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Verizon-Branded iPhone 5 Ships Unlocked, Works With Other Networks

JakiChan Re:Open Access rules (100 comments)

Right, but AT&T is doing LTE, just as VZW is, on different bands. Their "4G" HSPA+ rollout is much larger than their HSPA+ network, but eventually you'll probably see two pretty strong LTE networks. VZW just has a headstart.

Having the two biggest networks on the same technology is nice - someday, if they both do LTE only (and get rid of their legacy networks) then you could have a multi-band NA handset that you really could take between carriers.

AT&T not having bought any of the new spectrum makes them even harder to swallow now. They can be as anti-consumer as they want. I wonder if VZW being forced to be pro-consumer will make AT&T start to relax a bit?

more than 2 years ago
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Employee-Owned Devices Muddy Data Privacy Rights

JakiChan Re:Email a trade secret? (165 comments)

Yes it is property. They call it "intellectual property law" for a reason.

more than 2 years ago
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Employee-Owned Devices Muddy Data Privacy Rights

JakiChan Things folks don't think about. (165 comments)

There are a few things that the users who want company (email/data/whatever) on their personal (iCrap/PC/whatever) don't think about.

1) Is the remote wipe functionality such that if I have to zap your device it will only nuke the company data? Are you willing to lose ALL the data on your phone? I've heard about folks suing their employers over this.

2) If I suspect you're up to no good and you're using a company device I can take that device and conduct forensic analysis on it. If it's your personal device I can't force you to surrender it.

3) Are you willing to pay for whatever security software IT mandates?

I know there are some Mobile Device Management packages out there working on this, and hopefully the best practices will all be sorted out soon. However coming up with these best practices (and buying the software/etc to support them) is not free. So to the employee they think "Hey, this doesn't cost you anything! I bought the phone!" But they don't see the TCO at all.

more than 2 years ago
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MS Buying Yahoo? Bad Idea, Even At a Discount

JakiChan Re:Who, exactly, is losing money? (141 comments)

You misquoted me, so you fail at trolling. I said Bing was losing money which it is. It's losing crazy amount of cash.

I'm sure Office and Win7 can subsidize it for a long time, but facts are facts. Y! Is profitable, Bing is not.

about 3 years ago
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MS Buying Yahoo? Bad Idea, Even At a Discount

JakiChan Re:Who, exactly, is losing money? (141 comments)

Uhm, no. The submitted said in his submission that Yahoo! is losing money. It is not. As much fun as it may be to kick Y! I think one should at least use the facts. MICROSOFT is losing money fast, but Y! is profitable.

about 3 years ago
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MS Buying Yahoo? Bad Idea, Even At a Discount

JakiChan Who, exactly, is losing money? (141 comments)

Say what you want about Yahoo! but it is not "money-losing". Yahoo! is profitable. Yes, top-line growth has been a problem but management of the bottom line has driven profits UP not DOWN. Bing may be losing money hand over fist but Yahoo! is still bringing in the cash.

I bet the folks who love to keep beating on Yahoo! also kick puppies for fun...

about 3 years ago
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California County Bans SmartMeter Installations

JakiChan Re:900Mhz != HF amateur band (494 comments)

Amateur Radio has a secondary allocation on 900-928Mhz. The ordinance doesn't say anything about HF.

Also, there are first responder radio systems in 900Mhz, and these smart meters don't play nice.

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Legally Considered a TV Station In Italy

JakiChan Re:Pretty much completely infeasible. (254 comments)

I think the idea isn't to block just YouTube from Italy...block Italy from accessing ANY Google content. I bet the people of Italy need Google more than Google needs them.

more than 3 years ago
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IT's Last Hope — a Job In the Boonies?

JakiChan Re:Sounds like a lose/lose? (470 comments)

Well, when I RTFA it said that no the cost of living wasn't that much cheaper. And you're talking almost a 50% paycut. So maybe you're making 50 to 60k, in a place with nothing to do, and a lower standard of living. I suppose it's better than being homeless...

about 4 years ago
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IT's Last Hope — a Job In the Boonies?

