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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

nedlohs Re:in fairness... (388 comments)

What IP does Apple now not have do to this fraud?

yesterday
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

nedlohs Re:FCC does not make laws (198 comments)

When a state law and a federal conflict one of them has to win. If the federal law is within the powers delegated to the federal government then it will (yeah, yeah, as if there are any in practice limits to federal law these days...).

In this case there's a federal law stating:

The Commission and each State commission with regulatory jurisdiction over telecommunications services shall encourage the deployment on a reasonable and timely basis of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans (including, in particular, elementary and secondary schools and classrooms) by utilizing, in a manner consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity, price cap regulation, regulatory forbearance, measures that promote competition in the local telecommunications market, or other regulating methods that remove barriers to infrastructure investment.

If that and a state law preventing the deployment of "advanced telecommunications capacity" conflict then to the courts it will go to determine which one trumps the other and if that one even applies to the case in question. And in an ideal world if the federal government has the authority to create such a law.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

nedlohs Two dickwads who deserve each other (882 comments)

He must have been shocked when he found out that there someone even more of an asshole than himself in existence.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

nedlohs Re:Customer service? (882 comments)

Bullshit! There is no way someone who has a preferred Zombie weapon that is a sword picks a longsword over a katana.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

nedlohs Re:Customer service? (882 comments)

So you should want the people with children being seated first.

There are basically three choices:

1. Seat people with children first. This means everyone else has to wait a little longer to be seated.
2. Seat the people with children last. This means everyone else gets to sit in their seats a little earlier, but the plane will take longer to board over all (and hence you'll have a higher chance of missing a connection).
3. Board everyone at the same time. This some the everyone else crown gets to sit earlier and some later, the plane will take longer to board than option 2.

People with children are slowed down more than average by not having room to maneuver and having to wander further to fit their luggage when the only available space is a dozen or two rows away. They also tend to retrieve things from their stowed luggage more often which won't slow boarding but will make for more hassle for everyone around them when they have to trek to the other end of the plane to get things - and then trek to the other other end when they can't find it in that bag and need to check the other one.

I guess there's also a 4th option: Don't let people travel with children. That does sound like a great idea, I'm not quite selfish enough to actually want that (I get close though....).

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

nedlohs Re:Customer service? (882 comments)

"More people per person", is that like "our dumbbells have more lbs per lbs than our competitors"?

Yeah yeah I know, "more people per person who can actually do the stuff that needs doing"...

5 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

nedlohs Re:Who benefits (503 comments)

Because never in all of military history has a civilian entity been attacked because it was thought to be a military target. Not even once!

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

nedlohs Re:Wrong priority! (503 comments)

Yes, he's the President of the United States. His primary concern should be determining if any US citizens have been killed.

Civilian planes getting shot down by the military isn't exactly unheard of. The US has done it. Russia has done it. China has done it. Ukraine, Bulgaria, Israel... It's rare but has certainly happened multiple times already.

There are really only three options. Ukraine shot it down. Russia shot it down. The Russian backed rebels in Ukraine shot it down. Not much the for the US to do in any of those cases. You expect and want the US to stick it's nose into every corner of the world? Don't we have a UN? Can't Europe look after itself?

Though of course I'm sure someone somewhere is brewing a conspiracy theory that it was a US or Israel false flag operation of some sort...

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nedlohs Re: Black hole? (277 comments)

OK so even when you do find out what a law is you demonstrate you don't know how to read them.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nedlohs Re: Black hole? (277 comments)

So you've also demonstrated you don't know what a law is.

about two weeks ago
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LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

nedlohs Re:Curious OS design shortcoming (151 comments)

It's a program tthat exits the grand parent process and then forks in a loop until it happens to get the same process id as the grand parent. Which is of course something that will never happen in a real program. Expanding the size of the pid will just make it take longer.

You can always "echo 4194303 > /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max" on linux if you want to wait longer for said program - though you will break old binaries though...

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

nedlohs Re:Hmm... perhaps a more passive review? (424 comments)

So they're going to be rich once they sue all of those reviewers. Sounds like an easier business than running a restaurant.

about two weeks ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

nedlohs Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

No. Since it's understood that the reproduction is poor and that doesn't reflect the quality of the original (yeah yeah insert joke about quality of hollywood movies...).

If the reproductions were passed of as the original then sure they might put people off the original, but they aren't in this case.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

How can there possibly be so many pre-orders. Sure I'll grant that gamers probably pre-order once but surely that first time is the only time since it's almost certain the game will be nothing like what was hyped at pre-order time.

Are gamers really stupid enough to pre-order something again? Or is the market growing fast enough for there to be enough new suckers each time?

I'm was dumb enough to pre-order one game long ago... I'm not completely moronic and hence never have again.

about three weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

How is that a contradiction?

If 54 million copies of minecraft have been sold then people must be getting fed up with the grind-for-gear ooh shiny with shallow gameplay that it epitomizes by now.

about three weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:"Auteurs" is a real word, fuckface. (86 comments)

Except of course that it makes no sense in the sentence and hence is incorrect.

Hint: games are not films.

Just like if I say "What happens when gaming sous chefs try to make it on their own?" I make no sense, because games are also not food.

about three weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

nedlohs Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

That's not what I said. Maybe try reading comprehension next time?

about three weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

nedlohs Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

Unsurprisingly you do not make up 100% of cable operator revenue. In fact you make up approximately 0% and hence your particular preferences mean exactly diddly squat to their decision on how to value the sports stations that drive a large portion of their revenue.

You can still sit comfortable in your knowledge of your superiority to the people who do enjoy watching sports, of course.

about three weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

Clearly your usage and the government's usage of the term is different. And since they get to define it...

about three weeks ago

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