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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

Talderas Re:Multiple CDN contracts? (202 comments)

They have but they didn't want to pay anything close to the costs of what Akamai charges or anything close to the costs Akamai has to host their CDN.

Admittedly, they may have some weird stipulations going on with copyright and all that jazz.

yesterday
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Imagining the Future History of Climate Change

Talderas Re:Lame ripoff (432 comments)

Damnit. Get the line right AC!

Don't believe in yourself, believe in the me that believes in you!

yesterday
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Talderas Re:Meh.... Here's the thing ..... (252 comments)

Realistically, you don't even need restrictions on traffic TO countries with outbreaks if you're being selective on which traffic you're permitting FROM the country. If you allow flights out for medical personnel who have been screened for infection the civilian traffic will dry up of its own accord. People aren't going to fly to Liberia to be stuck there. Some still may and catch a flight to Spain then hop over.

As far as I can tell, they're worried that restricting traffic to/from countries like Liberia will have an economic impact due to a lock down on exports from the outbreak countries. A country like Liberia makes most of its money from exports so halting exports would reduce the funds it would have to fight and recover from ebola. Additionally, the lower supply of goods may temporarily drive up the prices on some things.

I think it's all foolish though. There's no reason to restrict flights inbound to an outbreak countries so there's no reason that a restriction should impact the delivery of medical supplies and support personnel. The loss of income for an outbreak country due to restrictions on imports from that country shouldn't matter from a "handling and recovering" standpoints. It's in the world's interest to contain it so providing funds, supplies, and personnel to assist and outbreak country is a natural outcome.

yesterday
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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

Talderas Re:We can be certain of one thing (150 comments)

Sounds like a character for use in a gay porno.

$5m might be a sound starting point.

yesterday
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:Haleluja ... (645 comments)

Which is true, the vast majority of the time. The Pope is only considered infallable when claiming ex cathedra which is almost exclusively used for the canonization of saints. There are fewer than 15 acknowledged papal statements that are considered ex cathedra and consequently infallable. It was a rhetorical question made from a flawed premise that ended at the right conclusion. That's of course discarding any sort of argument against papal infallibility made from within the Catholic Church or other Christian faiths.

However, as juancn stated, the philosophy of the church and faith is a deeply complicated matter that a few simple sentence cannot do justice. Terms rarely as blanket statements and are usually far more nuanced than people realize. Religious orders themselves have influenced things in various ways. The Jesuits have always been an interesting order to follow and it certainly doesn't hurt that Pope Francis is the first Jesuit elected to the Papacy.

2 days ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:Trying hard... (645 comments)

I probably understand Christianity's structure better than most Christians and I don't consider myself a Christian but I probably don't understand it better than most priests or pastors who have dedicated their lives to studying the scripture.

I believe that most people with a rabid hatred of Christianity are driven to it by some negative experience involving a person acting as a Christian. I hold this belief because the arguments I see them consistently making do not make any sense if you've studied the structure of Christianity. They are frequently wrong and if you press them on it they tend to fall back towards it being the practitioners.

2 days ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:So What? (645 comments)

The following is written as a non-Christian who has studied and attempted to understand Christianity.

If all you want is to be a Christian then all you need is the New Testament. The Old Testament is for use in the study of Christianity for explaining the old order, explaining God, and providing the prophecies of the Messiah's coming.

Generally speaking, I disregard any arguments about Christians as soon as people start bringing up the Old Testament. They're latching on to what they believe are inconsistencies because they don't understand how the faith is structured. It's only useful as an argument against specific Christians who have previously invoked the Old Testament and I don't consider "The Bible says..." to be invoking the Old Testament.

2 days ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:next thing... (645 comments)

The Jesuits are pretty awesome.

2 days ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:Only YEC denies it (645 comments)

Papal infallibility is very rarely invoked outside of the canonization of saints. There's a handful that invoke infallibility with 11 officially recognized, through the entire existance of the church, but only the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary are well known. There are a set of conditions by which a statement by a Pope can be declared infallible. In general, unless the Pope says that it must be done by the whole church it's not considered infallible.

2 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Talderas Re:That's not enough (172 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

Deadpan is a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language. It is usually spoken in a casual, monotone, or cantankerous voice, and expresses a calm, sincere, or grave demeanor, often in spite of the ridiculousness of the subject matter.

2 days ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Talderas Re:Haleluja ... (645 comments)

If the Pope is (according to the Catholic Church) the infallible representative of God on this earth, then logically now, how can two popes say two different things?

If you want to argue about papal infallibility it's probably wise that you understand papal infallibility and ex cathedra before uttering idiotic statements like what I quoted.

2 days ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

Talderas Re: Good luck with that (307 comments)

Doesn't feature Jack Black, however if you us John Candy as a stand in for Jack Black it works.

2 days ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Talderas Re: Boys are naturally curious... (602 comments)

The real pro investors knew to pull out in time.

They also tend to rely on condoms and other contraceptives rather than relying on knowing when to pull out in time.

2 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Talderas Re:Ireland (172 comments)

Luxembourg isn't involved? How queer.

2 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Talderas Re:That's not enough (172 comments)

/deadpan

Yes.

2 days ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Talderas Re:Alternatives? Same problem.. (571 comments)

If they're re-using FTDI's manufacturer ID, then they're counterfeit.

No, at most it is a trademark violation.

Counterfeit goods are trademark violations.

about a week ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Talderas Re:Remember when WSJ had a modicrum of decency? (714 comments)

$15/hr minimum wage simply drove the innovation. It became very profitable to use the kiosk over the human element. If it is being deployed elsewhere then the minimum wage is still more expensive than the kiosks but cost savings weren't very high or the kiosks will be more expensive but they're anticipating greater customer satisfaction from having the kiosks over humans.

about a week ago

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