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    FCC Commissioner Thinks Ultra-Fast Broadband Just a “Novelty”

    I was "discussing" with a republican friend the other day, and I was telling him how a very specific bad thing for consumers that trump has done is put Ajit Pai at the head of the FCC. Now net-neutrality will be reversed. And he's like "that's what you want!" Me: "No because net-neutrality...
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    Do Games Cause Sexism and Violence In The Real World?

    I couldn't even grind through 2 minutes of that. Why does that video exist? It is basically her reading a script but "with attitude". Why? This should've been a written article somewhere, where people could read it for themselves without the "this is stupid" tone and the "this is smart" tone...
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    Why I Watch People Play Videogames On The Internet

    There's nothing wrong with any of this. That is, until you start doing it because you want to escape reality. Then you have a problem, and "escapism" is not going to do anything to improve your situation.
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    Hyperloop One Completes First Test

    Unfortunately I have no hope of any meaningful transportation improvements coming to US infrastructure anytime soon if ever. It's not about the technology. There is lots of great proven technology out there right now that we're not using. It's about the politics, special interests, property...
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    Radiohead Erased Itself From the Internet

    It's not you it's me. As much as I was into punk and grunge in the 90s i just never really felt anything for smashing pumpkins. Just one of those things. I was kind of lukewarm on Sublime also....:whistle: You quoting Rolling Stones here as if their opinion had meaning whatsoever on the music i...
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    This Is What Happens On The Internet In 60 Seconds

    Netflix: 69,444 hours watched. That means there are an average 4.2mil people watching things on netflix at any moment. Seems kinda high. I guess on average it could be correct.
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    Radiohead Erased Itself From the Internet

    "Creep" is the least representative of their style. It is what most of the world knows them for, but most of their fans don't care for it. I agree they're emo, but not grunge. And they are leagues above Smashing Pumpkins. It's music so of course totally subjective. One of my favorite tracks:
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    Forget The Cloud, Fog Computing Is The Next Big Thing

    Those are trivial use cases. Try managing architectures of hundreds of servers, with distributed databases, large data compute clusters, high availablity msg queues, process orchestration, etc, etc, and you'll understand why AWS cloud, and Google cloud, and MS cloud and the rest of them continue...
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    Forget The Cloud, Fog Computing Is The Next Big Thing

    Mhm. Until one of your servers goes down and your devops guy (if you have one), is out on vacation. I can pretty much guarantee you self-managed hardware IS NOT going to make a comeback.
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    Radiohead Erased Itself From the Internet

    All the albums are still on youtube. That's good cause i was just in the mood for some 'In Rainbows'.
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    It Costs $5M To Keep Zuckerberg Safe

    Not really. More like too many nutjobs out there willing to kill someone over trivial matters. "Zuckerberg you're destroying Amerkuh!". I'm always amazed at the types of people out there that routinely get death threats. What the fuck is wrong with society??
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    Game Developers Must Avoid The ‘Wage-Slave’ Attitude

    The "Don't like it? Quit!" statement is not really that simple. Programmer do have the luxury of finding jobs in other industries, but the same is not true of concept artist, modelers, writers, designers, testers, sound engineers etc. Most of those jobs are very very specific to the game...
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    Game Developers Must Avoid The ‘Wage-Slave’ Attitude

    What a terrible condescending opinion piece. So what about when EA forces everyone to work 80h/week to finish a game, and then once done fires everyone and closes the studio? Is that also part of the "suck it up you're privileged" attitude?
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    President Obama Announces More Key Cyber Security Administration Posts

    There's a fundamental problem here that you can't really judge the security of a system through high level "commissions". Sure you can recommend things like "hey this department shouldn't be using Windows XP." and "this database should not be storing plain text Social Security numbers", but true...
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    Linux Will Eventually Be Desktop King

    Another aspect of all this is the total loss of control and privacy you get with most mobile OS and increasingly Windows. With Linux you know what you're getting. It's vetted. It's not trying to hide stuff from you, it wants you to have full ownership. For people that want that, Linux is really...
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    Amazon Sells Comcast Internet Services

    I do that too, but it eats up a good 2 hours, and lately they've been getting increasingly resistant. They know i have no other options. It's annoying as fuck.
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    Amazon Sells Comcast Internet Services

    No options for existing customers. The new customer promotions are actually decent. It is very hard to find the Internet+TV double play package these days. They always want to shove that utterly useless phone service in there. I have never seen a company so aggressively try to sell something the...
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    360TB Optical Data Storage On A Tiny Quartz Disc

    Yet Apple will still only provision 16GB on the base flagship model, and upgrade you to 360TB for $100 more.
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    Robots Could Push Unemployment To 50% In 30 years

