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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Ksevio Re:Fuck ESPN (195 comments)

Some ISPs have started offering a "no sports" package that's cheaper and doesn't include it. For Verizon's plan, it's $25 cheaper.

2 days ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

Ksevio Re:Advantages? (144 comments)

It works for a little while, but it still depends on the network having a public IP. A lot of ISPs, especially in Asian countries, have started implementing NAT level IP which means no UPnP and not even manual port forwarding.

4 days ago
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Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

Ksevio Re:Not surprising (114 comments)

Yes - clearly you should never type your passwords for online services into anything that might be connected to the Internet.

I don't use LastPass for more important sites like banking (or even email), but I certainly use it to generate and store a secure password for all the random web forums I visit.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Ksevio Re:Only 100 mph? (443 comments)

Yes, the speed limit is typically a maximum of 65mph with a few of the big open space states that go up to 75mph. While people typically do drive 70-80, most people don't get experience driving 100, and the traffic certainly wouldn't have been giving way for him to be driving that fast in the left lane so he almost certainly would need to weave around.

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

Ksevio Re:Your tax dollars @ work (310 comments)

No, they just followed it closely enough to see where it landed

about three weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

Ksevio Re:Yay big government! (310 comments)

There must be a different tea party I haven't heard of, because the ones I've talked to have been full on cut everything/remember bengahzi/obama is killing america

about three weeks ago
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DHS Mistakenly Releases 840 Pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents

Ksevio Re:IRS (50 comments)

The IRS isn't a critical infrastructure so that seems unlikely. The recently lost ones were on a hard drive that died so it's even more unlikely the DHS stole a copy.

about three weeks ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Ksevio Confusing question (278 comments)

What a confusing question... I have a CFL bulb that's been in use since early 2000's, but it's not my most recent. The most recent would be LED bulbs which definitely haven't failed yet.

I'm sure there's been a few cheapo CFLs over the years that have died, but they're not most recent either and I have no idea how long they lasted.

Given that is asks for my most recent, I'd have to say it's never failed, but the option "Never had one fail" refers to any bulb. Guess 3+ it is

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Ksevio Re: Land of the fee (702 comments)

We are less safe than ever and we have done it to ourselves.

Actually, we're MORE safe than ever, despite what we've done to ourselves with ridiculous measures. Education and social programs do a much better job than metal detectors.

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

Ksevio Re:What does this solve? (118 comments)

That was my thought upon seeing them assembling the rectangular sections on site.

What does seem interesting is the idea at the end of the article of constructing a printer on site and having it print out more interesting shaped houses. In that case, there would be tremendous gains since this machine is very flexible in the patterns it can print. A work crew could spend a few days setting it up, 24h to print the house, then a few days polishing and cleaning up the printer. The roof might take a bit more time, but it could still be useful.

about a month ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Ksevio Lack of Data (128 comments)

The lack of data services makes them not such an attractive option. The expensive in-flight wifi doesn't really cut it.

More interesting statistics would be the number of people that use devices at all during the flight, though that would be more difficult to determine.

about a month ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

Ksevio Re:Rangefinder handy for more than camera focusing (198 comments)

Yeah when I point my phone at something I want it to tell me how far away it is and the surface temperature and all sorts of good things!

about a month ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Ksevio Re:How about a biking tax (619 comments)

But bikes don't cause much wear-and-tear on the roads or emit toxins into the air.

about a month ago
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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

Ksevio Re:The cloud (387 comments)

That's a very strange definition of backup. Sounds more like you're talking about an offline backup. Typically backup systems are connected to the system that made them so they can be restored easily.

about a month ago
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Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

Ksevio Re:Why can't you plug into you TV anymore. (394 comments)

My (not very smart - no apps) TV can't even handle viewing the channel listings on broadcast for too long before it freezes/crashes/sound stops working. I can't imagine it would do very well if it had to handle more than 30 channels.

about a month and a half ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

Ksevio Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

Routers are all so different- sometimes it's "port forwarding", sometimes "virtual servers", sometimes "gaming/applications" or something different entirely, not to mention different languages. With UPnP at least I can tell people "ok click around advanced settings until you see "UPnP", then make that enable" and that will sometimes work. It was a real pain to implement since as you said the documentation is terrible.

Current solution is to send the local ip, ip4 and ip6 of the server to the client, and they try connecting to all of those before more complicated stuff with ports has to happen. Even then there are problems with mobile and third-world country ISPs that issue a different IP per connection because they're doing NAT with multiple IP4s.

about a month and a half ago
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Clueless About Card Data Hack, PF Chang's Reverts To Imprinting Devices

Ksevio Re:What about flat cards? (142 comments)

I finally got one with a chip, but it's chip and SIGN, not chip and PIN so that kind of defeats the purpose and makes it useless in other countries.

about a month and a half ago
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After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email

Ksevio Re:Everyone's Personal Email Server (372 comments)

Probably had a crappy old computer with 100 MB of storage space so everyone needed to use POP3 and store it locally on their computer.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

Ksevio Re:Fake your data (97 comments)

. If they're actually friends, they'll know what's false or flatly implausible.

But isn't the point of putting the information up to inform the people that wouldn't know what's false? Making the assumption that putting information up is useful, you're not gaining the use out of that if you put false information up.

about a month and a half ago

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