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"Once In a Lifetime" Asteroid Sighting Monday Night

greenwow Re:Interesting how many people believe... (58 comments)

I got suckered into going camping to see the Leonids. Of course we saw nothing. There was nothing to see, and it was very unpleasant since it was in November and cold. My friend was a high school science teacher, and of course he lied and claimed to see a bunch of meteors. You are correct by using the word gullible. I should have known better after the same guy suckered me into going with him to try to see Halley's Comet when we were in college. You couldn't see anything with the naked eye.

yesterday
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

greenwow Re:Think of the children! (398 comments)

> How do you know their "evidence" isn't fabricated?

If the person they're accusing is a Republican, then the chances are very low that they're not a pedophile. According to a study from Stanford, nearly all Republicans are pedophiles. It is the way of their kind.

yesterday
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

greenwow Re: Of course it's South Carolina... (109 comments)

Exactly. I got stuck in that state once when the Greyhound bus I was on broke down. The white people were allowed to stay at a motel while the minorities were forced to sleep on the bus. The people there hate us and want us to die. I bet the Twitter threat was done just because the white guy that did it knew that some South Carolinian asshole would be the one dispatched to murder the passengers. That is the way things work there.

2 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

greenwow Re:Not a fan (303 comments)

> front wheel drive...the anti-roll bar lifts the left rear wheel off the ground

I lost two friends in separate crashes in a Honda S2000. Yes, it is normal for the inside rear tire to lift off of the ground, but the problem is that Honda decided to create a rear-wheel drive car. Despite having no experience with making good cars, they still decided against hiring competent people that had experience with designing suspensions for rear-wheel drive cars. They produced a death trap. Since they were too cheap to put in a limited-slip differential, the rear inside tire is given 100% of the torque when it lifts from the ground. When it returns to the ground, the force tries to push the car straight. Lifting the rear wheel, as you noted, is completely normal. It was their incompetence designing the rest of the car that kills.

I worked IT for a chain of car dealers that included a couple of Honda dealers. One of my coworkers had done hundreds of test drives in Vipers in our Dodge dealership because he was a former NASCAR driver so he was our go to guy to sell that model. He died in his second test drive in an S2000. The passenger's description and the small amount of rubber left on the inside curve just before the car veered toward the outside of the curve proves Honda's incompetence killed him.

3 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

greenwow Re:IOW - Verizon throwing a tantrum... (195 comments)

> see an explosion of Google Fiber,

Explosion is relative. They're talking about having 2% of the market within thirty years. For those of us here in the US living in major cities and suffering with dial-up, it doesn't feel like an explosion. It's going to take decades to get megabit or faster Internet access available to all of us. I have 576 kbps here in Seattle, but I'm lucky considering that is faster than anyone else I know has.

3 days ago
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Silk Road 2.0 Deputy Arrested

greenwow Re:Land of the Free, indeed. (126 comments)

That is because Republicans are racists that want to murder us. It is the way of their kind.

5 days ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

greenwow Re:Insurance is Legalized Gambling (238 comments)

Even if you lose, it's still very hard to get paid for a claim. My neighbors had a tree fall on their house almost four years ago. Between water damage and a small fire, the house was totaled. They still haven't collected a penny, and are now having to hire a lawyer to file a suite before the statute of limitations. Personally, I was rear-ended by a car while on my scooter stopped at a red light in March 2011. USAA offered me ten cents on the dollar for the over $24,000 claim ($19k of that was the ER visit with three MRIs). I have to have a suite filed before March, or I lose the right to collect in this state. This state is ruled by Republicans so the laws are very slanted against the people. All corporations have to do is stall for a while, like USAA is doing, then the state lets them get away without paying the claim.

Of course we no longer have the right to drive a car without insurance, have a mortgage on a house without insurance, or even breath without health insurance. The Republicans are killing us with insurance premiums.

about a week ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

greenwow Re:Needed! (100 comments)

Good luck with that. The Republicans that rule this city will just find a new way to kill it like they’ve killed every other one before. From:

http://murray.seattle.gov/murr...

”director’s rule” which makes it nearly impossible for internet providers to expand existing services without an unusually high super majority of support from neighbors.

