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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

drainbramage Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

They all server the same food, dude.
The choice is delivery by car, bus, or air mail.
Each delivery system has acquired exclusive rights to that delivery system in specific regions.

4 days ago

Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

drainbramage Re:Well color me surprised! (62 comments)

I heard that you have to pay them scale.

4 days ago

Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

drainbramage 3 steps. No, 4. (126 comments)

1: Find idiots in government handing out other peoples money (redundant)
2: Apply for grant
3: ???
4: Profit

4 days ago

Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

drainbramage Re:Does it really matter ? (375 comments)

Are you thinking of one of the Americas as an ally?
One of today's Americas?

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

drainbramage Re: ZERO jobs "come from HR." (278 comments)

You might be right.
HAL after all his memory had been removed.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

drainbramage Re: ZERO jobs "come from HR." (278 comments)

Business need first???
You've never worked for the government.

about three weeks ago

Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

drainbramage And (165 comments)

And an almost fanatical devotion to physics.

about 1 month ago

Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

drainbramage Stop insulting scumbags. (200 comments)

I live in Washington.
Those aren't scumbags, those are democrats.
Stop insulting scumbags.

about a month ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

drainbramage Re:Reailty (701 comments)

No, Rush is from Canada.

about a month ago

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

drainbramage Re:Fix this like we fix education (310 comments)

Thank you for the well reasoned response.
Always nice to meet a well educated gentleman.
Oh, and thanks for proving my statement, your mommy must be very proud.

about a month and a half ago

Utility Wants $17,500 Refund After Failure To Scrub Negative Search Results

drainbramage Re: Seattle politics (110 comments)

No, Carrasco is not that stupid.
The Seattle politicians are THAT stupid, they are a first surface reflection of the voters.
The prices in Seattle are a leftover from hydro projects completed decades ago.
Washington/Seattle politicians and SCL are eroding that resource and shifting the monies to their pet constituents.
And the local press is the fat cheerleader.

about a month and a half ago

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

drainbramage Re:Wikipedia survives it (132 comments)

Good enough for you is an unfortunate place to stop.

about 2 months ago

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

drainbramage Fix this like we fix education (310 comments)

Schools not teaching, graduating kids that never learned to read or write but did learn how to put a condom on a banana (a very useful skill if you are approached by a sexually aggressive banana).....
Police doing everything but serving or protecting?
Send them more money, the unions say it's the only logical approach here in pretend it'll get better world..

about 2 months ago

Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

drainbramage Re:translating for the athiests. (144 comments)

He states that he is a scientist, how dare you try to explain the well known facts to him, a scientist?
Don't you realize this is science man!
Take your common sense, reason, and facts and go somewhere where that kind of stuff is tolerated.

about 2 months ago

Android Wear Is Here

drainbramage Recent graduate. (129 comments)

From the Kirk. School. Of writing.

about 2 months ago

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

drainbramage Re:Not githubs fault (349 comments)

The president has a pen.
I'm sure he'll be right on this.
Perhaps before tee time.

about 2 months ago

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

drainbramage Re:What makes it so expensive?? (216 comments)

Once fuel cells are common people won't wast time stealing catalytic converters.

about 2 months ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

drainbramage Give Kickstarter a break, they're busy (448 comments)

Give Kickstarter a break, they're very busy protecting us from conservatives.

about 2 months ago



Can you Eliza (or Siri) Robocallers?

drainbramage drainbramage writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drainbramage (588291) writes "I'm sick of those robocalls trying to get personal info. They ignore the do-not-call list and my requests to not call me.
I have begun to waste their time by coming up with random questions, but this also wastes my time.
Why can't something like Elica (or Siri) be interfaced to my phone?
Anyone using their Linux box as a phone answering machine have an idea?"


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