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Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

dcherryholmes Re:Could be a good thing. (303 comments)

This. I have no mod points today, or I would mod you up.

(I work for TWC in video deployment, and had a ringside seat for the CBS fiasco, as well as every time the providers come back to us insisting to jack their rates. I spend every New Year's with my finger hovering over the "blackout" button while the two sides lawyer it up and fight it out to the last second).

about 7 months ago
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WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter

dcherryholmes Re:Intellectual property is a hoax. (212 comments)

*I am probably more with you than against you, ultimately*

That said...

"I don't make money off code I wrote 10 years ago - it's absurd that an artist would expect the same."

You would be if you had written and were selling the final product yourself. But something you wrote for your employer? Probably not. Likewise, an artist (maybe a scientific illustrator, for example) who produced art and was paid a salary to do so, probably isn't making any money off of it now.

about 10 months ago
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A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

dcherryholmes Re:Chill out! (406 comments)

So if I agree with 80% of what you say, but note that 20% is refuted by the evidence, I'm a kool-aid swiller? OK...

about a year ago
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A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

dcherryholmes Re:Chill out! (406 comments)

I was kind of with you until you got to Fast and Furious and Benghaaaaaazi(!!!), both of which are thoroughly discredited memes. Still, some valid stuff there, in your shotgun blast.

about a year ago
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90% of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home Due To Shutdown

dcherryholmes Re:Unsafe Under 30 Days? (358 comments)

"Sounds like the NRC should be funded solely by fees paid by the companies they regulate."

Because that system works so well for the financial ratings agencies.

about a year ago
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Shots Fired At US Capitol

dcherryholmes Re:Zombies. (608 comments)

I don't have to use the exchanges either. I have pretty top-shelf insurance through my employer, via Blue Cross Blue Shield. I think you're being led by the nose.

about a year ago
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Tech In the Hot Seat For Oct. 1st Obamacare Launch

dcherryholmes Re:Is there really any point to this? (Yes) (326 comments)

It wasn't an argument, it was an observation. Feel free to disregard it if his brand of propaganda scratches your itch.

about a year ago
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Tech In the Hot Seat For Oct. 1st Obamacare Launch

dcherryholmes Re:Is there really any point to this? (Yes) (326 comments)

Before clicking on any health care related article in Forbes, you need to ask yourself "am I about to read something written by Avik Roy?" If so, just stop. He spews crap. Now, I have not actually clicked on your link yet, but I am about to. And we will see if my powers of prediction are at all accurate.

about a year ago
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Nvidia Unveils Its Own 7" Tegra Note Tablet

dcherryholmes Re:Stylus (56 comments)

I've had 10" tablets as well as 7" tablets. I think 7" is superior in almost every way, except for one. And that one happens to be one of the things I most enjoy using my tablet for: reading comic books in .cbr format. And for that 7" is too small for my taste. But it's *almost* enough. So maybe 8" would be sufficient (although I suspect you really do want that 10" screen for easy reading without a lot of panning).

1 year,3 days
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TV Show Piracy Soars After CBS Blackout

dcherryholmes Re:A better long-term response (314 comments)

"Are you aware that this isn't the first time that TWC threatened to drop CBS?"

What other time did they threaten to drop them? As to dropping other CBS-owned properties if CBS insisted on jacking the rates sky-high, I grant that is just corporate hardball. If you want to blame TWC for that I can't say it's factually wrong, but it is nuanced.

about a year ago
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TV Show Piracy Soars After CBS Blackout

dcherryholmes Re:History of nonsense (314 comments)

I have already commented in this thread and so can't use my mod points, but I would mod you if I could. Great post.

about a year ago
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TV Show Piracy Soars After CBS Blackout

dcherryholmes Re:A better long-term response (314 comments)

You are aware that TWC pays CBS to put their over the air broadcasts on their wire, and that this fight was precipitated by CBS demanding a large increase in that fee?

about a year ago
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TV Show Piracy Soars After CBS Blackout

dcherryholmes Re:Q.E.D. (314 comments)

You do understand that it's the content providers that insist that, for example, if you want to carry ESPN down your wires, you also have to accept these other 50 channels of crap? And they need to be bundled together? Not always, but IME most of the time anyone is bitching about the cable company you should just substitute "content owner" (which granted sometimes the same parent corporation owns both). Cable companies should get chewed out for crappy set top box software, noisy lines, and back office servers crashing if you look at them funny. But not the bundling and the crazy fees.

about a year ago
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

dcherryholmes Re:Eric Holder (616 comments)

Consider this my reply to both. I keep a sharp eye out for Scotsmen, if you know what I mean. What I think libertarians are, are what I see people who call themselves libertarian, or libertarian-leaning, or whatever other claims they make to the word, do. And they are all Republicans (yes, I know, small l and big L), and what they mostly seem interested in doing is burning the joint to the ground. It's nice that they are OK with weed and don't care much who rubs what against who, but it's not enough.

about a year ago
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

dcherryholmes Re:Eric Holder (616 comments)

"Compare either or both of them to say, the Libertarian party and you'll see what actual differences are."

Yes, the first two look sane. Libertarians are the flip side of Marxists. Nice dorm-room wankfests, but utter train wrecks in the real world.

about a year ago
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

dcherryholmes Re:Eric Holder (616 comments)

It was only a year ago that we had "the other side of the coin." They didn't cut teachers and teachers' salaries, curtail early voting, force nearly all the abortion clinics to close, and reduce corporate taxes even further. Are they similar in some ways? Yes, I'd say regardless of party the donor class gets fed first. But one is willing to let a few more scraps hit the floor. If that sounds like less than a ringing endorsement of the Democrats, you're reading me right. But to say there are no differences between them is to wrapped up in your own thought experiment, with no regard to the empirical data easily available by taking a look out your window.

about a year ago
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

dcherryholmes Re:Eric Holder (616 comments)

I live in North Carolina. They are not the same team.

about a year ago
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America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

dcherryholmes Re:And yet... (541 comments)

Actually, I like not living in Somalia and/or the 18th century. No where you may get me on your side is thinking about what we *get* for our nigh-fifty percent. Over in socialist Europe where they pay maybe 10% more than we do, they get free ("free" if you like) university for their kids, outstanding public primary and secondary schools, health care, pensions, guaranteed paid holidays from work, and a host of other things. I'm not sure how much we get, here in the states, aside from "getting" to shoulder the burden as all the wealth hoovers up into an aristocratic sliver of the population, who then captures government and gets their own taxes dropped through the floor. But, conservatives and their minions... what are you gonna do?

about a year ago

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Dell debuts Ubuntu Moblin Remix on Mini 10

dcherryholmes dcherryholmes writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dcherryholmes writes "Today Dell made available The Ubuntu Moblin Remix on the Dell Mini 10. The release of the Ubuntu Moblin Remix is good news for those of us who liked the speed and UI of Moblin, but found the size of the repos and, perhaps, the rpm package management to be less desirable."
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