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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

ArhcAngel Re:Big Data (164 comments)

I'm not sure if you are unfamiliar with the situation or just have a portfolio full of ComCast stock but There is some very insightful material over at Level 3 that paints a clear picture of just who is ganging up on who. And Netflix isn't the only Internet site that suffers from these ISP's greed. They just happen to be the largest. And as far as their CDN how is relieving the congestion on your network not a payment in and of itself? Netflix traffic from the backbone would decrease 90% once they are allowed to put their CDN inside your network leaving you free to use it for other traffic. If Netflix is causing the congestion then allowing them to put their CDN in is a win/win but ISPs want Netflix to lose so their on demand service can pick up those customers. If you truly want the truth then read the articles in the link.


Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

ArhcAngel Too specific (194 comments)

Is there already a law about filming someone without their knowledge? If there is it's all that is needed. No need to add "On the internet"...I mean "with a drone" to it. If not then why should it be illegal for use with a drone? Would that mean that it is illegal to do with a drone but perfectly legal if I am using a jetpack? It's just like having a specific no texting and driving law when it's already illegal to drive distracted. Just start enforcing the law already there!

2 days ago

Linux Kernel Git Repositories Add 2-Factor Authentication

ArhcAngel Re:Oh no. (48 comments)

As long as we're being humorless assholes: Jokes are defined by the intention of humor. Lots of things are funny that aren't jokes, like, say, if you died, it'd be hilarious. Lots of things are jokes that fail at being funny: see the complete works of Joe Rogan.


2 days ago

Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

ArhcAngel Re:Notify them (178 comments)

Currently Microsoft needs more apps than it does quality. When they approach a customer they can tell them they have a gazillion apps in their store to deflect the "but the iPhone/Android has so many more apps.". Rest assured once it blows up in their faces they will clamp down hard. They are famous for reactionary overcompensation.

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

ArhcAngel Re:Budget? (153 comments)

For the price they are charging I'm sure they would sell you a wife and child seat attachment ;)

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

ArhcAngel Budget? (153 comments)

Depending on your budget for the chair one of MWE Labs Emperor chairs should meet your needs.

5 days ago

Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

ArhcAngel Re:Some people... (451 comments)

Priest Vito Cornelius: I try to serve life. And you seem to want to destroy it.
Zorg: Oh, Father. You're so wrong. Let me explain.
[Puts and empty water glass on his desk]
Zorg: Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder and chaos. Now take this empty glass. Here it is: peaceful, serene, boring. But if it is destroyed
[Pushes the glass off the table. It shatter on the floor, and several small machines come out to clean it up]
Zorg: Look at all these little things! So busy now! Notice how each one is useful. A lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color. Now, think about all those people that created them. Technicians, engineers, hundreds of people, who will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own, and so on and so forth. Thus, adding to the great chain of life. You see, father, by causing a little destruction, I am in fact encouraging life. In reality, you and I are in the same business.

5 days ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

ArhcAngel Re:A truly smart person ... (391 comments)

Not true. I work with EE faculty, and a number of them can't seem to grasp the concept that the being a brilliant engineer doesn't automatically confer one with expertise in diverse other areas such as patent law, accounting, videography, etc.

What's it got to do with EE's? This applies to a vast majority of people who have Money/Power/Fame. You can usually tell when at some point in a conversation with them they utter "Don't you know who I am?"

about a week ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

ArhcAngel Re:Where do I sign up? (326 comments)

Seriously? You're posting this here without telling me how I can get this job? From the sounds of it, I could do it in the background while at my real job.

But it might seriously cut into your /. reading!

about two weeks ago
top Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

ArhcAngel Re:Soon, a few companies will own all your base (56 comments)

Then you are not familiar with the show. In it the world is run by a few mega corps that basically stay in power by keeping their media ratings higher than their competitors thus reaping the highest ad revenue. Network XXIII being the one of the biggest. The first episode has one of their own reporters investigating why a guy spontaneously combusts only to learn its because Network XXIII's latest ad technology (Blipverts, which are 30 seconds ads compressed to 3 seconds so the viewer will not be tempted to change the channel) short circuits the victims nervous system. All pretty well spelled out in my OP and relevant to the GP headline.

about two weeks ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

ArhcAngel Uncoceivable (442 comments)

no TV actors have EVER been paid that much b4!

Is this considered /. news because the show portrays "nerds" and nerds in this sites tag line?

about two weeks ago

LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

ArhcAngel Re:Go figure. (108 comments)

For Silicon Valley Companies, perma-temping and hiring H1B's is part of their business practice,

Indeed. A company that was at one time known for it's test and measurement equipment and pioneered the laserjet printer space routinely hires temporary (contracted through temp agencies) labor for permanent manufacturing positions which is illegal. Since the law in question prohibits temporary labor from occupying a position for more than a 12 month period this company lays off the entire manufacturing line the last week of the year only to recreate the positions the very next week.

about two weeks ago

Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

ArhcAngel Free...torture (71 comments)

It's sorta like the guys at GitMo telling their guests today they get free waterboarding.

about two weeks ago

Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows

ArhcAngel Cow media (66 comments)

Look out...Here comes Zuckercud pitching his cowbook idea again!

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

ArhcAngel Re:Don't look for logic (246 comments)

Wait? You haven't met anyone who's monitor is broken because the power was off?

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

ArhcAngel Re:Don't look for logic (246 comments)

(the toner cartridge in that LJ5 on third floor east isn't changing ITSELF, btw...)

Toner is a consumable and IT does not provide toner nor facilitate their replacement. Please feel free to open a ticket to IT once you have managed to jam the toner cartridge in upside down and sideways for technical support.

about two weeks ago

Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

ArhcAngel Re:Awkward (121 comments)

once the aliens show up (the floaty section in the alien mothership in particular goes on for far too long).

Great! I just started playing and you go and ruin the WHOLE thing for me.

about three weeks ago

Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

ArhcAngel Re:Complexity (213 comments)

SOoooo...shouldn't the first link in the regular search be a link to the results from Google Scholar?

about three weeks ago



ArhcAngel ArhcAngel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ArhcAngel writes "My stepson's laptop was stolen recently and the person who stole it knew exactly where to look. I'm pretty sure he is acquainted with the person who stole it and they go to college together. My question for /. is since I have the MAC address of the laptop and I know where the kid goes to school is there a way to have the college IT dept. flag that MAC address when it hits the schools network? Has anyone ever done something similar and what kind of help or hindrance was the IT dept. in assisting in this kind of request?"


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