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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Impy the Impiuos Imp Trvth (125 comments)

I am fine with AT&T and Verizon charging Netflix for priority service...if they must list at the top of their contract with you, "We give you unlimited service for xxx dollars a month, except for when you try to use Netflix. In that case, we have threatened to slow down Netflix to irritate you unless Netflix gives us $2 of the $8 a month you give them."

Truth in advertising. Let's see how long these fraudulent extortionists last in their plan when their business model is dragged out in front of the face of their millions of customers.


Infinite Crisis' Superhero Origins Story

Impy the Impiuos Imp Don't forget to balance Superman and Batman! (50 comments)

- Ultra-premium AKA ultra-high-priced franchise, DC superheroes, check!
- Massive committees in charge, check!
- Done by Turbine, part of Microsoft, check!
- YADC (Yet Another DOTA Clone) in an aging genre with a saturated market, check!
- DC's move belatedly into "action" MMORPGs, and Marvel's into "action" Diablo-clones both flopped miserably, check!

What could possibly go wrong?

3 days ago

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Impy the Impiuos Imp Free as in light bulbs (595 comments)

Bulbs used to last a lot longer in the US until the early 1970s. Electric companies gave out free bulbs for burned out ones.

Then Phillips sued claiming something, and a judge ruled for competition, the practice was ended by men with guns, and bulbs got shitty.

4 days ago

Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:Fine! (363 comments)

its a problem with ANY group or individual that want to decide what's "best for you."

what's best for you never seems to be very good for them.

This includes government "groups". I worked for a large multinational with engineering sites in many countries, including over 400 engineere in Germany.

After a large round of layoffs about 10 years ago, the German office was proud to have laid off nobody, bragging about it, and being in accordance with German laws making it tough.

So they went to the German office and government and said, You can either lose 100 jobs, or 400. The choice is yours."

The government caved.

5 days ago

Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere

Impy the Impiuos Imp Marvel at his (50 comments)

> "water va-pour"

Sounds like the name of a new DC comic character.

She's a cutie, too. Secret identity real name: Lee Quid.

5 days ago

Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Impy the Impiuos Imp Ring the alarum bells (210 comments)

With sloppy controls and logging, this can be abused by those in power to spy on their political opponents. I am convinced this is goong on in the US.

This is why there are supposed to be things like warrant requirements. If you can skip that with no alarm bells going off, goodbye freedom.

5 days ago

Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Impy the Impiuos Imp Bringing it to 2011 (154 comments)

Translation: Holy crap! EverQuest Landmark has fully destructable landscapes, digging and tunneling, and construction that makes Minecraft look like, well, Minecraft.

about a week ago

Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

Impy the Impiuos Imp East Asia or Something (124 comments)

"Advanced cell phone tracking devices known as StingRays allow police nationwide to home in on suspects and to log individuals present at a given location. But before acquiring a StingRay, state and local police must sign a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI, according todocuments released via a MuckRock FOIA request
. As Shawn Musgrave reports,it's an unusual setup arrangement for two public agencies to swear each other to secrecy
, but such maneuvers are becoming more common."

- Excerpt from the forbidden novel "1983".

about a week ago

Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Rollout

Impy the Impiuos Imp Not counting subsequent studies (392 comments)

$197 billion for a web site? "Really?"

about two weeks ago

Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

Impy the Impiuos Imp And (85 comments)

> A near east farmer group, an indigenous hunter gatherer group, and an ancient North Eurasian group from Siberia

I knew German Summer Glau had some Asian in her!

about two weeks ago

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Impy the Impiuos Imp Who want's some? No need to get some. (358 comments)

Well, forcing it onto everyone's device is one way to avoid piracy.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Twist Radio Beams To Send Data At 32 Gigabits Per Second

Impy the Impiuos Imp But then what? (122 comments)

Ahhh...the goal of continuous, direct-to-brain, high quality porn streams continue to be driven apace.


about two weeks ago

Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:news for ___? stories that ___? (165 comments)

Hacking not in Slashdot's niche? Puhleeze.

