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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Gavagai80 Re:Millionare panhandlers (200 comments)

Where did anybody generalize to make any sort of claim that many or most panhandlers are wealthy?

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Gavagai80 Re:But what IS the point they're making? (338 comments)

People who lived in mud huts or worse were responsible for most of the megafauna extinctions, not technology. Humans who can't see or don't consider the consequences of their actions are destructive with or without advanced tech.

about a week ago
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Gavagai80 Re:Hijacking (113 comments)

If most domain owners were technical people, godaddy wouldn't exist.

about two weeks ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

Gavagai80 Re:What caves? (157 comments)

Dormant doesn't have to mean something that will awake, but sure there's probably another word that's less open to misinterpretation. The moon isn't exactly an inert rock on the inside though, it still has magma: http://www.universetoday.com/9...

about two weeks ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

Gavagai80 Re:What caves? (157 comments)

Odd that anyone hasn't heard since it's far from news, but "moon volcanoes" is easily googled for thousands of reference to extinct volcanoes known to be active until at least a billion years ago. Discussions of a couple of specific types of them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L... and http://www.space.com/12419-moo...

about two weeks ago
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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

Gavagai80 Re:If slashdot had a TV channel... (127 comments)

That's Will. Wil Wheaton, on the other hand, is just a geek and longtime /.er who loves games and has the connections and wealth to film it.

about two weeks ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

Gavagai80 Re:What caves? (157 comments)

It's a known fact that the moon once had a lot of volcanic activity. Remaining volcanos are dormant, but lava tubes still exist.

about two weeks ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

Gavagai80 Re:No wild day-night temperature swings.... (157 comments)

The ISS orbits the Earth every 90 minutes. The moon has a two week long night. Storing power through the latter is a much bigger issue.

about two weeks ago
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Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Gavagai80 Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (156 comments)

If you actually want to reduce emissions, it'd be many times more effective to use that money to give everyone free bus passes. And that way you'd actually be helping the poor instead of the wealthy!

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

Gavagai80 Re: Pairing? (236 comments)

In 1992 my 386 DX came with DOS 5.1, not Windows. I didn't have Windows until 1995. Probably most people didn't, just enthusiasts and wealthier people.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Gavagai80 Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

You wanna know a really cool feature of credit cards? If you get mugged after you leave the store, you don't lose any of your money when you cancel the card and dispute any transactions.

about three weeks ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

Gavagai80 Re:What is the basis for the infinite universe? (202 comments)

If you call the level 1 multiverse from the article the universe, which seems reasonable if's all subject to the same physical laws and it's theoretically possible for the universes to expand into each other, the belief appears to be that it's infinite because the physics suggests no reason big bangs wouldn't happen in infinite places.

about three weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

Gavagai80 Re:Why so many restrictions? (127 comments)

Since no one people had knowledge of the extent and geography of north and south america or their relation to the other continents before, it wasn't really called anything else.

about three weeks ago
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Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

Gavagai80 Re:Al Franken? (81 comments)

He's senator for a state that elected a professional wrestler as governor. After Jesse Ventura, it's easy to taken Franken seriously.

about three weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Gavagai80 Re:Slaves of Dubai (265 comments)

Newly employed? Previously, the wealthy had to pay 10 servants each to stand around them waving fans all day as they walked down the street. Now all those people are out of work thanks to climate control.

about three weeks ago
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Newly Spotted Frozen World Orbits In a Binary Star System

Gavagai80 Re:Colder than Earth? Not so fast. (34 comments)

The size of the planet puts limits on the atmosphere. And at 60 K, it's colder than Neptune. No depth of troposphere can turn a Neptune or Pluto warmer than Earth.

about three weeks ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

Gavagai80 Re:...Why? (221 comments)

Why does boxing segregate by weight? Why not send the 100 lb guy against the 400 lb guy?

Having separate competitions gives more people a feeling that they have a legitimate chance, which makes it more entertaining and encourages more people to try the sport which ends up being good for the sport.

about a month ago
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Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

Gavagai80 Re:It's a distraction! (158 comments)

So you quote the FCC saying "The material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value." And Russia specifically bans swearing in works of literary and artistic value. And you can't find the difference?

about a month ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

Gavagai80 Re:Who cooks at 800C ? (228 comments)

My oven dial doesn't even go past 500 F / 260 C.

about 1 month ago

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