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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Ensure Creative Commons Compliance At Your Company?

TooMuchToDo Re:Escrow service? (64 comments)

javascript:void(open('//web.archive.org/save/'+encodeURI(document.location)))

Using the above bookmarklet will archive the entire page in the Internet Archive immediately (timestamped by the Internet Archive). The Internet Archive crawler respects robots.txt, but it doesn't appear the Flickr robots.txt file will prevent you from using this method.

about 3 months ago
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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

TooMuchToDo Re:International flights (78 comments)

GoGo is provided by a company called Aircell, out of Itasca, IL. They rely on a network of ~400 AT&T cell tower locations to provide connectivity (its all interconnected over MPLS). Row 44 is a competitor, and they use satellite connectivity, and hence can provide coverage over the ocean or international countries.

Not all relevant info, but thought I'd throw it out there.

about 5 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

TooMuchToDo Re:Doubt it. (282 comments)

Telematics (like OnStar), over the air software updates, etc.

OnStar from GM is something like $300/year. To get that same level of control, plus all service included, for $600? Sign me up.

about 6 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

TooMuchToDo Re:What is this "major service"? (282 comments)

You are not the target market.

$600? For you to come pickup the car and give me a loaner? And do over the air software updates? And provide telematics like OnStar?

Shut Up And Take My Money. (I make ~$150K/year, $600 is only a couple hours of time)

about 6 months ago
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Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

TooMuchToDo Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (712 comments)

Not paying for the damage you do to the water and the air is a subsidy.

about 6 months ago
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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

TooMuchToDo Re:Teenagers will do stupid things? (387 comments)

The human brain doesn't fully develop until 25. We don't even hold teenagers responsible for their actions until they're 17-18.

about 6 months ago
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Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

TooMuchToDo Re:No, because they are not compatible (551 comments)

You're either going to pay for your heating source upfront (geothermal), or over time through fuel.

about 7 months ago
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Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

TooMuchToDo Re:No, because they are not compatible (551 comments)

The problem is having power on demand. I want to turn on the heating *now* now wait until the wind blows of the sun shines

Then get a heat pump, and make up the difference with cheap electricity or natural gas. The earth below your feet makes for a phenomenal energy sink.

about 7 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

TooMuchToDo Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Chicagoian here: I recently drove back from Tampa, FL to Chicago on Sunday. Drove through Atlanta at the right time. Got to Indiana and followed plows back from Indianapolis up to the state line. In a 2 door coupe with 300hp and stock tires.

Be prepared. Slow down. Don't drive like an asshole. Most importantly, *don't go out if you don't need to*.

about 8 months ago
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An Iowa ISP's Metered Pricing: What Will the Market Bear?

TooMuchToDo Re:no (479 comments)

What happens when consumer demand for bandwidth rises faster than prices, and your revenue and profits don't cover equipment upgrades because of the demand curve? In that case, you charge more.

If you're Comcast, AT&T, or some other large incumbent, yes, you're milking your customers. Small town ISPs? Not so much. Feel free to grab an uplink and some gear, and try to deploy your own low density ISP and see what your costs are.

about 8 months ago
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Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

TooMuchToDo Re:Just a guess (255 comments)

But those 20% are just 20%. You cater to the other 80%.

You build for the majority of your users. If you're in the minority, you deal with it, find a competitor who offers that functionality, or you build your own.

about 8 months ago
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ABC Kills Next-Day Streaming For Non-Subscribers

TooMuchToDo Re: Cable Cutters don't care (169 comments)

Why pay money to some network that makes one or two good shows when I can pay Netflix and they give me thousands of shows and movies?

That you can watch at home, on the go, on all of your devices. For less than $10/month.

about 8 months ago
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ABC Kills Next-Day Streaming For Non-Subscribers

TooMuchToDo Re:Cable Cutters don't care (169 comments)

I forget where I read it, but while Honey Boo-Boo is extremely irritating, the mother is extremely responsible with regards to the money the show is bringing in for her child. Its locked up until her child is 18, unlike what the majority of people due with their children's television/movie earnings.

"Credit where credit due" sort of thing.

about 8 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

TooMuchToDo Re:If it bother you that much (944 comments)

So now you're whining that a covered product is too hard to get replaced? FOR FREE? Jesus christ, no wonder legislators have to step in to regulate inefficient consumption behavior.

about 9 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

TooMuchToDo Re:If it bother you that much (944 comments)

Its also possible you got a bad run of bulbs. Return them and get replacements, they're still under warranty.

about 9 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

TooMuchToDo Re:Get rid of those things (944 comments)

Okay, we get it, you don't agree with the phaseout. Get over it already. It's a done deal.

about 9 months ago
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Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

TooMuchToDo Re:20 year old news? (521 comments)

For you, the price isn't that great. But that vehicle is going to have a ~20 year lifetime over several owners. Even if its more upfront, it is better for the environment.

about 9 months ago
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Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

TooMuchToDo Re:20 year old news? (521 comments)

My 2008 Toyota Tundra 4WD Limited (with short bed) was ~$48K in 2009. $50K isn't out of the ordinary for a pickup truck.

about 9 months ago

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