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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

thaylin Re:Bill Rejected with Bi-Partisan agreeemnt (428 comments)

Wait so he id fooled into thinking 40 is only a "few" more than 1?

I think the problem may be you.

You can call for a vote on something even if you disagree with it. In fact that should be how the government is ran. If you like something or not, if it has the votes to go to the floor bring it to the floor.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

It is not irrelevant. If it keeps rolling back and rolling back and rolling back, even if there are small rolling forwards in there, then you are still providing them with FREE electricity that they sell at retail costs, making them loads of money. If the net effect of your connection is that you used less from them then they gained from you then you should not be arguing the costs of the connections.

4 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

thaylin Re:Bill Rejected with Bi-Partisan agreeemnt (428 comments)

Ummm I think you are confused.. It had ONE democrat who voted against it, and only 4 repubs and 2 independants for it:

It was also a Republican in the white house who started this expansion...

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

I never stated you said anything about those prices. The prices the utility pays here in most areas is wholesale, what they would pay to buy it from any other company, which makes them a profit. If I am making them profits in excess of the cost of the connection, which is really next to 0 since if something happens to the connection on my line I typically have to pay for it, then their should not be a charge for the connection.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

So if you pulled down 100kwh but you put 200kwh on it they got 100kwh for free? That definitively should offset the cost.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:"eye sore" (495 comments)

2 things.

1) are you sure it was operating at the time, or any time recently? Having worked for a power company and been on a coal plant the entire thing and the area around it is covered in coal ash

2) Sometimes the effects of pollution is not most felt so close to the plant but the surrounding areas.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

The right to throw your first analogy works because it causes physical harm to you. You would have to prove that the noise is causing physical harm to you, and not just being an annoyance.

4 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

thaylin Re:They WILL FIght Back (495 comments)

the problem with this logic is that what the utilities pay you for your excess is wholesale. This means they get to make a profit off your excess, and when you use things during off peak they are again making a profit off you, because they charge you retail. If they want to charge you a net metering fee they should be required to take your energy at higher than retail costs up till their is a nightly offset then anything extra is wholesale.

4 days ago
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Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

thaylin Re:I am sure there will be a challenge (137 comments)

You named 3, out of a countless number of crimes. note I did not say it never happened, but the point was that it is so infrequent as to seem to never happen.

4 days ago
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Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

thaylin Re:I am sure there will be a challenge (137 comments)

independently of the people owning and/or running

Good job confirming his statement.

Obviously, if the company does something illegal the people behind it will be prosecuted, too

In what world are you living in... How often has a company that done something illegal ever had the people behind it get prosecuted. Small slap on the write fine for the company, then back to breaking the law.

5 days ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

thaylin how are they competing with netflix? (130 comments)

The service is expected to allow users to save their programs for up to 28 days.

Sounds like they are competing with a dvr.

about two weeks ago
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Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

thaylin Re:Not a solution (127 comments)

A concentration camp is not, by default, used for genocide, it is used to concentrating a group of people to a particular area...

A spy agency is used to spy on other people.

Your analogy fails..

Spying on other people is not innately bad. There are bad people out there trying to do bad things, and most other countries have those same types of things.

about two weeks ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

thaylin CYA (127 comments)

I think this is just CYA. The government will set a minimum standard of security which the retailers will set as their default level and that way when a breach happens they can say, well we followed the government mandates, we should not be sued. This is not for the customers, it is for the retailers.

In reality they should be securing their systems to the best of their ability.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:Obama (704 comments)

Where did I say I expected this, or are you just into always assuming things?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:Obama (704 comments)

I never said they did. So where exactly was I wrong?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:ISPs don't want to take Cogent's money (704 comments)

They added value. They added streaming, it just took a while for them to charge extra for it. they did not always offer streaming you know.

If comcast doubled their rates a few years after quadrupling the value of their offering people would moan, but it would be understandable that the rates were raised.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:ISPs don't want to take Cogent's money (704 comments)

No he switched because they started acting like cable, but did not have the same price/Mbit that cable has.3Mbit/s from dsl costs 1/3 of 50Mbit/s from cable

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:ISPs don't want to take Cogent's money (704 comments)

I am pretty sure that having fast access to the internet is all google cares about in this market. Being able to change another company to manage it will not make them upset.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

thaylin Re:ISPs don't want to take Cogent's money (704 comments)

1) Well seeing how they were allready paid for by taxes given to them specifically to upgrade their network, which they just pocketed it. Or they could raise their rates, and not try to double dip in a way that customers will not fully notice.

2) And this is not related in any way.

3) again, you are rehashing one, not really a new point.

4) ISPs have historically always had settlement free peering, because without their customers demanding the traffic there would be no traffic, and that is the point of an ISP. You are confusing end point ISPs with transit ISPs. The new players, relativly, are tyring to make extra money by having both parts of that, and then charging transit prices for the endpoint which requested the data.

5)Transit providers, not end points, that allow them. But that does not matter we are talking about end points.

6) No they would not. Companies sometimes have to withhold releases or they would not have gotten the releases anyways. And raising rates when costs demand it is not a bad thing in general.

about two weeks ago

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