“This isn't that big a deal unless the site streams HD content, and those companies have the resources to just pay for it, or will figure out how to compress the streams...
Netflix was occupying a HUGE portion of the internet traffic through the pipes of ISPs, so they made em pay more for it...*shrug*
Beyond Netflix and Youtube, regular text sites should and will continue to load just fine...the entire rest of the internet uses up negligible bandwidth compared to Netflix.”
GaPony on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:05:09
“I honestly don't know what this ruling means, but I'm not convinced that the people writing articles about it really know what it means either. I tend to agree with your analysis, and would probably expect to see Netflix and other high volume users charge more for HD streaming. I'm already paying my cable company more for a faster (50mb) connection than I would have to pay for a slower (8mb or 15mb) connection, so I wouldn't think they could justify raising my rates, though I suspect they will try and that's where the consumers will revolt.”
Jan 24, 2014 at 06:19:47
“Alva is correct...although national/international news gives the impression that gun deaths are going up, the only thing that is going up is the coverage of them.
Violent crime on a whole is at it's lowest point since the 60s, and dropping...and gun ownership as a percentage of the population is extremely low as well historically.
Just check the actual statistics as opposed to the breathless nature of news coverage.
That's not so say that this isn't a personal tragedy for this family, but the statement that back in the 90s, folks didn't kill each there couldn't be more incorrect. The 80s and 90s were some of the most violent times in our nation's history...”
Alva Goldbook on Jan 24, 2014 at 09:32:12
“The only thing I can dispute here is that I don't think that gun ownership rates are declining. I think that people are just less inclined to tell a pollster on the phone that they're a gun owner. The number of gun owners vary greatly from state to state, Hawaii is the lowest at only 6.7%, in Wyoming it's 60%. A nation-wide average is about 35%.”
“Cornerbacks can play the game damn near indefinitely...Darrel Green played for TWENTY years as a cornerback...
and he doesn't rely on pure athleticism, he is a student of the game, and pores over film, studying his opponents. He's become one of the best to do it because his preparation is superb...
He's not just running around back there hoping to get lucky...”
JSiobhan on Jan 23, 2014 at 14:36:05
“Sherman is extremely smart so it make sense that he utilizes his intelligence, his laser focus and hours of extensive preparation to be the best. All I saying is that his comments after the games overshadowed his talent and a compelling life story. It will be a distraction for him and for the Seahawks.
Even intellectual faculties peak at a certain age. But NFL players have a higher risk of developing a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy after years of sustaining multiple concussions and neurological damage from head collisions. Research has shown that the disease is forming as early in high school football players.
But we can't deny that a football player performance and career on the field is dependent a players athleticism. Injuries do impact a player's physical abilities to perform at a peaked level or prevent their participation in the game both temporarily or permanent.”
“She's most certainly plus sized, and I for one am tired of overweight woman who have co-opted the term "curvy". I think of curves as more hourglass shaped (even if a large hourglass)...not a pear...but that's just me...”
justnicagain on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:03:10
“Curves exist outside of "hourglass" frame. It's a bit much to say that women cannot be curvy and have a pear shaped frame, or whatever shaped frame they may have. Why is a woman with curvy hips less deserving of the title curvy if her breasts do not follow suit and form an hourglass?”
postypost on Jan 6, 2014 at 05:38:09
“how dare they try to feel good about themselves!”
“It's much less common for a woman to transfer HIV to a man than vice versa...far far far far less common. The most effective transfer medium for the HIV virus isn't blood, it's semen.
The overwhelming majority of people who get HIV from intercourse, get it from semen....
The likely scenario is that she got it from her bisexual boyfriend, who got it from some infected semen...and then he gave it to her...(especially since everyone else that she shot scenes with have tested negative)
“It IS true...and it's not wrongheaded. Now an argument can be made about that not being a healthy environment, and the need for a better work life balance, blah blah blah...but the FACT remains that MOST mothers want to spend some time with their children. That's not a sexist statement, or a controversial one...
