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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

SlayerofGods Re:the one thing about comcast i could get behind (291 comments)

How do you find a judge to 'take the case' until you've already filed a law suit?
I'm not sure you're familiar with the process of filing a law suit. And who is to say it's frivolous? You? Are we to forward you all law suits for preapproval?
No; this is how the legal system is suppose to work.
You are allowed to file a case for whatever you want. You can sue for more money then exists on earth if you want. http://what-if.xkcd.com/96/
Now what can and normally happens in these cases is the defendant will file their answer saying something to the effect of 'This person is crackpot' and file a motion to dismiss. The judge agrees. Bing bang boom the case is gone.

So really once Comcast files their answer to something of the effect; "It's in their contract we're allowed to do this" and the judge doesn't drop it then maybe you'll have something to whine about. But till then complaining about someone 'filing a lawsuit against comcast' is like complaining about the people that sue the FBI for stealing their brain waves.

about a week ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

SlayerofGods Re:the one thing about comcast i could get behind (291 comments)

There's nothing wrong with the legal system.... yet.
I could sue you for making this post if I wanted to pay the filling fee; the only real test of the legal system is how far the case goes.

about a week ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

SlayerofGods Re:Underwhelming picture (81 comments)

Here try this report. Unrelated the article, but if you want pictures of webs it's hard to beat.
http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/2010/Orb-weaving-spiders.pdf
As an interagency team with expertise in arachnology, urban entomology, and structural pest management, we were unprepared for the sheer scale of the spider population and the extraordinary masses of both three-dimensional and sheet-like webbing that blanked much of the facility’s cavernous interior.

about a month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

SlayerofGods Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (307 comments)

If you think doing laundry gives you a realistic view of what is required to maintain your existence I think you can't possible really appreciate what is required to really maintain your current existence.
Maybe after working in a mine, a foundry, a power plant, a farm, a factory, and a retail store you could make such a statement but until then doing the laundry and vacuuming will always just be a waste of time. Bring on the robots and I'll do my best thinking with an activity of my choosing.

about 1 month ago
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Gigabit Internet Connections Make Property Values Rise

SlayerofGods If you proposed a $5000 hookup-tax for internet (108 comments)

Well 5000 amortized over the life of a 30 year mortgage is only like 20 bucks a month. Who in their right mind wouldn't pay an extra 20 a month for gigabit ethernet?

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Re:Advantage? (118 comments)

You've obviously never done construction... there's no market for 7' 11" walls, 8 foot walls, and 8' 1" walls when 8 foot walls will work fine.... goto a lumber store, you'll fine 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8, etc. Why? It's not like the saw couldn't be easily be programmed to cut out a 2x3.75453 board it's just no one cares.
And even for the options you would need available you could have 1000s of molds for the price of one of these printers.... 1000s of molds that can all be working at once while this printer can only doing one thing at a time.

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Re:Advantage? (118 comments)

You can pour in the factory if that's what floats your boat.

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Advantage? (118 comments)

While 3d printing is cool and all what advantage does 'printing' concrete slabs offer or normal precast molds and just pouring the concrete in the old fashion way?
The article doesn't make it clear, but since this is a company and not an experiment one has to assume they see sort of useful reason in doing it this way, but for the life of me I don't see what it is.
If you're using a mold for concrete it's almost literally as fast as you can pour the concrete when using one...

about 5 months ago
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Pirate Bay Sports-Content Uploader Faces $32m Lawsuit

SlayerofGods Re:Happy to see it. (149 comments)

That makes sense IF the person made some sort of mistake. For example if someone posts 'hey guys check out this crazy punch from UFC' and uploads short clip of it to you tube. The probably helps the company as free advertising more than any sort of copyright infringement.
Someone who uploads 124 full fights to several different sites knows exactly what they're doing and are just give the finger to Zuffa; they deserve the full fury of the law upon them.

about 7 months ago
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The Greatest 'Amateur' Astronomer You've Probably Never Heard Of

SlayerofGods Yes... only 6 times (37 comments)

6 times the diameter or really more importantly 36 times the area which is what really maters.

about 8 months ago
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Why GPS Drains Your Battery: A Google Engineer Explains

SlayerofGods Ummm (1 comments)

How is that more 'succinctly' when it is totally wrong? Nothing is calling out to space as the process is entirely passive.
The post by the google employe was fine and can stand on it's own.

about a year ago
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Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period

SlayerofGods Re:LAME!!! just 2 exposures (65 comments)

Plus the biggest changes seem to be in the colors not the growth which might be related to the fact it was taken by two different telescopes....

about a year ago
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New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

SlayerofGods Re:Order of Precedence (230 comments)

This is true.
The Bronze star while being a 'combat' medal doesn't require one to participate in combat to receive it. And in fact sets the bar pretty low with only requiring ' meritorious achievement or service'.
This new medal's requirement of 'extraordinary achievement' would indeed seem to place it higher then the bronze star. Point of fact 'extraordinary' is the same wording found on the service crosses; the second highest award after only the medal of honor. Where as one can find meritorious achievement as a requirement on something as common as a Achievement medal (The military's "good job" awards).

about 2 years ago
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At my current place of employ, snacks are ...

SlayerofGods Gone (172 comments)

In our old building we use to have a quite robust snack locker system with some of the bigger ones probably doing 100 dollars of business a day and well stocked with every imaginable sugary treat.
But when we moved to our new site the bosses signed a ‘non-compete clause’ with the cafeteria in the building.. I’ve seen less complaining about people being forced to do yearlong deployments to Afghanistan then I did the day our snacks died.
R.I.P.

about 2 years ago
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Super-Earth Discovered In Star's Habitable Zone

SlayerofGods Re:Habitable Planets might be rare (135 comments)

I have a gut felling that putting 60 earth sized objects in orbit around a Jupiter wouldn't work.
Small planets don't fair that well... less you forget that our own moon is also in the 'habitable zone'

more than 2 years ago
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My most recent tax bill was ...

SlayerofGods Re:Anyone who votes negative doesn't understand ta (394 comments)

Why do we have to be humorless nerds? Some of us do really pay negitive taxes.

Child care credit $1,200
Education credits $810
Retirement savings contribution credit $200
Residential energy credit $1,309
Additional child tax credit $2,000
American opportunity credit $540

I paid ~3k in withholdings this year but am getting ~5.6k back
The government is giving me over 2500 dollars for living in this country.... negitive taxes :)

more than 2 years ago
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NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Re:Weird? (260 comments)

Yah but you can test that by turning it off.....
I mean to simulate an attack on the base you don't actually need to drop bombs on it.

more than 3 years ago
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NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Re:GPS funding (260 comments)

Yah but then we wouldn't be allowed to pull it any time we want for whatever reason we want....

more than 3 years ago
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NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Weird? (260 comments)

Why do we need an exercise to jam our own satellites? Shouldn't they be practicing jamming GLONASS or something?

more than 3 years ago

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