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Valve's Big Picture Could Be a Linux Game Console

JPriest Re:About Those Linux Consoles... (272 comments)

Not to mention Steam already exists for Android and it could run on Ouya (Android console). At this point the development environments that exist for Android are probably as rich or richer than what is out there specifically for Linux and Android is hardly slowing down.

more than 2 years ago

Foxconn's Founder Opens Up About Making iPhones

JPriest Re:Exploitation for the win! (384 comments)

Well Oracle is suing Google, and Paul Allen is suing everyone, even Apple, who is suing HTC who is suing etc. ... I can't imagine where he would get that crazy idea.

more than 4 years ago

The Coming Onslaught of iPad Competitors

JPriest Another iPod^H^H iPad killer! (497 comments)

It is the quantity of the iPod killers that counts you know. I am not an apple fanboi but I think displacing the iPad is going to be a pretty difficult task.

more than 4 years ago

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

JPriest Re:And then imagine (591 comments)

>>there are parts of the Backbone that are oversold, and it would be physically impossible for every customer to use 100% of the bandwidth at one time and get the speed they were advertised.

>Then that is the problem than needs fixing, not these "abusers".

Your position on this is uninformed. It is actually possible to build a system that would meet 100% of the user demands 100% of the time, it would just cost exponentially more than you are currently paying. Transit bandwidth typically costs ISP's $15-$20 per meg at peak time every month, the difference is they pay based on actual usage rather than potential capacity. If you have 7 meg of capacity and use it at peak time, your ISP pays a transit provider $100-$140 for you that month, not counting their own people and infrastructure required to bring it to the last mile. The system is literally built on the idea that not everyone is using it 100% of the time.

There is an old formula that says even during peak usage, only about 10% of an ISP's customer base is using their connections at the same time. This is how the system works. When you automate the process of using your 100% of your bandwidth, the company loses money on you with the idea that the other users will help make up the difference to pay for some of your bill. It is for lack of a better term, a form of socialism.

It works when a few people are hogging more than is profitable, but as more and more people find youtube, netflix, hulu, and bittorrent etc., the system is forced to raise costs for everyone or collapse on itself.

With that said, the system is designed to support peak usage, when you torrent during peak usage times it is a greater burden then when you do it on off hours and there is capacity to spare.

more than 5 years ago

Getting Rid of Staff With High Access?

JPriest I say it was there decision, let them deal with it (730 comments)

Their reason for cutting your access sooner than you expected may have been because they are bitter about you leaving or they are concerned that your new position may be a conflict of interest. They could be concerned that you will be mirroring some of the solutions they have in place (scripts, configurations etc.) and bringing them over to the new company.

I say rather than debate with them over the decision, that you do the best you can do for training the other people without access. If they end up face down in the dirt the minute you walk out the door, that was their decision, not yours.

If they call you after you start your new job charge them a consulting fee lol.

more than 6 years ago



JPriest JPriest writes  |  more than 8 years ago

JPriest (547211) writes "Microsoft on Wednesday launched 'Microsoft Robotics Studio SDK'. The software allows you to build your robot and test it in a virtual environment with physics that let it interact with other objects. The idea is that the platform will allow for greater code re-use and sharing. There is a video segment about the SDK here showing the virtual environment near the end. If you don't have the domain filtered yet, you can always find the project home page at http://microsoft.com/robotics/"


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