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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re:Enraged Customer doesn't bother to research (393 comments)

Any combination of:
A) The article is wrong.
B) Verizon are also throttling Netflix - which would most likely happen one or two hops from your gateway.
C) The VPN causes your packets to exit Verizon's network at a different location which has better connectivity.
D) The VPN provider has a SLA with Verizon so they send the packets along a less congested route.

3 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

MrL0G1C Re:It's a shame (286 comments)

I'm an environmentalist, and I agree, there are a lot of people who say they care about the environment but if you suggest any lifestyle changes they immediately dismiss the idea without accepting that supporting the environment might mean some small compromises. Like a person who owned 10ish properties but wouldn't buy an environmentally cleaning product because of the price is a bit more.

You ask a person with a large SUV is they 'support the environment'.

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re:Enraged Customer doesn't bother to research (393 comments)

A previous story says rather than actively throttling the connections, the bottleneck is the lack of an extra cable between 2 cabinets - Verizon's and the peering providers. The peering provider even offered to buy and install the cable for free!

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re: Alternative explanation (393 comments)

Why? It's saves the ISP massive amounts of bandwidth, I'm sure that saving hugely outweighs the cost of electricity for a few hard drives and a network cable. (yes, and the occasional HDD swap).

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re:Alternative explanation (393 comments)

Good point, I didn't think of that doh.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re:Enraged Customer doesn't bother to research (393 comments)

If the start point of your VPN is not the VPN server IP address then your VPN is not working. Or your VPN exits within the same network as it starts which could render it pointless.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re:Alternative explanation (393 comments)

No, the traceroute wouldn't show the hops between your PC and the VPN server, so that part of path could not be compared. So the point the VPN packets leave the ISP network also couldn't be compared.

You could probably compare an unencrypted proxy with a direct route to Netflix.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

MrL0G1C Re: Alternative explanation (393 comments)

You obviously missed the article where Netflix supplies a tower-pc sized box with all of netflix on it to ISPs for free:

Netflix Boxes

4 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

MrL0G1C Re:I also measure distance (190 comments)

It's worse than that it's like asking someone how far the bus stop is and the person answering 10mph.

I can't help but notice that the lack of any meaningful measurements was used by several slashdotters to say the radiation was low and then several modders conveniently overlooked the fact that their math made no sense whatsoever and modded them up because the message is pro-nuclear.

5 days ago
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Firefox 31 Released

MrL0G1C Firerfox development suite. (172 comments)

Why? 99.99% of users will not use the development parts of Firefox which will no doubt bloat it up massively, introduce vulnerabilities and slow the browser down.

If you want to create some kind of web development suit then fine, do that, but don't stick it in Firefox FFS.

about a week ago
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Firefox 31 Released

MrL0G1C Re:We are wise to this (172 comments)

FFS, my 40+ bookmark urlicons and folders just disappeared, the bookmark bar is still there, it is blank now. 1-click access to sites gone and some indeterminate amount of time pissing about trying to get them back.

Because hey, who doesn't want to click-type-type-type-type-click-wait-click to visit their favourite sites.

about a week ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

MrL0G1C So, Verizons normal service is the slow lane? (76 comments)

Is this an admission by Verizon that normally their service is the slow lane and they will make everybody's service even slower to enable a small few to have a 'fast lane'.

Why don't they just put in the infrastructure needed for peoples internet to work like what they paid for already. Are they going to give refunds for not supplying the service they sold?

about a week ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

MrL0G1C Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Smallpox is not a MAD weapon like nuclear weapons, that analogy does not work.

Someone launches smallpox at you, what are you going to do, launch some kind of herpes at them?

Also, US has thousands of nuclear weapons, so the MAD argument again doesn't work because the US have far superior weapon at their disposal.

about a week ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

MrL0G1C Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

You seem to have completely ignored the post you replied to, it's not like MAD because MAD stands for Mutually Assured Destruction. Smallpox is not MAD it is MAILS (Mutually Assured Itchy Little Spots) and as such is a stupid crap weapon. Smallpox inoculation was used by the Chinese over 400 years ago.

As the parent mentioned, you don't need to keep stock because if your enemy has lost their marbles and launched itchy at you then you have a sample of it. And if you'd read the summary you'd know that you don't need live samples to research it and anyway, if someone made a weapon out of it they would have most likely mutated it in which case you wouldn't have a sample until they launched it at you.

about a week ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

MrL0G1C Re:Idiot Slashdot editors again... (115 comments)

I didn't get hit with that, I think ghostery or noscript nuked the bad stuff that got in the way of the page.

about a week ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

MrL0G1C Re:Warnings are discoverable ... (143 comments)

You can't use that defense anyway, ignorance is not an excuse legally speaking.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

MrL0G1C Re:So much for the "Information Age" (454 comments)

Spain is on the list:

You take the ramblings of two nutjobs in war torn Syria seriously and act like these two peoples threat to invade a country actually means something.

If you believe the ramblings of crazy people, what does that make you?

Bigotry is the state of mind of someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's ethnicity, race, religion...

I looked at the shoebat site and bigotry definitely fits the bill, note how there are only stories about muslims doing bad things and not cristians, Jewish etc. The site is wall to wall fear, distrust and hatred, that is very clear.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

MrL0G1C Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Yes, some badly run businesses may go out of business, but that is a regular occurrence anyway. A substantial increase in the minimum wage means poor employees have more money to spend in their local economies, which of course can lead to more jobs.

I personally think that there is an obvious overall benefit to the economy and crime is also likely to fall as some people no longer feel the need to commit crime to make ends meet. Having a high minimum wage is worth it because it takes people out of poverty and benefits the taxman with more taxes and means that other tax payers can pay less because they don't need to support poor people who are so badly paid that they are still claiming benefits whilst they work.

Why should tax-payers subsidise corporations like Walmart who pay low wages?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

MrL0G1C Re:Crazy (778 comments)

About 5% of workers are on minimum wage in the first place, out of those 5%, some will not be rehired

That doesn't make any sense, businesses don't hire people on a whim, they hire people because they have roles that need doing, minimum wage doesn't change that. Many European countries have a minimum wage, I've seen no evidence showing that is has a detrimental effect, including where I live where it was put in place over a decade ago.

Any business that doesn't hire the people it needs is cutting off it's nose to spite it's face, or shooting itself in the foot, take your pick.

Minimum wage comparison of countries chart Here

Australia's minimum wage is approx $17.50 USD, it doesn't seem to be wrecking their economy.

about two weeks ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year and a half ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

Link to Original Source

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  1 year,15 days

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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