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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

BondGamer Re: if Comcast were Exxon (520 comments)

The correct analogy would be if Comcast were Exxon, they would be the gas station who has run out of gas because Exxon hired a trucking company that couldn't supply enough trucks to keep all the gas stations full.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

BondGamer Can't Believe Comments Here Are As Bad As Reddit (520 comments)

Netflix does now pay Comcast $99.99/month for internet access like consumers do. They have to pay for their uplinks like all major websites do. So Netflix goes to the dirt cheapest ISP which is Cognet. Why is Cognet the cheapest? Because they skimp on their connections. So while Cognet sells Netflix all the uplinks they need, Cognet does not have adequate link agreements with Comcast/Verizon/etc. A dumbed down example would be Cognet is trying to push 1GB per second through 500MB per second connections. Packets get dropped.

The whole internet is playing right into the hands of Netflix who is trying to act like a victim. They wanted to try and pay the least, so they setup this whole scheme about throttling when the one who is actually the bad guy here is Cognet for selling service they can''t provide. They are basically acting like a webhost who sticks 10,000 website on one server.

about 6 months ago
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Why Do You Want To Kill My Pet? Zynga Shuts Down PetVille, 10 Others

BondGamer How you shut a 570,000 player game? (377 comments)

I went to one of the game sites and Indiana Jones Adventure World says it has 570,000 have played it. How can you have hundreds of thousands of people that have played your game? Unless this counts the people who signed up and spent less than 10 minutes on it. I would really like to know how much some of these games bombed.

about a year and a half ago
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Cell Carriers Responded Last Year To 1.3M Law Enforcement Data Requests

BondGamer Many and Most (155 comments)

How can many have court orders but most do not? Shouldn't it be some and most? I went to read the article to find the answer and was not shocked to find out the summery is misleading. Of the 700 requests per day, 230 were without court order or about 33%. A lot less than "most".

more than 2 years ago
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Leaked Zynga Memo Justifies Copycat Strategy

BondGamer There is a good business oppertunity here (384 comments)

Someone should start copying all Zynga mobile titles. They already have done the research and figured out what are the best games to copy. You copy their games, make what you think are the best improvements, and reap all the profits. Call it Dream Tower.

more than 2 years ago
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Teachers Resist High-tech Push In Idaho Schools

BondGamer Re:Tech in schools is such a waste (311 comments)

Calculators are appropriate at a certain level of math when you have the basics down. Being able to use calculators in anything lower than Calculus is just not right in my opinion. I've seen them used at the elementary level, the excuse the teacher used was they "finished learning" addition and subtraction, so they can now use a shortcut. Is it any wonder why math scores are so low in some regions?

And what is wrong with memorization? You have to memorize dates in history, punctuation in writing, and elements in science. Suddenly it is wrong for students to be forced to memorize the formula to find the area of a circle.

more than 2 years ago
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Crowdsourced List of SOPA Supporters

BondGamer Re:crowdsourced (180 comments)

However, a company's name mistakingly placed on a list of entities for or against any bill shouldn't equate to slander.

It isn't about someone mistakenly putting a name on the list, it is about someone purposefully putting a name on the list. Slander is when you say something you know is not true. Someone could spend all day putting Slashdot on that list and X amount of people are going to see it. Some will eventually learn the truth, but there will always be those who forever think Slashdot supported SOPA.

more than 2 years ago
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Modern Warfare 3 Released

BondGamer Re:How did you manged to not compare it to BF3? (201 comments)

2 very different games, I don't understand why people compare them in the first place.

Yeah, it would be like comparing Apples and Microsofts.

more than 2 years ago
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Shady Reshipping Centers Exposed

BondGamer Re:Blame big corporations. Really (143 comments)

Or maybe they exist because big corporations refuse to sell their goods for a 100% discount.

more than 2 years ago
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The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

BondGamer Re:Insufficient evidence (482 comments)

"Seriously officer, this guy had a knife and he forced me to steal this big screen TV that is in my living room. I was going to return it after the riots were over!"

about 3 years ago
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Technology Blamed For Helping UK Rioters

BondGamer Re:Technology Blamed For Helping UK Rioters (682 comments)

People riot after their favorite team wins a championship. It is not always touched off by something violent.

