top Cisco Slaps Arista Networks With Suit For "Brazen" Patent Infringement
why copy Cisco of all people?! I mean, ridiculous boot times, incomprehensible backend, and more recently, mediocre programming.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?
Having Comcast do a reverse DNS on the static IPs should be on the to-do list
top President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
They already are Comcast-esque money grubbers, there is no transformation required.
I'm pretty sure the last time I called my water company, they did not ask me if I'd like to upgrade my water to 'premium plus'.
top Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance
The main issue I'm finding here is what do they define as shift work. And dear lord, doesn't anyone else have a problem with the phrasing "antisocial shifts"?
From my perspective, what they actually measured here (or failed to measure) is the effect of having a shift that changes often. I believe that you can work 2nd or 3rd shift and experience relatively few side effects (there was a study about issues with not sleeping when it's dark out but moving on). The real problem is the constant change of sleep pattern. Changing that pattern puts more stress on the body which potentially explains the increased risk of death with daylight savings.
about a month and a half ago
top Real Net Neutrality Problem: 'Edge Provider' vs 'End User'
Volume-based billing absolutely makes sense. It makes no sense to the ISP to charge the same amount to a customer that uses 1000GB/month as one that uses 1GB/month.
Volume-based billing doesn't make sense. The operating costs are incredibly low whether it's 1 GB or 1000 GB (if you look at figure 20, you can clearly see high speed data is $2 -- and this is for google fiber's gigabit service --
http://www.businessinsider.com...). The true cost for bandwidth is in the infrastructure. about a month and a half ago
top The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?
John Oliver made a really good point about Netflix (especially if you look at that nice bandwidth chart with Comcast before and after the deal --
http://knowmore.washingtonpost...). Ending net neutrality will give internet providers the freedom to extort anyone and everyone who needs significant bandwidth. And there's absolutely nothing to stop them.
top News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials
'Percent' is one word. '%' would've also been an acceptable answer.
top When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
By regulation, AC means that there's a state-sponsored oligopoly in place as well as state legislation/local politics making it difficult for start-ups. Regulation may not quite be the best word for it though.
top Amazon's eBook Math
Also, the big 6 publishing houses have a massively left-leaning bias. They've spent decades now killing the sales numbers of entire genres because the authors were required to toe the line of the latest politically correct movement.
You really had to go there, huh? By the way, Ann Coulter is published by Three Rivers Press, a division of Random House.
And frankly, profit isn't partisan. Companies publish what they think will sell (with exceptions, naturally)
top Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
top Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes
And make these boxes unnecessary
Given how much processing power TV have these days, they could've easily made usb drives with the encryption keys and allows the tvs to do the same job that the boxes do now. But that just wouldn't be profitable. It's nice to see what greed and lack of competition produce.
top Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland
Because corporations would never stoop to greasing palms or hiring their friends!
top FCC Looking Into Paid Peering Deals
"The peering market 'has functioned effectively and efficiently for over two decades without government intervention,' Comcast claimed at a congressional hearing."
When they say anything
top Portland Edges Closer To Google Fiber
https://pc2.mypreferences.com/... Or you could press a few keys and ask them to stop.
top Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots
And contract to sell my soul? Are you insane? If you cancel, that's 75% of the remaining contract that goes right into Comcast's pocket.
top Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?
Mod parent up
I agree wholeheartedly that this is how you should approach it. I'd put special emphasis on that lawsuit aspect because this throws up all sorts of red flags. At best, it's legal grey area.
Personally, I'd tell them to give their tenants a 10% coupon and call it a day. Or heck, nothing (save technical know how) stops them from having a daily registration page (or redirect their initial page) to get onto the internet with some advertising on it. It's still a dirtbag move, but it deeply decreases the possibility of lawsuits.
top Congressman Introduces Bill To Limit FCC Powers
to line his own pockets, actively work against his constituency, and claim it's for the good of the people.
top Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?
I don't understand this impulse to make the monitor wider and wider. I'd like my monitor taller so I can see more of my webpages, not less. Maybe I'm just an old fogy so get off my digital lawn.
top Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes
That's really yet to be determined. For all any of us know, this $70 plan is a loss leader to attract interest and investment. Ceasing to do the 'right thing' tends to happen after you become a market leader or have significant market share. Make no mistake, I think what Google is doing is great but I maintain no illusions that Google can't 'go bad'.
top Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards
It's even more than that though. It's just outright contempt for education in many areas and 'the bible is the only education one really needs' philosophy.
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