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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

greenwow Re:Maybe now the Republicans... (455 comments)

The "director's rules" here in Seattle prevent upgrades. There is no city in this country that has a law that is more Republican than that. It puts the whims of one person ahead of the common good. That is the way of Republicans. They rule this city with an iron fist. I only have 576kbps at home, but it's faster than all but one of my friends. When you let Republican ideas rule your city, this is what happens.


The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

greenwow Re:Why wouldn't they? (67 comments)

A lot of organizations, like the one I work for, can't be associated with known criminals. The IRS can take our nonprofit status. It's the same reason our auditors required us to drop the company that did our network cabling since they started accepting Bitcoin. Just this month I finally got us switched from Ant to Apache Maven. Thanks to Apache's risky decision, it looks like all of that work was for nothing.


Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title

greenwow Re:As a girl working in tech... (117 comments)

We hired an Indian CTO because he is Indian, but he has done a great job. He isn't competent technically, but considering 90% of our nearly fifty devs are Indian, he can communicate with them well. He has done a great job at understanding family obligations. As someone from Sweden, I haven't worked for an American yet that gets that. In the nine years before he was hired, I hadn't taken a single vacation day or even left work early. Since then, being able to leave work before 7pm one night a week has been great. Also, he requires us to take at least 10% of our vacation days. That is awesome since before he was hired I wasn't allowed to take a single one. I would guess that is the reason an incompetent person was promoted at Microsoft. He can relate to their average developer.

2 days ago

NASA's Competition For Dollars

greenwow Re:As long as Republicans rule this country... (70 comments)

That and the huge percentage of research money that gets flushed down the drain to prove (un)intelligent design means there's almost none left over for science.

2 days ago

IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Design

greenwow I love it when the IEEE... (49 comments)

intentionally does things to piss off the Republicans. They've fought against secure software for years. When they crippled SSL with their 40-bit limit and disallowed the distribution of SSH, they were proven to be the enemies of anyone that cares about the Internet.

3 days ago

Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

greenwow Re:If eveything is Hunky Dory (39 comments)

Because he was fired for child porn? That's usually why when of those rich white men are fired why they don't run their mouths. It's the only reason they ever shut-up.

4 days ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

greenwow Re:Send in the drones! (827 comments)

> Ukraine disarmed itself in 2006 at our urging

Actually it was in the late 90s when they gave-up nuclear weapons because it was Clinton that made that promise. Fortunately his promise is not binding so we don't have to get involved. The world won that exchange. We got rid of nuclear weapons, and Russia gets to protect Russians from the Nazis that now rule Ukraine without fear of nuclear retaliation. Clinton masterfully played this one, and everyone but the Nazis are better off.

4 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

greenwow But the Republicans that rule... (614 comments)

will never allow this since they get off on watching their thugs in blue beat and kill minorities every single day. That is the way of their kind. They want us all dead, and having it on camera would slow down their final solution.

5 days ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

greenwow Re: Sigh (335 comments)

It was a tax. The Republicans that rule us ruined the President's health care bill by turning it into a tax that feeds the wealthy owners of insurance companies. That is why it is a tax because it is a tax. Anyone that calls a tax by any other name is a liar. Of course Republicans refuse to call a tax a tax because that is the way of their kind. Too bad they forced the ACA down our throats.

about a week ago

$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

greenwow Re:GM DID do that.... (194 comments)

Ducati has the same bricking policy. If you lose your keys, they intentionally destroy your bike. For mine, they wanted $4,500 to make a new key after mine broke. My bike was only worth about $6k so I had to sell it to a junk yard. Ducati destroys your instrument panel, the ECU, and a secondary controller. They hate their customers with a passion and look for any way to destroy our property. The sad thing is that my three other friends that have had their Ducatis totaled by Ducati have all bought replacements. As long as people keep rewarding Ducati for destroying our property, Ducati will keep doing it.

about a week ago

Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

greenwow Re:A telescope is a bad gift for a novice. (187 comments)

I think you're mistaken. You might be seeing a blur around a bright object like an airplane. I have friends that have very expensive telescopes that have never seen anything other than the moon through them, and even that can take hours of trying. Just brushing your face against the eyepiece will ruin it and take a lot of time to get it repositioned. It takes a lot of luck and hours of time to see anything through a telescope.

about two weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

greenwow Re:Please, don't tell them ... (421 comments)

> pulling a fire alarm

But he didn't. So you have no defense for the thugs in blue so you just start spouting garbage. Typical CONservative garbage. This site is dead because you people have taken it over and ruined it. I miss when this was a technical site rather than a platform for people like Aighearach to preach his message of racism.

about two weeks ago

Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

greenwow No wonder Seattle is so dumb (175 comments)

With half of my friends still on dial-up and with my 576 kbps connection at home that is the fastest available on my block, there's no wonder this is such a CONservative place. Even our socialist city-level candidates are so conservative they opposed raising the minimum wage. The conservatives also flexed their power here when they drove the minimum wage increase all of the way down to $15/hour. That is not a living wage here so they are dooming families to failure.

about two weeks ago

New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

greenwow Well the Republicans are celebrating! (185 comments)

They love to hear this kind of news since they make so much money off of human misery. That is the way of their kind.

about two weeks ago

Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

greenwow Re:From an avid reader... (105 comments)

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

You just described Republicans. A discussion about books without mentioning their extreme hatred of them is incomplete. They hate us for reading. In fact, they hate people in general that can read.

about two weeks ago

Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

greenwow Re:Power Grab (276 comments)

Finland isn't aiming to make private vehicle ownership illegal.

Correct, and that is why this entire plan is shit. Instead of going door to door to confiscate cars, they're pandering to them. It's the same reason the US is being destroyed by the car culture. The Republicans do not understand logic so they don't understand why we must not allow car ownership. Taking cars is the only way we'll ever start building reasonable cities.

about two weeks ago

Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

greenwow He should have included Internet access... (214 comments)

in his study. I live in Capitol Hill, and many of my friends are still stuck with dial-up due to the age of the phone wiring and very few COs in the area (thus long distances to the CO) so DSL is slow at best or usually not even available. The best access available on my block is 576 kbps DSL from CenturyLink. Comcast, despite having the government-granted monopoly here, doesn't offer service to much of the neighborhood.

about two weeks ago

Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper

greenwow Re:But How Fast in Reality (93 comments)

It's easier in San Fran than it is in Seattle! Here we have the "director's rules" that basically state that everyone in the area has to agree to allow an upgrade or the city will not allow it. Notice I said "has to agree" and not doesn't "disagree." You have to get people to agree. If a house or apartment is empty or you can't find the resident, it counts as a no vote. With all of the foreclosures and normal churn in rental properties, it's just about impossible to meet the minimum even with every person voting yes. Because of that, my building was blocked from getting Comcast TV and Internet, because one of the apartments was empty and without that vote we didn't have a high enough percentage voting yes for Comcast to be allowed to add a pedestal in front of our building. Literally, ever person has to vote yes or none of us get Internet access.

Thus, we're stuck with DSL that is typically less than 0.5 Mbps for most residents. The guys on the top floor can't even get that. They're stuck with dial-up. Seattle is a third-world shithole when it comes to Internet access.

about two weeks ago

Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

greenwow is screwed! (106 comments)

Seriously, I think I download a PUA more often than not when visiting that cesspool. It used to be a great site.

about three weeks ago


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