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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

pete6677 Re:What? (199 comments)

Now that Comcast will soon be the nation's only cable company, why don't they just tell the networks they will no longer pay for their channels once the current contract is up? What are the networks going to do, lose nearly all of their viewers overnight?

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

pete6677 Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (872 comments)

It's the airlines. The only "service" industry job where you can treat your customers like shit and keep your job. Well, that and working for Comcast. Any customer service oriented company would can this abusive bitch on the spot.

4 days ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

pete6677 Re:No real surprise (710 comments)

"Climate Change" has nothing to do with actually cutting energy use for big business. It only exists for big business to profit from trading carbon credits, etc. The price will be paid by the consumer, in the form of higher prices for everything you buy. Startup companies will soon be a thing of the past (except for stupid social networking/advertising companies), as only large established monopolies will be able to afford the required environmental impact fees.

about two weeks ago
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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

pete6677 Re: Not France vs US (309 comments)

Whatever the issue, France can always be counted on to do the dumbest thing possible. Why does anyone even do business there anymore? The meager amount of business they would get can't possibly justify the hassle.

about two weeks ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

pete6677 Re:19,000 (401 comments)

You must live in a terrible area. In any metro area with any amount of economic activity, you could definitely find a job within a decade even if you aren't the greatest.

about three weeks ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

pete6677 Re:Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

While there certainly are H1Bs from various nations who are very talented and capable, they are not the ones that will be willing to work for peanuts. Someone who is good at what they do and in demand is smart enough to know they can make more money and will demand first world pay. The H1Bs that will work for peanuts are either low-skilled or just don't have much experience and will leave your cheapass company just as soon as someone else offers them a little more money which won't take long. Any way you slice it, top talent requires top pay. Companies that just want cheap labor will be forever surprised when their projects are constantly behind schedule and low quality.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

pete6677 Re:We can thank corporate America (282 comments)

That's how it works for public union employees in Democratic controlled parts of the United States, which is largely why their pensions are all essentially bankrupt.

about three weeks ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

pete6677 Re:They shouldn't have immunity then (534 comments)

I don't know what you're talking about. Police departments get sued all the time, and often lose.

about a month ago
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Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

pete6677 Re:It's Chicago (107 comments)

That's right. Since 2008, the Chicago Way has gone national. I'm sure I don't need to explain why.

about a month ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

pete6677 Re:Yeah sure (371 comments)

An Al Qaeda member named Anwar al-Awlaki is not an American citizen in any meaningful way. Killing him was perfectly acceptable. American citizens have fought against their own country in previous wars too, only you didn't hear about it. They were killed with no trial and no fanfare, because that's the way war works.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

pete6677 Re:It's too slow. (254 comments)

It would be hard to make a programming language slower than Java, even if you tried.

about a month ago
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Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

pete6677 Re:It's Chicago (107 comments)

Chicago residents have zero interest in individual rights and freedom. In fact, the very idea frightens them. They would much rather have the government take care of them and tell them what to do. This is why every Chicago incumbent (all Democrats) gets reelected as long as they are interested in running. People here have no desire for reform, as they are either getting something from "the system" or think they will be too.

Once I realized this, a lot of things that were previously a mystery all of a sudden became clear.

about a month ago
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Man Arrested For Parodying Mayor On Twitter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

pete6677 Re:Jonathan Daniel won the legal lottery (163 comments)

It's actually the opposite. Libel and defamation laws offer public figures virtually NO protection. Otherwise any politician who lost a race could sue the winner for defaming him through those nasty attack ads, etc etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Arrested For Parodying Mayor On Twitter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

pete6677 Re:Shut up and take my money (163 comments)

That petition is a bunch of socialist BS. The real victims have already been compensated - AI is just making a shameless cash grab.

about a month and a half ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

pete6677 Re:"Safety Requirements"? (314 comments)

Like buying a $500,000 medallion PER CAR? This is one case where I will enjoy seeing the large multinational corporation squashing the little guys (the cab Mafias of the world).

about a month and a half ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

pete6677 Re:You make it... (519 comments)

Tenure would do nothing to stop this, and would in fact make it worse. Without tenure, you're free to go work somewhere else if you find the current environment too oppressive. Anyone working in IT knows the importance of being able to switch jobs. You can't plan on working in one place forever. If there were tenure, you would be unable to switch jobs without starting on the bottom at the new place. Good luck escaping a bad work environment under that system! Imagine the horrible political environment that would result from management trying to force out a tenured employee that they couldn't fire, so the only way is to make the environment so miserable the person quits.

about a month and a half ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

pete6677 Re:You make it... (519 comments)

That's very very unlikely to happen. The school board and parents would come down hard on any administrator who was that dumb.

Should we give IT workers tenure too? What if the boss threatened to fire everyone who doesn't want to program in VB6? See I too can come up with completely ridiculous examples to prove non-existent points.

about a month and a half ago
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To distress my enemies, I'd force on them ...

pete6677 Re:Overthinking it. (199 comments)

What are these ads you speak of? Chrome with AdBlock makes for a beautiful (not to mention useable) internet.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

pete6677 Re:Yes! (156 comments)

Because property taxes on rural land doesn't subsidize services for people that live in the city, amirite?

It sure as shit does not. Urban property taxes are many times higher than rural.

about 2 months ago

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