JakiChan Sounds like a lose/lose? (470 comments)

Taking less pay for lower cost of living makes sense. But it sounds like other than housing the cost of living isn't much lower. Plus, interviewing for a job once the economy turns around will be hard and you'd have to relocate again. Where's the win in this?

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

tell her to plan on upgrading both her computer and her first-mile provider service in the next couple years

1. You have a choice in first-mile providers? Must be nice. I live in the middle of Mtn. View, home to Google. The heart of Silicon Valley. I can get nothing more than 1.5Mbps from AT&T. If I want something faster (which I do) Comcast is the only game in town. So no, changing carriers doesn't solve any problems.
2. Neither broadband carrier here currently offers native v6.

Kinda sad, isn't it?

Staying IPv4-only is just plain going to cost more in the long-run than moving to IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack.

This I agree with. I think CGN is not a solution and is a stupid and lame attempt by carriers to avoid switching to v6. However, you were the one who seemed to think it was fine. Just put your ad servers in their address realm you said.

The fact is that v6 is not going smoothly. I'm involved from the CP side and it's a bitch. However, it's a necessary evil. Trying to postpone things with CGN will not only just drag out the inevitable but it will jack things up for a lot of people It is pure fail.

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

And I won't have much sympathy for the people don't like being nickle-and-dimed for searches but can't bother to run a modern IP stack on a modern network that provides IPv6 service.

You may not care about them, but the CPs do since that's where their money comes from. Or are you gonna tell you grandma to get a tunnel to HE because Comcast, one of the biggest residential providers out there, doesn't have v6 yet? Well, *you* probably would. Normal people wouldn't.

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

Google has production IPv6 service now...

Well, if by "production" you mean that their load balancers are proxying v6 connections, yeah. The content providers are deploying v6 and not CGN.

The ISPs are way slower. I've been signed up for a Comcast trial forever and not heard anything.

Oh well...I'm sure Google's price-per-search will be pretty low. They'll probably offer discount packages like cell phone carriers...

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

That would be the motherfuckers that make the free services you enjoy (like, oh I don't know, Web Search) possible.

So yeah, what you're suggesting won't happen. I guess you'll enjoy google micropayments, paying them by the query....

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

How exactly is the CP supposed to get their ad server inside of a carrier's address realm without being inside their routing domain? Multiple private peering sessions with each carrier in some sort of MPLS VPN setup to keep the conflicting RFC1918 blocks separate?

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

The websites I frequent are not reliant on ad-revenue, and those that are are easily replaced with ad-free alternatives that have existed for years, if not decades.

You visit Slashdot (obviously) and you mention Facebook and Google. There are three sites right there that *are* reliant on ad revenue, so you might want to rethink the above statement. And two of those three rely on IP for geolocation. It's not the most precise way to do it, but it works.

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

I don't get your "You think that the carriers are going to let them?" comment. Carriers love it when CDNs want to park a server inside their network. Ads are no different: less traffic through the external tube, faster load times for customers.

I think you woefully underestimate the kind of data the ad network would need from the carrier to make that work. And somehow I doubt the carrier is gonna do that for free. So yeah, this is still going to kill the content providers.

CGN is just epic fail. And that's just one reason.

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan Re:CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

They just move the ad servers into the carrier address realm. Nice try, though...

You actually think that everyone who operates an ad network is going to put proxy servers inside the carrier's network, before the CGN? You think that the carriers are going to let them? I guess you picked the wrong day to stop smoking crack, huh?

about 4 years ago
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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

JakiChan CGN will kill content providers (583 comments)

Your IP address is a large part of being able to serve you relevant content, and more importantly relevant ads. If all of Comcast were, for example, to appear from one /24 then all of a sudden the ability of the content providers to target ads based on location would be done. And don't underestimate what the value in that is.

If you go ahead and say "Well, good, I don't like ads anyway" then realize this - content isn't free. It costs money for big ass datacenters to serve your page view. So take away the ability of the content providers to make money and they'll go away quickly. And then you won't have any content to view in the first place.

about 4 years ago
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Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

JakiChan Re:I am prob one of the only people here with an (579 comments)

I'm gonna bet it will only stream videos that can play in iTunes. That would rule my subtitled anime mkv files right out.

more than 4 years ago

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