To create a mob you need a lot of people. Social media is definitely making it much easier to do things as a mob. At first it was used for good(?) with those flash mobs of people performing musical numbers. Now it is being used to rob stores. Without Twitter and Facebook, it would be next to impossible to coordinate what is going on currently in Britain. So, unfortunately, technology is to blame.

about 3 years ago
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Anonymous To Release Sun, News of the World Emails

BondGamer Re:Compromising the investigation (363 comments)

This could absolutely compromise the investigations. If the emails are leaked the defense could possibly get them suppressed and made unusable in court.

more than 3 years ago
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China Starts Censoring Phone Calls Mid Sentence

BondGamer Re:Skeptical, as a phone-using China resident (366 comments)

Speech recognition for purposes of translating words into text still has some way to go. There are hundreds of thousands of common words used in different ways and programming for all those possibilities is impractical. But if you have a specific word or phrase you want to pick out, it is hugely reliable and has been for decades. Haven't you ever called customer support before? So if the China wants to filter the word protest, it is trivial with the right equipment.

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon To Offer iPhone Users Unlimited Data

BondGamer Why bother? (327 comments)

Their entire advertising campaign could be: we are not AT&T. They would still get more iPhone users in 1 year than AT&T managed in ~3 years.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Passes iPhone In US Market Share

BondGamer Re:Not a Surprise (550 comments)

Of course there are other complaints about the iPhone. The point is the #1 reason people either don't like the iPhone or have not purchased it is because it is only available through AT&T. When the iPhone is offered through other carriers, AT&T will likely lose many customers. But overall Apple would gain the people waiting for it to go multi-carrier, plus the people who hate Android, and the people who don't get good AT&T coverage in their area. Google is already maxed out their customer base, Apple has tons of room for growth in the US.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Passes iPhone In US Market Share

BondGamer Not a Surprise (550 comments)

When you have 100+ handsets sold by every carrier under the sun, of course you will sell more. Microsoft just dropped the ball and Google swooped in to take advantage of Apple's contract with AT&T. If it ended a couple years ago who knows if Android would even exist today. When it expires and Apple is allowed to sell the iPhone with whoever they want, Google is going to be hurting. The only complaint about the iPhone is you can only use it on AT&T. Compare that to all the criticisms of Android phones (bad user interface, slow upgrades, no upgrades, poor support, etc.)

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Eyeing Internet ID For Americans

BondGamer Who do you want to handle your information? (487 comments)

Do you want the government who has it anyway or do you want Facebook who will sell it. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. I personally would prefer the government to be in charge of my identification because they already handle it will passports, social security and driver's license. It only hurts me to give all this information to a company like Facebook.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Eyeing Internet ID For Americans

BondGamer Re:Offered for financial transactions? (487 comments)

Credit card companies are certainly not happy with the amount of internet fraud they have to deal with. If the US had a standardized system for online identification, you can bet it would be required by all websites who want to continue to accept credit card transactions. It would be nice to ship packages once again to somewhere other than my billing address.

more than 3 years ago

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MMO Strategy 101: DDoS Your Opponent's Website

BondGamer BondGamer writes  |  more than 3 years ago

BondGamer (724662) writes "For the past several days Goonfleet's website, one of the largest alliances in space MMO EVE Online, has been under a sustained DDoS attack. The webmaster has taken several steps in an attempt to mitigate the attack, but the attackers persist. In the past day, the attack has expanded to other EVE alliance websites. Popular EVE news reporting site EveNews24 says they have been experiencing DDoS attacks for weeks. The reason for the attacks and who is behind them is unknown, but it is suspected to have to do with in-game wars and politics. By taking down alliance forums, communication is crippled and chaos ensues for the affected alliances. When the only real protection against these attacks costs thousands of dollars per day, how is anyone except a million dollar company supposed to fight back against these kinds of attacks?"
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BondGamer BondGamer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BondGamer writes "For some reason Google hates SomethingAwful.com. In a recent article, SA administrator Richard "Lowtax" compares search results with Microsoft Live and Yahoo. SomethingAwful consistently takes the top spot on other search engines but does not appear at all in Google's results. Google will not explain what the issue is and only points to general web site optimizations."
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BondGamer BondGamer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BondGamer (724662) writes "Many ICQ users woke up and found their ICQ numbers were no longer working. There is a topic on the ICQ support with more than 1,500 replies. There are pages upon pages of other topics asking what happened. There has been no official response from AOL about what has happened. How would if affect you to one day to find out the instant messenger ID you used for years is suddenly gone?"
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BondGamer BondGamer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BondGamer (724662) writes "Yesterday was the largest battle in Eve history that never took place. Over 1,500 players tried to duke it out only to have the server crash over 6 times. Eventually the attackers won by getting enough players logged in hours later. CCP does not plan to reimburse the defenders for their over $10,000 in real life losses (game assets converted to cash)."

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Macs = Good

BondGamer BondGamer writes  |  more than 10 years ago Apple is like the USA. They are inovative, creative, and indivdualistic.

Windows is like the old USSR (Soviet Union). They want everything to be the same, want to be the greatest and own everything, and steals ideas from the USA.

Linix is like Switzerland. They are just there and would be gone in a moment if big ol' Windows didn't want them around.

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