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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

fustakrakich Re:'Bout time (70 comments)

Whatever, just don't blame the winners for winning.

2 hours ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

fustakrakich Re:'Bout time (70 comments)

Don't blame them. Blame the people who take their money. You have a chance to vote them out very soon. Go for it...

5 hours ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

fustakrakich How much? (70 comments)

After the lawyers get theirs, how much is left over for construction? Well, I wish them the best of luck, and hope they just build it, despite what some judge who is paid to tie things up for a good long time says.

5 hours ago
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It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

fustakrakich Re:I don't understand (37 comments)

It just doesn't work. Mexico is a perfect example. The same party held power for many decades. The same is true in the US at this point. Term limits will do nothing but pacify people. That would be the only reason to do it. Try to string them a little longer.

If your thesis held true, then why wouldn't parties parade fresher, relatively younger faces to gain more power?

Why? With a 95% reelection rate, where is the incentive? And besides they do put their young in the tank when they feel the time is right. They are professionals and put on a good show. You are free to jump in and try to do it better.

Sorry, there is only one way to kill the power, but you won't accept it. It makes things a little too level. Don't sweat a thing. It ain't gonna happen... so charades it will be. The show must go on!

5 hours ago
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'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones

fustakrakich Re:So, mesh? (27 comments)

It's an old radio signal thing. Generally we don't like multipath.

6 hours ago
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It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

fustakrakich Re:I don't understand (37 comments)

Term limits are bullshit, completely and utterly superficial. The party and its patrons still remain in power. You have to vote them out, or you accomplish nothing. Instituting term limits is just an attempt to pass the blame.

6 hours ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

fustakrakich Re:Dear Liza! (282 comments)

Who cares? I hope they never, ever allow editing. It would be the worst thing ever.

6 hours ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

fustakrakich Re:Dear Liza! (282 comments)

Damn good thing. Editing a post is a crime against humanity. Just amend it.

10 hours ago
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'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones

fustakrakich Re:So, mesh? (27 comments)

I hope you mean multiplex. Usually multipath is a bad thing

13 hours ago
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It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

fustakrakich Re:I don't understand (37 comments)

*sigh* You still play your silly little game... No, I said, clean the house, not rearrange the furniture. Get the Zamboni... Leave no trace of the previous occupants. The senate will take a little longer, but you can start now and show where the real power is. Failure to do so really makes all the complaints sound so dumb.

13 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

fustakrakich Re:parodee in Poland (113 comments)

There are a lot of things wrong with the American legal system, but its attitude toward free speech is not one of them.

Still, the cost of protecting it is way too high. We have to find a way to reverse the charges onto the damn censors.

yesterday
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

fustakrakich Re: I don't follow (359 comments)

I like sans-serif. Just the letter, no embellishment. Works better with bad vision. Serifs can create weird optical illusions. Arial is probably my favorite.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

fustakrakich parodee in Poland (113 comments)

Gee, who woulda guessed? Are Polish jokes still in vogue?

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

fustakrakich Re:As expected from google (109 comments)

But small fish ? Remove it don't be evil don't ruibn the life of people with small stuff which would have been forgotten if only a search engine did not exists).

No, you should condemn the people who make judgements based on stupid pictures and statements. They are the ones who act in bad faith and should be sanctioned. Google is a search engine. Let them search, and let the user filter the results, not the state, or even Google itself. I can only wish that Google holds fast (though I know they don't), and tells the censors to go to hell. We must kick them to the side of the road with whatever methods we have.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

fustakrakich Re:As expected from google (109 comments)

All this will do is create further inequities in society.

Well, that is the idea, so it's only natural for laws like this to get passed. They are written by the people who need them most.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

fustakrakich Re:Article or link (109 comments)

Google is blatantly trying to manipulate public opinion through journalists. They are deliberately misinterpreting the law to create an impression of draconian consequences.

Who cares? It's a corrupt law. Public opinion was manipulated to get it passed. If they can lie, and it works, then so can we. So fuck the censors and all other authoritarians. Let's fight fire with fire, and do what we can to end this, whatever it takes. Google is doing right. If they have some kind of "nuclear weapon" to wipe out censorship by what ever means at hand (make it impossible to enforce), I sure hope they use it.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

fustakrakich Re:"not a good judgement" (109 comments)

The people who made this law should not be lecturing anybody about "good judgement", except maybe the voters who put them into office. Their judgement is indeed questionable.

2 days ago
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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

fustakrakich Re:iMac? (106 comments)

Yeah, I'm wondering if they're going straight for 3D gesture and voice control type stuff.

