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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Krishnoid Re:Appropriate punishment (250 comments)

Because places have done it and saved the population money and provided better service?

And that

  • the end-users and provider are both located/headquartered local to the area,
  • both have a vested interest in its success,
  • and in many cases have a large intersection of their sets.

But remove 'respectable' (cough) businesses from the equation towards the goal of providing a reliable service targeted at the good of the end-user? Filthy socialist.

Home energy bills doubled within six months.

Weren't there huge complaints as a result of this?

10 hours ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Krishnoid Re:When will we... (223 comments)

Dunno. Coast Guard?

10 hours ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Krishnoid Re:Appropriate punishment (250 comments)

I'm pretty sure referring to Comcast as a "respectable business" is about as fraudulent as it gets. I'm surprised these fliers didn't burst into flames before the shills could hand them out.

On the contrary, I agree with Comcast's proposition here. Why, in theory, build out municipal fiber when internet service is already offered by two respectable private businesses? Such businesses should be able to consider the needs of their end-users and provide the appropriate services.

All they would need to answer that question is to get rid of SBC and Comcast, and let those two purported businesses move in. Heck, I'd settle for just one.

yesterday
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Krishnoid Re:Works fine (250 comments)

My hometown has municipal broadband, it's had it since 2000.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your postcards.

3 days ago
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Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

Krishnoid Re:Better be careful Google! (95 comments)

Must be too expensive to hire Indians...

... so they cut costs by Shanghai'ing them.

I'll show myself out.

3 days ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

Krishnoid Re:Transparency (139 comments)

No argument on how much is being held back, but maybe it just seems secretive because of how fluidly the press and people are now using the Internet as an information medium within the past 5-10 years. Classified information and state secrets that would have previously taken decades to come to light, seem to have details globally available within years or months, and basic awareness of their existence even sooner.

As such, I continuously wonder if there were just as many secrets before, but it's just faster to find out about their existence nowadays, leading to the current administration appearing to have more of them. On the other hand, storage has increased alongside communication, so maybe more secrets are being kept (and correspondingly leaked).

about a week ago
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The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads

Krishnoid Re:Good for them (140 comments)

Exactly! And since they can make the plans available for download, they can take a step further and print the warheads and detonators directly at the target site. This will save costs on building a delivery system and associated consumables, such as fuel.

It's green *and* efficient. What could be better?

about a week ago
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Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff

Krishnoid Re:So, like all other rewards programmes? (75 comments)

It lets them do things like see the last time you bought a pregnancy test and a few months later, start putting specials for baby products in the next email you get sent by them on behalf of your local supermarket.

Amateurs.

about a week ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

Krishnoid Re:So what is the solution? (368 comments)

Some sort of mega-all-in-one SCM, IDE, build tool, project management software nightmare?

That's my text editor, you insensitive clod!

about a week ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

Krishnoid The complexity has to go somewhere (368 comments)

As things become more powerful, you can't just wish away the complexity. Maybe you can hide it in one of these 'shibboleth' things mentioned in the summary. That sounds big enough to hide things. Or maybe we could just use describe things more clearly -- but that's crazy talk.

about a week ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Krishnoid Re:i bet (190 comments)

Why do they need to dig through all those people? I hear Edward Snowden himself has concluded his most recent assignment at the NSA, and has government experience and a security clearance to boot. My information may be a little out of date, though.

about a week ago
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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

Krishnoid Re:Identical devices (194 comments)

Getting ads is annoying, getting ads for African American hair styling products when you're a redhead is infuriating.

Well, lots of things infuriate them; after all, you know, redheads. Maybe they should be targeted for anger management advertising instead?

about two weeks ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Krishnoid Re:Why Bennett is more annoying than he has to be. (290 comments)

Recently I met a gentleman whose profession was gathering up shopping carts in the supermarket parking lot, and he treated me to an extended discourse about the relative merits of the producers of the different Muppet movies.

Well, don't keep us waiting! No, hold on, you're probably going to write this up and submit it to the firehose, right?

about two weeks ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Krishnoid Re:Did anything improve? (285 comments)

Well, it was blackjack and hookers in my case. Then again, I was a precocious little scamp.

-- Bender

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Krishnoid Re:But scarcity! (390 comments)

Trying to get government to run networks would work well up front, but in 5 years it would be outdated and there would be no money to upgrade it.

With the progress they're making in increasing the speed of light, they'll be lucky if the cable infrastructure lasts even that long, especially considering that most of the costs in laying fiber is in the initial trenching.

about two weeks ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Krishnoid Re:I don't get it (362 comments)

Press charges, dammit!

I'm seriously laughing my ass off here. If your wife pulled that shit with the construction workers I know, both you and she wouldn't even exist. You'd be in a concrete foundationg to be found a century or two from now.

You might consider the possibility that these construction workers may be misrepresenting their primary occupation.

about two weeks ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Krishnoid Fieldwork in particular? (362 comments)

SKINNER: Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-two minutes declination... no sighting.

BART: Mm-hm.

SKINNER: Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-three minutes declination... no sighting.

BART: Mm-hm.

...

SKINNER: (excitedly) Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, fifty-eight minutes declination! ...no sighting. Did you get that one Bart?

BART: Hell no.

I can't imagine why scientific fieldwork in particular could provide an environment that promotes inappropriate behavior.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Krishnoid Re:Only because they're stupid. (435 comments)

Also, that the inks and toners are actually made by only a handful of companies, and are again, not unique to the printer. He was very disappointing with the information.

He then went back to the office, complained to his coworkers, and then one of his brighter coworkers decided to strongarm printer manufacturers into making the output traceable. Nice job, jerk.

about two weeks ago

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Krishnoid Krishnoid writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Slifox, I have a question about one of your postings -- would you email me at 'krishnoid+slifox+pig' at gmail so I can ask you a question?

Much appreciated.

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