And, that admission is from someone that is very anti-tech! With the low occupancy rate because of foreclosures and rent increases, very few blocks of the city have a high enough occupancy rate to meet the requirements even if every single resident affirmatively agrees to allowing Internet access. A resident that doesn’t affirmatively vote yes is considered to be a vote against. In the building where I live, Comcast wasn’t allowed to offer service because a single home owner diagonally across the street voted no because he didn’t want Comcast to be allowed to put a pedestal in the neighborhood. Yes, they’re ugly, but they’re the price way pay for cable TV and Internet.

about a week ago
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With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

greenwow Google hates widescreens (116 comments)

None of their products work well with them.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

greenwow Re:The famous Reykjavik confessions (291 comments)

Communists believe in punishing the criminals which is the moral thing, so thank you. Republicans like you believe in punishing the poor. These kids helped a murderer kill again. They should be held responsible for what they did.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

greenwow Re:The famous Reykjavik confessions (291 comments)

Were those crooks punished for lying to the police and wasting their time. They deserve prison time for tying up the police while the real killers had time to escape.

about two weeks ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

greenwow Re:Time to abandon normal phones? (217 comments)

I share an apartment with one of the Skype program managers. Microsoft doesn't give a damn that they're being mostly used by scammers. Just look at how long it took them to lock down Exchange from being used as a spam relay. The older generation there wasn't into the Internet so they didn't care. The new guys, as you pointed out, are mostly from the third world so they don't care either. They need a massive culture change. That isn't going to happen since they're run by the former head of Symmantec.

about two weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic To Launch 2,400 Comm. Satellites To Offer Ubiquitous Broadband

greenwow Line of sight? (123 comments)

Will it have the same line of site limitations as current satellite Internet? I'm in Seattle, and with providers like HughsNet you need a very good line of sight to the south to get service. IIRC, where I used to work we had the dish pointed only 24 degrees above the horizon. That really limits the locations here in Seattle that have access to satellite Internet. This area desperately needs more options for Internet since Comcast doesn't offer service to much of the city, and Comcast DSL is so slow or doesn't work at all for much of downtown. CondoInternet is making a great effort at offering fast service in a few expensive residential buildings, but that doesn't help the huge problem for the rest of us.

about two weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic To Launch 2,400 Comm. Satellites To Offer Ubiquitous Broadband

greenwow Re:Wasn't there an attempt on this in the 2000s? (123 comments)

> Our long term plan is to move

Which is just sad. I know of at least four companies that moved out of Seattle because they couldn't get a decent Internet connection, including my last employer. The state PUC doesn't force CenturyLink to provide faster than dial-up lines everywhere, and the city doesn't force Comcast to provide to their entire monopoly area. Cable isn't available where I work or where I live.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

greenwow Re:Conflating Issues (480 comments)

Bullshit. All you have to do is drop the ballot in the mail. If you have permission from the government to drive then you are almost always registered to vote because the federal government requires the state as an unfunded mandate to also register you to vote. Just take the ballot, fill-out the bubbles, and put it in the mail. The USPS will even then illegally deliver it without a stamp.

Of course that doesn't fix the problem that the Republicans throw away votes that they don't agree with. Here in Seattle, my vote hasn't been counted in over eight years. The Republicans rule here with an iron fist.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

greenwow Re:Free? (703 comments)

> does''t knock off more than a semester

That is a lie. Why would you pick classes that wouldn't transfer? Only a moron would decide to take four semesters of classes that doesn't transfer. You're full of crap.

When I taught at Tri-County Tech, nearly all of my student's credits would transfer to real schools. Our classes were stupid easy and you got credit for some very hard college classes. It was a great scam for the students.

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Steal $5M In Bitcoin During Bitstamp Exchange Attack

greenwow Sad to see a good idea... (114 comments)

destroyed by greedy Republicans. Of course what else would anyone expect since they rule the money supply in the US. They are creating destructive inflation in order starve families. They hate the poor and want us to die.

about three weeks ago
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NASA's Robonaut 2 Can't Use Its Space Legs Upgrade

greenwow More Proof (58 comments)

that the Republicans will do anything in order to destroy the space program. They don't believe in science so they want NASA destroyed and their employees put in prison.

about three weeks ago
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Nest Will Now Work With Your Door Locks, Light Bulbs and More

greenwow Re:Internet of Hype ... (163 comments)

If a hacker wants to pwn my thermostat, that's probably the least of my problems.

That depends on the type of heat. The vast majority of the Pacific Northwest has electric baseboard heat. In fact in over forty-five years of living here, I've never seen a house, condo, or apartment without it. Even the lowest power ones can get hot enough to light wood on fire. The thermostats are the only thing stopping them from starting fires. It's very common around here to see scorch marks on carpets or walls from the electric heater getting too hot. Also, there's typically beds or other furniture not far from the heater that could be lit if someone turned the setting up far above normal.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

greenwow Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

> "this device no longer exists or is offline" (WiFi sync)

I used to work for a company that did sounds for games and sometimes for commercials. We copied hundreds of sound files to iDevices for QA, management, and customers every single day, and not once did I see the WiFi sync work. It is a disaster, and Apple should feel bad for deciding to release something that simply doesn't work.

about three weeks ago

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