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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

what2123 Re:You mean keep talking but don't make changes (143 comments)

I am familiar with Bell Aliant through business connections but I think I have them and Bell Canada confused. However, Bell Canada did just acquire them, did they not? Do you see any negative impacts from this or will all remain as comfortable as you see it now?

about a week ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

what2123 You mean keep talking but don't make changes (143 comments)

While the US public internet is a sham it's no where as bad as the one the Canadians get to deal with. I'd say from what I've learned about Shaw, Rogers, and Bell Aliant it seems to be that Comcast and TWC still look slightly less evil. At our ISP are trying to play the cards (for now) while the big 3 in Canada know they are permanently allowed to screw their customers. The CRTC is a joke and should be re-established.

about a week ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

what2123 Re:Robot factories (331 comments)

I was lucky in that I was part of the shitty bell curve for English.

about three weeks ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

what2123 Re:Robot factories (331 comments)

It's much worse though. High school diploma's at least have their liabilities covered when you receive it.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Achieves Outdoor 5G Mobile Broadband Speed of 7.5Gbps

what2123 As a good Slashdotter I didn't RTFA (36 comments)

So tell me, is the LTE standard which still has 2 or 3 more phases done? Or is this a super-early legit 5G standard? I don't remember all the specs behind LTE but I thought it went beyond the posted bandwidth of this 5G rate. Or is 5G a subset of LTE? Thanks, Did not RTFA.

about a month ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

what2123 Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

There are few things worse than seeing a family with two overstuffed carts walking through the self-checkout lane... Do they seriously do this every time?

I don't understand the thinking behind why they would even want to go through the terror of the self-checkout lane. Not to mention adding coupons to the mix.

Some people just want to watch the world burn.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

what2123 Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

I was (s)trolling through. Not even sure how I got pointed to an article on there but I did read a few of the headliners and a couple random articles that show up at the footer. In any case trolling isn't something I'm fond of doing nor could I pass for a d-class troll.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

what2123 Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

What are you stating, that the self-described feminazi's only call themselves that because the extreme right-wing nut jobs also use that term? It's a term that the extreme-wing of "feminists" use. I quote feminists there because I don't see them related to what feminists in the 60's and 70's was about. 30 minutes on Tumblr and eventually you start to see how these folks use the term for themselves and exactly what they want. It's a beatdown on people that agree with them.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

what2123 Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

Ha, so I dropped the terror word. After spending more hours on everydayfeminism.com than and normal human should I am much more of a believer in that term.

It's amazing how some people will stop at nothing to loudly express how much they need to allow .0001% the ability to fit in. It's a great way to further alienate themselves rather than making it easier for them to fit in with everyone else.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

what2123 It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

It's completely outside the faucet of fairness or equality in games . I'm sure there will be no end in sight for SJWs taking on Intel now. However, Women's Rights activist/advocates should be firmly expressing their disdain towards this horrible movement of Femi-nazi's. Sure, I used a bunch of buzzwords and media speak but the truth is, this Gamergate is bullshit to anyone with a healthy functioning mind.

about 2 months ago
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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

what2123 I am an economics nub (76 comments)

However, I would be enlightened to understand why the two of them are too big to compete in the market place. Isn't the the whole idea of constant acquisitions. To be so big that you can "optimize and synergize" every damn thing out there? Eh, maybe they are right. Bigger you are the worse you are at doing the mundane.

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

what2123 Re:I'm happy about it (155 comments)

(ever notice how PC games cost as much as console games nowadays?), if they can make a buck, they'll do it.

No, I have not noticed that on new releases. That's one of the best reasons for PC games in general is that they are the same price at release and quickly fall in price within a few months. They are often filled with more content to begin with as well. Maybe if you are only talking about the games that start on consoles then move to PC later since they try to keep the continuity the same then in rare cases it's true.

about 2 months ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

what2123 Re:I might've sided with Netflix... (324 comments)

Such bullshit. I read all the time that they are just using simple proxies to get the US content and Netflix themselves aren't discouraging the use. If there is any crackdown it's from the CA telecoms and possible the CRTC since they are in bed with the big three there.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

what2123 Re:heh (611 comments)

Yeah, since that happens so often on the 90th percentile of sites you and everyone visits. Those "detectors" use Javascripts, not some server-side scripting. Block Javascript and those nag messages also go away.

about 3 months ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

what2123 Re:..so.. (502 comments)

You say that like ENRON was a good thing.

about 4 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

what2123 Reputational Damage (346 comments)

Ha. Hahahaha. Ha.

about 5 months ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

what2123 Re:What I've seen at some intersections... (579 comments)

What they do in my small city (PA) is the following. Ped lights are on a timer. Once they are allowed to walk, the intersection is red for at least 5-10 seconds. Peds get to walk without any cars attempting to move. Then the lights change to green, peds still have a "walk" light and everyone seems to be happy. So even though a driver can see the timer, they don't know exactly when their light will change. I'm pretty sure the interval is not always "10 seconds" since you always see cars creeping thinking the light is about to change and it doesn't.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: In What Other Occupations Are IT Skills and Background Useful?

what2123 Drinking (158 comments)

Mostly campfire talk and bar speak. These skills always help me find a way to keep on talking while the drinks keep pouring.

about 6 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

what2123 Re:If I keep an open mind, I can almost understand (355 comments)

I find the entire issue more disheartening then that granted the most recent revelations about Pro-Corporate and Government data sharing. They used to have to do stake outs for weeks or even months to really know a person. Where they are at 7:00AM on a Saturday, how often they go to the gym, where they eat out with their secret lover every-other-Tuesday. Now we feed it to them directly all without giving a second though to it. Twitter and Facebook made it an socially acceptable action and even reward you for doing it often. I couldn't be more pessimistic about it even knowing that it has many advantages. Those that control it will always abuse it.

about 6 months ago
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Google's Business Plan For Nest: Selling Your Data To Utility Companies

what2123 Re:demand response (167 comments)

I don't know if you are being sarcastic or serious. Either way, this is happening now. PP&L in Pennsylvania started this last year. If you are using a SmartMeter & have a Controller, you can elect to have PP&L "Save" you money by turning off your A/C during peak hours during the day. In theory it almost sounds okay, it failed pretty horribly in a couple locations last year with many older folks homes turning into 90+ degree ovens.

about 7 months ago

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