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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

rezme Re:Radicalization (811 comments)

Actually, to hear most conservatives talk, you'd think Chicago was as bad as Gaza...

4 hours ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

rezme Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

It's satellite based. My father did some of the work on the code that handles transitioning between satellites and ground stations as the plane travels the globe. Basically, the plane talks to a satellite, and the satellite hands the connection off to a ground station. As the plane moves, different satellites come into range while others pass out of it. The connection is transferred between the satellites during the trip.

about two weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

rezme Re:dmv (205 comments)

You've obviously never been to Florida...

about three weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

rezme Re: 2038 (205 comments)

I think he's about 6 million jews short of being Hitler's reincarnation...

about three weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

rezme Re:Failsafe? (468 comments)

"Deadstick" landings can, and do, happen with controls that are "wired to high heaven". That's pretty hard to pull off when you can't see the runway.

about three weeks ago
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Android Wear Is Here

rezme Re:Call me (129 comments)

Replying again to the proper comment

It doesn't have a cellular radio and neither do that tablets.

Might be crazy, but I'm seeing nothing here but a grammatical error

about three weeks ago
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Android Wear Is Here

rezme Re:Call me (129 comments)

Dammit, that was supposed to be a reply to the child of your comment here...

about three weeks ago
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Android Wear Is Here

rezme Re:Call me (129 comments)

It doesn't have a cellular radio and neither do that tablets.

Might be crazy, but I'm seeing nothing here but a grammatical error

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

rezme Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

And yet they still didn't manage to catch the "shoe bomb" until it was on the plane and the idiot was attempting to "activate" it. Kneejerk security precautions are what got us into this ridiculous situation in the first place. Within a decade we'll likely have to show up to the ticket boarding counter 4 hours early, stark naked, without a scrap of luggage, simply to endure a body cavity search from Helga the 6'6" 350lb surly TSA agent prior to being allowed on the plane.

about three weeks ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

rezme Re:Shocking (170 comments)

I think it was an intentional oversight...

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rezme Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

I might have been a bit vague on that point. What I was saying was that the only way Hobby Lobby is morally justified in excluding choices for its employees is in the case that it is paying 100% for insurance with no employee contributions. If the employee contributes (which is probably the case) then they should have a say in what gets excluded or allowed. It's not just Hobby Lobby's money at play here. The employees are likely paying through the nose for insurance even with the employer subsidy.

about three weeks ago
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Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

rezme Re:Get it right (102 comments)

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rezme Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Oh, wow, is that a "poor people are nothing but baby producing leeches on the coffers of the state" reference?

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

rezme Re:Simple economics. (80 comments)

Not the same thing at all. Google has risen as the dominant search engine yes, but it's not like there's any real barriers to creating your own. It's just got to be really really good to take them down. Competition on the internet is possible for anyone, provided they've got a good enough product to compete with. There's no real option to compete with existing cable providers unless your local area decides to open the market to other options. I'm lucky enough to live in an area that actually does have competition within cable providers, but the circumstances of the national climate for cable companies has allowed my local options to keep their prices up.

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

rezme Re:achieves monopoly? They are GRANTED monopolies (80 comments)

DSL, Satellite, and Cable are not equal quality of service, so they can't compete with one another. There is no competition for comparable service.

about a month ago
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White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office

rezme Re:Common Sense wins! (211 comments)

Actually the ACA mandates that birth control be covered by insurance with no out of pocket expense to the insured so you're wrong there.

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

rezme Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Is HL providing the insurance at no cost to the employee? That's the only scenario I see them having the right to be the sole arbiter of what coverage the employees are offered. If the employee is covering part of the cost of insurance, then it really should be a joint decision on the part of the employer and the employee.

about a month ago
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Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

rezme Re:Everybody is wrong... (270 comments)

Without the ISPs consumers, they wouldn't have a business

about a month ago

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