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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:well, duh? (314 comments)

The EU is much less lenient on monopolies.

yesterday
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:well, duh? (314 comments)

the building of infrastructure isnt the problem. with the exception of rural areas, everywhere in the US already has fiber optic cable capable of getting gigabit speeds. the issue we have is that each ISP has its own little area with no competition.. why would they charge 70$ per month for gigabit(like google) when they can charge 50$ a month for 20Mbit

yesterday
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re:Link (314 comments)

this is because over half of ATT's internet service plans are below 10Mbps and they charge like 30$ for them per month

yesterday
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Xicor Re: I never thought I'd say this... (314 comments)

because we dont care about them. also... because we are essentially just giving internet companies subsidies. this doesnt actually mean that the end user is recieving ANY of this discount.

yesterday
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Xicor Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

studies have shown time and time again that just the act of being distracted from the road is bad. if you are talking to someone on the phone, or even in the car with you... or if you are even listening to the radio, these are all equally distracting. it is entirely possible to text while driving safely so long as you are not moving while you are texting or if you are using a hands free device.

the real issue at hand is that dumbasses have decided that they can take their eyes off the road while they are moving to type a text. people also take their eyes off the road to talk with people next to them... or behind them. is it really a good idea to ban everyone from texting while in the car because a few people are dumbasses? i text only when i'm stopped at a light, technically that is illegal, despite the fact that there is absolutely no way it can affect my driving..

5 days ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

Xicor Re:Canada is sparse (94 comments)

if every second was .0864 of the current time of a second, then we could have a day with 100 seconds per minute, 100 minutes per hour and 100 hours per day.

about a week ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

Xicor Re:Canada is sparse (94 comments)

the real question is 'why does anyone measure time in seconds?' the whole 60 thing is incredibly innaccurate and ultimately annoying to use. wouldnt you rather change the scale so that there are 100 seconds in a minute, 100 minutes in an hour and 10 or 100 hours in a day? obviously the exact time of a day is set due to the rotation of the earth, but any of the time measurement we use up to that point could be changed to something less old-fashioned (ancient sumerian).

about a week ago
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Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

Xicor Re:Google Fiber (71 comments)

they are slowly deploying. we will see it across the country by 2020

about a month and a half ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Xicor where are they? (544 comments)

lost in the 90s.

about 2 months ago
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Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

Xicor Re:And in other news (139 comments)

having to pay for a license to drive ppl around is ridiculous. in england, in order to be a taxi driver, you have to take a test saying you know at least 90% of the roads.... this is just plain dumb... we have gps for that.

about 2 months ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Xicor Re:faa airspace (199 comments)

if that is true then that is a ridiculous amount of power for one organization. i figured they just had the ability to make rules over airspace that people actually fly in.. like 10k-50k ft in the air.

about 3 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Xicor Re:wifi (128 comments)

actually, during takeoff and landing, most of us are still able to get internet. the issue i was complaining about is when you are up in the air, you no longer get cell phone signal to stream music.

about 3 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Xicor wifi (128 comments)

noone can use any devices without wifi really... and guess what, airlines charge a ridiculous amount for wifi.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

Xicor Re:WTF (495 comments)

but thats the truth... if the laws says it is legal, sadly it is legal. the only way we can change that is by revolting against the lawmakers.

let me ask you this, what is the difference between murder and assasination/war? you guessed it! in the latter, the government says it is ok, in the former, the government says it is not ok.

about 3 months ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Xicor faa airspace (199 comments)

the faa can make all the rules they want... amazon just has to fly their drones below the faa airspace

about 3 months ago
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The Supreme Court Doesn't Understand Software

Xicor Re:Why not patent compression algorithm? (263 comments)

that isnt the issue. the issue is that right now pretty much anything in software is patentable... hardware has much more difficulty. one example is that apple patented swipe to unlock... which is an idea, not an actual invention.

you cant patent an idea, you have to patent the thing that the idea represents.

about 3 months ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

Xicor added cost (455 comments)

there is really no reason for tesla(or any car manufacturer) to sell to dealerships if they care about the consumer. in most cases, the manufacturers make x copies and sell them all to the dealerships. they dont really care if the end user likes them or even buys them because theyve already made their money.

in the best case scenario, everyone buys every car... but it costs the end user 10-20% more than the cars cost the dealerships. if tesla cuts out the middle man, they can charge the normal dealership price, but for everyone and still make the same profit.(this also makes their cars cheaper than the competition).

dealerships are outdated and are in need of destruction.

about 3 months ago
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US Wants To Build 'Internet of Postal Things'

Xicor simple (113 comments)

the fix for the postal service is simple... dont send trucks to the middle of nowhere every day. in the cities, they are actually making a profit... but because they send a truck out every day to the middle of nowhere for one letter, they lose tons of money.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

Xicor adblock (97 comments)

ive been using adblock for years.... facebook has more ads that it blocks than any other website ive seen.

about 3 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Xicor Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (220 comments)

well, most likely the computers werent being used for anything else at the time. he was probably only running it in spare time.

about 3 months ago

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