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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Pascoea Re:Prescription != illegal != illicit (439 comments)

Is it illegal to abuse legally obtained drugs?

Um.... Yeah, it is.

Taking it in any way that is contrary to the written prescription is illegal.

yesterday
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

Pascoea Re: Bullshit (198 comments)

Surprisingly, IN MY EXPERIENCE (In Minnesota), the DMV was an absolute nightmare, even compred to Comcast. I have lived in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and now Minnesota. MN has BY FAR the worst DMV. It took me 3 hours and four trips to two different buildings get my drivers licenses and vehicles registered. Comcast, on the other hand, was insanely painless. I stopped in their store, grabbed a cable modem, went home and plugged it in. Now, let's not talk about the time that they shut my internet off for no reason, blamed it on "security" (apparently someone had walked into the store using my address to start up a new account). Since it was after 8PM the sales office was closed and they couldn't turn my internet back on. It took an hour, but eventually I got through to a call center in CA that was able to turn it back on.

3 days ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

Pascoea Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

How about we just get the gov't out of the way? If a company chooses to sell their cars directly from a website, or a gallery, or a dealership then that is their prerogative. If their chosen distribution model isn't what the consumer wants then they either adapt the model or they go away.

about a month ago
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Musk Will Open Up Tesla Supercharger Patents To Spur Development

Pascoea Re:He continues to show himself to be ... (230 comments)

I was reading a similar article that came through yahoo news today. I got down to the comments (which are the best part about Yahoo news) and the first one was from an investor bitching about Tesla "giving away" their technology. It was basically a "won't somebody please think about the shareholder" comment. Just dumbfounded that someone can be that shortsighted...

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

Pascoea Re:Sounds like Coca Cola (170 comments)

You have a good point there. Being the technologically inclined type, I get a certain level of both amusement and frustration of watching someone struggle with technology. It's like people see a computer screen and just freeze. 'Cause it's pretty hard to figure out to touch a flavor, then push the giant flashing button that says "press here" My first experience with one was standing behind a 40 year old biker-type watching him cuss out the machine because he couldn't figure it out. lol.

And then you have the soccer mom with 14 kids, none of which can make a decision on what kind of diabetes water they want...

Not gonna lie, I was hoping you had some insight into any technical problems with it. I used to work for the CM that helped them build it, I left before they started this project though.

about 2 months ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

Pascoea Re:Sounds like Coca Cola (170 comments)

.... those horrible new coke machines!

Just curious, what's your problem with them? I thought they were pretty damn awesome.

about 2 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

Pascoea Re:You can't please gun nuts. (584 comments)

Now you sir, need to lay off the caffeine.

about 2 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

Pascoea Re:You can't please gun nuts. (584 comments)

I know I'm just feeding the troll here, but I can't help it.

Full disclosure, I'm a gun owner. I wouldn't call myself a "gun nut" by your standards, but I believe I have a right to on the hunting rifle and shotgun I own.

My question to you, my obviously excessively "liberal" friend, is what the fuck is the point of owning and carrying a weapon if you aren't going to carry it all the time? You carry it all the time because situations that arise that may require you to use you chosen form of protection aren't exactly scheduled. A rapist isn't going to say "Oh, sorry Ma'am. I didn't realize today wasn't rape day. Meet you tomorrow at the same time? Don't forget your gun."

I realize this is probably a bad example for you, but let's look at another form of protection. A condom. It's used to protect consenting adults from problems that tend to arise from sexual intercourse. It doesn't do you any good when you're on your way to the girls house and the condom is sitting in your fucking sock drawer at home, does it! I realize it's tough to compare avoiding getting an STD or unwanted pregnancy to getting forcibly raped because you are un-armed that day...

about 2 months ago
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Jury Finds Apple and Samsung Infringed Each Other's Patents

Pascoea Re:The consumer gets screwed, as usual (49 comments)

In a round-about way, yes, I believe he is saying that Samsung ripped off Apple. But in the same breath implied that Apple is stealing Samsung's shit. Which, as he said, everybody already knew that. So, in the end, they trade a shit ton of money, neither of them change what they are doing, and the price you and I pay for a smartphone goes up by 10c to subsidize the lawyers. Great system we have going.

about 3 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

Pascoea Re:By your definition... (1374 comments)

You've just arrested and locked up every cop, the IRS, and half a dozen Federal agencies.

