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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Monoman A great chance for the competition (316 comments)

Now is a great chance for the competition to "listen to their customers" and increase Netflix performance on their networks without charging Netflix or their customers (directly).

You know, do what they are supposed to do but spin it to make Comcast look like worse than they already do.

yesterday
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

Monoman Re:Transcription (80 comments)

Courts operated without cell phones and Internet connectivity too. They can always check FB and upload their work later.

4 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Monoman Re:Whatever you may think ... (444 comments)

Occam's confession? Don't admit to being malicious if you can easily claim you made a mistake? :-)

5 days ago
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The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

Monoman Re:Fuck Google... (117 comments)

I doubt Google pushed the update. You should probably be blaming LG.

about two weeks ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Monoman Re:Grabs popcorn (518 comments)

Your numbers are way off.

I just got one from Amazon for under $100 US. Installed it my self in less than an hour. A local shop would probably install it for less than $100. Now the car dealers do charge $400-$500 to install aftermarket cameras but everyone knows that they charge too much.

about two weeks ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

Monoman Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

"OK so you don't understand how the internet works...."

I've been around a while so I'm pretty sure I have a good enough understanding of how the Internet and companies like AT&T work. This whole thing is a money grab by AT&T (and others). Once they set a precedent there is little to stop them from shaking down others like Netflix and anyone that offers a service that competes with them.

"Hey uhhh, how ya doin? That's a really really nice Internet biznesss you got going there. I would really hate for something to happen to your traffic. I tell ya wut. Today is your lucky day. We just happen to offer insurance for people like you to make sure nuttin happens to those pretty little packets of yours."

Now multiply that times every decent sized ISP and peering provider.

about three weeks ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

Monoman Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

AT&T can't meet their customer's demand so they are charging the other end (Netflix) for being too popular. Yeah that sounds about right.

about three weeks ago
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Google Blurring Distinction Between Ads and Organic Search Results

Monoman Efficiency? (187 comments)

The ad notation still seems obvious enough to me. Google is also known for efficiently using screen space and bandwidth. Small changes can have significant savings when you are dealing with things on the scale that Google does.

Then again it could just be some evil in the works. :-)

about a month ago
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Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument

Monoman Re:Those with the money (140 comments)

Nice try but Aereo does NOT alter the broadcasted content. All ads (local, regional, and national, etc) are included in the recording. The recording is only available to the customer and the customer has to live in the region so the ads are not being shown to any unintended receivers.

about a month ago
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Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument

Monoman Re:Those with the money (140 comments)

I have yet to hear how exactly Aereo is harming the broadcasters. Nothing they do takes revenue from the broadcasters. If anything they are helping keep the OTA market alive longer.

What it really sounds like is going on is either a money grab so Aereo has to pay the broadcasters like the cable/sat companies or they are just blocking the new guy in the market. I guess another option is "they" (big corp and/or gov) want the OTA market to die off because they are more valuable elsewhere.

about a month and a half ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

Monoman Re:Why single out Whole Foods? (794 comments)

Same shit different science. It's a matter of who you trust.

about a month and a half ago
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Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

Monoman Re:In this case it is (131 comments)

I'm pretty sure you NOT know any of them either. I think the point of the post was big corps run DC and that lately party names turn out to be different marketing campaigns to appeal to market/voting segments. No matter which group/party gets into power many things remain the same regardless of what was promised during the campaign.

about 1 month ago
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Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

Monoman Re:Required South Park Reference (318 comments)

Has there been an update to the second garage fire? If you know more then you should post up the information. The last I heard was "In this particular case, we don't yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire."

If that is true then that that leaves. 1) the car batteries 2) something that was brought into the vehicle 3) something external to the vehicle 4) ?????

Slashdotters love good coverup stories, etc but you gotta back them up with more than headlines.

about 2 months ago
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Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

Monoman Re:Having used both (314 comments)

It's not just that. Don't forget

* Smaller footprint
* Lighter weight

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Monoman Re:Lots of options! (445 comments)

Thank you. I like to check out this market niche from time to time. My main concern with some of these types of products is their complexity. When things go bad, very bad, I don't want to have to getting a multi-tier app by having to troubleshoot a remote DB, web server, etc just to retrieve a rarely used password. I have yet to find an app as simple as keypass, etc. that is multi-user but I will keep looking.

For now we use one of the mentioned free single user products with multiple password files. There is a master file that will get you the password for all of the other files that are organized per dept/group.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Monoman Re:Keepass (445 comments)

Yep. Plenty of choices.

Keepass
Password Corral
Password Safe
TrueCrypt

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows

Monoman Re:OLD? Stupid crap still on 10.7 (255 comments)

Agreed. Global menus are horrible. They most definitely waste time when app switching a lot and using the menus. Newsflash: most consumers don't know simple keyboard shortcuts.

Ideally an OS would let the user choose.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Monoman Re:It depends (716 comments)

This was exactly my first thought. My second thought was "good luck getting the truth".

about 2 months ago

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US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 2 months ago

Monoman (8745) writes "The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?"

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Looking for a cancer cure the open source way

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about a year ago

Monoman (8745) writes "When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at artisopensource.net/cure."
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