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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

suman28 Re:If you made a properly formatted petition ... (243 comments)

You are correct. The slashdot effect would be great, but no one cares about the opinions of the common folk. We already saw that with the Net Neutrality debate on the FCC comments debacle. In the end, if you are not greasing Tom Wheeler's cock, he will not be very nice when he gives you the rim job.

about a month ago
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

suman28 Re:Elsewhere in the world (265 comments)

I am pretty sure you are wrong! Apple and Google are working on a Chip'n Brain gadget that will allow you to just think about that purchase, and it will be delivered right to your door. Why do you think Amazon, UPS and Dominos are working so hard to get drones perfected. The Manufacturers and Retailers Ass. wants you to know that they want almost no time wasted between the time you think about a product and the time you get the product. This way, there is typically no chance of you changing your mind!

about a month ago
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

suman28 Re:CurrentC doesn't have competitors (265 comments)

I am willing to bet that, EVEN THOUGH your facts are presented very well, and make a whole lot of sense, atleast two things will happen
1) Many people who signup after CurrentC initial rollout, either don't understand or don't care or both.
2) Retailers will "sweeten" the deal of signup with 10% off or 90% off, and all sorts of money back or cash back or discount type deals to where, these same people will care even less
3) What is worse in my opinion is that many people who understand such intricacies as you have mentioned, will also cave in, or just give up at some point for these sweet deals We see this type of mob mentality in almost every thing happening around us.
Oh, don't get me wrong. There will be a few people who will be 100% opposed to this with every fiber of their being, but that mob will be very small and will not have enough power to sway popular opinion, and will eventually be driven to fringes of society.

about a month ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

suman28 Saw the debate (451 comments)

I am an atheist, and I was not a Christian to being with. However, after watching the debate just yesterday, I would say that the "arguments" presented by Ham were far more convincing that what Nye put together, and it felt sad. I liked Bill Nye in this other debates on such topics, but he did not bring his "A game" to this debate. There were so many points of view about why a particular scientific theory was more conclusive, or why certain theories fail, but have yet to be to be proven to be as much of a fallacy as "God did it" that Nye could have presented, but he didn't. Even his 30 minute presentation round was lacking in general. This is what allowed even more religious zealots to put even more money into making this all possible, IMO.

about a month ago
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20 More Cities Want To Join the Fight Against Big Telecom's Broadband Monopolies

suman28 Re:So successful (97 comments)

Everyone who lives in these 32 cities must be blessed. The state of Georgia was not in the 20 initial cities, and I know Georgia is typically last in such advancements or ground breaking news.

about a month ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

suman28 Re:What is this ad for? (158 comments)

Why can't it be both? We love both Tesla and iPhones. Merging of the two can also lead to a great transformation. Ooooooohhhhh, I wonder when Elon Musk will make my Telsa turn into an iPhone Autobot

about a month ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

suman28 Re:Interesting they keep doing lengthly reviews... (305 comments)

I should also add that I will not be purchasing another Mac after my current 2011 17 inch dies. I like the fact that I upgraded my Mac to the fullest extent possible. Just something I cannot do anymore with the newer models, and the fact that there are no more 17 inch models, makes me a little bit angry that folks like me are completely being ignored. I am also the one voice in the thousands saying that I hate the "flat" look and the god awful colors of Yosemite, and will NOT be upgrading. I will stay with Mavericks on the 17 inch model as long as possible, and move on to who knows what next. :(

about a month ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

suman28 Re:Interesting they keep doing lengthly reviews... (305 comments)

This is simply not true. I have downgraded several times. I unfortunately did NOT backup my system before performing an upgrade to the first Beta of Yosemite. It worked fine for a days, but I noticed some oddities, and then I saw that my system started to crash more often. Since I didn't have a backup, I put in the for Snow Leopard, and away it went. It installed fine (though it took a couple of extra steps, since the Recovery partition Yosemite creates is not compatible and had to wipe that first). I then had to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mavericks from the Apple Store. I had a similar problem on the version before Lion (had a backup that time), and was able to simply restore the backup and was up and running in very short order (two hours tops). I was a very heavy Windows user for more than 10 years, but now that I have switched to OS X, I will never go back. I will admit that the Hidden Files thing and the Home / End / Page Up / Page Down still drives me nuts, 4 years after I started using it. I understand that you can press Cmd + Whatever, but I would rather it had been a single key. The rest of the OS is great. I have two UI developers sitting across from me at work, and they use their Macs to the fullest extent possible and Retina display with the trillions of colors and subtlety makes all the difference, but to me it has been a great experience.