2 days ago

Submissions

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

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I'm so excited

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  3 days ago

There is an opportunity to see every single republican, AND democrat voted out of the House of Representatives. So, what... are you up to the challenge? Or, are ya chicken? And I'm going to hear the same old lame excuses one, more, time...with feeling?

I just watched a little sample of that show "Crossfire" the other day. Is that (and the FOX equivalent) really how you people get your information on who you vote for? Like, OMG! No wonder you all are nuts...

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A single word to answer Mr. Smith's question

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  5 days ago

Bourgeoisie

That is what people despise. And it should be obvious as to why. The question is just another play of the victim card, like Donald Trump crying to his accountants, *Why does everybody hate me?*

Preach it from the mountain, not from your mansion.

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For Democracy, as every schoolboy knows, was born in an English cradle:

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

individual liberty, parliamentary institutions, the sovereign rights of the people, are ideas of British origin, and have been propagated from this island over the whole of Europe.

But as the prophet and his words are very often not honoured in his own country, those ideas have been embraced with much more fervour by other nations than by that in which they originated.

The Continent of Europe has taken the desire for liberty and equality much more seriously than their levelling but also level-headed inventors, and the fervent imagination of France has tried to put into practice all that was quite hidden to the more sober English eye. Every one nowadays knows the good and the evil consequences of the French Revolution, which swept over the whole of Europe, throwing it into a state of unrest, shattering thrones and empires, and everywhere undermining authority and traditional institutions.

While this was going on in Europe, the originator of the merry game was quietly sitting upon his island smiling broadly at the excitable foreigners across the Channel, fishing as much as he could out of the water he himself had so cleverly disturbed, and thus in every way reaping the benefit from the mighty fight for the apple of Eros which he himself had thrown amongst them.

- just a little copy 'n paste that seems to fit the moment...

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It's not fair!

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks ago

I'm envious as hell. That was on my bucket list.*

Which places do you want to see destroyed most before you buy the farm?

*Please, no spoilers

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The real hero of America's "independence"..

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Louis XVI ??! Financing and arming terrorists? In addition to putting boots on the ground? Oh no!

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A day late, but what the hell...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Happy War Day everybody! Don't forget to reelect your congressman this fall... After all, what are we without war? We are out of business! But in today's world, social security is the evil.

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Gore, DiCaprio, and Norton (who?), oh my!

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

A cast of thousands joined the gala event. When's the last time you've seen such bourgeois (man, that damn word really applies here) marketing, more flamboyant than an Apple float in a Pride parade? I sure hope they didn't leave any litter...

So, how do you suppose all those people got there? Bicycle? Rickshaw? Donkey cart?

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I just read Tommy J's quote at the bottom of the page.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

It seems to make more clear the observation that some people are confusing principle with taste, and my pointing it out results in it being projected upon me... It is essentially the nominal course of events.

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Warren and Sanders... Sanders and Warren

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Marsha Marsha Marsha!.. They're supposed to be the democrat's answer to Rand and Ron, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice... or something..

So, they're making headlines by voting against the Syrian War (Has it officially started yet? I really don't know)... Of course it is bullshit because the thing was going to pass anyway without their votes. Now, had they been real schwing votes, how much you wanna bet their speeches (and votes) would be different? This is the same gimmick the republicans used on Obamacare... Their votes weren't needed and they still can collect the windfall, economic and political. They can continue to pretend to be the opposition party while scaring the feeble minded out of voting for somebody who "doesn't have a chance".

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The glory is in the pleasure of experience.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

God had to create us to see what it created. We are its eyes and ears, and what do we put out?? The Sun, The Star, The National Inquirer (Which, I have to admit, might be more accurate than the Times). So, now you gotta think, "Oops!", and you run off and join the circus.

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"Sometimes access to health care can be damaging and dangerous

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

"...I've heard from National Institutes of Health and otherwise that we're killing up to a million, a million and a half people every year in our hospitals. And it's access to hospitals that's killing those people."

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When both sides are completely nuts

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 months ago

Why the hell should I care who "wins"? What could possibly be nihilist about that? In a World Series game between the Yankees and the Dodgers, who the fuck cares? It's the Cubs you're supposed to be cheering on, whether they have a chance or not, it doesn't matter, unless you're actually placing money.

Funny how all things are alike.

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Looting and Pillaging

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 months ago

I think the most important thing is to avoid peeing in your own pool. I mean, other than that, go nuts.

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Every penny I spend ends up in either of two places

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

The toilet, or the ashtray.

By the way, my current playlist is a Led Zeppelin discography up through Coda. Am I missing anything?

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So... you like to play word games, eh?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

Okay, which country is called Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

Hint: It's not Congo

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