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Femtocell Hell

McTickles not bad (1 comments)

well thats interesting

more than 2 years ago
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Why People Should Stop Being Duped By the 3D Scam

McTickles Funny thing is (394 comments)

Even more people are going to pirate movies instead of going to the theater simply because they want a plain 2D version so they don't get a horrible headache after viewing it.

Also added to the usual reasons of why people avoid theaters if they can: can take breaks whenever, watch at whatever time they like, on whatever gear they have/can afford, no annoyances like loud or tall people, and a better selection of snacks and drinks.

more than 3 years ago
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CERN, LHC Sets New Luminosity World Record

McTickles Meh (71 comments)

Call me when all this actually serves some purpose...

So far all I have seen from LHC is a boatload of data noise and computers crunching thru it all in the hopes of making sense of... randomness...

Don't need LHC to create random bytes...

more than 3 years ago
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British ISPs Fail To Defeat Digital Economy Act

McTickles Hadopi.uk ? (184 comments)

All the points raised in the comments have already been adressed in France with the debates around HADOPI.

The burden will be on the user to prove he is NOT guilty.

IPs seems to far to be picked at random (amongst french IPs on torrent trackers) by a company called TMG; some gross mismatch have been detected, including strangely enough internal IPs... which shows a high level of incompetence.

The cost will be paid by ISPs, they will raise prices (like they did here)

Next step (in france at least) is to have "voluntary" filtering enabled. A log is kept on your ISP-mandated modem/router of your connections so you can "prove" you are not "guilty". Of course if you refuse this filtering to be enabled you are deemed guilty by default

Some other goals are: filtering direct download sites and VPNs; some people, who might actually be tinfoil-lovers, claim they will also ban SSH on "consumer" grade connections and require a "business" grade connection to get SSH working again. This would be disastrous for the economy here as more and more people work from home using VPNs and SSH.. but it seems the government can't put 2 and 2 together. To them internet is a media consumption network with only 1 way data flow.

HADOPI is already having disastrous consequences for french hosting companies because people don't trust having their machines on such a crippled network.

VPN sales in other countries are surging, of course.

So brace yourselves UK if you government is looking to copy HADOPI this is what is in store for you.

more than 3 years ago
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IPv6 Traffic Remains Minuscule

McTickles Re:Question for those who know more about networki (406 comments)

I'd settle for this if and only if I am assured my openvpn traffic goes thru as normal and if I pay LESS than I currently do.

In France, I currently pay 33 euros for 15 mbit adsl, phone (+ TV but that i dont give a flying.... about) on a dynamic ipv4, i'd settle for a global nat'd ipv4 and free phone (no TV) and the same speed (up and down) for no more than 12 euros a month provided that openvpn works properly of course. Torrenting in France without going thru a VPN is a bad idea nowadays, so it doesn't really matter if your ports are reachable, just remote forward the vpn server ports.

You get a crippled network, you pay less.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

McTickles Why bother? (1162 comments)

Why bother invest in hardware + software (the blurays themselves) when you can just get the same thing for free from the pirate bay?

The home theatre thing has always astonished me, spend alot of $$$ for "surround" sound, a fancy "TV" (just a big and low res LCD monitor), a bluray/dvd player and then buy the disks now that you can finally watch them (this is of course ignoring buying gold plated HDCP cables and such joys).

A computer with a reasonable screen, headphones, an internet connection, im all set...

more than 3 years ago
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Is Sugar Toxic?

McTickles Glucose (1017 comments)

Glucose is necessary and not toxic.

Fructose / Corn syrup is horrible stuff, that doesn't get digested easily because it needs to be broken down to glucose by the body. Gives you the runs and makes you fart. Glucose doesn't.

Sweeteners? blah! all of them rubbish, even stuff like stervia (so called organic stuff) are just bullshit and potentially harmful.

Stick to basic glucose, it works, why change it?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Teaches Computers "Regret"

McTickles Re:Regret is a standard term in economics (145 comments)

As if economics were ever relevant to real life...
Time to grow up economics/AI autistic wizards, that's not quite how it actually works.

more than 3 years ago
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Medicines Lose Effectiveness In Space

McTickles Re:Paracetamol effective? for what? (116 comments)

Paracetamol is the only thing that ever did anything to me.

Ibuprofen is worthless to me, it doesn't do anything but make my guts bleed.

When I think some idiots rave about how good ibuprofen is, to me it is quite junk.

more than 3 years ago
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Medicines Lose Effectiveness In Space

McTickles Re:Paracetamol ? (116 comments)

Acetaminophen is the american name for paracetamol (the international name)

more than 3 years ago
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Photo Tour of Facebook's Open Source Datacenter

McTickles Pretty ugly (70 comments)

That is one of the ugliest data center I have ever seen. Even datacenters consisting of messes of cables and racks units piled up look more .. hmm.. welcoming? friendly? nice? than that.