Flex time was created to accommodate working mothers...
I personally know 10 female attorneys who were on the partner track before deciding that they didn't want to waste their lives away in a firm, and find themselves old, and infertile, with lots of money, but nothing else to show for it...so they went in-house, or to the government, and had babies....at jobs where they could spend time with them...time like after 6 pm and on the weekends, as opposed to being in the office until midnight, and working all weekend in the office as well.
Many mothers wouldn't want to be away from their infants that much....if you think that this is a wrong headed statement, you are saying that most mothers wouldn't mind spending that much time away...
If you are too offended to actually realize what I am writing and what I'm not writing, it's likely because your emotions have overtaken your ability to use logic...”
“He stated it in a crude way, but MOST mothers (not all, but most), and some fathers change focus when they have children...and do sort of lose the drive that would have previously compelled them to work those long hours.
It's not sexist, because childless women don't lose their drive...”
Bigleague on May 23, 2013 at 20:22:45
“Most men and women whether they have children or not do not have the kind of "drive" it takes to be a professional thief like this guy and those that do this kind of job.”
Wonder Woman2 on May 23, 2013 at 20:14:46
“Do you really believe the nonsense you spew?”
brensgrrl on May 23, 2013 at 20:11:12
“WRONGO! What a wrongheaded and unintelligent comment. I am speechless!”
“The divorce rate is nowhere near 50%...or even 40%...the divorce rate for two college educated people is below 20%...
If they aren't poor it's even lower...”
Dave McCottery on Apr 30, 2013 at 18:58:15
“Where are you deriving your facts from? According to Divorcerate.org 41 percent of Americans who get married on their first marriage end up in divorce, 60 percent in their second marriage, and 73 percent on their third marriage.”
Feb 27, 2013 at 16:00:51
“It ALSO occurred in 2007...in LA...from the same article...so it's not like it only happens in places that have "socialized medicine"...and that wasn't to blame Bush...the POTUS (regardless of who it is) has no influence at all on the carelessness of a given doctor in the United States...I just showed how absurd the comments blaming Obama were...”
Feb 22, 2013 at 18:47:17
“I guess you missed where it happened in LA in 2007...during the Bush administration, well before Obamacare...
And Medicare IS socialized medicine...”
deputy85 on Feb 22, 2013 at 20:56:04
“DID YOU MISS WHERE IT SAID IT HAPPENED IN BRITAIN? GEES READ THE STORY THEN TRY AND BLAME BUSH”
Mark Martino on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:51:43
“Not really. Medicare is an insurance program run by the government. Medicare doesn't own any hospitals, hire clinical care doctors, or do anything but pay for medical care—much more efficiently than private insurance, too.”
“So why don't you remove all but the 250...why bother with the excess 500?
If I didn't go to school with you, or know you personally (or haven't "met" you via commenting on mutual friends' "threads")...then I don't have you on my friendlist...
I could care less about who Facebook suggests...that's just a hint that you MIGHT know that person, not a command to add them...LOL
I read the comments on things like this and wonder what is wrong with people...I have my geographically diverse friends who I keep in casual contact with on Facebook...my local friends who I see for brunches and parties, and the folks I debate topics with...
Why do you all complain about having so many "random" people on your friendslists...who you clearly added...and haven't taken the time to remove...you all created the problems that you have with Facebook...not Facebook...”
“She shouldn't have been on the site at the age of 10 in the first place...and most of these so-called issues would be easily fixed by *gasp*...only putting people on your friends list who you are actually *gasp*...friends with...LOL...
I only communicate with friends...and never get random strangers commenting on anything on my wall...LOL”
“Why wouldn't the mother have called the police...while the school bears some responsibility, the mother bears a LOT too. Call the police...remove your child fom the school and send him to regular public school. Why would you send your child back into that environment to be victimized again unless definitive changes had been made?