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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

fche Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (324 comments)

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Quantify, specify.

You like to eat don't you?"

Yes, but you're short on quantity & specificity on how it's to "society's benefit" to have (how many?) people live in rural areas.

Plus you will notice food is to some extent market-based, so people are paying for that "benefit" directly already. (Let's ignore stuff like food stamps or farmer subsidies, which don't exactly help quantify the benefits, only the costs.)

3 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

fche Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (324 comments)

"... Which will create a society of Haves vs Have Nots based on location. ..."

I suggest bearing a little more humbleness as to your predictions about areas' and peoples' economic judgements. If someone could precisely judge the degree of "cost exacerbation" or "enjoyment" of millions of people, that person would be a gajillionaire, not just a commenter. It is simply not for you to judge whether people in rural areas enjoy themselves as much as your urban peers, or should want to spend their money in ways you approve. You're not a dictator either (thank god).

And that's kind of the point. Where nature/reality/market dictates the different availability of certain services, let people who choose to live there absorb those consequences. Don't protect them from the consequences of their choices. They're adults, and will adapt.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

fche Re:Americans shoudln't subsidize internet service (324 comments)

"But you would condemn them to sub-standard living"

No. I would simply not support subsidizing them.
"sub-standard living" -- that's begging the question

4 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

fche Re:Great one more fail (598 comments)

"Or do you accept that a certain minimal number of children accidentally killing each other and dudes shooting themselves in the dick is the price we pay for freedom that is arbitrarily unregulated."

Yes.

about a week ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

fche academic achievement as a proxy for intelligence (269 comments)

That choice of proxy needs some support, lest they end up accidentally gathering evidence that earning a 5.5 GPA in basketweaving does not correlate with unusual genes.

about two weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

fche Re:Cuba could have lifted it ages ago (536 comments)

Messrs. Castro and Castro may be a bit miffed about being called a mere "kid in the playground". Viva la revolucion and all that.

about two weeks ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

fche a prediction of not the future (211 comments)

"The new approach is to create a mathematical model ... And interestingly, the predictions closely match what researchers have found in practice"

Unless the mathematical model was built *before* any of those practical empirical test results, it is not at all interesting or surprising that the model happens to match the pre-existing data.

about two weeks ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

fche Re:you must not have done well in math class (214 comments)

" If guns are restricted, *everyone* has less access to them, including the bad guys."

What you refuse to accept is that "less" access to guns by bad guys is still ample for them to shoot good defenceless people. What you also refuse to accept is that bad guys may be armed by other-than-guns and still threaten the lives of good defenceless people.

about a month ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

"The geneticsts know this. Now you do."

Those geneticists who deny blatantly obvious genetic aspects of races are fooling themselves - and you.

about a month ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

fche Re:easy to fix !! (561 comments)

... and one lost class-action lawsuit about employment practices is not enough, how about another one please.

about a month ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

"This doesn't mean they have a gene for preferring Taryton cigarettes."

Straw man. No one said there is exactly a single gene for that. The effect of N genes working in conjunction toward outcomes such as visible racial features, social behaviors, preferences, are entirely consistent with theories such as those in this "decried" book.

about a month ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Even a few examples like this would be considered falsification in any harder science. But race theory - social-vs-genes - is not so vulnerable that.

about a month ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Everyone knows that evolution is limited to effects from the neck down.

about a month ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

fche Re:Sorry, but... why? (180 comments)

"When a student's parent's move between these two cities, their kids are screwed ..."

If all it requires is some such easily-surmountable personal inconvenience to get a major federal government effort started, no wonder the feds thing *everything* is in their jurisdiction.

about a month and a half ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

fche Re:Sorry, but... why? (180 comments)

... plus why on earth would it need to be a *federal* matter? Education is local, at best state level jurisdiction.

about a month and a half ago

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