about a month ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

suman28 Cannot stop progress (294 comments)

Silly Rabbit, Teslas are for the masses. You can fight with laws now, but where will you go when you are the only one of a handful of states that isn't selling teslas? You can't stop progress, just like you can't stop Uber, AirBnb or any other hip and dynamic companies.

about a month ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

suman28 Re:--Just went and set up a new Irish company. (259 comments)

What this actually means is that, the companies have already worked out some kind of scheme to funnel money out of Ireland, and there are very few reasons Ireland needs to be keep this around, since it is causing so many ordinary people a lot of indigestion. Who wants to bet that Google, Apple, etc don't even use Ireland to funnel money and avoid taxes?

about a month and a half ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

suman28 Finally (29 comments)

I can finally get access to that account I had forgotten! Can you also include my hotmail account with the same user ID in the next posting?
Thank you, BTC

about a month and a half ago
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Elon Musk Hints 1st Person To Mars May Go Via New Brownsville Spaceport

suman28 Woohoo (91 comments)

Men will finally be from Mars...Now, if only we could work so hard to get to Venus

about 2 months ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

suman28 Before fusion is completed successfully.. (305 comments)

We must all say F-U-S-I-O-N-H-O. The timing has to be precise, and our index fingers have to carefully touch our neighbours' fingers in an exact dance. You can learn more about this here :)

about 3 months ago
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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

suman28 If not this... (507 comments)

Something new (i.e driverless Google cars) will come along to threaten their livelyhood. Wouldn't today be the best time to start evaluating a different way to earn a living? How many ways can you possibly protest and keep innovation away from people's daily lives?

about 5 months ago
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Verizon and New Jersey Agree 4G Service Equivalent to Broadband Internet

suman28 Re:Democracy at work (155 comments)

I would have to disagree. It is great that there is a chance to vote the candidate out, BUT it is in the next election cycle. The damage is already done by that time. Any candidate that promises to repeal those laws will come in and get comfy till the next election cycle. There is no need to take any bribes, because adding to this problem are the mindless voters who can't vote out the rubber stamp candidates and you got the policy mess we are in now.

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

suman28 Dear Respected One (704 comments)

GREETINGS, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from the International web site directory. I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to it's esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person I can do business with and by the recommendations I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business. I am Wumi Abdul; the only Daughter of late Mr and Mrs George Abdul. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan,the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discus on a business deal. If you send us your bitcoins now to our highly encrypted, uncreacable account, we will 1) Keep it safe from hackers 2) Wire you the equivalent USD to a bank account of your choosing We are willing to offer you 15% of the sum as compensation for effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your designate account overseas. please feel free to contact ,me via this email address wumi1000abdul@yahoo.com

about 9 months ago
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Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online

suman28 Great news (134 comments)

This is great news because for the last few years the media has done their best to demonize torrents and related activity as nothing more than a pirates' leisure time activity. There are truly legitimate uses for torrents and it is great to see that there are good folks working to keep such sites active.

about 10 months ago
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Solar Pressure May Help Kepler Return To Planet-Hunting Duties

suman28 Attitude Control? (46 comments)

I did not know that telescopes had an attitude to begin with. How does adjusting attitude allow a telescope to search for planets?

about a year ago
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Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

suman28 Re:The power of privacy (720 comments)

it is Anonymous.Coward@ilikeboys.com

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ

suman28 Re:I am not worried about it (1367 comments)

I couldn't agree with you more. While we are at it, I want a personalized climate engineering. I am always +/- 1.23 degrees F colder / warmer than the guy sitting next to me. I used beans as a substitute on the days when it was cold, but *ass power is not what it used it be. My *ass may be used to colder weather and is not able to adjust to these freakish conditions anymore

more than 2 years ago

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Netflix is down!

suman28 suman28 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

suman28 writes "Happening now: What would cause such a major disruption that it brings the entire site down? One of the largest movie distribution sites that offers online flat rate DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental-by-mail and video streaming in the United States[4] and Canada has been down for more than an hour. The cause of the outage is unknown."
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suman28 suman28 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

suman28 writes "Wired has an article talking a little more in depth about how the risk scores assigned to passengers may be illegal according to Congress, which explicitly stated that "None of the funds provided in this or previous appropriations Acts may be utilized to develop or test algorithms assigning risk to passengers whose names are not on government watch lists." Yet the government is insisting that all of it is legal and they have positively identified 4801 suspected terrorists. Scared? Well, make your opinion count by using docket number DHS-2006-0060."

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