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2020-08-30 2:09:53 PM  

DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.
Problem solved people, problem solved.


They have to buy something. It's passing some more costs on to the people (little kids, even), so that our floundering economy can keep moving. The libraries are closed. Public internet is sometimes. So because our farking country can't keep it together long enough to get a pandemic under control, my kids now have to go hang out at fast food joints to keep up, as though they don't have enough problems already? I mean, that's where I want my kids during the day--scarfing french fries at Mcdonalds. Oh,but they HAVE to now, and besides, it gets them used to spending all of their time in consumer palaces. because what the fark else are they going to do, besides spend some money if they leave the house? SKIN IN THE GAME, kids. Now get on down to the taco bell and I dont want to see you unless that homeless guy paws you again.

Why not pass on the costs and hardship to the poorest? we always have before. In support of our precious ECONOMY.
And you like it just fine, because you're not poor, and you dont give a shiat.
 
2020-08-30 2:35:40 PM  

gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free electricity.

We don't have free natural gas.

We don't have free water.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free telephone.

We don't have free garbage service.



No but up until Covid we had free schools.
Since that now requires an internet connection why wouldn't we provide it to students?
 
2020-08-30 2:48:23 PM  

genner: gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free electricity.

We don't have free natural gas.

We don't have free water.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free telephone.

We don't have free garbage service.


No but up until Covid we had free schools.
Since that now requires an internet connection why wouldn't we provide it to students?


Or just open the schools up.
 
2020-08-30 3:46:26 PM  

Ex-Texan: payattention: farkeruk -They have a laptop. Who paid for that?

The school where I used to work offered laptops for students above a certain grade. I suspect most schools have something similar. As to how much a poor working family can afford... well... glad you have a handle on that. You might consider tackling the cancer thing next, corporations would pay a lot to keep the workforce working as long as possible.

Anybody remember Juno? the supposedly free Internet access that was ad supported. Not too shabby for a dial up connection.


They merged with netzero almost 20 years ago. Juno still has free email, but you need to have internet access to use it.  Netzero still has a free internet plan, but it only has 10 hours a month and uses either a cell phone (doesn't work with all phones)  or you can buy a hot spot from them.
 
2020-08-30 4:02:01 PM  

antnyjc: DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.

Problem solved people, problem solved.

I think it's more amusing how they seem to think that the kids will see their suggestions without Wi-Fi of their own. Because I am sure that any children that are seriously trying to do homework won't both check out frivolous nonsense like twitter.


Why would kids want to use what the old people use? Kids are so lame these days.
 
2020-08-30 4:03:14 PM  

Northern: More important for the government to keep empty airliners in the air than education.  All learnin' does is further the leftist elitist east coast agenda.
/why do you hate America subby?


Who the fuc is going to dig the ditches?
 
2020-08-30 4:10:59 PM  

gar1013: Or just open the schools up.


Why, so that you people's moronic state liberation movement can continue claiming monumentally more lives than all these BLM protests put together?
 
2020-08-30 4:12:26 PM  

gar1013: genner: gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free electricity.

We don't have free natural gas.

We don't have free water.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free telephone.

We don't have free garbage service.


No but up until Covid we had free schools.
Since that now requires an internet connection why wouldn't we provide it to students?

Or just open the schools up.


We could but...... parents have this thing about not wanting their kids to die.
 
2020-08-30 4:12:27 PM  

gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free garbage service.


San Diego city says that you cannot charge for garbage service. It is a utility provided by the city.  The city has looked into changing that but haven't managed. I also don't seem to have any sewer charges unless it is hidden in my water bill.

Kids forced to do school online but who don't have internet need to have it provided by the city/schools. It's only fair.  Same with teachers.  They are using their own resources to run classes in many cases.
 
2020-08-30 4:55:05 PM  

Ritter_Rote: gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free garbage service.

San Diego city says that you cannot charge for garbage service. It is a utility provided by the city.  The city has looked into changing that but haven't managed. I also don't seem to have any sewer charges unless it is hidden in my water bill.

Kids forced to do school online but who don't have internet need to have it provided by the city/schools. It's only fair.  Same with teachers.  They are using their own resources to run classes in many cases.


It's built into your property tax bill
 
2020-08-30 5:19:52 PM  

farkeruk: payattention: Well, that is what you get when you place greed above humanity. What bothers me is that once this situation passes, nothing is going to change (except the powers that be passing new laws that will make sure we peons cannot get out from under any debt accrued during this crisis, while screaming for free money from Uncle Donny). If there was any real desire to help kids, this internet situation would never have happened in the first place. The real leader of this country is Master Greed, and until this changes, all the whining is just funny.

Seriously, it isn't. I can get a 100mb/month data sim for £15. Even poor working families can afford that. Maybe not women who get pregnant and live on welfare, though.

