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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

GonzoPhysicist Re:Wait... (327 comments)

"Fourth-world internet service" is that how Mother boxes communicate with each other?

5 days ago

CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

GonzoPhysicist Re:1st hand experience (110 comments)

I found that SOP with Comcast is to renegotiate the cost every 6 months or when ever their "deal" expires. It's a pain but it will save you quite a bit of money.

about a month ago

Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

GonzoPhysicist Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

It's not evolution it's erosion, we are losing the original meaning and gaining nothing.

about a month ago

Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

GonzoPhysicist Re:You know what? Screw them. (254 comments)

It appears you have no idea what 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world means. It is a cold war relic that refers to alignment not development. 1st world: USA, UK, etc, 2nd world: USSR and China, and 3rd world was everyone else that didn't pick a side.

about a month and a half ago

Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space

GonzoPhysicist Re:Look to the future (100 comments)

It can stay in sunlight if the axis of the orbit is pointed at the sun. I'm not sure what it would take to maintain such an orientation year round though.

about a month and a half ago

Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

GonzoPhysicist Re:Old news. (171 comments)

Heat pipes are a little different as they rely on a phase change of some internal liquid.

about 2 months ago

Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

GonzoPhysicist Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

Babies and boats don't have 7 meter umbilicals attached to what is basically an underwater sail.

about a month ago

Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

GonzoPhysicist Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

The thing of note here is that this vehicle is half surface and half submersible. There is the top section that is mostly a surfboard with solar panels and a bottom section that hangs down about 7m and has a bunch of wings on it. So the fact that it didn't get torn apart or tangled up is impressive.

about a month ago

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

GonzoPhysicist Re:Distinct DNA (1330 comments)

I'm not going to draw the line, but "Can it suffer?" is just as much a grey zone as the DNA one, as any stressing factor can construe suffering. A plant suffers from lack of water, a bacterium suffers in too low a pH, I suffer if I don't have coffee in the morning.

about 3 months ago

Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index

GonzoPhysicist Re:There goes Google (248 comments)

Then you find it using a different search engine. It just shows why the way they implement "right to be forgotten" doesn't make sense.

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

GonzoPhysicist Re:As an OS, sure, as a UI, no (516 comments)

The most glaring example of this to me is the default setting of "hide extensions for known file types". I think it first showed up in XP, but why would you ever want that turned on?

about 4 months ago

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

GonzoPhysicist Re:No Benedict Cumberbatch? (325 comments)

"Yes he is playing a blue skinned admiral, but he is definitely not Thrawn"

about 5 months ago

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

GonzoPhysicist Re:so? (325 comments)

I've heard it was more about avoiding any emotional attachments, and seeing as this is an important part of parenting the two don't go together very well.

about 5 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

GonzoPhysicist Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

I'd rather be beat up and robbed than shot and robbed.

about 5 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

GonzoPhysicist Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Why is it listed as a coffee maker?

about 6 months ago

Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

GonzoPhysicist Re:three responses (562 comments)

The dog's sniffing around isn't even considered a "search" so it can't be illegal. Now the cop just has to claim the dog looked at him he right way and they can tear your car apart.

about 9 months ago

Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

GonzoPhysicist Re:Flat like a shell. (433 comments)

Does turtle prime disrupt the whole stack with a mighty smack of its flipper?

about 9 months ago

Movie Review: Ender's Game

GonzoPhysicist Re:Hitchhiker's Guide (732 comments)

But the books aren't even the original story, the radio program was. That's one of the best things about H2G2, in each of it's incarnations it starts the same way but the plot eventually diverges.

about a year ago


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