I guess what makes this datacenter particularly ugly is the people behind it and what goes on in it. Zuckerberg and it's zombie factory, aka facebook, and all the scheming going on selling the souls of said zombies to others.

No this is truly a disgusting data centre.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap

McTickles Re:That's normal (372 comments)

Fair enough.
To be honest I would myself settle for 15 euros / no cap but no free phone and no free TV in france if it wasn't such a painful process to switch.

Currently I pay 33 euros (of which is 3 euros for TV tax which I am forced to pay) for TV and unlimited phone worldwide.

But even that is getting too expensive for me, I'd gladly settle for just internet with no caps (or very high caps, like above 400gigs at least) for less and pay skype for when I want to call the UK but french ISPs like to sell you all inclusive stuff... filled with garbage...

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap

McTickles Re:Americans.. (372 comments)

France doesn't have caps. In fact most of Europe doesn't have caps... except the UK but they are not really in Europe because they are the special autistic kid.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap

McTickles Re:That's normal (372 comments)

It is no secret the UK is behind the times but anyhow, how much do you pay for your capped connection? what is the data rate?

If its more than 15â you are getting ripped off mate.

15â is unlimited any time in France...

more than 3 years ago
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DRM Broke Dragon Age: Origins For Days

McTickles Once again (214 comments)

Warez is king in the land of fail legal offers.

Why do people even bother paying for such high profile games, they know they will either be disappointed, DRM'd to hell or buggy or all...

more than 3 years ago
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Garry's Mod Catches Pirates the Fun Way

McTickles Re:Gary Newman (365 comments)

Gary Numan is not a one hit wonder, he created alot of very nice music.

One of my favorites.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows Already Up and Running On ARM Architecture

McTickles I am glad they know how to (348 comments)

Cross compile! after all these years the coders at Microsoft are starting to learn to do more than "hello world" on x86.

Soon they'll be able to handle a high school computing course.

I am so proud of them!

more than 3 years ago
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Third Humble Bundle Arrives, 'Frozenbyte' Edition

McTickles Re:I would feel bad but... (195 comments)

Yes it it seems generally that nowadays merely suggesting or implying something makes one guilty.

more than 3 years ago
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Students Claim New Paper Folding Record

McTickles How... (138 comments)

Useful what they teach kids these days.

I can't help but feel irritated by this video; what a waste of time, and, potentially brains, although I dont think anything of value was lost, the good professor looks like an idiot anyhow.

Their parents will be glad to have paid tuition for this.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB

McTickles There must be some mistake (339 comments)

500 USD for 1 gigabyte?

This has to be an april fool's.
I can't believe Americans pay that much for data...

more than 3 years ago

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Femtohell

McTickles McTickles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

McTickles (1812316) writes "The new buzz in the world of mobile communications seems to be the Femtocell.

These are small 3G (and possibly 4G) antennas aimed at increasing mobile coverage for a particular operator by using an individual’s ADSL, fiber or cable connection to carry calls.

The idea is far from new, and mobile operators have been pushing to make it happen for obvious reasons: it is cheap and easily deployed, that is, compared to the classic antennas."

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Femtohell

McTickles McTickles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

McTickles (1812316) writes "The new buzz in the world of mobile communications seems to be Femtocell.

These are small 3G (and possibly 4G) antennas aimed at increasing mobile coverage for a particular operator by using an individualâ(TM)s ADSL, fiber or cable connection to carry calls.

The idea is far from new, and mobile operators have been pushing to make it happen for obvious reasons: it is cheap and easily deployed, that is, compared to the classic antennas.

It seems nice to have better 3G/4G signal in rural areas and dark corners, such has thick-walled buildings and possibly tunnels; however alot of issues are still left unresolved and could possibly lead to massive litigations and consumer backlash"

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Femtocell Hell

McTickles McTickles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

McTickles (1812316) writes "The new buzz in the world of mobile communications seems to be Femtocell.

These are small 3G (and possibly 4G) antennas aimed at increasing mobile coverage for a particular operator by using an individualâ(TM)s ADSL, fiber or cable connection to carry calls.

The idea is far from new, and mobile operators have been pushing to make it happen for obvious reasons: it is cheap and easily deployed, that is, compared to the classic antennas."

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Femtohell

McTickles McTickles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

McTickles (1812316) writes "The new buzz in the world of mobile communications seems to be Femtocell.

These are small 3G (and possibly 4G) antennas aimed at increasing mobile coverage for a particular operator by using an individual’s ADSL, fiber or cable connection to carry calls.

The idea is far from new, and mobile operators have been pushing to make it happen for obvious reasons: it is cheap and easily deployed, that is, compared to the classic antennas.

However alot of issues are still left unresolved and could possibly lead to massive litigations and consumer backlash"

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