And this is hacking on an industrial, major-state-actor scale.

about two weeks ago

Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

Impy the Impiuos Imp Test (165 comments)

Hmmmmm...should I?

Ok, you have been warned.

Since it's in Australia, wouldn't it be a bebodying?

about two weeks ago

Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:If you want a Diet avoid Diet food. (294 comments)

Peple blame sugar when it's other carbs that turn into the bulk of glucose in your body.

Almost half the calories in a Big Mac are bun. Non-sugar Carbs, via calories, are why we are fat.Chips, bread with everything, buns. Seriously, watch what's on your plate as you eat for several days.

There was a study 40 years ago where they fed. prisoners two diets of a whipped concoction, with varying amounts of fat and sugar. The fatter you were, the MORE you preferred the. high fat one, and the thinner people preferred the sweeter.

The idea fat people are hooked on sweets is BS. They are hooked on higher-calorie, denser-calorie fatty foods.

I just read an asinine study the other day that incorrectly associated sweeter foods with. higher calorie intake because they were more calorie dense, the authors surmised.

about two weeks ago

Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:Details (294 comments)

Gf = grandfather, not gf

about two weeks ago

Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:Details (294 comments)

There was a study linking insulin resistance to belly fat 2 years ago, via stress. NPR had a show on it.

antibiotics mess with gut flora
gut flora feeds back to brain via a bizarre nerve
this feedback induces stress
stress induces fat deposition inside the abdomen
fat in the abdomen releases chemicals which cause insulin resistance

So...this is one more observation

My gf got it in the 1950s before NAS.

I got it after going off NAS 20 years ago and switching back to normal pop for 2 years.

These new people have some 'splaining to do.

about two weeks ago

Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Impy the Impiuos Imp And some yellowshirts, too! (494 comments)

Well, looks like Scottland is gonna get its first influx of engineers in a hundred years.

"Look at all those redshirts!"

"Dude, that's ketchup."

about two weeks ago

FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Impy the Impiuos Imp Qualified to not qualify (129 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new, umm, overlords.

about two weeks ago

AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

Impy the Impiuos Imp Re:Negotiation (243 comments)

Here's my solution: AT&T can have their fast lanes and extort Netflix, but the. top of their monthly bill has to print "Of your $10/month Netflix bill, we are extorting from them $2 (or whatever) a month or we will slow them down. Also, we told you a particular speed for you in your contract with us but we are miserable, fraudulent liars."

about two weeks ago



Lucas sues over portable laser

Impy the Impiuos Imp Impy the Impiuos Imp writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) writes "George Lucas has decided to sue a company that produces a powerful, portable laser that, coincidentally, happens to look like a lightsaber hilt. Or not. You be the judge.

It can set things on fire with the best of 'em, though, and, like a real lightsaber, should not be jammed in your eye.

Lucas filed a similar lawsuit last year regarding a laser that was too close to the Death Star, which was thrown out of court on technical grounds."

Link to Original Source

Sony To Encase In Carbonite Half The Star Wars: Ga

Impy the Impiuos Imp Impy the Impiuos Imp writes  |  about 5 years ago

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) writes "Not surprisingly that it's gone unnoticed for several days, but Sony is apparently merging out of existence half its Star Wars: Galaxies servers. In spite of a number of innovative features (three health bars, choreographable dancing and music coordinatable between several players, "your own R2 unit and 3PO", programmable droids, and so on) a complete overhaul of the combat system, designed to simplify it and make it more action-oriented, actually drove away more people than it attracted. It soon thereafter retired to that great Sony one-fee-for-all stable of aging and also-rans in the sky.

Still on life support, it was preceded in death by Sony foster brother Matrix Online."

Link to Original Source




Impy the Impiuos Imp Impy the Impiuos Imp writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Went back to City of Heroes after an 8 month interlude in World of Warcraft. Ahh, the freedom of high-speed, true 3D travel. Ooooh, the power of the scrapper class in feeling truly heroic and dominant on the battlefield. You can take your +85 strength swords that increases your damage by 1.2% and, in the words of the Lieutenant, cram it up your ass.

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