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The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

LandDolphin Re:Competition (258 comments)

I was going to chastise you for rewarding AT&T, as they are a horrible company and deserve to go out of business. But I see your other choice was another horrible company that deserves to go out of business. So yeah.

about 5 months ago
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Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

LandDolphin Re:Bad law... (232 comments)

I disagree as Apple is IN the case. However, small, it can have a influence by showing Apple products in a positive light.

about 7 months ago
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Yik Yak, After Complaints From Schools, Suspends Its Service In Chicago

LandDolphin Re: Sharpie (167 comments)

It was your mom

about 7 months ago
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Yik Yak, After Complaints From Schools, Suspends Its Service In Chicago

LandDolphin Re: MOD PARENT UP (167 comments)

You don't want zero tolerance? Then make schools protected from litigation. Because that is why schools have gone with zero tolerance. It protects them from litigation. A sue Happy society had brought this upon us.

about 7 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

LandDolphin No (313 comments)

Having classes available? Yes all high schools should have programming classes available. But mandatory? No. Dumbing the course so the bottom end can take it would make it a waist for those that wasn't too take it.

about 8 months ago
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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

LandDolphin Re:What? (387 comments)

He told his daughter.

about 8 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

LandDolphin Re: Time to leave, Slashdot is dead. (2219 comments)

While true. I usually come to Slashdot for the Audience of Slashdot. That being said, I don't want Slashdot to expand to a wider Audience. If it does, then it will loose what draws me to it in the first place.

about 8 months ago
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The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

LandDolphin Re:Terms are too short (341 comments)

Major Legislation passed by Kennedy: Nothing

Major Legislation passed by LBJ: Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, & the legislation tied to the Great Society

So yeah. IF you think the Civil Rights & Voting rights were among the most important pieces of legislation ever passed, then LBJ blows Kennedy (and many other presidents) out of the water.

about 9 months ago
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The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

LandDolphin Re:Why couldn't he say this 10 years ago? (341 comments)

If he had written this book while in office for either President it would have A) gotten him fired and B) been news for a week till something else happened.

Half the posts about this story have been "duh, we all know this". But yet, it doesn't change. His taking a bullet would have only cost him his job an enacted no change. Look at Snowden. He squealed on the NSA and about all that has changed is that he can't live in the US anymore.

about 9 months ago
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The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

LandDolphin Re:Terms are too short (341 comments)

The anti to that is if you can make a career out of being a politician, then you constantly make sure that you please the people who elect you so that they will do it again.

If you were limited to 1 term, then their would be nothing holding you to the people who elected you. Those elected would end up serving their own self interests - more blatantly then they do now - instead of the people.

Plus, to get ANYTHING done in Washington you ahve to know how to get it done. Rookies don't accomplish much because they don't know how it works. That's why Pres. Kennedy was a failure at passing legislation. He didn't know the ropes of Congress. IT's also why LBJ actually passed all of the legislation that Kennedy dreamed of passing. LBJ spent a lifetime in Congress and knew how the system worked.

about 9 months ago
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The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

LandDolphin Re: I really have a hard time (341 comments)

Pretty sure that informed* voters for Obama new that he planned on pulling out of Iraq and ramp'ing up efforts in Afghanistan. Obama made that pretty clear.

*The question is what percent of any voters are informed.

about 9 months ago
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The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

LandDolphin Re:in other words... (341 comments)

The main difference 200 years ago was the their wasn't a large bureaucracy because the Federal Government didn't do much. The Antics of Congress and the Administration was probably about the same.

about 9 months ago
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AT&T Introduces "Sponsored Data" Allowing Services to Bypass 4G Data Caps

LandDolphin Re:This is bad (229 comments)

Economics of a few, not the market as a whole.

about 9 months ago
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AT&T Introduces "Sponsored Data" Allowing Services to Bypass 4G Data Caps

LandDolphin This is bad (229 comments)

This is bad for the market. The glory of the internet is that the barrier ro entry is so low. IF you start making it to where a company has to pay for the bandwidth of its users, then you raise the barrier of entry. Not good for innovation.

about 9 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

LandDolphin Re:inbreeding (109 comments)

Yeah, The Ptolemy's made any European Monarch's gene pool look down right diverse!

about 10 months ago
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Lawmakers Out To Kill the Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

LandDolphin Re:Maybe this corn can be used for food again? (314 comments)

Or, at the least animal feed, so the price at the grocery store isn't as bad, and farmers/ranchers are not as pinched as before.

That's why you see "Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)" working on gettign rid of the corn/ethanol requirement. The requirement is raising the cost of corn so much that it is becoming cost prohibitive for ranchers to use corn to feed their cattle.

about 10 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

LandDolphin Re:Obviously depends on maker (361 comments)

That's the thing with Microsoft. Since anyone can make compatible hardware, you go from Cheap plastic crap that lasts a day to good quality stuff that will last a life time. You have a range, so you have to pay attention to the brand.

about 10 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

LandDolphin Re:I use a tablet (361 comments)

Yeah i could never quiet adapt to a track ball.

about 10 months ago
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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

LandDolphin Re:Offensive (1251 comments)

I think many people confuse Atheist, Agnostics, and Nontheists.

about 10 months ago

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