And we have nothing but a photo. Maybe they just wanted to go out and do it? They have a laptop. Who paid for that?


Hey! If a woman, man, or some other proper or improper pronoun chooses to give birth, who are we to choose to deny them free shiat?
 
2020-08-30 5:24:38 PM  

Voiceofreason01: DerAppie: Voiceofreason01: DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.

Problem solved people, problem solved.

What do you want anonymous strangers on Twitter to do exactly?

Either to start some sort of outreach, or shut up.

What they are doing now isn't helping anyone except for their own ego.

So nobody is allowed to complain about anything unless they start a multi-million dollar non-profit? Do I need to spend a couple decades building contacts within the telecom industry and then leverage those contacts to curry favor with a corrupt leader while I accept bribes from telecom companies and while also committing fraud against the United States to derail major regulatory changes before I'm allowed to have an opinion?


Why didn't you work harder to get Hillary elected? All would be golden and everything would smell of Unicorn farts if you weren't so lazy. It's all your fault actually.
 
2020-08-30 5:40:37 PM  
It's too bad there's no place we could send these kids, to learn communally, even when their parents don't have the means to support their education directly.
 
2020-08-30 5:44:12 PM  

farkeruk: payattention: Well, that is what you get when you place greed above humanity. What bothers me is that once this situation passes, nothing is going to change (except the powers that be passing new laws that will make sure we peons cannot get out from under any debt accrued during this crisis, while screaming for free money from Uncle Donny). If there was any real desire to help kids, this internet situation would never have happened in the first place. The real leader of this country is Master Greed, and until this changes, all the whining is just funny.

Seriously, it isn't. I can get a 100mb/month data sim for £15. Even poor working families can afford that. Maybe not women who get pregnant and live on welfare, though.

And we have nothing but a photo. Maybe they just wanted to go out and do it? They have a laptop. Who paid for that?


I can get three saltines for $15/month. Why can't a family of four just go live off that?
 
2020-08-30 5:45:59 PM  

Texas Gabe: gar1013: Or just open the schools up.

Why, so that you people's moronic state liberation movement can continue claiming monumentally more lives than all these BLM protests put together?


So poor people's kids can benefit from state education as well.

/They could just go make a lot of money so they can get tax cuts to afford private education, though.
 
2020-08-30 6:07:31 PM  

I just lurk here: So... the "kids" are all female? Not that I have a problem with that, it's just that I thought "Ellos" was the proper word for when a group consists of both genders.

/ Not a Spanish expert
// Spanish conversation hour was one of my favorite times at college
/// Wish I could speak it better


You have hands, right? "La manos" refers to your two hands but the people have "Las manos." Languages are a practice of converting the thought in the head to a system of communication with others. Different cultures tackle this problem in different ways. Check out Noam Chomsky.

English is the current trade language used in the world because it is extremely precise compared to previous trade languages used in the west.

Think about laws that you believe have loopholes. The reason you feel that way us because you think your concerns are not covered. Try to write down how you would correct this loopholes and you will find it is not as simple as it might appear

I've been trying to "perfect"  Spanish" for a very long time. Different countries have different rules but the same basic structure. It's difficult and interesting as hell.

It's starting to appear that the differences are similar to that of a proficient English speaker compared to a english lawyer speaker.

Any gringos wanting a bit of Spanish help should check out Gringo Espanol on the Youtubes. Don't give up.
 
2020-08-30 6:29:11 PM  

Gunner's Mate First Class Phillip Asshole: Our district gave out last year hot spots to those in need and are doing the same this year. fark any district that doesn't do it. It literally costs $20 a month per hotspot at our school so don't tell me you can't afford it.


Hey! Smokes and booze are expensive. Why aren't these parents forced to ensure internet access, for the children?
 
2020-08-30 6:30:17 PM  

gar1013: Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.

Which is funny because everyone is screaming that free Wi-Fi should be a thing.

We don't have free electricity.

We don't have free natural gas.

We don't have free water.

We don't have free sewer service.

We don't have free telephone.

We don't have free garbage service.


We don't have free dom.
 
2020-08-30 7:19:05 PM  
Meanwhile in Estonia, internet access is legally recognised as a human right.
 
2020-08-30 8:39:45 PM  

Tallman: wademh: Back when libraries were open, some used to go there. But many libraries remain closed to to covid, even when governments are forcing schools to open. USA USA USA

Our local libraries are closed for in-person use (they do have a pickup option!), but they've kept the WiFi going, and indeed have re-arranged hotspots to give better coverage in the parking lot. A surprising number of cars containing people presumably using the WiFi are there at all hours.

Internet service should be treated like a utility.


Some cities did have public WiFi.  The FCC shut it down.  The same guy who ended Net Neutrality.
 
