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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

galloog1 Re:Liability (474 comments)

My question is if my service is already slow, why is my router not performing at max performance to begin with?

about 5 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

galloog1 Re:Does it really matter? (203 comments)

Correct me if I am wrong but couldn't that have been inertia?

about 6 months ago
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Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

galloog1 Re:Here's the Scoop (340 comments)

All of this can be solved by pricing changes. Why do all the choices have to cost the same? Why not pay $15 for ESPN but only $1 for the Travel Channel. Then the quality of content is directly linked to the revenue of the channel all the way up the supply chain. This may lead to less channels but only as a result of a more competitive market.

about 7 months ago
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Fire Risk From Panasonic Batteries In Sony Vaio Laptops

galloog1 Re:Cue The Flames (36 comments)

Well, then it is Tesla's fault.

about 7 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

galloog1 Re:Moral of the story... (1746 comments)

Everyone should have the right to express their political opinion. It should only matter if they are taking actions based on those opinions that impact their organization which does not apply to this. Have a painting: http://www.nrm.org/wordpress/w...

about 8 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

galloog1 Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

He and mozilla made a business decision. It didn't matter what his feelings were on the topic; all that mattered was what it would do to the organization and its mission. While I will defend to the death anyone's right to say what they want regardless of if I agree with them I definitely do not blame Eich for it. I blame OkCupid and others instead.

about 8 months ago
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

galloog1 Re:HUH? (150 comments)

None of it was simply given to banks; it was all loaned to them. The banks had to pay that back. People love to mention the fact that the banks received trillions of dollars. The fail to mention that those banks also paid trillions back. Those same people also failed to mention that this happens on a smaller scale every second of every day between the banks and the federal reserve.

about 8 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

galloog1 Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

...and that computer that the business bought was produced by another business which hired workers to produce from parts which were produced by another business that hired workers to produce and those workers ended up buying the product that the original business was producing. It isn't a food chain, it is a food web. Yes, consumers and customers are important but to completely ignore the rest of the web because it doesn't gell with your political opinion is like driving with blinders. Economics is complex. Don't try to make it simple.

about 8 months ago
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NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

galloog1 Re:Politcs vs. Science (291 comments)

Would you rather war? Economics also has nothing to do with politics except that it involves cooperation between countries to further mutual benefit. These sanctions are a temporary issue but serve severe medium term benefit.

about 8 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

galloog1 Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

Every time I hear someone claim they're "creating a job" when they hire someone I cringe. You're not creating the job. I create that job when I buy the good or service you offer.

...and your employer creates that other employer's job when they pay you money to spend for your labor.

Take the average plumber. Or hairdresser. Or janitor. Or, hell, anyone providing a service (i.e. what 3/4th of our GDP producing population does). That plumber will employ someone if, and only if, there is a reason for him to do that. Because if there is no reason, he's better off without that person.

...Same with any product or service you purchase as a consumer.

And that in turn will happen if, and only if, that person not only needs that service but also is able to afford that service. And services is the FIRST thing people cut back on when money gets tight.

...and an employer will only sell that product if it will make a profit at least in the long term and will only hire someone for the same reason. Micro economics really isn't that complex. Nobody does anything for free. We have many different economic policies for a reason because the entire economy is interconnected. If people cannot purchase products or services, businesses cannot hire. If businesses cannot hire, people cannot purchase products or services.

about 7 months ago
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Scientists Develop Solar Cell That Can Also Emit Light

galloog1 Re:Infinite energy! (79 comments)

The military uses them in form software that does not allow for special formatting. It could be out of habit.

about 8 months ago
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

galloog1 Re:HUH? (150 comments)

You mean loaned out to banks. Banks either paid that back or they failed. Most of it was paid back.

about 8 months ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

galloog1 Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

Well, I know of at least two so that makes your generalized blanket statement false.

about 8 months ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

galloog1 Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

Not any Soldier that upholds the Constitution which we swore to uphold and defend. I cannot speak on prior events because my comments would probably do more harm than good to the perception. You are entitled to your opinion. It is still a free country.

about 8 months ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

galloog1 Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

One of the potential scenarios the US military does prepare for is loss of power to our power grid due to cyber attack so they are prepared. The US military partly exists for disaster response and there are several commands dedicated to it. Provided their already shielded equipment isn't taken out, they could have lines of communications established for government in a matter of days. They would most likely be given priority for resources if everything were wiped out and their ability to adapt to equipment issues both on the power generation and communications side is actually quite impressive. Source: I lead tin communications Soldiers. While other people dream of zombie attacks, I dream of kinetic cyber attacks.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

galloog1 Pogoplug (146 comments)

Even if it has a clunky interface, I enjoy Pogoplug for this reason exactly. It is local storage but it acts as your own personal cloud.

about 9 months ago
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The First Open Ranking of the World Wide Web Is Available

galloog1 This ranking isn't based on popularity (53 comments)

If you look at the way they developed this list, it is closer to how Google ranks their searches. The metrics are scored on how many other pages link to the sites. For example, reddit and slashdot aren't high on the list because they link to other sites but very few link back. Creative Commons is in the top ten because everyone links there. It also explains why Myspace is so darn high.

about 9 months ago

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