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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

bhcompy ACLU (1569 comments)

This is the same view the ACLU has, and it's why they don't dive into 2nd Amendment cases because it's basically a radical view in today's world.

2 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

bhcompy Re:BS (356 comments)

Well first off, your scenario is wildly outlandish. My grandparents home in Los Angeles County took 35 years to grow 10x in value. Anyways, why the need to sell your house? Why not target the federal government for supporting the home loan interest deduction, which promotes massive financing that props up pricing? Why force people out of their homes because of unreasonable property tax hikes? Home values were growing and property tax values were spiking, which helped promote Prop 13 in the first place. It's not right to force people out of their homes by making them unaffordable through increased taxation via inflation. People have no control over that. No amount of good or bad decision making can influence that.

3 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

bhcompy Re:BS (356 comments)

You buy a house and your yearly property tax is based off of a calculation typically in the 1-2% of purchase price value. It is limited to 2% increase per year if the market grows.

3 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

bhcompy Re:BS (356 comments)

You obviously don't understand how property tax valuations are done in this state. Interior modifications do not qualify for a reevaluation of home value, only additions may be reevaluated and those are calculated separate from the existing square footage(so your whole property value does not increase, only the new square footage is evaluated at current value).

3 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

bhcompy Re:Simple problem, simple solution (356 comments)

Hey Google X: Why don't you work on building the Google House: Affordable housing for middle class people? Update Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Automatic with modern building techniques and modern building codes (steel and concrete are still cheap, add some SIPS and maybe ICFs for modern versions), make the whole house "network aware", put a Tesla Charger in the carport, and subsidize the cost of building or buying and just collect the data. I'm sure people would love it. Build a whole subdivision of those in Mountain View with a Google Apartment Complex done the same way, open it up to more than just Google employees, and maybe you'll find it easier to get approval?

It's not the cost of the building that's the problem, it's the cost of land. The same houses that get built and sold in Mountain View are built by the same builder in Tracy and sold for less than half the price.

3 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

bhcompy Re:BS (356 comments)

Prop 13 is a reaction to government interference in the local markets(see Serrano vs Priest and the fallout from it). All property owners pay based on their date of purchase, which is entirely fair. That said, Prop 13 isn't that big of a problem. Prices are just as bad in New York and they pay exorbitant property taxes.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Problem only affects people on comcast

No it doesn't. As noted in the article, this has been going on for over a year, and, if you weren't aware, this has been affecting all Cogent customers. Cogent also provides bandwidth for League of Legends NA servers. League of Legends is the most played video game in the world, so, obviously, people would have a problem if they had bad connections. Last year, Riot Games made agreements with Cogent and their datacenter to route their data around the same bottleneck that is affecting Netflix, because the game was unplayable for people on Comcast and FIOS. Maybe you need to do your homework.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Misprint, child. Third party provider. Quit being a douche. If your target does not have enough bandwidth to serve you at your desired speed, it doesn't matter if you have a terabyte's worth of bandwidth on your end. It's not your ISPs responsibility to ensure that your target web service has enough bandwidth for you.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Move. Get a T1 line. Use wireless. Use satellite. ISDN. There is no right to internet access or speed. People move to areas with Google Fiber, FIOS, municipal fiber, etc so they can have better internet access. Vote with your feet. That's how this country has always worked. It's why we have states to begin with.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Comcast was not slowing down the data. Netflix, Cogent, Comcast, and Verizon have all spoken openly about the peering connections being at their limits.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Internet. Interconnected networks. No where does that mean unlimited bandwidth or even guaranteed connectivity from network to network. It is not Comcast's responsibility to provide enough bandwidth for you to stream a 3rd party software at maximum bandwidth, just like it's not their responsibility that you have 10 ping to a Counterstrike server in South Korea. Cogent is just as much responsible for this as Comcast. Cogent is serving as Netflix's ISP and they are not providing enough bandwidth to Comcast end users.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Having a problem with severely unbalanced peering isn't extortion

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Netflix and Comcast did not share a network. Comcast cannot promise full bandwidth to a 3rd party, no one can. Comcast can promise full bandwidth within the network they manage, which is the agreement Netflix and Comcast made. Placing CDNs within ISP networks has been happening for well over a decade now. I'm not sure why Netflix is triggering this outrage.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

Cogent has the same problem with Verizon, actually.

3 days ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

bhcompy Re:I Pay (322 comments)

If Netflix wants unlimited bandwidth access to Comcast customers, they need to pony up. Comcast provided access to the web and Netflix was in the equivalent of Internet BFE on the Cogent network. Maybe Netflix should stop going with the lowest bidder for bandwidth, then they might not have these problems.

3 days ago
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Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

bhcompy We already knew this (91 comments)

We already knew this was true. The problem of material durable is still applicable. Until they can build something of the same durability and complexity as modern prosthetics, this is merely a Chubbs MacKenzie quality prosthetic

4 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

bhcompy Re:Trolling? (270 comments)

Rather than one interface, they should just enforce what they did ages ago and maintain a consistent style guide(until they broke it with things like ribbons). The GUI can vary, but keep the flow, terminology, and the look as similar as possible.

about a week ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

bhcompy Re:Except much of the time they're right... (408 comments)

It fits in perfectly with coporate welfare, crony capitalism or mercantilism.

So it fits in perfectly with fascist corporatism rather than capitalism?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

bhcompy Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

It is precisely because Prop. 8 domestic partnership doesn't confer the precise legal status of marriage that it failed: it confers no federal benefit, and a lot of what you get when you marry _is_ federal benefit. Very little is state-specific.

And in regards to this, please familiarize yourself with state laws on marriage. I'll start you with the California Family Code

about two weeks ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "Polish publisher Nicolas Games is offering its new action-horror game, Afterfall: InSanity, for $1 with preorder. The catch is that in order for you to get the game for $1, they need to sell 10 million copies prior to launch on November 25th, otherwise you get a $1 discount on the retail price. As part of the promotion, they're giving away cash to charity(unspecified international charity) regardless of whether they meet the preorder threshold or not, so at least your dollar might go to good use. Based on the existing footage, the game looks to be worth at least a dollar, but will that be true for 10 million people in a half-dozen weeks?"
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Newb-friendly Linux flavor for LAMP server?

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "I need to setup a system to serve 2500 users and I've been looking at a LAMP setup. This is not commercial, more of a personal side project for some friends. I've no experience configuring or administering a Linux server having worked with MS and PICK based solutions my whole life, so I'm looking for something that will be relatively straightforward to implement and not a chore to manage and preferably not completely CLI. I will be serving a forum(phpBB 3 suits my needs and seems adequate) and a variety of PHP driven content with a MySQL backend. Requirements are PHP 5.3.0+ and MySQL 5+. Suggestions?"

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