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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

greenwow He should have included Internet access... (211 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.

3 days ago
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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.

4 days ago
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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

greenwow sf.net is screwed! (105 comments)

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

5 days ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

greenwow Re: THANK GOD for "automatic updates" (179 comments)

Selecting "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them" instead of the default "Install updates automatically (recommended)" doesn't always work. We have about forty Window servers, and around half of them will crash nearly weekly from Microsoft shoving patches down our throats. We've tried everything we can think of and everything Microsoft suggested, but these Microsoft servers still crash for updates. It doesn't always work, and fixing it isn't as simple as you so flippantly suggest.

5 days ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

greenwow Re:Catton Gue? (186 comments)

That's a terrible argument considering she is not gifted, and they admitted long ago that she was picked only because she is a woman.

about a week ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

greenwow Re:Real Solution (158 comments)

Twenty-five? Bullshit. There's only one and the Democrats are trying to close it. They have no pot to sell since there are no growers allowed in Seattle. Legalization has greatly increased demand from Mexican cartels. Legalization is flooding them with money because of the 100+% taxes.. And now the Democrats are fighting for even high prices for legal weed which will even more greatly increase the amount of money that will flood the cartels. Legalization only helps the drug dealers.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

greenwow When I was at Taleo... (274 comments)

we knew damn well that if our application and onboarding process worked well then we would lose customers. We needed to keep companies unable to actually hire people to be successful in this marketplace. It's like an online dating site. If the dating site actually worked, they'd lose customers.

about a week ago
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Interviews: James Cameron and John Bruno Answer Your Questions

greenwow Re:Why ignore all of the Republican-related... (24 comments)

It is interesting how he caved to their threats. He doesn't even talk about them any longer. That's sad so see someone with such power and influence not take advantage of it to help us. Instead, he is a coward. He has power. He should fight their kind.

about a week ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

greenwow Re:Fiber to the Home (97 comments)

As someone that lives in Seattle and pays nearly $70/month for a connection that is "up to" 1.5 Mbps, screw you. Seriously.

about two weeks ago
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Cornering the Market On Zero-Day Exploits

greenwow The Republicans that rule over us... (118 comments)

would never agree to that since they're not smart enough to comprehend what is being sold. They'd never go for it. Also, it would protect the poor and minorities who can't afford good AV software so they have a huge incentive to spreading exploits.

about two weeks ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

greenwow No one give a fuck about Connecticut (184 comments)

Why compare it to that small, Republican-run piece of shit state? That is, unless you are one of those piece of shit Republicans that hates the Earth and wants to see all animals die. That is the way of those xians. In this case, they're gloating over killing animals near Mexico and for destroying CT.

about two weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

greenwow Re:Good, I say (502 comments)

> reduces the average home owner's reliance on the grid is good in my book

Wat

The old white men that rule this country want Teslas because they destroy the electric grid by massively increasing the amount of power their kind pulls from it. Republicans support this because it increases the load. Their kind knows Congress will order minorities cities to be unplugged so their kind can keep power. That is what this is about. Ellie Musk wants to destroy our power grid.

about two weeks ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

greenwow Re:Not enough time to write a sensible review (151 comments)

It isn't time on job that makes it stupid. It is the fact, and several board members hinted at it, that he was picked because of his race. That makes him just a figurehead rather than a real leader. That means he isn't responsible for the slide in Windows 8 market share because he is just doing what he is told.

about two weeks ago
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Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill

greenwow Re:it's because of homosexuality (101 comments)

The digging of the tunnels going through my neighborhood of Capitol Hill, Seattle, which is the second gayest neighborhood in the country, are going just fine. Your claim is wrong.

Our tunnels are being built for the people. The 99 project that is being dug by Bertha are only for rich Republicans to use. It is going to be so expensive to use that the tunnel will actually increase the amount of traffic on surface streets. That is how dumb the Republicans that rule this city are.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

greenwow Updated? (117 comments)

These aren't exactly new news. I've had a 7850k since March/April. It's a nice CPU, with my main complains being that

a) It gets hot very quickly
b) The accompanying heatsink/fan is crap

The nice part:
The APU is quite nice for gaming. I haven't had any issues running most games at 1080p with graphics settings cranked, especially mantle-enabled stuff (BF4, etc). I've got dual-monitors, but I haven't played much which takes advantage of that so while gaming it's usually 1 for the game and another running monitoring/benchmarking.
It won't likely compare well to a hardcare rig with beefy dedicated graphics cards. Against my mid-level gaming rigs that had a mid-range graphics card, the APUt compared nicely, with the advantage of being more compact when using a mini-itx board.

about three weeks ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

greenwow Re:Thanks for the pointless scaremongering (409 comments)

I don't think I've ever read anything more Republican. So you're take on this is that the Republicans that rule us want to help this minority person because they can? That is complete and utter crap. They're probably brining this poor guy here to make sure he dies. That is the way of their kind.

about three weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released

greenwow Re:What is the price? (47 comments)

I don't understand why your kind refuses to tell the truth. That page says it will cost "about" that amount in large quantities. That doesn't tell us what it costs. I don't understand why you're defending morons who do such thing. They hate hobbyists and always screw us with their 1,000% or more profit margin one-off prices.

Again I ask, is there anyone willing to tell the truth about the price?

about three weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released

greenwow What is the price? (47 comments)

If they refuse to tell us the price, then we obviously cannot buy it. I guess they don't want to actually sell this item. It's just a dishonest PR stunt.

about three weeks ago
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UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

greenwow Re:I expect Republican assasins... (63 comments)

I doubt they'll do anything so obvious. Always in the past, cancer researchers that have made breakthroughs have just simply disappeared. That is the way the Republican operate. They're too scared to do something as obvious as murder. Instead, they quietly kill-off the research.

about three weeks ago
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UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

greenwow Re:The Republicans... (63 comments)

You're being too kind. Expect these scientists to be assassinated by their kind. That is their way.

about three weeks ago

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