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Forum: The Internet 08-21-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Happy Monkey
Somewhat (not directly) related story....

Somewhat (not directly) related story. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/verizon-throttled-fire-departments-unlimited-data-during-calif-wildfire/)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 524
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Posted By Happy Monkey
Not sure how captainhook455 is viewing it, but I...

Not sure how captainhook455 is viewing it, but I have seen pages where the page-covering ad fails to work properly on a phone, and can't be closed. I'm sure similar problems can happen in any...
Forum: Image of the Day 08-21-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Happy Monkey
It certainly makes that first one look like a wet...

It certainly makes that first one look like a wet dog.
Forum: The Internet 08-20-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 434,741
Posted By Happy Monkey
Plus grey. I would guess there's a fair bit of...

Plus grey. I would guess there's a fair bit of forest on grey.
Forum: The Internet 08-20-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 434,741
Posted By Happy Monkey
I think some subset of blue may also be forest. ...

I think some subset of blue may also be forest. I think the green is specifically timber land, where forest is open to logging.
Forum: The Internet 08-20-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 434,741
Posted By Happy Monkey
U.S. Land Usage 2018...

U.S. Land Usage 2018 (https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/)
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Zero-rating preferred content providers did,...

Zero-rating preferred content providers did, though.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 524
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Views: 86,499
Posted By Happy Monkey
Superfluid...

Superfluid (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/superfluid-can-climb-walls/)
Forum: Nothingland 08-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By Happy Monkey
When I was a kid, I detested cheese (or sauce,...

When I was a kid, I detested cheese (or sauce, pickles, etc) on a burger. I would order plain burgers from McDonalds (extra benefit - they were always "fresh"). Now I don't particularly care one...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Your initial example was that Youtube would not...

Your initial example was that Youtube would not want to risk half their customers by blocking AT&T.


If you were an up and coming streaming content provider, and you reached the size where AT&T...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Also: Please note that the exclusivity deals are...

Also: Please note that the exclusivity deals are an issue but are NOT the net neutrality issue. It's annoying that you have to subscribe to a million streaming services to get all the shows, but...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Vimeo can filter what? Not sure what you're...

Vimeo can filter what? Not sure what you're getting at. Vimeo could demand that AT&T pay Vimeo in order to provide AT&T customers with Vimeo content? And if AT&T laughs at them and says "no, you...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
And AT&T doesn't have to overtly charge their ...

And AT&T doesn't have to overtly charge their customers to watch Vimeo, they can charge Vimeo for access to AT&T customers, or for a fast lane, or AT&T can not charge their customers for data on...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Switch to whom? Verizon? Comcast? Most people...

Switch to whom? Verizon? Comcast? Most people may not even have access to all three of those, let alone others. And AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast can charge newcomer ISPs to connect to them.

...
Forum: The Internet 08-17-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 598
Posted By Happy Monkey
Sounds like AT&T has them over a barrel in your...

Sounds like AT&T has them over a barrel in your example. AT&T also is one of the companies that opposed net neutrality, while Google supported it.


While, outside of your example, Google...
Forum: Nothingland 08-17-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By Happy Monkey
Burger toppings: Guac - good, but plain avocado...

Burger toppings:
Guac - good, but plain avocado better
Bell pepper - hell no
Brioche bun - tried it. Not great.
Mushrooms - love them.
Forum: Politics 08-17-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 29,543
Posted By Happy Monkey
Are you talking about Trump there? I don't think...

Are you talking about Trump there? I don't think there's a way to remove his clearance.
Forum: Nothingland 08-16-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Looks like the significance...

Looks like the significance (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/06/russian-revolution-antisemitism-pogroms-reactionary-workers) is complicated.
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Well, Roark was trying to erase the idea of the...

Well, Roark was trying to erase the idea of the building he blew up, because it wasn't completely his. His unadulterated plans still existed on paper, and in his mind, whether he blew up the...
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Roark isn't as cartoonish as the supermen from...

Roark isn't as cartoonish as the supermen from Atlas Shrugged, but the climax of the story is when he blows up a building that he doesn't own because it wasn't built to his specifications.


I...
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Of course, but what Ayn Rand says is "nobody...

Of course, but what Ayn Rand says is "nobody other than them matters, or is even fully human".

In my view, the biggest obstacle to entrepreneurship is the holes in the safety net, not the...
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Pointing out people who abuse the system can be...

Pointing out people who abuse the system can be used to improve the system, or denigrate the system. Rand was solidly in the latter camp. And she definitely believed that society could exist...
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
All, right, a little bit. But only because...

All, right, a little bit. But only because things she said weren't wrong because she said them; she was wrong because she said the things. So she may have said things, incidentally, that weren't...
Forum: Nothingland 08-15-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 535
Posted By Happy Monkey
Not even a little bit.

Not even a little bit.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 524
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Views: 86,499
Posted By Happy Monkey
Pokeberry is poisonous, so boil the leaves twice...

Pokeberry is poisonous, so boil the leaves twice to remove toxins.
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