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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Calydor Re: We are fucked (125 comments)

Not entirely sure what you mean by downloading offline, whether you mean pirating for offline use or buying at a store.

Yes, let's go back in time twenty years to when brick and mortar stores were all the rage rather than following technological evolution because a few powerhouse ISPs want to have their cake and eat it too.

yesterday
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Calydor Re: We are fucked (125 comments)

It's not just movies, though Netflix has been the visible player in all of this.

Imagine if Valve and Comcast can't reach an agreement. Whoops, suddenly your Steam library downloads at 10 KB/s. Or that MMO you play, their latest 10 GB download for the next expansion comes down at that speed because you're with Time Warner. Wanna try out a beta for a game? No agreement signed, you'll be ready to play in a week.

This is not just solved by RL rental stores or pirating. Oh, and if this non-neutrality goes through, rest assured that P2P can suddenly be throttled to effectively a trickle.

yesterday
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Calydor Re:What a fool (288 comments)

how do you identify these rouge, unlicensed website operators?

By catching them red-handed.

yesterday
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Calydor Re:Solution? (903 comments)

Because earning money without having a car to get to work is an option for 100% of the population.

4 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Calydor Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

You missed my point.

The point is that being part of the UK does not - at least to the extent of my knowledge - leave the Scots oppressed, with no rights or luxuries. They are not an ostracized minority in their own country. Yes, of course they would have basic necessities and luxuries whether they were in the UK or not, but if leaving at this point means a portion of the citizens face financial ruin, then of COURSE they will vote no to leaving.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Calydor Re:Recent claims by whom? (222 comments)

Wait ...

So dolphins are catfish?

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Calydor Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

If the choice is sovereignty and financial ruin, or living under the flag of another nation but with all the modern luxuries (free speech, freedom of assembly, electricity, central plumbing etc.) I'm pretty sure a lot of people would go with being pragmatic rather than idealistic.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Calydor Re:Recent claims by whom? (222 comments)

It's almost like lions and cats are both felines!

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Calydor Re:Maybe (264 comments)

When the next President( who will be the one who promises to castrate the NSA)

So you're saying the US won't elect a new president in 2016? Or just the one who promises it?

decommissions the server farm storage they have with our records on, they can be used to store police footage in perpetuity

No, it seems you actually think he would promise it AND follow through.

about three weeks ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Calydor Re:EWWWWWWW (97 comments)

You should look up what that 'fertilizer' thing used for all grown crops is.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Calydor Re:how about .... (131 comments)

OK, so what's the realistic way to use an app that uses more bandwidth than your plan includes?

If you want to use an app that plays video (and you want to use it outside of your wifi) you need a way to get those videos to your phone.

Maybe grab a still image of the video from about ten seconds in along with a, "Click here to view this video" link? You know, so you only download a ~20 KB image instead of a 10 MB video of something you have absolutely no interest in?

Facebook's problem is they think that EVERYTHING with no exceptions that appears on your wall is going to have your unending interest.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Calydor Re:They will just cheat anyway (322 comments)

Who didn't what?

Ukraine didn't sign a treaty with Russia?
Ukraine didn't disarm?
Russia didn't invade?

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

Calydor Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

Buying a redundant net connection on the off chance that your net is down on the one day you REALLY can't leave home seems a little over the top to me.

about a month ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Calydor Re:Do the math (338 comments)

Have you considered multiple generations and thereby families?

2 grandparents
2 children of those each with spouse
3 kids from each of those.

2+4+6. 12.

It does happen in Europe, particularly in the southern countries.

about a month ago
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UPS: We've Been Hacked

Calydor Re:Well I am Glad (62 comments)

Or the breach was one that pulled stuff out little by little to avoid detection, and they were afraid of the hackers opening the flood gates if they went public that the breach had been detected.

about a month ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Calydor Re:Enough World of Warcraft already (146 comments)

With the timing of Titan getting scrapped and the massive gameplay changes in Draenor (such as disabling any and all non-NPC flight until 'later') I can't help but get the feeling that Titan was WoW2, set sometime in the past of Draenor before the Legion appeared, and now large parts of it have been ported over to WoW.

about a month and a half ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Calydor Re:meh (164 comments)

Are you SERIOUSLY saying that England is the one spelling the English language wrong, or was this more tongue-in-cheek than can be conveyed easily in text?

about a month and a half ago
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Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe

Calydor Re:Extraordinary misspelling? (35 comments)

Consistent incorrect spelling of a proper noun from another language as a legitimate word in your own language ... If Einstein never saw the name in writing it's a rather easy mistake to make.

about a month and a half ago

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