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top Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

tc3driver Re:Federal govt + cloud computing (120 comments)

Just because you don't know how to do something doesn't mean it can't be done. Just because you'd make a bad design choice doesn't mean that everyone will.

Unless you are the US government.

4 days ago

Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

tc3driver Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

In my personal experience, ex military IT pros are far too rigid for coming up with solutions that are outside of the norm. This is a good thing when you need NOC jockeys. Not so good when a service goes down at 1 AM and you need to get that service up, and an unconventional manor is the only way. It may be less than ideal, but it buys the time necessary to fix it correctly. I cannot say this is only ex-military that have this problem of rigidity, I have seen it in a lot of other people as well. Especially those who have come from a call center, where all they do is follow a flow. I would say it is more prevalent in those who are ex-military.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

tc3driver It isn't really unlimited though (209 comments)

It isn't really unlimited though, After 5Gb they have the option of terminating your contract, throttling you, or cutting you off. It is there in your contract. Nothing is unlimited, most of the services that claim to be unlimited have break-over points where they shunt you onto 3g or severely limit your speeds. I would claim collusion, but they have way more resources and lawyers than I do.

about three weeks ago

Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

tc3driver Re:WAAAHHHH!!! (172 comments)


Delicious Tears!

about a month ago

How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

tc3driver Re:Simle fix (111 comments)

That doesn't stop a CEO of a corp from handing money to a politician and asking for the same favors.

about 2 months ago

How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

tc3driver Re:This Just In! (111 comments)

Politicians don't understand the last mile delivery of internet service.

I would say that they don't understand anything of internet service. At least the elected officials (in general of course). Otherwise I agree fully.

about 2 months ago

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

tc3driver Re:Just Tack on a Fee (626 comments)

The real question is are they passing people, or just keeping up with speed in the lane they are in? Important, because there are laws (FAR TOO RARELY USED) on the books for impeding the flow of traffic as well, such as going too slow for conditions in the fast/passing lane.

about 5 months ago

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

tc3driver Re:Just Tack on a Fee (626 comments)

Wait just a moment here... Where does all our current funding go?

I pay roughly 45% of my annual income in Taxes (split between state and federal), this is not including sales tax, fuel tax, property tax, and registration. With all of that added in (some via estimate) it is pretty easy to get that number to between 50 and 55%. I will never agree to a tax increase, ever. What we have here is a very poorly run situation, one where police are required to "tax" people from breaking silly laws and distracting the police from doing what they should be doing, stopping real crime.

In a world where it takes an hour or more for police to come to my home after it has been robbed, yet you can drive around and see 10 speed traps, there is something wrong. Tickets should not be used as a source of income for the police departments, there should be no incentive for them to harass what are otherwise law abiding, tax paying citizens. "There is a person across town who is being murdered, and here is the officer writing a citation to someone who has never committed a real crime."

about 5 months ago

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

tc3driver Re:...and this is our cue... (190 comments)

And what's with the massive influx of AC idiots defending the government's nonsense?

Just your standard Government contractors, hired to do what the government cannot do.

about 6 months ago

In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

tc3driver for nerds.. (405 comments)

Exhibit A: Someone who has never played golf.

Golf is one of the hardest sports to play, requiring a precision unparalleled in any other sport. It may not be as physically demanding as say football, soccer, hockey, basketball, racing, etc. In terms if difficulty, there aren't many that are equal. I challenge you to just go to a driving range, and hit 2 balls out of 1000 strait.

Before you belittle something, you should probably try it first. I used to be like you, until I started playing golf, never in my life have I been as frustrated.

At any rate, I don't think it is the difficulty of the game that is turning away players, it is the cost of greens fees for a decent course, the other assholes on the course, either slowing you down, or rushing you, basically not allowing you to have any fun. People take it too damn serious.

about 6 months ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

tc3driver Re:Rewarding the bullies... (798 comments)

I have been saying this for years... literally Oldest I can find, unfortunately my comment history only goes back to 2007 (though I have been a member for much longer), but I digress.

I still say, allow fighting in schools again, allow kids to ball up their fists and duke it out.

I am tired of all the folks who say "Violence isn't the answer, violence solves nothing, booo hooo hooo hooo, whaaa whaaa, etc..." Humans by nature are a violent, conquering, species. We very much have a pack mentality, with that pack mentality comes the need to sort out who the leaders are. Historically, this happens around the age of jr. high school (ages 11-14 or so), this is one of the reasons that most school systems are broken into elementary, Jr High, and High schools. It separates out kids at the times they are most violent (and sexually curious, but that is for a different post), it protects the 10 and under crowd from those who are just starting to determine their pecking order, and protects the 11-14 crowd from the pubescent adults.

Kids need to fight, fighting makes us stronger, both mentally and physically.

about 6 months ago

Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

tc3driver Re:No. (226 comments)

Kids have no interest.

Kids want to grow up to be a movie star, or a pop star, or a $sports star. That is what the culture in America idolizes, those who don't fall into this modicum are rejected as "geeks", "nerds", "freaks" , etc.