2020-08-30 8:49:38 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: I just lurk here: So... the "kids" are all female? Not that I have a problem with that, it's just that I thought "Ellos" was the proper word for when a group consists of both genders.

/ Not a Spanish expert
// Spanish conversation hour was one of my favorite times at college
/// Wish I could speak it better

You have hands, right? "La manos" refers to your two hands but the people have "Las manos." Languages are a practice of converting the thought in the head to a system of communication with others. Different cultures tackle this problem in different ways. Check out Noam Chomsky.

English is the current trade language used in the world because it is extremely precise compared to previous trade languages used in the west.

Think about laws that you believe have loopholes. The reason you feel that way us because you think your concerns are not covered. Try to write down how you would correct this loopholes and you will find it is not as simple as it might appear

I've been trying to "perfect"  Spanish" for a very long time. Different countries have different rules but the same basic structure. It's difficult and interesting as hell.

It's starting to appear that the differences are similar to that of a proficient English speaker compared to a english lawyer speaker.

Any gringos wanting a bit of Spanish help should check out Gringo Espanol on the Youtubes. Don't give up.


When sports teams wear alternate uniforms with Spanish versions of their names, I was disappointed that they only translate the articles and not the names themselves (when the names are general nouns), i.e., "Los Suns"
instead of "Los Soles"
 
2020-08-30 9:44:15 PM  

DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.

Problem solved people, problem solved.


So your crapping all over them for doing something that you ASSUME they knew and hurts no one?
 
2020-08-30 10:09:44 PM  

flondrix: StoPPeRmobile: I just lurk here: So... the "kids" are all female? Not that I have a problem with that, it's just that I thought "Ellos" was the proper word for when a group consists of both genders.

/ Not a Spanish expert
// Spanish conversation hour was one of my favorite times at college
/// Wish I could speak it better

You have hands, right? "La manos" refers to your two hands but the people have "Las manos." Languages are a practice of converting the thought in the head to a system of communication with others. Different cultures tackle this problem in different ways. Check out Noam Chomsky.

English is the current trade language used in the world because it is extremely precise compared to previous trade languages used in the west.

Think about laws that you believe have loopholes. The reason you feel that way us because you think your concerns are not covered. Try to write down how you would correct this loopholes and you will find it is not as simple as it might appear

I've been trying to "perfect"  Spanish" for a very long time. Different countries have different rules but the same basic structure. It's difficult and interesting as hell.

It's starting to appear that the differences are similar to that of a proficient English speaker compared to a english lawyer speaker.

Any gringos wanting a bit of Spanish help should check out Gringo Espanol on the Youtubes. Don't give up.

When sports teams wear alternate uniforms with Spanish versions of their names, I was disappointed that they only translate the articles and not the names themselves (when the names are general nouns), i.e., "Los Suns"
instead of "Los Soles"


Proper names don't translate.
 
2020-08-31 4:13:24 AM  

Sword and Shield: flondrix: When sports teams wear alternate uniforms with Spanish versions of their names, I was disappointed that they only translate the articles and not the names themselves (when the names are general nouns), i.e., "Los Suns"
instead of "Los Soles"

Proper names don't translate.


For proper names and city nicknames I can see that would apply (Phillies, Mets), but Tigers, Giants, Angels, etc.?

For the Padres the issue is moot, I suppose.
 
2020-08-31 3:49:43 PM  

Voiceofreason01: DerAppie: Voiceofreason01: DerAppie: Voiceofreason01: DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.

Problem solved people, problem solved.

What do you want anonymous strangers on Twitter to do exactly?

Either to start some sort of outreach, or shut up.

What they are doing now isn't helping anyone except for their own ego.

So nobody is allowed to complain about anything unless they start a multi-million dollar non-profit? Do I need to spend a couple decades building contacts within the telecom industry and then leverage those contacts to curry favor with a corrupt leader while I accept bribes from telecom companies and while also committing fraud against the United States to derail major regulatory changes before I'm allowed to have an opinion?

They are allowed to complain, they just shouldn't be pretending to help while not helping at all.

You're complaining pretty loudly. What have you done to help recently?


What part of "allowed to complain, don't pretend to help" didn't you get? Because I'm not pretending to help anyone so I'm staying well within the confines I set.
 
2020-08-31 3:59:09 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: DerAppie: I like how the people on twitter were outraged that the children needed to use the free wifi at Taco Bell to do their homework, and decided to help their community by listing free wifi hotspots. As if the children are sonstupid that they don't know any places in their area that provide free internet.

Problem solved people, problem solved.

So your crapping all over them for doing something that you ASSUME they knew and hurts no one?


If you think I'm crapping over the children, because in that case you need to take a deep breath and read my post again.

As for the rest: because the more people can pretend to help by sending out a tweet, the less they are likely to do in real life. People should at least be honest about not wanting to put in any effort.
 
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