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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re: Government Intervention (463 comments)

The technical reason is that you're downloading too much political porn about corrupt politicians.

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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:Dividing USA into 20-odd Swedens (463 comments)

Find me a predefined region that's approximately 450k km^2 and you might have the answer.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:Government Intervention (463 comments)

Because you have no concept of what the word "part" means.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:Government Intervention (463 comments)

I would think a similar case occurs in Sweden.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:when? (463 comments)

You're kind of misunderstanding his point. Just because European countries are the same size as US states, doesn't mean those states are on whole comparable to those European countries. Rhode Island is one of our smallest states (well pretty sure it is), and it's Gross State Product at $33 million is 45th in the nation. While Texas, one of our largest states has a GSP of $1.2 trillion.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:when? (463 comments)

This link (http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb12-50.html) both confirms and confuses your point I think.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:Pushing agenda (463 comments)

I see those sort of quips everywhere. Ironically, I find it comes from people who like pay lip service to open-mindedness and open debate.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re:Government Intervention (463 comments)

As stated above, Sweden is nowhere near as large in total as the US or Canada.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

neoritter Re: Government Intervention (463 comments)

Yeah, but Sweden is fraction of the total size. Canada and the US are comparable on size.

Numbers km^2
450,295 - Sweden
9,857,306 - US
9,984,670 - Canada

Population density is "part" of the explanation for why the US lags in service and options.

2 days ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

neoritter Re:The NRO is not NASA (76 comments)

Besides, if you have one, why not just keep the other two mothballed for back up.

about a week ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

neoritter Re:Discovery (76 comments)

StartsWithABang is writing a summary. Where then are they plagiarizing? It's assumed they're paraphrasing the article(s).

about a week ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

neoritter Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (319 comments)

I said "easier time" not that it'd necessarily work. Whether Lindbergh actually conducted credible scientific research on the matter is moot, eugenics was a very popular notion among scientists and intellectuals in general at the time. I mention Lindbergh because he was a American cultural icon and science promoter in that period of time. And in some ways a scientist himself, he created the first heart pump. His conversion, for lack of a better word, into the cult of eugenics started with his interaction with Dr. Alexis Carrel a surgeon who helped him on the heart surgery issue.

I'm not saying science caused the Holocaust. I'm just saying there's a more solid argument that "science" was more involved than Christianity was.

about three weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

neoritter Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (319 comments)

Wahabism, the Sunni sub-sect that started all this crud was put into power by the British in the early 20th century.

about three weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

neoritter Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (319 comments)

The Nazis, and German public by association, weren't doing it because Christianity said to do it. You'd have an easier time arguing that they did it due to science. It was an in thing to research racial science. Charles Lindberg himself, one of the most influential Americans of the time had supported the notion of racial purity (from a scientific stand point). You can find plenty of things in history to throw out for Christianity. No reason to Godwin the discussion and try to pin Nazism, or more specifically the Holocaust, on Christianity.

about three weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

neoritter Re: It's political correctness that LIE to the peo (319 comments)

No.
Wikitionary:

Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, to describe what the Nazis perpetrated against the Jewish people in the Holocaust[1]. From the stem of Ancient Greek (génos, “race, kind”) or Latin gns (“tribe, clan”) (as in genus), + -cide (“killing, killer”).

about three weeks ago
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New Implant Lets Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

neoritter Re:Thank god (35 comments)

So on that note, screw you. I was probably trying to a marginally nice thing for you.

about three weeks ago
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New Implant Lets Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

neoritter Re:Thank god (35 comments)

I do it all the time, if someone is coming that is too far for me to wait and old, but close enough that hitting the Handicap button would keep the door open for them.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

neoritter Re:Huh? (573 comments)

Ah I see, VA has some fairly loose open carry laws.

about three weeks ago
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Analysis of Spacecraft Data Reveals Most Earth-like Planet To Date

neoritter Re:Common sense space exploration (83 comments)

But those things aren't controversial simply from a "religious" perspective. You're implicating a general shift in morality here, religion itself has little to do with that when you consider the universal nature of those morals.

about three weeks ago

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Gangnam Style surpasses Youtube's 32-bit view counter

neoritter neoritter writes  |  about 2 months ago

neoritter (3021561) writes "The Korean pop star PSY's viral music video "Gangnam Style" has reached the limit of Youtube's view counter. According to Youtube's Google+ account, "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!""

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