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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

knightghost Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (394 comments)

Not so much of a leap since Verizon and Comcast have admitted to such.

Wouldn't a simple tracert show the route (and any differences)?

5 days ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

knightghost Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

highly qualified Microsoft experts.

Sounds like a double oxymoron to me.

about two weeks ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

knightghost Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Show me an area with a high minimum wage and I'll show you an area with a large illegal labor force making less.

I travel all around the country and that's a very constant result. If you want to increase wages then 1) invest in education, and 2) change Free Trade to Fair Trade.

about two weeks ago
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Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

knightghost Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (156 comments)

More or less. What the environmental religion fails to understand is that regardless if you spend more for a "green" product, somewhere down the supply chain it's always going to end up fueling some truck that gets 4 MPG.

about two weeks ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

knightghost Can we have some Facts please? (474 comments)

The bottom line is that outlawing drugs reduces their use, and correspondingly reduce their negative effects on society.

Should it be handled better? Of course. But do it factually rather than the misinfotainment spouted by both sides. Take pot for instance... the genetic and economic damage is huge. 150x the THC is not the harmless stuff the hippies from the 60's smoked. The political Right makes it a boogy man, but the political Left pushes "medical marijuana" which is a bigger lie than "Iraq WMD". Both drive from their marketing basis rather than act on fact.

about two weeks ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

knightghost Re:Damn cars! (106 comments)

No button. Standard Big Brother - corp and gov fail when they think they know best.

about two weeks ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

knightghost Re:Damn cars! (106 comments)

Traction Control in my car attempts to murder me at least twice each winter. Tech may be better than the average driver... but that means 50% of drivers are better than the tech.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

knightghost Re:Problem traced (93 comments)

Not really. Chinese culture is based on stealing rather than inventing. They regard the USA as a no-holds-barred competitor while we mistakenly regard them as a frenemy. Mismatch of dynamics in our interactions.

about three weeks ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

knightghost Re:engine problems... (364 comments)

Blame the voters - they put those politicians into office.

about three weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

knightghost Re:Not new (253 comments)

More likely "education" doesn't understand reality.

That being said, a good degree from a good course/school will teach you a lot of fundamentals that a job won't. That'll give you decades of work rather than the quick-dirty-burnout single job from no education.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy

knightghost Re:How about (385 comments)

The article seeks to equate subsidy with investment. Those really aren't the same thing.

about three weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

knightghost Re:Well (564 comments)

20 years ago I was using a computer monitor with better resolution than the one today.

20 years ago I was using programming tools that were higher quality than those today.

20 years ago we knew that CPUs would have to go multi-core once they passed the low ghz range.

"Tech" today is just cheap toy knockoffs of decades old engineering.

about three weeks ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

knightghost Re:What else is safe ? (349 comments)

The dumbest thing about this is that we're talking about it instead of doing something effective about it.

about a month ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

knightghost Re:What about range on this smaller car? (247 comments)

Unlikely. Battery technology has only improved 5% annually over time without using exotic substances.

about a month ago
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

knightghost Re:besides that (131 comments)

I disagree. Employees are scattered across the globe so cannot meet and talk. Also, there are so many layers and locations that often its hard to find the right person to talk with.

When done right, people with good ideas get recognized and those ideas promoted, questions get answered, and transparency is added.

When done wrong (most the time), ideas are stolen, people waste time, and politics are played.

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

knightghost Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

An IUD acts as a spermicide, not embryo. How are facts irrelevant?

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

knightghost Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Further, Hobby Lobby still provides coverage for more than a dozen kinds of birth control. Just not the ones that can induce abortion of an already fertilized fetus.

That was quoted but then details came out to prove it incorrect. Hobby Lobby also bans IUDs, etc.

The only real vote is the dollar. I stopped spending money at Chic Fil'A because they spent millions on corporate bigotry. Now I'll stop going to Hobby Lobby because of their corporate misogyny.

about a month ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

knightghost Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

There was an earlier story about how sand at beaches is actually a large (and growing) percentage plastic.

about 1 month ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

knightghost Re:So....far more than guns (454 comments)

Blaming firearms for suicide is blaming firearms for mental illness. Guns are a tool, nothing more, nothing less. Tools don't instigate anything. Going down that blame road does a severe disservice to what can actually help people in distress.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

knightghost Re:Repeat after me... (534 comments)

Not really, you're thinking about Politicians rather than police.

On one hand, damn all lawyers! The corporation stance is stupid legal wrangling. On the other hand, I'd never become a cop due to the incredibly ridiculous amount of liability, red tape, blatantly lying "news" channels and papers, and blame for having to enforce bad laws.

Go do some ride-alongs with your local police to see what they put up with.

about a month ago

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