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Datacenter Gives Internet To 70 Percent of Navajo Nation

booyoh Re:Let's hope.. (162 comments)


... We have cake.

The Cake is a Lie

about a year ago

City Councilman: Email Tax Could Discourage Spam, Fund Post Office Functions

booyoh Re:Good idea (439 comments)

Everything has a cost. Even breathing clean air has a cost. I got a another good idea for you... Why don't we just tax the air we breathe? Imagine the trillions the government can make to support the failing U.S. Post Office. But I got a better idea! We could always shut down the US Post Office and let Private Businesses take over such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. Then the government can tax them for all the snail mail.

about a year and a half ago

Even Capped Prediction Markets Can Be Manipulated

booyoh Re:Poker advice applies to all betting (130 comments)

I forget where I read this, but it still rings true. "When you sit down at the poker table, look around for the sucker. If you don't see one, it's you."

I know that it's a quote from the movie "Rounders".

about 2 years ago

Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?

booyoh Re:I'll be the first to say... (943 comments)

I can't find a machine to vend 12 oz cans.

There are still around. I have seen quite few of them this week on Auto Repair Shops. I noted that the cheaper the soda can price ( Cheapest was $0.60 USD) the cheaper the quote. Most expensive was $0.90 USD

about 2 years ago

In a Symbolic Shift, IBM's India Workforce Likely Exceeds That In US

booyoh Re:What happems (491 comments)

The point is who will buy from IBM's customers? 17K is good enough, only if living conditions are sub par.

Everyone buys food. Food retailers use IBM POS systems, IBM payroll systems, IBM stock control...

... Or move to India. I hear it's quite nice out there.

about 2 years ago

Cisco VP To Memo Leaker: Finding You Now 'My Hobby'

booyoh Re:dude thinks hes liam neeson? (312 comments)

LOL! My thoughts exactly! Here is the quote for those unfamiliar with the movie Taken: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you."

about 2 years ago

University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

booyoh Re:"What were you thinking?" (628 comments)

I completely agree with you on this one. After all, universities are just businesses trying to maximize their profit. On a side note, articles like this one remind me of the movie "Idiocracy" and where our nation is heading in the future.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Selling Kindle Fire Refurbs For $139

booyoh Re:Already gone :) (52 comments)

You are correct sir. Article got my hopes up for a bit :/

about 2 years ago

What percentage of your tax money should go to a government space agency?

booyoh 9-9-9 (432 comments)

LOL! I thought 9-9-9 meant "nein nein nein" at first. After "googling" it I found out it was one of Herman Cain's proposed tax plans... Can I get my vote back?

more than 2 years ago

10 Ways To Celebrate Pi Day

booyoh Re:2 ways... (196 comments)

But it's all three combined in one: Pi Day, Hump Day, and Steak & BJ Day.

more than 2 years ago

Huge Triangle-shaped Spot Over the Sun

booyoh Re:Oh So That's Why NASA Has Little Funding (229 comments)

Slashdot blows all of that away, changes it from spherical to triangle (not sure where that came from)

I am curious as well where they got triangle from. I kept staring at the image trying to look for that damn triangle and could not find it. I think I am sun blind now >.>

more than 2 years ago

LSD Can Treat Alcoholism

booyoh Re:In other news (346 comments)

Just like WoW ...

Breaking News: SWTOR can treat WoW addiction

more than 2 years ago

Teaching Robot Learners To Ask Good Questions

booyoh Re:TO: My Robot (93 comments)

Shut up and clean my floors!

Probable robot response: " I do not understand. Will you please teach me how to 'Shut up floors'?"

more than 2 years ago

My PC use accounts for __% of my computing time

booyoh Re:What does this even mean? (296 comments)

Honestly, serious question. Is this asking me how much time I spend on my own machines vs. those at work? Is it asking how much computation is local vs. in the cloud? Is it asking how much is laptop vs. cell phone or tablet? Impossible to answer this.

THANK YOU! I was about to ask the same question. Took me a while to find it after seeing all of these off-topic comments.

more than 2 years ago

Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity

booyoh Re:I approve (805 comments)

30 years ago no one had cell phones... things havent gotten THAT much more important in 30 years

I agree, but then again 30 years ago you could easily find a payphone.

more than 2 years ago

Toyota To Let People Ride In Self-Driving Prius

booyoh Re:About time! (282 comments)

You will be surprised how many "major" cities in the USA have very poor public transportation systems. A self-driving car is the answer to these cities. Especially with an increasing amount of people using smart phones and driving during traffic.

about 3 years ago

China Using Net Censorship As a Trade Weapon?

booyoh Re:SOPA in action (111 comments)

Is just a new weapon that the US doesn't have... YET.

about 3 years ago


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