That sounds like a pretty good start to me. Can we find a way to include patent lawyers, or just lawyers in general, in that mix somehow?

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Pascoea Re:Projectors? (347 comments)

Doesn't it make more sense to word this more as "Pay per quality"? You want a 480p, which will probably still look pretty good an a smart phone but look like garbage on a projector, its X dollars. 1080? Well, thats 2X. Don't ask what 4K will cost. To me, that makes most sense. It doesn't matter what the display quality of your device of choice is, you pay for your desired level of quality. (Quality, in this case is referring to the number of pixels, compression ratios, etc... let's not bring up the "quality" of the actual content, plot, acting, etc.)

about 3 months ago
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Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline

Pascoea Re:So what? (159 comments)

Because they were the least "oil company" of the oil companies.

That's the functional equivalent of dating the prettiest waitress at Denny's. She may be best-of-breed compared to her surroundings, but looking at the big pictures she's probably more of a "participation ribbon" kinda gal than a "trophy wife.

about 3 months ago
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

Pascoea Re:*Yawn* I'll Wait for the Mint Edition (179 comments)

I guess this is what I get for browsing at -1... While I do agree with you on your point about rebooting to apply networking config (I'm assuming it's a true statement) I think if that's the best argument you can come up with for why Ubuntu/Shuttleworth suck you are pretty far off-base with your evaluation. I like it because it gives me access to a linux server environment that is literally child's play to install, and it gives the non-techy person a decent alternative to Windows. It is the first distro that I have seen that you don't need a deep understanding of a computer to install it. (My 12 year old was able to install it by himself) Considering where the Linux world was 10 years ago, I'd say that's a pretty damn good contribution to the open source community. Are there better distros out there? Yeah, there probably are. Has one company done as much as Canonical to push Linux to the masses? Probably not.

about 3 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Pascoea Re:Free market (353 comments)

I'm curious why the licenses are so expensive? Kind of a rhetorical question, the gov't is involved, that's why.

about 4 months ago
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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

Pascoea Re:Headline misleading (126 comments)

And look how even such a simple, inoffensive, not to mention completely correct comment here on a silly blog, gets immediately down modded.

I think where he lost everybody is right around the part where the giant fucking [citation needed] tag at the end of the sentence should be. Who exactly is "The Left" that is targeting him? Oh yeah, it's a corporate patent troll. Who, I wouldn't be going too far out on a limb to assume, likely falls on "The Right" side of your magical line.

about 4 months ago
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UK and Germany To Collaborate On 5G

Pascoea Re:True innovators on Slashdot... (82 comments)

No real advantage over 3G at the moment.

Should I get off your lawn now, or can I wait till later?

Hell, I'd infinitely rather have 3G everywhere at the max capable speed (which is surprisingly high!) than even a single base station with 5G.

Replace 3G in this sentence with 4G and I'd be happy to agree with you. In my experience 3G wasn't fast enough. It wasn't fast enough when they first turned it on, it wasn't fast enough when they started replacing it with LTE.

about 5 months ago
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Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza

Pascoea Re:What the (207 comments)

To bad the article doesn't actually mention how Hydraulic Fracturing could have had anything to do with the explosion. We could change the title to "Oil well, that happened to be hydro fracked, exploded." I'd still have a problem with it because, according to the lack of info in the article, the fact that it was fracked before it exploded had nothing to do with it exploding.

about 5 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

Pascoea Re:Holy cow, a decent idea! (597 comments)

If I was the kind of person that got paid to fix other peoples dumb shit I would LOVE to have the army of idiots out there bolster their numbers!

about 5 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

Pascoea Re:Holy cow, a decent idea! (597 comments)

But what will the hipsters complain about when their art (or History, or Linguistics, or Sociology) degree didn't actually cost them anything, but still can't find a job? Someone has to be to blame for keeping them down. I'm all for the idea of socialized education (let's call it what it is) as long as that education system actually produces useful graduates.

about 5 months ago
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Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses

Pascoea Re:Not cans (371 comments)

No one wants them? I'd happily take those 1-2 billion coins off their hands, with an agreement that I slowly put them in to circulation.

about 7 months ago

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