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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

suutar Re:The only good thing (402 comments)

I hope you have good teeth, because if you have to get a root canal without painkillers you are not going to be a happy person.

6 hours ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

suutar Re:Is California populated by idiots!!! (369 comments)

yep. Though I could wish for it to be bigger. And maybe thorium reactor based. And while I'm at it, I'd like a pony :)

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

suutar Re:Is California populated by idiots!!! (369 comments)

I know, right? I wish someone with money and land rights would set up a nice solar or nuclear desalination plant. Of course, getting through the environmental review would probably take the rest of this decade.

3 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

suutar Re:What about existing evidence? (224 comments)

they may not be truly black, in that electromagnetic radiation can actually escape from the surface, but that radiation can still be redshifted heavily and have insufficient energy to be detectable by us.

4 days ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

suutar Re:Blame Comcast/Verizon? (350 comments)

I'm not. It's way to cut a cost to cope with the increase of another expense (protection payments) without raising the customer's price. Perfectly normal reaction to increased extortion.

about a week ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

suutar Re:I'm shocked... shocked I say... (350 comments)

or if not smite then enlighten... it's on TPB, refusing to license it for streaming will not change that, or even slow it down.

about a week ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

suutar Re:Two words (350 comments)

worse than Blockbuster had it, for that matter. Blockbuster had more room to keep the old stuff around and sometimes knew their customers well enough to cater to their tastes for the obscure.

about a week ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

suutar Re:Why do you want pieces of plastic (350 comments)

Is there any service with a library on par with TPB, streamed or otherwise?

about a week ago
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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

suutar Re:More hosts than that... (194 comments)

I don't know if it'll work on your particular system, but it's _supposed_ to be possible to represent IP addresses as a non-dotted decimal number, and '0' would be even shorter.

about a week ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

suutar Re:I disagree (390 comments)

Costs should be driven by the party responsible for the traffic being on the network. In the case of neflix traffic, that's _me_, the end recipient. And I've already ponied up to the cable company to cover their cost to transfer the bits to me. The cable co just wants to double dip.

about two weeks ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

suutar Re:Systemd? Not on my system... (224 comments)

I'm not against systemd. I'm just bummed that I have to leave Ubuntu to avoid it.

about two weeks ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

suutar Re:Systemd? Not on my system... (224 comments)

We don't like thinking it's inevitable yet. We like thinking that maybe the distros that we used to use and love can be convinced to stay the way we love them instead of growing apart.

about two weeks ago
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Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

suutar Re:Negative mass- not antimatter, but odd (214 comments)

The sum of energy being zero does not mean either particular component is zero. +apple can have scads of energy as long as -apple has negative scads, and transferring some +apple's energy to the wall does not change the total energy in the system. It does probably mean that -apple will catch up to and pass +apple, at which point the acceleration will be in the other direction but the exact behavior depends on relative speeds because that affects distances. (I'm ignoring the effect of gravitational interaction between the wall and -apple because the apples are going too fast to stay near it, and I'm ignoring -apple's impacts on +apple and the wall because someone above was saying that since negative matter isn't likely to have electrons it's not likely to have any trouble just sliding through.)

about two weeks ago
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Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

suutar Re:Dark energy is negative (214 comments)

My way of remembering it is this: Dark matter is why large structures (galaxies) don't fly apart. Dark energy is why even larger structures (the universe) does.

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

suutar Re:This is because.... (140 comments)

I think this would put a hefty dent in the existing problem, but it brings up a new problem of what're they gonna do for a living during those 10 years? I haven't come up with a viable answer for that; all the income sources I can think of come down to: regulated industry - that's what we're trying to prevent; government (pension) - turns the job into a vacation factory (work for FCC for a year, get 10 off); nonregulated industry - best case, but depends on them having enough skills that aren't focused on how the regulated industry works. *shrug*

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

suutar Re:Of, For, and By the People (140 comments)

Why would they want to? Comcast can get a lot more done by throwing money at lobbying than by adding one more vote to the congressional race in whatever district they're incorporated in. Sure, I suppose if they were granted the right they'd have someone go cast that vote, but it's not important enough for them to actually work towards.

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

suutar Re:This is because.... (140 comments)

The important aspect is not so much that the companies are _former_ employers as that the companies are _future_ employers.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

suutar Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

Unless I'm misreading it badly, he's not trying to justify the death penalty for carjacking; he's explaining why he wouldn't mourn for a carjacker. And I bet the typical just-robbed homeowner would agree.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

suutar Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

So's your house and all your stuff. Doesn't stop people from feeling violated when their home gets robbed. People are not always strictly rational, and any successful society has to recognize that and deal with it.

about two weeks ago

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