All you really have to do to get a good idea of this is to watch American television. Even our news consists mostly of the lives of those who are considered celebrities. Hell this morning there was a report that one of our state level representatives is getting married, nothing about policy, nothing about what she does, her stance on things, just that she is getting married to some lawyer. This is what we consider to be news..... It is only going to get worse, we praise the dumb, lift the idiotic, and work those with intelligence to death.

about 7 months ago

Mazda Says Its Upcoming Gas-Powered Cars Will Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars

tc3driver Re:My electric is hydro/nuclear (330 comments)

So where is the CO2 coming from? And the coal plants are still running whether I use an electric car or not, so the net total is still higher with gasoline.

Mostly Livestock, animals, and even humans. In the form of breathing. That is where most of the CO2 in the atmosphere is coming from.

about 6 months ago

Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

tc3driver Re:Fine Line (182 comments)

"The Market" is thrown out the window when one has only two or three choices for an internet connection.

I have the choice of high speed cable via Time Warner, DSL via ATT, or satellite via Houges net. Lets see here, fast, slow, and slower! There is no real choice for the market to make, as the city makes the choice based on what cable, and phone provider gives them the right bid to lay the lines.

On the peering issue, network owners have a right to charge for a peering connection. However, it would be in the best interest of the companies in question to provide the best service to the customers... if there was any competition.

about 7 months ago

Walmart Unveils Turbine-Powered WAVE Concept Truck

tc3driver Re:Why so many trucks? Why not railroads (242 comments)

The reason is... have you ever tried to ship via train? When you ship via train, you have a "delivery window" think of it like the cable guy who will be at your house some time between 8 am and 5 pm. With trains that window is usually 7 days long, depending on when the crews get to the car your stuff is in. Trucks are so popular because, generally speaking, one knows how long it is going to take to get from hub A in Boston to hub B in Las Vegas.

about 8 months ago

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

tc3driver Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

Driving is NOT a privilege. It's a right.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. unless there has been some amendment to the constitution that I am not aware of.

about 9 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

tc3driver Re:Free market means exactly that ! (405 comments)

Free market, bitches! Suck it you socialist faggots!

Free market means exactly that - if the vendors do something despicable the customers stop doing business with them and choose other vendors who won't do similarly despicable things to them.

The only problem is that people continue to support the companies that do despicable things, in theory, because it seems most don't care as long as it doesn't interrupt their fast food and reality tv.

about 9 months ago

Canadian Health Scientists Resort To Sneaker Net After Funding Slashed

tc3driver Re:Not only in the US... (168 comments)

Educated masses are not useful to Conservative political parties.

Fixed that for you.

Wow the stupid flows strongly with this one.

Uneducated masses are more akin to treating political parties as a religion instead of being able to see that things have more than one side. Political parties serve no other purpose that to divide a nation. Pit one against another, thus shading the truth and misdirecting on things that should be the primary focus.

So continue your silly blame the opposite party for all that is wrong with the world, or open your eyes and see that both sides are controlled by the same puppeteer.

about 9 months ago

Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

tc3driver Re:what? (513 comments)

We should ban talking altogether. Terrorists have been known to use speech in training as well as in the execution of terrorist attacks. Child pornographers and drug cartels are also frequent users of speech.

We should ban breathing as well... terrorists, child pornographers, drug cartels, users, criminals, illegals, and bad guys all breath.

about 10 months ago

Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

tc3driver It has been known for years (923 comments)

It has been known for years that the NSA has a handle on all internet traffic, as well as cellular activities. They store it compile it, and if enough of it raises a red flag, some men in suits come to pay you a visit. Home of the free (to be spyed upon), Land of the brave (only once we have enough information on you).

about a year ago



WoW: WotLK - fresh interview

tc3driver tc3driver writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tc3driver (669596) writes "More info on zones, player content, and the Lich King himself! CVG Has a new interview with Jeff Kaplan.

When people heard the expansion was going to be set in Northrend, they freaked out, saying 'No, I can't go to a continent that's all snow!' Just visually alone, we've made sure that all the zones are not full of ice. For example, the Howling Fjord is completely green, and it's modelled after the Redwood Forest on the Pacific north-west.
There's another zone called the Borean Tundra that has typical autumn colours, and we're really going out of our way to make sure the zones are visually distinct. Another cool part of Northrend is the big PvP zone. It's about the size of Westfall, and will be all-PvP — in no way, shape or form will we support PvE players in it.

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Man vs apple over a $2000(USD) phone bill.

tc3driver tc3driver writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tc3driver (669596) writes "Information Week reports, A frequent traveler who believed he would not suffer roaming charges is asking the court to mandate that Apple disclose unlock codes upon request.

"He received a $2,000 bill due to data roaming charges after spending a week in Mexico, although Apple's iPhone Web site advertised that customers could access the Web and use e-mail as much as they wanted without incurring the charges, the lawsuit claims. He said the phone cannot be used with foreign wireless providers."

— To some of us it would be obvious that once one leaves the country they are roaming."

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