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

sonicmerlin Re: Government Intervention (416 comments)

Do you know how many people have refuted your nonsensical argument? Not just in this read but countless others. You're desperately searching for justifications no matter how irrational.

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

sonicmerlin Re: Government Intervention (416 comments)

So you want to subsidize a private company so they'll roll out lines and become a monopoly? Great...

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

sonicmerlin Re: Government Intervention (416 comments)

Larger size gives you economy of scale, making it easier to deploy infrastructure.

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

sonicmerlin Re: Government Intervention (416 comments)

You idiot, the USA's GDP and federal budget is 100x Sweden's. Our massive size gives us huge economies of scale that Norfic countries can't even begin to take advantage of.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

sonicmerlin Re: Still not good enough. (387 comments)

Is this a joke? The budget hasn't shrunk under Republicans since Reagan ran up trillions of dollars in deficits. That was 30 years ago. How long does it take for you idiots to learn some basic US history?

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

sonicmerlin Re: Still not good enough. (387 comments)

Exclusive franchise agreements were outlawed in the freaking 90s. Infrastructure markets always develop into natural monopolies because of the insurmountable capital required to just enter the market. It has nothing to do with the fracking government,

This is basic economics 101.

yesterday
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Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case

sonicmerlin Re: Wow (98 comments)

Sounds pretty corrupt to me,

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

sonicmerlin Re:Population Densi.. stop asking dumb questions! (416 comments)

Then why don't we have fiber in all our cities? And your use of "economies of scale" is literally the opposite of what it actually means. The larger the entity the greater the economies of scale. While we spend $1 trillion+/year on our military, it would take $200 billion to cover the country in fiber. Or $20 billion/year over 10 years- probably less as subscriber revenue would pay for it as the network expanded. That's pocket change for our government.

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

sonicmerlin Re:when? (416 comments)

Uh, no. The bigger the country and its GDP the greater the economies of scale. The density issue is stupid as well since we don't have FTTH in all the cities.

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

sonicmerlin Re:Government Intervention (416 comments)

The US government has given the telcos hundreds of billions of dollars in USF fees over the last 15+ years. No one in the world has subsidized broadband as much as we have.

yesterday
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Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

sonicmerlin Re:Breaking news (126 comments)

Whoever modded you flamebait didn't get the humor. That was actually funny.

5 days ago
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Google Releases More Windows Bugs

sonicmerlin Re:90 days may be a little short (263 comments)

Well Google releases "fixes" that break their own Android OS all the time. I guess they think that's standard procedure.

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

sonicmerlin CEO salary (314 comments)

Meanwhile the past few CEOs who drove the company into bankruptcy still get paid millions every year. Must be nice to be paid more than almost everyone else in the country for utter incompetence.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung In Talks To Acquire Troubled BlackBerry For $7.5 Billion

sonicmerlin BB10 OS (59 comments)

I have the Z10 and my biggest beef with the OS is that's not even smooth. Use iOS or WP and you'll see pixel perfect smooth momentum scrolling in the browsers. BB10 can't manage this, despite supposedly being a modern OS. So annoying to deal with the kind of lag you normally experience on an underpowered Android smartphone. Meanwhile my backup Lumia 520 doesn't have any lag issues.

In fact it wasn't until BB OS 10.2.1 (it's at 10.3 now) that you could scroll the settings menu smoothly. Until then they ran everything on top of Adobe AIR. Ugh.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

sonicmerlin Re:Emperor Obama (202 comments)

Or maybe he just, ya know, wants to do something to help the environment?

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

sonicmerlin Re:Cablecard (180 comments)

But the homerun needs to connect to a router or PC anyways.

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

sonicmerlin Re:Frequency (180 comments)

You can still compare it to other devices with the same chip.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Launches Tizen Phone In India

sonicmerlin Re:LOL fascists (35 comments)

I don't think a lot of people "want" Android. Just its apps. Most other OS's will get better battery life than Android. They won't lag, won't run in a VM, etc.

about two weeks ago

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