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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

Night64 Re: They all do this (142 comments)

Well, that's not possible too. You see, they regularly sell more bandwidth or connectivity than they have. With Net neutrality when Internet bandwidth becomes overused, all customers' service tends to be degraded equally without failing completely. But if you are implying that they can only sell "fast lanes" if they are forbidden to overselling net capacity, then it's all right I guess. But that will not happen, ever. At least not in the real world.

about 4 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

Night64 Re: They all do this (142 comments)

Fast lane? Do you know how QoS works? The only way possible is, when you have a congestion, which packets will you drop? If you have "fast lanes", you drop all the other traffic, except the one in classified as " fast lane". Actually, this term is deceptive. The car metaphor doesn't apply. There is no "lanes" in data communication. There are only queues, and space for one packet at a time to flow. If there's space for all packets, no problem! But when there is a congestion (and we have it all the time) priority traffic goes first, the rest goes when priority is not using. Hope I've made myself clear, but you can see in Wikipedia to know more.

about 4 months ago
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Brazil Admits To Spying On US Diplomats After Blasting NSA Surveillance

Night64 Re:Sause for the goose (239 comments)

Sauce for the goose? Or is it crow? I wonder how they prepare crow in Brazil?

Well, we don't. The common crow isn't found in Brazil. We have Azure Jays and White-naped Jays (same family, different genus, I believe). But what "sauce for the crow" means? Sorry to ask, but English is my second language.

about a year ago
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Snowden Spoofed Top Officials' Identity To Mine NSA Secrets

Night64 Allegedly (743 comments)

He allegedly did that. The media uses allegedly for pedophiles, but Snowden doesn't have this privilege?

about a year ago
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Google Declares War On the Password

Night64 Do not RTFA (480 comments)

Would you all PLEASE do not RTFA this time? I cannot, for the love of God, read another whiny story about "I'm Matt Honan and I was fucked in the ass (metaforically speaking) by a 15 year old". And if this post get slashdotted, Wired will post another 100 stories about that. So please DNTRFA!

about a year and a half ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

Night64 Re:And this is why (946 comments)

My code, my rules. Don't like it? Well, make your own code then, but do not use mine!

about 2 years ago
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Arma III Developers Arrested In Greece For 'Spying'

Night64 Re:Not surprising (162 comments)

As my friends in Wikipedia would say, "Citation needed".

about 2 years ago
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Arma III Developers Arrested In Greece For 'Spying'

Night64 Re:Spying? Really? (162 comments)

If it was in the US, I would say the Patriot Act. There is a Patriotikoú Nómou in Greece?

about 2 years ago
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Google Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia

Night64 War by proxy (233 comments)

Europe knows it very, very well.

more than 2 years ago
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IETF Attendees Reengineer Their Hotel's Wi-Fi Net

Night64 Re:the phone (120 comments)

have you tried RTFA?

more than 2 years ago
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The Dark Side of Digital Distribution

Night64 Re:Or how about Android Marketplace? (270 comments)

And if your employer had provided you with an Iphone? It would be any different? You can't side load apps in IOS, can you? I mean, without jailbreaking the phone.

more than 2 years ago
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Academics Not Productive Enough? Sack 'em

Night64 Re:Game show? (356 comments)

Please please please mod parent up!

more than 2 years ago
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Android Malware May Have Infected 5 Million Users

Night64 Regulation is good (280 comments)

If I understand well, what you are saying that apps should be a highly regulated market. From TFA: " Although the infected apps request an uncommonly large number of privileges -- something that the user must approve -- Haley argued that few people bother reading them before giving their okay." If I am allergic to nuts, and I don't bother to read the big red label that some cookies contain nuts, if I get in a coma, hey, that's Nabisco's fault, not mine! They should KNOW I can be bothered to read some boring warnings. I want my cookies, and I want NOW!

more than 2 years ago
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How Stephen Hawking Has Defied the Odds For 50 Years

Night64 Re:Best care money can buy helps (495 comments)

It's funny when americans are faced with public healthcare systems that work. Actually, it's not funny, it's sad.

more than 2 years ago
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EFF Reverse Engineers Carrier IQ

Night64 Re:If it's unencrypted... (103 comments)

The first time I saw someone coding a MUMPS program, I figured that it was just a memory dump.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Working On Siri Competitor Majel

Night64 Re:Google versus Apple (360 comments)

Uncanny Valley comes to mind. I'm the only one to think that is a little bit creepy talk to a machine in the same manner I would talk to a person?

more than 2 years ago
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VeriSign Withdraws Domain-Suspension Proposal

Night64 Re:Slashdot 1 (48 comments)

How arrogant! Do you really think Slashdot had anything to do with the withdrawal ?

Well, if you are a employee of Verisign, could you tell us why then ? If you're not, tell us anyway. We like to read fiction. :)

more than 2 years ago
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New SMS Trojan Found In Android Markets

Night64 Re:Unofficial (114 comments)

Slashdot should change the headline to "New SMS Trojan Found In Application Stores/Markets". That would call even more readers. Because that IS the point, isn't?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Paid Apps From Taiwanese Android Market

Night64 Re:Will they pull out of the UK (186 comments)

There are similar regulations in Brazil also.

I wonder if they will pull out of the UK too? The UK has distance selling regulations that mandate a seven day "cooling off period" for internet sales.

Indeed, it looks like these regulations should be EU wide and I don't see any exemption for software sales.

more than 3 years ago

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