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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Oh, I misread it (92 comments)

It says saturate my connection.

yesterday
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Buy a Prius as your next car... (864 comments)

Yeah, you're a fucking island. You don't use public roads or water or sewer, your local gas and electric and phone aren't supplied by government granted monopolies, you don't have public police or fire protection, your kids, employees and co-workers don't/didn't go to public schools, when you fly you don't use air-traffic control, your food and other goods aren't shipped on interstate highways... I could go on and on, but what would be the point, you're too stupid to get it.

Yeah, you're a fucking island. The rest of us should just fuck off and leave you alone.

Fuck you.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:This is how America ceases to be great (133 comments)

The people the Right are dismissing as being "progressives" and "liberals" today are to the right of Everett Dirksen. I'm not sure Strom Thurmond would pass one of today's conservative litmus test suites.

about two weeks ago
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FWD.us Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Really excellent ! (325 comments)

Thanks. Here, let me just click on your spam link. Fuckwit.

about three weeks ago
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FWD.us Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Isn't this how Free Trade works!!! (325 comments)

Yes, that's exactly how "Free Trade" works. It's a global race to the bottom. Companies everywhere lower their costs by leveraging modern communication and shipping to continually move jobs to the places where they can pay the lowest possible amount for labor. Multinational companies have no loyalty to the nations that spawned them. As short-sighted greedoids, they don't realize (or care, what the fuck, they're getting rich) that by impoverishing and reducing their workers, they're chipping away at their own customer base. It's just another case of corporations fouling the Commons, in this case, the global Labor Commons. So we get situations like Wal-Mart workers being paid such low wages that they qualify for food stamps. Remember kids, privatize profits, socialize losses.

about three weeks ago
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Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Captain Trips!! (94 comments)

I think Frank Herbert's The White Plague (1982) is more likely.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Best lawyer (192 comments)

Don't be silly. It boils down to "who has the most money". The "best lawyer" (just like any other prostitute) is ALWAYS for sale

about three weeks ago
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Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Forbit all HFT (246 comments)

Better yet, how about a tiny tiny tax on each trade? We bitch and moan about deficit this and tax-the-rich that, how about we tax the fuckers who are causing the problem for the behavior that's causing the problem? If financial markets weren't such a short-term crapshoot, and we really DID care about "long-term" capital gains, we wouldn't have the boom-and-bust economy we've been living in.

about three weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Hack it to add American names like "John Smith" (286 comments)

Yes, it's absolutely true. You (EVERYBODY) is required to supply "Secure Flight Passenger Data" (SFPD) either 72 hours before flying, or when booking the ticket, if departing in less than 72 hours. You just supplied this information for your recent trip, else you would not have been allowed to fly. You are required to give:

Name (as it appears on government-issued ID the passenger plans to use when traveling)
Date of Birth
Gender

Here's how American Airlines, as an example, implements it.

From the TSA website

The airline submits this information to Secure Flight, which uses it to perform watch list matching. This serves to prevent individuals on the No Fly List from boarding an aircraft and to identify individuals on the Selectee List for enhanced screening. After matching passenger information against government watch lists, Secure Flight transmits the matching results back to airlines so they can issue passenger boarding passes.

In other words, YOU are required to tell the government you plan to travel, and they get to decide, in advance, whether you can. Assuming you're not, in their own words, on any "government watch lists".

You can read all about the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

about three weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Shocked and saddened (286 comments)

You mispelled *Republican* asshats, which is the part someone calling him "Glorious Leader" needs to be reminded of.

about a month ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Hack it to add American names like "John Smith" (286 comments)

It's so much worse than that. It means that you are required by law to notify the government at least three days in advance before you plan to travel (by air) from state to state.

about a month ago
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Target and Trustwave Sued Over Credit Card Breach

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Mandatory arbitration? (87 comments)

Nah. It's only CONSUMERS who are forced into these binding arbitration contracts, i.e. the card holders. There's zero probability that the card issuing bankers will be forced to put up with what they inflict on the public.

about a month ago
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Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Beta sucks (135 comments)

Burn it with fire, sprinkle the ashes with holy water and rock salt and bury them in the Love Canal.

about 3 months ago
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Target's Data Breach Started With an HVAC Account

NoNonAlphaCharsHere "...as we migrate our audience..." (232 comments)

That's the problem right there.

Dear DICE:
We're not "your audience", we're your CONTRIBUTERS. You're just the chalkboard we have our discussions on. Shut the fuck up, display a few ads, and stay the fuck out of the way.

about 3 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Fuck the beta (221 comments)

You should be happy for the ones who died and don't have to look at beta any more. You should probably kill the rest of them and put them out of their agony.

about 3 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:I am Slashdot (234 comments)

Well, YOU may think you're Slashdot, but Dice thinks you're "our audience" - you know, the people who come here for the stellar, dupe-free, award-winning editing of up-to-the-minute tech stories.

about 3 months ago
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New Type of Star Can Emerge From Inside Black Holes, Say Cosmologists

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:I'm wondering... (193 comments)

Nope. They think it sucks balls, too.

about 3 months ago

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