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Comment wtf (Score 2) 729

Dude, a guy from motherboard named website that finds screwing in (actually very reasonably sized) motherboard screws into a case is too hard? Where do they find these worthless lib-arts degree losers to write articles for them?

Comment What about throttling? (Score 1) 145

So Netflix has equipment inside the Comcast network and works fine, but as of a few weeks ago my connection is completely useless for regular non-text based use. I don't come anywhere near even the 300Gig transfer. What is up with that? I've complained but nothing happens.
I can't stream Linux Action show from Jupiter Broadcasting.
I can't stream (I find geek and sundry, kerbals, and others as excellent background noise similar to talk radio...but not enraging like talk radio)
I can't even stream youtube reliably.

This is tested across three different linux machines, two windows machines, two phones, and various other devices attached to TVs.

I get better bandwidth with 1 bar of 4g on my phone than I do with the land line that I pay stupid amounts of money for.

Comment I wager... (Score 1) 742

That someday the world governments will fall just like in the science fiction future novels. One day the world will be ruled by corporations. Those corporations will then have to have large armies to protect themselves from the masses they control. Things like this is why.

Comment Or just cancel. (Score 1) 125

I just canceled my subscription. Had it since 2006. When I called to complain that my Wii, my Roku, and my computers were having addition to them not having a Linux client...they told me to contact my ISP so that they could 'speed it up'. I have a commercial line...and every other streaming service in full HD works just fine. They refused to open up a ticket to have it looked into, so I cancelled.

I give zero @#'s about their problems.

Comment Recently bought a Nissan... (Score 1) 160

I would have given anything to accomplish this feat with Nissan last year. I figured out what car my wife and I could settle on (2 year process), and then tried to get one. Alas the last of the 2011's were already sold. So then I waited a few months and tried to get a 2012 vehicle. Alas those were delayed due to the flooding that also hit the nuclear plant and made much news. When I finally got a dealer to ship me one from 1200 miles away, I still didn't get all the exact options that I wanted. Most noticeable is that my wife complains about the lighter interior upholstery.

Why should I have to spend months trying to order something that should be so simple as: Middle of the road trim level, brown, with dark upholstery. Honestly I don't understand why I couldn't get those three things together in one vehicle after searching 15 some states.

I had driven several of the vehicles and knew we liked it...just couldn't get it without fancy doodads that we didn't want. I bet straight internet orders wouldn't get jacked up by the dealerships quite as bad.

Comment New IP: Lawyer Script (Score 1) 364

Perhaps they are using a new program/script that does all their Lawyering for them. It must have 'accidentally' gotten the extra VLC link, assuming it was their content. No moderately versed PERSON would make this mistake, so it must be a machine. Therefore, we have a new threat in the wild: A never sleeping, never eating, intellectual property attorney that has no common sense or morals.

Oh wait....that isn't really all that new. Maybe the electricity part is new?

Comment Real Fix (Score 1) 564

About 97% of my letter carrier delivered mail is junk mail. How about we actually consider fixing the problem in addition to the cut services?

Why does 97% of my mail, which I don't want, delivered at rates between 25-35% of what I could mail things for? Victoria's Secret clearly is making enough money to print a new catalog every single about we penalize the marketing douches and force them to actually PAY for the crap they send. VS catalog could come once every 6 months instead of every 6 days, and they would pay more for every single one.

Seriously. It costs me 46 cents to mail 1 piece of paper. The guys mailing 500+ copies of a 50 page catalog or a 30 page coupon bundle pay between 14 cents and a $1.27 for the largest thing delivered to me lately.

'The People' are not getting the same kind of service that is given to 'The Business'. Considering the impact to landfills, the carbon footprint when I burn the catalog, the endless amount of fuel and man-hours necessary to deliver it...mailing catalogs and coupons really shouldn't be profitable...but it is thanks to retarded policy regarding bulk mail.

Comment Re:not really a bad thing (Score 1) 272

I agree completely. I believe this is proof of evolution in the rocketry business. This is an extra level of failsafe designed into the system, allowing work to still be accomplished.

Had this been any previous launch vehicle, it would have had to abort and splash down in the ocean somewhere because it wouldn't be able to compensate and continue on.

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