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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

YrWrstNtmr Re:No More Limited Upload Globally (230 comments)

No monthly bandwidth limit on FiOS, up or down. It has been that way for years.

3 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Yes (381 comments)

I can easily imagine all the things you mention, and more.

But do I want/need to do them? No
So no, I don't want a 'smart watch'. My life is not diminished by not having one.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

YrWrstNtmr Re:The main problem with all elec (247 comments)

Where I live (mid Atlantic) leaving the car(s) outside is very, very common. So common that many people convert the actual garage into actual living space. Removing the garage door and walling it off. Adding insulation and flooring. Man cave, or workshop/toolroom.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

YrWrstNtmr Re:The main problem with all elec (247 comments)

When I bought this house, I had a minivan. Kids, etc. There was zero stuff in the single car garage, besides the water heater, washer, dryer. Which is where that stuff lives in this market.
Day 1, I opened the garage door, pulled the minivan in..."OK, this isn't going to work well"

lawnmower, bikes, tools....or the car. One or the other. The cars, being hardshelled devices, survive outside much better than all the other things.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

YrWrstNtmr The main problem with all elec (247 comments)

The main problem with all electric cars, so far, is needing to have a personal garage to park it in to recharge. If I live in apartment, I can't charge it. If the garage of my single family home is otherwise taken up with 'stuff', I can't plug it in.

Eventually that issue will change. But for today, how can I buy an all electric if I have no where to plug it in?
Even if it were sold for $300, I still cannot plug it in!

about three weeks ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

YrWrstNtmr Re:Rich? Ok. For the good of the society: Never. (228 comments)

The U.S. is becoming a country in which only the rich get what they want.

The U.S. is becoming a country in which only the government gets what they want.

And the difference is.....?

about three weeks ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

YrWrstNtmr Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

I have never heard of other countries that put bugs in UN offices of other countries etc

HAHAHA.

about three weeks ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

YrWrstNtmr Re:What Security? (131 comments)

Is ti really that hard to just use bluetooth prox and pairing.

Yes it is. That requires owning a bluetooth enabled phone or other device, having it with you, and having it on. Operating my car should not require my phone as well.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

YrWrstNtmr What would it take? (427 comments)

You pay me $50/month, with the proviso I can leave it turned off 24/7.
And by 'off', I mean in a metal box so it can never phone home accidentally.

about a month ago
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The Revolutionary American Weapons of War That Never Happened

YrWrstNtmr Re:Helicopters (133 comments)

Helicopters operate from the treetops down. Fixed wing operates from the treetops up.

about a month ago
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SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch To Tuesday

YrWrstNtmr This is news why? (43 comments)

Launches get delayed all the time, especially for weather.

about a month ago
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Google's Nest Buys Home Monitoring Camera Company Dropcam

YrWrstNtmr "without a customer's permission" (82 comments)

Said 'permission' is on page 82 of a 346 page EULA, which if you do not agree you cannot use the attached software for the cameras.

about a month ago
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

YrWrstNtmr Re:Allau Ackbar (70 comments)

I didn't say we did it worse, the GP did.

Every problem that exists, anywhere in the world, someone will be along quite early in here to proclaim the US did/does it worse.
The OP having to reach back 200+ years to how things were handled during the American Revolution for a comparison simply shows this stupidity in its full glory.

There could be an article here about the nutritional comparisons of boiling grass or tree bark for soup among North Koreans, and some asshat will proudly proclaim conditions in the US are worse.

about a month and a half ago
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

YrWrstNtmr Re:Allau Ackbar (70 comments)

Face it: the Egyptians are handling this a lot better than we did.

And there it is.
No matter what issue, wherever on the planet, or how fucked up it is.....the US did it worse. And s still doing it worse.

about a month and a half ago
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A Bike Taillight that Goes Beyond Mere Taillighting (Video)

YrWrstNtmr Re:Smaller, lighter (86 comments)

I have exactly zero logo bike shirts.
Oh wait...I have one. It promotes my local bike shop, owned by a friend of mine. Who gives me discounts.

about 2 months ago
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A Bike Taillight that Goes Beyond Mere Taillighting (Video)

YrWrstNtmr Smaller, lighter (86 comments)

Build it into the flexible backpack, instead of a hard flat panel. Oh wait, now I have to have that particular backpack all the time, instead of something attached to he bike.
I get it...more lights are not a bad thing. But I'm not going to ride around being a billboard. I just want people to see me and not hit me.

about 2 months ago
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NYC Councilman (and Open Source Developer) Submits Bill Establishing Open Source Preference

YrWrstNtmr I'd be satisfied with... (105 comments)

I'd be satisfied with a preference for whatever actually works for the given requirement, for the least amount of money. FOSS, proprietary, whatever.

about 2 months ago
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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:are the people still running XP (322 comments)

It felt like being raped by Fisher Price.

Comparisons to Fisher Price was one of the main initial complaints about XP.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

YrWrstNtmr Re:Ick. (156 comments)

v

The people that feed you

about 2 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

YrWrstNtmr Re:Next target, please (626 comments)

So what's the next shakedown target in this game of "citizens vs government"?

Mileage and location based taxes.

about 2 months ago

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