's dangerous! Heck, it might even be someone who was caught smoking a joint! And everyone knows how violent those drug crazed pot smokers can be.

about a month ago

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