    I don't understand how someone with so many PhDs can make such clueless predictions. First of all, you don't know what the jobs of 30 years from now will be. 30 years ago we still had a huge chunk of people being typists for various fields. We had VCR repair people, we had people building...
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    Morocco Unveils Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

    Sure you're absolutely right in terms of raw efficiency. But in terms of economics, and budgeting, and politics, and practicality it is far far more feasible to do the subsidies. This current US congress would NEVER....EVER approve $9B for a giant solar power plant. Even as the republican...
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    Morocco Unveils Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

    This is not a good idea. Solar works best when it's the individual homeowners that do it. Every household doing their part with solar panels, energy efficient appliances and reduced waste. Germany is doing it and it is a great success. They should take the money they're going to waste on...
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    Google Says 'No More Deceptive Download Buttons'

    Don't forget about sourceforge.
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    Senior Advisor To White House CTO Refused Security Clearance

    That's too bad. Now he'll have to settle for a job in the private sector that pays 3 times as much with 1/10 the headaches. Been there, done that, never again.
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    Feds Raid Chicago Home In Nude Celeb Hack Investigation

    Why not? Why is that bad? Why is sex bad, but spending thousands of dollars in plastic surgery and botox totally ok. Or putting women in movies solely to have some eye candy, and never giving them any real personality? Why is totally ok for Disney to make money hands over fist over a...
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    Pirates Fail To Prevent $38 Billion Box Office Record

    It's actually even worse for kids movies. They are priced higher, and are generally less available than normal movies. Disney leads the way on this of course. e.g., The Martian to buy is $14.99 on Amazon, Frozen is $19.99.
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    Geologists Find 4.6 Billion Year Old Meteorite

    The meteorite just landed. They saw it crash, that's how they were able to retrieve it. Next time read the source. You stupid? Rocks can be dated, and we know exactly how old the pyramids are because Egyptians had calendars and kept track of things. Did you even finish elementary school...
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    Intel Sets Drone Display World Record

    I was bored. Couldn't even finish watching. Pinnacle of technological development, yet couldn't hold my attention for 2 minutes. /hipsterlethargy
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    Netflix Launches In 130 New Countries

    I think it would be worthwhile for netflix to enhance it's foreign language content. I don't know if it's me getting older or general hipster snobbishness but I find many foreign films much more interesting than mainstream US films. They're more humanly authentic, less politically correct...
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    CES 2016: Day 1 Recap

    I saw somewhere that a new DSL technology was showcased that's many times faster than current. I'm interested in that.
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    Cheating In The Classroom With Apple Watch

    You can go to school anytime and take any class you want. You won't always have young ladies offering you sexual favors. You made the wrong choice.
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    Cheating In The Classroom With Apple Watch

    Cheating is only a problem because a lot of modern tests are idiotic multiple choice fact sheets. When was the US constitution ratified? A.) 1592 B.) 1776 C.) 1788 D.) All of the above. That's a meaningless question with a meaningless answer and it tells you nothing on whether or not...
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    George Lucas On His Decision To Break Up With Star Wars

    Say what you want about Jar Jar, but it's been 16 years since that movie came out and people are still talking about her?it? like it's a thing. I don't think anyone will remember anything about VII in 16 years. Shiii i just saw it last week and i've already forgotten everything about it. Just...
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    LifeLock To Pay $100M To Settle FTC Charges

    You can say that about anything really For crossfit brain dead folks I am sure it is the only choice to keep shoveling their ideology upon the Nation For linux brain dead folks I am sure it is the only choice to keep shoveling their ideology upon the Nation For gluten free brain dead...
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    LifeLock To Pay $100M To Settle FTC Charges

    Lifelock is to identity protection like republican ideas are to the progress of America
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    Cord-Cutting Is Accelerating

    People with kids. When they're jumping on my bed at 7am saturday morning, i don't have patience to browse netflix. I just want to turn on and have Nickelodeon instantly. And also HD HBO.
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    What Is Antimatter? Why It Does Matter?!

    It's kinda like racism, undetectable through people surveys, but when we look at the effect of the bodies around it, it's clearly there.
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    Valve On Steam Security And Trading

    Possibly for some. Social engineering requires significant manual effort though and you won't get the kind of rates they're talking about. The only way to get such high penetration rates means you have a proven, highly effective AUTOMATED way of doing it. Which leads me to believe that there...
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    Comcast CEO: “The More You Use, The More You Pay”

    The problem with comcast is that they've reached the limit of growth through new customers. If anything they're losing customers. The only way they can increase their revenue now, is by trying to get more money out of existing customers.
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    Valve On Steam Security And Trading

    How exactly are accounts being hacked? Not much detail in the memo. 70,000 a month sounds like a staggering number.
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    View Of Earth And Moon From Japanese Spacecraft

    Earth is like the moons older fatter prettier sister.
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