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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

therealkevinkretz Re: Tits and swords (153 comments)

You had me at "tits and swords". Actually, you had me at "tits".

about two weeks ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

therealkevinkretz Re: Speculation... (455 comments)

Coercive laws forbidding direct sale to consumers and requiring they be sokd through dealerships is the *opposite* of capitalism.

about a month ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

therealkevinkretz Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

No, I'm suggesting one should adhere to the same standard he asks of someone with whom he disagrees. And your claim was made precisely in support of the argument that gun ownership has been declining.

Which, BTW, is incorrect. Not only is ownership not declining, but new purchases are increasing. So gun ownership is not only increasing but accelerating.

http://www.washingtontimes.com...

about a month ago
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Priceline To Buy OpenTable For $2.6 Billion

therealkevinkretz Re:What "ass"tounding value (43 comments)

"it works without a network connection"?

Funny then how reservation informatoin about my friend's restaurants aren't available when they lack internet connectivity.

about a month ago
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Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

therealkevinkretz Re:Somewhere in my mind... (337 comments)

*They* know the difference. Most people, hearing QoS described, wouldn't.

about a month ago
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Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

therealkevinkretz Re:Somewhere in my mind... (337 comments)

Because several-second delays in video packets will make it unwatchable (or require a lot of buffering) and a drop of a significant percentage of a phone call's UDP will make it unusable, but the effects of neither of those will be noticed by the recipient of that business email.

To me there's a significant difference between "Net Neutrality" and QOS.

about a month ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

therealkevinkretz Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

Why would you ask for a citation for his statement and not include one for yours?

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

therealkevinkretz Re:gullwing doors (136 comments)

Manufacturers are often (usually?) conservative with their performance claims. Still, the " will beat the crap out of any combustion engine" is ignorant and easily shown to be false, even when narrowing "combustion engines" to production automobiles.

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

therealkevinkretz Re: gullwing doors (136 comments)

It's quick but not quicker than "any combustion engine". I don't think it's even in the top ten.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

therealkevinkretz huh? (398 comments)

This is insane. Forcing someone against his will to sell his team *because you don't like words he said in private and which were recorded, probably in violation of the law and almost certainly without his knowledge* and begrudging him (and his innocent wife) his profit isn't enough - you want also for the other owners to forfeit theirs too because of it?

He's a doddering, bigoted anachronism. How is that worse than violent felonies that have been committed by some NBA players? Should they be banned from the NBA?

about a month and a half ago
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Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

therealkevinkretz Re: Anti-competitive (238 comments)

Maybe they just charged for commercial use? Or maybe I'm confusing it with Mosaic? Either way, I'm certain that at a job I had before 1998, Netscape could be freely and legitimately obtained for use on Solaris.

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

therealkevinkretz Re: Anti-competitive (238 comments)

Uh, its browser competition was already free - how far down could it push their price?

about 2 months ago
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The Shrinking Giant Red Spot of Jupiter

therealkevinkretz Re:Global warming (160 comments)

My first thought was: too bad they didn't find out in time to include it in the most recent AAAS report.

about 2 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

therealkevinkretz What about paper/microfilm/fiche/etc (370 comments)

Can an ebarrassed Eurpoean demand an article be removed from newspaper archives? Or book-form indexes of publications?

about 2 months ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

therealkevinkretz Isn't it ... (245 comments)

"linchpin"?

about 2 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

therealkevinkretz Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

Actually, in NJ they'd love to: as the article mentions, a law was passed a few years ago requiring that once such technology is available, all new handguns in NJ would be required to have it. Stupid stupid stupid.

about 3 months ago
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Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

therealkevinkretz Re:Jewelry (399 comments)

Agree 100%. Also while I'm a geek and appreciate the ever-shrinking and ever-more-powerful computers and that they're now wrist-sized, I as much or more appreciate (also as a geek) the good-lookng watch on my wrist that keeps track of and displays everything from season and moon phase to month/day/hour/minute/second purely mechanically and powered only by incidental movement.

about 3 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

therealkevinkretz what's the debate? (360 comments)

Gravity pulls one side down; pressure pushes the other side up.

about 3 months ago

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