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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

jklovanc Re:How many? (212 comments)

I still watch their stupid ads, so the revenue model of the networks is unaffected.

Part of the network revenue model is revenue from cable providers. So instead of you getting the programming from a cable provider (who pays the network) you get it from Aereo (who does not pay the network).

1 minute ago

The $5,600 Tablet

jklovanc Re:Alternative to one tough tablet (84 comments)

What about the apps and data on the broken tablet?
Would those backup tablets even survive being transported around a battlefield?
How would those tablets back at base help if your tablet broke while on patrol?

You are talking about non-mission critical civilian use and comparing it to mission critical military use. Sorry but there are different requirement for reliability in those two situations.

2 hours ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

jklovanc Re:Credible Source? (185 comments)

If Google is giving grants to all charities, and it looks like they are, and they deny a specific religion that there could be in a problem.

We're a religious group, you have to give us what we want

True but it does give the ability to say "We are a registered charity and your are required to treat us like all other registered charity regardless of our religion".

The key question is "has Google ever turned down a registered charity?"

2 days ago

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

jklovanc Re:More money does not always buy better things. (283 comments)

Laminate looked better than granite to me.

That is personal preference. Many would not agree. To most people laminate looks cheap.

As for heat resistance, here is some anecdotal information.

There is a reason it is called anecdotal. Here are some questions. How hot was the pot? how many times did it happen? When you so it several times the polymers in the plastic break down. Over time the area will become soft, rough, and easily scratched. I live in an apartment and the previous tenants were not very careful. There is a spot right next to the stove that is starting to deteriorate. It is darkened, scratched and sucks up stains easily. That process does not happen in granite. I am not talking about burns but the chemical breakdown of the material.

Ever try to polish out a scratch in laminate? You can do the in granite and it scratched much less.

2 days ago

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

jklovanc Re:More money does not always buy better things. (283 comments)

A $30 aeropress coffee maker is as good as a $5000 espresso machine.

Things aeropress can not do;
- Heat the water
- control temperature
- steam milk
- foam milk
- Make a shot in under ten seconds
- . grind the beans
- operate by pressing a button.
The $5000 espresso machine is generally used for commercial shops and is much more versatile that an aeropress. An aeropress is similar to a $5000 espresso machine in the same way a sewing needle is similar to an industrial sewing machine.

A $150 Formica counter top fulfills all the duties of a $3000 granite counter top.

Formica is not as resistant to burns/stains/scratches as granite and does not have the look of granite. Why not make all flooring thin vinyl. It covers the floor.

Just because two things have a similar function does not make them similar in value or price.

2 days ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

jklovanc Free speech? (185 comments)

Where are all the Freedom of speech proponents? .... Oh, I forgot, it's freedom of speech for things I agree with. Sorry.

2 days ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

jklovanc Re:Credible Source? (185 comments)

No matter what someone puts on a web site it is still illegal to discriminate based on a protected aspect such as race or religion. Policy statements do not override law. Denying the Scientologists would be the same issue as denying the NAACP.

2 days ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

jklovanc Re:But is their criticism of Psychiatry wrong? (185 comments)

Gotta love these statements. What have you been reading? I would prefer my life experience as proof. I have taken antidepressants and after finding the right one I can attest that some do work.

Psychiatric drugs are often given freely for solving administrative problems (Ritalin or Adderall for "ADHD").

Autism and ADHD is not an "administrative problem". I have Aspergers Syndrome (a form of Autism) and I know how it feels during an episode. To put it simply my cognitive mind would recede and my lizard brain would take over. The problem with the lizard brain is that it only knows fight or flight. Too often it chooses fight. It is quite an interesting feeling when my lizard brain is yelling "MUST FIX PROBLEM NOW" while my cognitive brain is a voice in the distance saying "chill out". I found a med that actually reduced the frequency and severity of these episodes.

I lived with an autistic kid and we knew when he missed a dose. On the meds he was a quirky kid , Off his meds he was a kid who could not control himself no matter how hard he tried. He would usually apologize for his bad behaviors once he was medicated again. Please note that the medication did not make him a zombie. It just slowed things down so he could handle it.

Are some kids over medicated? Yes. are Ritalin or Adderall useful in some cases? Yes.

2 days ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

jklovanc Re:The Harsh Light of Day (185 comments)

How about an entire ocean was suddenly parted so the good guys could get away and then collapsed again on the bad guys?

