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Jul 15 Large Hardon Colluder commented on The Tuesday Morning News.
A reminder that today is the last day to post a comment on the FCC website before they rule on Net Neutrality. Strangely, over half of the comments seem to be missing from their page. Not so surprising, their page is down again, but you can still submit your comment via e-mail. Send your comment to the FCC’s dedicated inbox, openinternet@fcc.gov to respond to the questions below...

1) Should fast lanes be banned?

2) Should broadband providers be classified as Title II Common Carriers?

3) Should these same rules apply to wireless (mobile) providers?

You can also call (888) 225-5322, then press 1, 4, 0.
Jun 17 Large Hardon Colluder commented on The Stranger Asks Glenn Greenwald About Microsoft, Snowden, and What to Fear Now.
As of 2001, Microsoft, was surreptitiously capable of storing all web searches and history, cookies, emails among other data that could literally not be viewed within Windows itself. I can only imagine how they've improved on their abilities post 9/11.


Skype used to be point to point, ie, would connected directly to whomever you wanted to talk with. For some reason, one of Microsoft first updates after purchase was to introduce their own servers as a middleman during every conversation there after. This might be what Greenald is referring to.
Jun 12 Large Hardon Colluder commented on NYT: Seattle Is a Galactic Playa in Cloud Computing.
@7 It's all fun and games during the early days, then one day you turn around and there's a monopoly in your face.

This kind of reminds me of Microsoft's early days of investing and forcing the standardization of the desktop OS and apps. Strongarming everyone else in the marketplace can generate legal and public backlash once you're on top, but not so much during the creation and buildout phase. Amazon seems to have learned a lot from the Microsoft libertarian business playbook.

Read an article recently (can't find it right now), that talked about the large percentage of companies that are opting to use Amazon's cloud services instead of building their own. I'm sure that will go swimmingly when Amazon wants something from a company running on their cloud...

"That's a nice book/accounting system you have here, it'd be a shame if anything happened..."
Jun 4 Large Hardon Colluder commented on Capital, American Slavery, Marvelous Sugar Baby, and Thomas Piketty.
Have a short documentary here on the new debtor prison system. I'm still shocked we're going back to this, including our own state.

"This is the story of Hali Wood, a seventeen-year-old from Columbiana, Alabama who is deeply in debt to the private probation company, JCS. "

Jun 3 Large Hardon Colluder commented on Thomas Piketty on The Colbert Report.
Huffington Post posted a long interview yesterday with both Piketty and Elizabeth Warren.

Jun 1 Large Hardon Colluder commented on The Sunday Morning News.
Is it me, or does the continuing revelations about government abuses over our privacy rights, are ones that we've already given up to the internet and companies, with hackers thrown in? I don't really see things improving until they're addressed as two sides of the same coin.

@19 Good on you for stepping up.

@11 Floyd Odlum was a major stakeholder in Convair, the company that created the rockets, thus donating for the line item that would be added back in. A man who was strategically selling short for the 1929 crash, and made bank buying up companies at fire sale prices during the last great depression. We actually did this system, where the rich did self interest funded public works. Mark Twain labeled it "The Gilded Age" because in practice it looked shiny on the outside, but it was decaying crap once you got past the veneer.

Not thinking of asking the people and corporations that spurred on and profit from this war of choice to chip in to help soldiers who lost parts of themselves in a war of choice does seems fairly fucked up as well dood.

May 31 Large Hardon Colluder commented on The Saturday Morning News.
@21 That it took republicans to bring in the Supreme Court that codified corporations are people, you can take guns anywhere, money has more rights than voters, imposing the supermajority subjectively to pass laws in the senate, for a few.

Arguing that two parties, three branches of government, and the supporting bureaucracy twisted like kudzu, around then current issues, over the uses and abuses, and through the years, decades, centuries... well it reads as a bit simplistic, hyperbolic and the binary thinking of false equivalency. Just sayin.

Might I suggest mixing in other determiner words, such as 'some', 'few', 'many', 'most' in your posts? Like, "Party A sucks at this stuff, and Party B sucks more at that stuff", or "You can bribe/buy/lobby this party as a whole block, where with the other you can break up the set and just get the some for a majority on this kind of bill". Unless coming across as a bit unhinged is your thing, then that's cool too, Dood.
May 31 Large Hardon Colluder commented on The Saturday Morning News.
Slut, civil rights and privacy shaming, a hat trick of moral objectivism in action. Nothing like codified hypocrisy I say.

@17 google "scholar conservative brain vs liberal brain study" for studies with citings, there's quite a few. and that 'affordable', let alone any access to fMRI's is the primary reason for lack of depth of time, but the Scholar search looks like it's a shrinking concern... Considering the birth of the modern republican party is built off the voters that fled the democratic party because treating all people fairly was just too much, Rove's 51% strategy for Bush's terms, to Fox and private money rebranding those voters into the Tea Party... it's not a big leap that type of voters personal viewpoint would leave a footprint with brain pliability.
May 30 Large Hardon Colluder commented on Here's the Full NBC Edward Snowden Interview.
@23 Do you believe that a trial wouldn't spur more bills, lawsuits and investigations? That on the off chance the judge say "I'll allow that", it wouldn't open even more avenues to attack on the security state? My best wishes would be for a judge to rule that since the 1917 law doesn't preclude contractors, Snowden would be covered for their ruling, but that's ancillary to the point I'm making. His impact would be greater in court than in Russia, even with him railroaded.
May 29 Large Hardon Colluder commented on In Seattle, Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to "Fight Back".
In her recent appearance on Colbert (last week?), she seemed pretty certain on not running. Said "I'm not running" three times in a row.

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