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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

biometrizilla Cellular is the business model (424 comments)

What up to now has been unlimited data for one price over cable will become a set of plans with different rates for different data caps. For those who have been screaming about a la carte channels on cable, you'll effectively get them - you'll only pay for what you watch. But it will be on a GB basis, not a channel basis.

about 10 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

biometrizilla Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Patently false. The problem is that the city leaders ignored the National Weather Service and relied on local forecasters. The 4AM NWS release clearly stated 1-3 inches of snow for Atlanta area and upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Warning. That was plenty early enough to have schools closed and the local TV/radio stations to warn people to not venture out. SNOW/SLEET AMOUNTS WERE INCREASED A LITTLE OVER NW GA TO CATCH FIRST BAND THIS MORNING...BUT STILL 0.5-1.0 INCH. IN MAIN BAND FOR THE AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...HAVE SNOW/SLEET AMOUNTS OF 1-3 INCLUDING ATL METRO. GREATEST AMOUNT ALONG A BROAD LINE FROM LA GRANGE TO THOMASTON TO LOUISVILLE. BUT SOUTH OF LUMPKIN TO MACON TO SWAINSBORO LINE...ACCUM WILL BE 0.1-0.3 INCH MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WITH UP TO AN INCH OF LIGHT SNOW ON TOP. ALL THESE ACCUMULATION... OTHER THAN THE NW GA LIGHT BAND...WILL MEET WARNING CRITERIA SO HAVE CONTINUED WARNING AND EXPANDED THIS TO ANOTHER TIER OF COUNTIES INCLUDING ATL METRO AREA.

about a year ago
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The Physics of the World's Fastest Man

biometrizilla Re:need biochemists (137 comments)

As they did with bodybuilding they should have both a "clean" and an "anything goes" Olympics. Any and all forms of drugs, genetic mods, etc. are allowed in the latter. I would love to see a human run the 100m in 6 seconds, then burst into flames after crossing the tape, swimmers with gills, etc.

about a year ago
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Schneier Has Something Good To Say About Airport Security

biometrizilla Bad news (226 comments)

If you're someone who is unlikely to be profiled (e.g. - white male) then the chances of getting randomly selected are higher than if there is no random selection so sucks for you.

about a year and a half ago
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TSA Says Screening Drinks Purchased Inside Airport Terminal Is Nothing New

biometrizilla Re:The TSA needs to be stopped (427 comments)

Not just the TSA. Here in North Carolina you can be stopped at a "license check" roadblock. A thinly veiled attempt to catch drunk drivers, but requires you to present your driver's license to the officer. He may as well say, "Your papers please", just like in Nazi Germany.

more than 2 years ago
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Bruce Willis Considering Legal Action Against Apple Over iTunes Collection

biometrizilla Warning sign? (570 comments)

Does this mean Bruce is considering doing a "Tony Scott"? He's still relatively young so why his concern now?

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Could Make a Mess of Republican Convention

biometrizilla Re:Hurricane - shareware (503 comments)

I'm sure the hundreds of thousands of Tampa residents and non-convention go'ers would be appalled by your lack of concern for them.

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Could Make a Mess of Republican Convention

biometrizilla Way too early to predict (503 comments)

The track and strength of this storm are way too uncertain at this time to project where and when landfall will occur and what kind of damage will be done. The computer model runs have had it hitting everywhere from New Orleans to the East Coast over the past few days and still haven't locked onto a repeatable solution. Another sign of the times when an over-hyped storm forecast gets hijacked into a quasi-political/religious argument.

more than 2 years ago
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Huge Pumice Rock 'Island' Seen Floating In South Pacific

biometrizilla Re:Reportedly... (104 comments)

In related news, Joan Rivers took a swim in the Pacific yesterday and emerged without her makeup.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle

biometrizilla Re:Interesting (666 comments)

Not clear why Amazon is involved here. Quick Amazon search doesn't turn up said SIG716 and I don't believe you can purchase guns from Amazon on-line anyway. Sounds like guy places order on Amazon for TV, carrier delivers wrong package to his apartment, guy tags Amazon for screw-up.

more than 2 years ago
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Is TV Over the 'Net Really Cheaper Than Cable?

biometrizilla Re:My story.. (285 comments)

And how much of the 10% you did watch did you lose in the switch? Be honest - surely there is something you used to get that either you can't get now or you can only get older content.

more than 2 years ago
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Is TV Over the 'Net Really Cheaper Than Cable?

biometrizilla Re:Providers aren't dummies (285 comments)

Re-read my post - I am advocating government getting out. The carrier lobbyists are perpetuating oligopolies and collusion. Best approach would be to decouple the infrastructure from the content. Personally I don't have a smartphone and take your approach, but that doesn't apply to many other consumers.

more than 2 years ago
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Is TV Over the 'Net Really Cheaper Than Cable?

biometrizilla Providers aren't dummies (285 comments)

You can be assured that there are people within the cable and satellite TV providers that run this math to help them set their pricing. If you have cable the satellite promo pricing always looks better until you start to match it box by box and channel by channel. Same goes for satellite users that look into switching to cable. Every time I do the math it's so close it's not worth the trouble. Unless you are willing to give up content expect to pay about the same no matter what path you take. The only true break in costs can't come until governments stop enabling collusion. Same story applies to cell phones.

more than 2 years ago
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San Francisco Poaching Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

biometrizilla Re:And the cost (282 comments)

There are also non-financial ramifications, such as having to deal with the incessant pan-handling that confronts you on just about every major intersection in SF.

more than 2 years ago
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Software Emulates Organism's Entire Lifespan

biometrizilla Re:Sex on the brain (86 comments)

If that were the case the emulation would have completed much more quickly for the male and would likely never finish running for the female.

more than 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successfully Reaches Orbit

biometrizilla Note to North Korea... (282 comments)

"Now THAT's how you put a satellite into orbit!", signed Elon Musk.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Fusion Researchers Answer Your Questions

biometrizilla Re:$/kW Prediction (244 comments)

You vastly underestimate the ability of governments (especially the US government) to come up with byzantine regulations that raise the cost of doing business, regardless of whether those regulations have any actual linkage to the safety or efficacy of what is being regulated. Your profitability point supports mine - nukes good for shareholders, not for electricity consumers. And in some cases the profitability is due to plants that changed hands on the cheap, leaving the new owner free of the initial capital costs.

more than 2 years ago

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