1. It was not an entire ocean. I was the Red Sea and a very narrow part in the Gulf of Aqaba.
2. It could have been a natural phenomenon.
Please note that I do not believe in most of the things in the Bible but some things might be facts. The social aspects of the Bible are so outdated as to be laughable.

3 days ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

jklovanc Re:Don't worry Americans... (396 comments)

Craft beer started in the United States in 1849

One brewery does not make a movement. We have some very old small breweries in Canada too.

Before the 1980's in both Canada and the US most of the beer was produced by the big breweries. There were small breweries here and there but not many. In the 80's there was an explosion of new small breweries on both sides of the border. It looks like it happened pretty much at the same time. I stand corrected.

3 days ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

jklovanc Re:Interstate Commerce Clause (396 comments)

It is called the Commerce clause. The feed which may not cross state lines will be used to feed animals whose meat may cross state lines. Since the meat may cross state lines and is governed by the FDA so is the feed as it is part of the production.

4 days ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

jklovanc Re:Bullshit (396 comments)

The "craft brewers" don't produce that much waste,

According to this article;

Craft brewers sold an estimated 15.6 million barrels* of beer in 2013,

A barrel is 31 gallons and a gallon of beer produces about a poind of spent grain. Here is the math. 15.6M * 31 = 241,800 tons of spent grain that could be used for animal feed rather than being wasted in a landfill. To me, 242 thousand tons is significant.

and it's biodegradable.

So is paper yet we recycle paper. This material will take up room in landfills. In a time where we are running out of landfills not using that much feed is stupid.

4 days ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

jklovanc Re:Bullshit (396 comments)

Brewers get $30 a ton for the waste from beer manufacturing.

The lost revenue is not the issue. The breweries could just put it in a landfill and the beer prices would hardly be effected. The costs would come in the equipment and manpower needed to comply with the new regulations. Letting perfectly good animal feed go to waste because a bad regulation is prohibiting the sale is a bad idea.

They just have to follow the same rules as everybody else who sells animal feed, like Purina Chows and Cargill.

Every farmer who sells hay does not have to package that hay in closed sanitized containers. There are different regulations for different kinds of feed. Another issue is that the transport is very different. Most large feed manufacturers have large plants that ship feed over a wide area. This feed can sit around for weeks or months before it is used. In that time there is a very good probability that any small contamination could grow into something serious. Spent grain is sanitized during manufacture, shipped extremely short distances and used within a few days of production. There is very little possibility of contamination in that time. Comparing spent grain from small breweries to Cargill is like comparing a weekend bake sale to Mr. Christie

I am not against regulations as I see them as protection but bad regulation is just stupid.

4 days ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

jklovanc Re:Don't worry Americans... (396 comments)

Guess you have not been to Canada in the past 20 years.
Canoe Club
Philips Beer
Vancouver Island Brewing
Moon Under Water
Lighthouse Brewing
Hoyne Brewing
That is just in Victoria BC a small city of 300k. There are many more across Canada. By the way the craft brewing trend started in Canada and spread to the US. American craft beers have improved over the last ten years as have Canadian craft beers. Lets not get into a pissing match. That could be a long battle with all the beer involved.

4 days ago

Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

jklovanc Re:Paranoia (155 comments)

There is a huge difference between the use of armed drones on US soil and armed droned in lawless areas of the World. If there were local law enforcement strong enough to deal with terrorist leaders the CIA and NSA would not need armed drones.

We'll know when the drones are armed after the trigger is already pulled.

How will banning unarmed drones stop armed drones is, a you say, they are going to happen anyway? If an unauthorized armed drone ever fires anything in the US the government will change in the next election.

Since there are authorized government helicopters and the government has armed helicopters why has the government not used armed helicopters on US soil? Because they are not authorized to do so. Drones are the same.

4 days ago

VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

jklovanc Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (348 comments)

On the other hand, what If I compile data using public funds that does not agree with my hypothesis and call it "proprietary" and keep it from the public. There needs to be a balance between stifling research and transparency.

4 days ago

Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

jklovanc Freedom of Speech (168 comments)

Freedom of speech is not freedom to impersonate or defame. From this article;

The @Peoriamayor account began in late February or early March with a photo of Ardis and a bio that stated he enjoyed serving the city and included his city email address.
The content of tweets, or entries on the account, ranged from ambiguous to offensive, with repeat references to sex and drugs — and comparisons of Ardis to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as Ford’s drug use while in office became public.
By about March 10, the bio of the Twitter account was changed to indicate it was a parody account.

As for indicating it is a parody account, how many people read the whole bio of a twitter poster?

4 days ago


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